Category: Short Stories

The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer by Isaac Bashevis Singer

By Isaac Bashevis Singer

The forty-seven tales during this assortment, chosen via Singer himself out of approximately 100 and fifty, diversity from the booklet of his now-classic first assortment, Gimpel the Fool, in 1957, until eventually 1981. They comprise supernatural stories, slices of existence from Warsaw and the shtetls of japanese Europe, and tales of the Jews displaced from that international to the hot global, from the East aspect of recent York to California and Miami.

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Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges

By Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges' "Labyrinths" is a suite of brief tales and essays showcasing certainly one of Latin America's so much influential and ingenious writers. This "Penguin smooth Classics" version is edited by means of Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, with an creation via James E. Irby and a preface through Andre Maurois. Jorge Luis Borges used to be a literary spellbinder whose stories of magic, secret and homicide are shot via with deep philosophical paradoxes. This assortment brings jointly a lot of his tales, together with the prestigious "Library of Babel", whose countless cabinets include each ebook which can ever exist, 'Funes the Memorious' the story of a guy fated by no means to overlook a unmarried aspect of his existence, and 'Pierre Menard, writer of the "Quixote"', within which a French poet makes it his life's paintings to create an analogous reproduction of "Don Quixote". In later lifestyles, dogged via expanding blindness, Borges used essays and short tantalising parables to discover the enigma of time, identification and mind's eye. Playful and annoying, scholarly and seductive, his is a haunting and totally exact voice. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was once born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and brief tale author, he got a number of awards for his paintings together with the 1961 foreign Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has a cheap declare, besides Kafka and Joyce, to be the most influential writers of the 20th century. when you loved "Labyrinths", chances are you'll like Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis and different Stories", additionally on hand in "Penguin sleek Classics". "His is the literature of eternity". (Peter Ackroyd, "The Times"). "One of the towering figures of literature in Spanish". (James Woodall, "Guardian"). "Probably the best twentieth-century writer by no means to win the Nobel Prize". ("Economist").

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Far Eastern Tales (Vintage Classics) by W. Somerset Maugham

By W. Somerset Maugham

Far japanese Tales is a set of brief tales born of Maugham's stories in Malaya, Singapore and different outposts of the previous British Empire. even if portraying a ship-borne flight from a lover's curse, homicide within the jungle, or a wedding shattered via a earlier indiscretion, all of them exhibit Maugham at his most sensible - occasionally caustic, occasionally lightly comedian, yet regularly the smart and human pass judgement on of personality and soul.

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Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman

By Edith Pearlman

A new tale assortment from Edith Pearlman, winner of the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award and finalist for the nationwide e-book Award for her final assortment, Binocular Vision.

Over the earlier a number of a long time, Edith Pearlman has staked her declare as one of many all-time nice practitioners of the fast tale. Her incomparable imaginative and prescient, consummate ability, and bighearted spirit have earned her constant comparisons to Anton Chekhov, John Updike, Alice Munro, Grace Paley, and Frank O'Connor. Her most up-to-date paintings, accrued during this attractive selection of twenty new tales, is an social gathering for celebration.
Pearlman writes with heat concerning the predicaments of being human. The identify tale includes an affair, an illegitimate being pregnant, anorexia, and adolescent drug use, however the real pleasure comes from the tricky evocation of the inner lives of younger Emily Knapp, who needs she have been a trojan horse, and her internal circle. "The Golden Swan" transports the reader to a cruise send with lavish buffets-and a shock stowaway-while the lead tale, "Tenderfoot," follows a widowed pedicurist trying to find love with a brand new buyer anguishing over his personal buried trauma. even if the characters we stumble upon are Somalian girls who've suffered circumcision, a different baby with pentachromatic imaginative and prescient, or a staid professor of Latin unsettled by means of a random invitation to lecture at the secret of lifestyles and demise, Pearlman is aware each one of them in detail and divulges them to us with unsurpassed generosity.
In prose as realizing because it is poetic, Pearlman shines a mild on small, devastatingly designated moments to mirror the wonder and charm present in way of life. either for its artistry and for the recognizable lives of the characters it renders so exquisitely and compassionately, Honeydew is a suite that may pull readers again again and again. those tales are a crowning success for a super occupation and exhibit once again that Pearlman is a grasp of the shape whose imaginative and prescient is unfailingly clever and forgiving.

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Les Deux Messieurs de Bruxelles by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

By Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

« En amour, on croit être deux alors qu'on est trois. »

Dans l. a. lignée de Concerto à l. a. mémoire d'un ange, los angeles rêveuse d'Ostende et Odette Toulemonde, les nouvelles très romanesques d'Eric Emmanuel Schmitt parlent de l'amour sous toutes ses formes : conjugal, clandestin, paternel, filial, mais aussi amour de l'art ou amour de l'humanité.

À travers un suspens subtil et ensorcelant, elles dépassent à chaque fois les apparences pour déjouer l'attendrissante complexité du cœur humain.

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Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories by Ursula Hegi

By Ursula Hegi

During this lovely number of tales, bestselling writer Ursula Hegi specializes in the issues of affection -- familial, parental, conjugal, and emergent. With compassion and her "unfailing immediacy of language," she increases the struggles of her characters to a airplane of popularity that permits them to go beyond melancholy. existence and dying, age and early life, attained hopes and unearned pleasures, give you the human settings for a super exploration of lifestyles at its such a lot pointed and important.

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Collected Stories by John Cheever

By John Cheever

WITH AN advent via HANIF KUREISHI

This amazing assortment via Pulitzer prize-winning novelist John Cheever express the facility and variety of 1 of the best brief tale writers of the final century. tales of affection and of squalor, they comprise masterpieces reminiscent of 'The Swimmer' and 'Goodbye, My Brother' and date from the time of his honourable discharge from the military on the finish of the second one international warfare

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Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

By Ted Chiang

This re-creation of Ted Chiang's masterful first assortment, Stories of Your lifestyles and Others, comprises his first 8 released tales plus the author's tale notes and a canopy that the writer commissioned himself. Combining the precision and clinical interest of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, transparent love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning assortment bargains readers the twin delights of the very, very unusual and the heartbreakingly familiar.

Stories of Your existence and Others offers characters who needs to confront surprising change—the inevitable upward push of automatons or the looks of aliens—while striving to take care of a few feel of normalcy. within the notable and much-lauded name tale, a grieving mom copes with divorce and the dying of her daughter by means of drawing on her wisdom of alien languages and non-linear reminiscence recollection. A smart pastiche of stories reviews and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to "turn off" the human skill to acknowledge attractiveness in "Liking What you notice: A Documentary." With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it potential to be alive in an international marked through uncertainty and relentless swap, and likewise through attractiveness and wonder.

Ted Chiang is without doubt one of the so much celebrated technological know-how fiction authors writing this day and is the writer of various brief tales, together with so much lately "Exhalation," which gained the Hugo, British technology Fiction, and Locus awards. He lives close to Seattle.

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To Cut a Long Story Short by Jeffrey Archer

By Jeffrey Archer

From the grasp storyteller comes a masterful number of fourteen riveting stories of difficult self assurance tips, political chicanery, immoral habit, and dangerously illicit affairs, rendered with the breathtaking narrative twists that experience develop into the Jeffrey Archer hallmark.

Here are all new tales that would engross and astonish, peopled with a wealthy collection of really memorable characters: the intoxicating girl who seems to be to her lover just once each six years; the British diplomat who employs his fairly inventive -- if now not solely moral -- monetary abilities for a better solid; the millionaire who pronounces himself bankrupt to check the affection and loyalties of these closest to him.

This is Jeffrey Archer on the most sensible of his shape, as he bargains us designated fables of our time and civilization, every one shining a harsh but hypnotic mild on that interesting, advanced being known as "human."

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