Short Stories

Download E-books Lark's Eggs: New and Selected Stories PDF

By Desmond Hogan

Des Hogan is, and has continuously been, the true factor - a author of significant originality, dramatic aptitude, linguistic invention - who remakes the area at any time when he places pen to paper.' Neil Jordan. Desmond Hogan is one in every of such a lot extraordinary literary abilities to have pop out of eire long ago half-century. Larks' Eggs affirms that stature. right here, with twenty-two vintage tales taken from prior collections and twelve clean narratives, Hogan monitors anew his lyricism, compassion and sheer prismatic brilliance. His topic is exile and self-image, explored via isolates and eccentrics, brittle lives trapped via poverty, own histories and stressed identities, giving a voice to these at the margins -Travellers, the lost, the dispossessed. Describing 'The Airedale' in William Trevor's The Oxford ebook of brief tales, Cressida Connolly wrote: 'it is profound, relocating and exquisitely achieved. Hogan is likely one of the most interesting writers alive this present day and merits to be far better known.' within the instances Literary complement, Joyce Carol Oates referred to as 'Winter Swimmers' an 'elegiac, daringly sustained prose poem; a college of meticulously rendered Irish scenes that weaves out and in of stories of tinkers and youths'. The San Francisco Chronicle remarked: 'Desmond Hogan's mastery of language and characterization competitors that of Flannery O'Connor and Anton Chekhov; by no means has the mental panorama of the exile been rendered with such incisive, haunting prose.' Larks' Eggs' compelling stories of diaspora are either international and native, telling of subsumed id and allurement, of previous merging with current via panorama and mindscape. Desmond Hogan's fragmented personas are repositories for youth reminiscence and a collective subconscious that's highly Irish and history-burdened, whereas exhilaratingly and utterly common and sleek. 'Here's to the storytellers. They made experience of those lonely and pushed lives of ours.' The Lilliput Press is proud to reintroduce considered one of Ireland's so much evocative prose writers. Desmond Hogan takes his position along Joyce, Plunkett, Trevor, O'Faolain, Kiely and McGahern.

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Download E-books Bobcat and Other Stories PDF

By Rebecca Lee

Rebecca Lee, one in every of our such a lot talented and unique brief tale writers, publications readers right into a diversity of landscapes, either overseas and household, crafting tales as wealthy as novels. A pupil plagiarizes a paper and holds quick to her alibi till she unearths herself complicit within the resurrection of 1 professor's shadowy prior. a cocktail party turns into the celebration for the dissolution of multiple marriage. a lady is employed to discover a spouse for the single real soulmate she's ever discovered. In all, Rebecca Lee traverses the terrain of infidelity, legal responsibility, sacrifice, jealousy, and but ultimately, optimism. exhibiting humans at their so much weak, Lee creates characters so splendidly improper, so pushed via their wish, so pressured to make experience in their human situation, that it really is very unlikely to not believe for them whilst their fragile trust in romantic love, family bliss, or educational seclusion fails to supply them with one of these strength box they would anticipated.

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Download E-books M Is for Magic PDF

By Neil Gaiman

Master storyteller Neil Gaiman provides a panoramic selection of stories for more youthful readers which can relax or amuse, yet that usually embody the unexpected:

  • Humpty Dumpty's sister hires a personal detective to enquire her brother's death.
  • A teenage boy who has difficulty chatting with ladies reveals himself at a slightly strange party.
  • A boy raised in a graveyard makes a discovery, and confronts the even more troubling international of the living.

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Download E-books Paradis sur mesure PDF

Imaginez un monde uniquement peuplé de femmes, où les hommes ne sont plus qu'une légende... Imaginez un monde où il est interdit de se keepsake du passé, où les gens n'ont qu'un seul intérêt : le cinéma... Futurs possibles, passés probables... Histoires sous forme de contes, légendes ou fables. Histoires où les horizons nouveaux côtoient les secrets and techniques enfouis. Histoires fantastiques pour frémir, rêver ou sourire.

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Download E-books Mundo de papel Vol. 2: (Cuentos para un año) (Otras Latitudes nº 29) (Spanish Edition) PDF

Publicamos por primera vez en España todos los cuentos que escribió Luigi Pirandello, Premio Nobel de Literatura 1934. Son l. a. parte menos conocida de su producción literaria, pero es los angeles que él más amaba y en l. a. que trabajó desde su adolescencia hasta el ultimate de su vida. Es en los relatos donde Pirandello se muestra más usual e imaginativo y contienen los angeles clave de su gran capacidad para crear personajes.
Por l. a. diversidad de temas, estilos y estructuras estos cuentos suponen un fresco, lleno de humor y ternura, de l. a. Italia de los angeles época —especialmente de su Sicilia natal—, que nos hace entender los angeles cultura y los angeles sociedad de aquel país, a los angeles vez que representa l. a. condición humana.
Pirandello escribía en una carta a su hermana: «Yo vivo por los angeles alegría de ver narrar los angeles vida desde mis páginas, extrayéndola de mi cuerpo, de mi sangre, de mi carne, de mi cerebro. Es un trabajo constante de destrucción para crear». Se había propuesto escribir 365 cuentos; fueron algunos menos porque una pulmonía se lo llevó de este mundo, como si fuese uno de los personajes de sus relatos.

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Download E-books Burning Chrome PDF

By William Gibson

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is admittedly most sensible while writing brief fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his most sensible brief tales with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now to be had for the 1st time in alternate paperback. those tremendous, high-resolution tales express Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his very best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech depression of "Burning Chrome."

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Download E-books Animal Crackers PDF

By Hannah Tinti

With bravura storytelling, bold mind's eye, and fierce narrative regulate, this remarkable debut introduces that infrequent author who reveals humanity in our so much unconventional habit, and the humor underneath our darkest impulses.

In those ten unusual, humorous, and unnerving tales, animals develop into the litmus try out of our private fears and longings. within the name tale, an elephant keeper courts probability from his mild cost; in “Miss Waldron’s purple Colobus,” a headstrong younger girl in Africa is lured via the liberty of the monkeys within the bushes; in “Talk Turkey,” a boy has mystery conversations with the turkeys on his friend’s family’s farm; in “Slim’s final Ride,” a baby performs chilling video games along with his puppy rabbit; in “Gallus Gallus,” a pompous husband tasks his anger at his spouse onto her prized rooster.

This clean, artistic debut will introduce Hannah Tinti as essentially the most talented writers of her iteration. input her international at your individual possibility, and you may come away bewitched.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories Of Shirley Jackson PDF

By Shirley Jackson

The tales during this variation symbolize the nice range of her paintings, from humor to her stunning explorations of the human psyche. The stories variety, chronologically, from the writings of her university days and place of abode in Greenwich Village within the early Forties, to the unforgettably chilling tales from the interval in advance of her dying. they supply a thrilling evaluate of the evolution of her craft via a development of kinds and kinds, and upload considerably to the physique of her released work.

Just a typical Day is a testomony to how huge a expertise Shirley Jackson had and to the intensity, breadth, and complexity of her writing. although this notable literary lifestyles used to be reduce brief, Jackson sincerely confirmed a different voice that has gained an enduring position within the canon of remarkable American literature, and is still a strong impact on generations of readers and writers.

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