Contemporary Short Stories

Download e-book for kindle: Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language): Contes Choisis : a by Honoré de Balzac

By Honoré de Balzac

Considered a founding father of the real looking university of fiction, prolific French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) wrote in meticulous aspect, depicting traditional and undistinguished lives in stories that however abounded in melodramatic plots and violent passions.
This handy dual-language quantity contains six of Balzac's such a lot very hot brief tales: "An Episode in the course of the Terror," a deftly advised story contrasting fabric poverty with religious riches; "A ardour within the Desert," encouraged through Balzac's curiosity within the close to East and his fascination with Napoleon; "The progressive Conscript," a critique of provincial lifestyles; "The Forsaken Woman," an interesting examine of girl psychology and a how-to seduction guide; "The Unknown Masterpiece," which makes a speciality of the clash among an artist's dedication to his paintings and his dating with the lady who loves him; and "Facino Cane," a story of a destitute blind man's goals of restoring his former wealth and power.
Stanley Appelbaum has supplied very good, line-for-line English translations of the textual content, in addition to an informative creation and notes concerning each one tale. This excellent collection of stories through one of many world's nice writers of fiction is bound to please scholars and devotees of French language and literature.

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Read e-book online Las ataduras (Libros del Tiempo) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Carmen Martín Gaite,Ana María Moix

Los protagonistas de estos siete relatos coinciden en el sometimiento que tienen a su realidad social, ordinary o económica. Es algo que los ata y que no sienten como propio pero de lo que no pueden dejar de participar. Siete magníficos retratos de l. a. vida cotidiana y de los conflictos de identidad del ser humano y de una época.

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Pilar Adón,Editorial Impedimenta,Marta Sanz Pastor's El mes más cruel (Impedimenta) (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Pilar Adón,Editorial Impedimenta,Marta Sanz Pastor

«Pilar Adón escribe con una firmeza y una letra lírica que no suaviza sino que acentúa l. a. dureza de lo que narra.»

María José Obiol, Babelia

Pilar Adón (Premio Ojo Crítico) está considerada una de las más sólidas figuras de los angeles nueva narrativa española. El mes más cruel es l. a. última recopilación de sus relatos. Una colección de historias dotada de una sutileza y un equilibrio desacostumbrados.

Dos desconocidas han de compartir una casa de tres pisos durante unos días, y ambas se empeñan en mantener el orden y en resultar imprescindibles; una mujer espera, ansiosa, los angeles llegada de un chico más joven que ha de librarla de su aburrimiento y de su frustración; Scott regresa a Inglaterra después de su expedición polar pero nadie va a recibirle; una muchacha llamada Clara se dedica a seguir los pasos de un esquivo gato; una madre se encarga de aterrorizar a su hijo para que nunca se vaya de su lado. Los catorce relatos que integran El mes más merciless componen una esmerada colección de recetas para sobrevivir a l. a. pérdida, a l. a. separación, los angeles locura y el miedo.

LA PRENSA HA DICHO:

«El libro de Pilar Adón es una caja. Pero no una vulgar caja de cartón o una de Ikea desmontable o una anticuada y medio rota. No. Su caja asusta, su caja hace aparecer y desaparecer los angeles llave. A veces estamos dentro de esa caja y no sabemos salir, otras estamos hipnotizados desde fuera sin lograr entrar.»
Publicado en ABC

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New PDF release: Lächeln hilft: Heitere und nachdenkliche Geschichten (German

By Jana Swiderski

Menschliche Wärme, Verständnis und Nachdenklichkeit, gewürzt mit einer Prise Humor – wenn Sie das suchen, werden Sie diese Geschichten lieben.
Die Geschichten dieses Bandes ermuntern zu einem nachdenklichen Lächeln. Das Lächeln entsteht nicht so sehr durch den vordergründigen Witz oder Spaß – wie das Lachen. Im Lächeln zeigt sich vielmehr eine zarte Bewegung des Herzens. Die Autorin fragt in ihren Geschichten nach dem Umgang miteinander, nach Werten, nach Träumen oder nach dem Glauben. Sie denkt über Veränderungen nach. Veränderungen in unserem Leben und in unserer Gesellschaft, die uns im Positiven wie im Negativen beeinflussen. Wir müssen versuchen, das Beste daraus zu machen. Lassen wir uns anregen: zum Lesen, zum Nachdenken, zum Reden – und zum Lächeln.

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Get A Room of Rain PDF

By Gary Fincke

The narratives all through Gary Fincke’s 6th number of brief tales comprise newsworthy occasions which are chronicled secondhand: the taking pictures of a policeman, the homicide of a home flipper, the firing of a instructor for punching a violent pupil, the unintentional drowning of a homosexual guy in a flood, and a hearth a little accidently set via a juvenile smoker in a school.

Despite those incredible occasions, the narrator of every tale is a standard individual stuck up within the motion yet preoccupied by way of different issues, no matter if zombie videos, amassing strange phrases, the oddity of different people’s sexual conduct, or what to do in retirement. 

These stunning incidents turn into either primary and peripheral to the narrative, as Fincke portrays the fluctuating feelings and self-protective reflections of fathers, sons, and husbands, making a global the place participants infrequently comprehend one another, but nonetheless arrive at moments of compassion, tolerance, perseverance, and familial love.

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New PDF release: The Old and the Lost (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)

By Glenn Blake

"I was once born in a land of bayous, raised among rivers," Glenn Blake writes. "There is a spot in Southeast Texas the place rivers meet and turn into one. there's a lengthy bridge over those waters, and as you force throughout, you could glance to the south and notice the place the previous River and the misplaced River turn into the previous and the misplaced. you could glance out so far as you'll discover and watch this huge water develop into the bay."

These fourteen tales are set within the swamps, bayous, and sloughs of Southeast Texas, a quarter that's subsiding—sinking inches each year. The characters who inhabit Blake’s haunting landscape—awash of their personal worlds, adrift of their personal lives—struggle to salvage what they could in their hopes and goals from the encroaching tides.

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Miljenko Jergovic,Ammiel Alcalay,Stela Tomassevic's Sarajevo Marlboro PDF

By Miljenko Jergovic,Ammiel Alcalay,Stela Tomassevic

Miljenko Jergovic’s extraordinary début choice of tales, Sarajevo Marlboro – winner of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize – earned him broad acclaim all through Europe. Croatian via delivery, Jergovic ? spent his early life in Sarajevo and selected to stay there all through many of the conflict. a blinding storyteller, he brings a profoundly human, razor-sharp knowing of the destiny of the city’s younger Muslims, Croats, and Serbs with a subterranean humor and profoundly own imaginative and prescient. Their offbeat lives and day-by-day dramas within the foreground, the killing region within the background.

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Ramya Sethuraman's The Last Laugh. PDF

By Ramya Sethuraman

become aware of the romantic in you with The final chuckle! Friendship, love and pathos shape the topic of many of the brief tales during this novel. The tales have an Indian contact to them yet hold sufficient appeal and sensitivity to attract a large viewers. The booklet is a perfect choose even if you're the following for a fast friendly dialog with the characters or a deeper learn in their psyche and your individual response to the occasions of their lives.

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Download PDF by Matt Rader: What I Want to Tell Goes Like This

By Matt Rader

What i need to inform is going Like This is an intensely unique first brief tale assortment from acclaimed poet Matt Rader. The final tale, "All This used to be decades Ago," is the 2014 winner of the Jack Hodgins Founders' Award for fiction from The Malahat Review, and different choices from the gathering have seemed in Event, the hot Quarterly, Grain, Joyland, disregard Magazine and the Rusty Toque.

Rader's command of anxiety is masterful in those darkish, off-kilter tales which are mostly set within the context of the working/labour category in and round the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. They trade among exploring the historical past of critical labour struggles within the region over a century in the past, and the present-day stories of individuals sliding via transitional, ambiguous moments of their relationships and sexuality. The juxtaposition of the 2 time classes turns out to trace on the echoes of the cruel, violent legacy of the sooner age and its strength struggles that proceed to resonate in modern life.

In What i would like to inform is going Like This, we're witness to the debatable capturing dying of notorious union activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin by way of a police constable in 1918; to the squalor of tent towns erected at the Royston Bay mudflats throughout the nice Vancouver Coal Strike of 1912-14; to 2 boys’ experimentation with sexual violence on the finish of a secluded logging street; and to readability and companionship present in a small cabin by means of the ocean as a son cares for his death father—a tough guy who deserted him while he was once 8. In Rader's crafty stories of grit and secret, probability by no means feels some distance away.

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Get Kopfstand: Illustriert von Wolfgang Neumann (German Edition) PDF

By Aras Ören,Wolfgang Neumann,Cornelius Bischoff

Die Titelerzählung spielt zur Zeit des Golfkrieges, 2003: Ein Mann erfährt, dass er erblinden wird, wenn er sich daran gewöhnt, die Dinge aus der Sicht eines anderen zu betrachten - dann ruft George W. Bush an und die Wohnung explodiert! Ein anderer textual content handelt von einer Frau, die in einer Kneipe nach und nach alle Männer mit einem Wollfaden umwickelt. In der Toskana wiederum finden schießwütige Männer plötzlich ein neues Opfer - den Erzähler!

In Aras Örens Geschichten geht es immer darum, wie sich Literatur verselbständigt, wie der Erzähler den Erzählfaden verliert, und dass das, used to be ist, nicht das ist, was once berichtet werden will. Der große Dichter und Erzähler Ören meldet sich mit diesem Band nach über zehn Jahren wieder in der deutschen Literatur zurück!

Alle Texte in "Kopfstand" werden erstmals auf Deutsch publiziert oder waren bislang nur in Kleinstauflagen erhältlich. Sie wurden eigens für diesen Band gründlich überarbeitet und von dem Maler Wolfgang Neumann kongenial illustriert.

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