Category: Contemporary Short Stories

Don't Tell Me What to Do by Dina Del Bucchia

By Dina Del Bucchia

These humorous, unusual tales are populated by means of humans looking for how one can relate to the genuine international. occasionally they be triumphant and infrequently they fail, and infrequently they prove in a slapstick intercourse scene that climaxes with a damaged desk. The e-book embraces characters who're fallacious, emotional, and who care an excessive amount of approximately issues which are ridiculous.

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Aforismos, cuentos y otras aventuras (Letras Mexicanas) by Mariana Frenk-Westheim,Margit Frenk,Esther Janowitz

By Mariana Frenk-Westheim,Margit Frenk,Esther Janowitz

Este volumen reúne textos dispersos de los angeles traductora, escritora y profesora Mariana Frenk, quien realizara las primeras traducciones de literatura mexicana del siglo XX al alemán. l. a. edición a shipment de Margit Frenk y de Esther Janowitz, reúne aforismos, cuentos y ensayos, que, además de mostrar l. a. visión crítica y el estilo specific de los angeles autora, permiten al lector conocer sus preferencias literarias.

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EL LIBRO DE LOS ABRAZOS (Biblioteca Eduardo Galeano) by EDUARDO GALEANO,Eduardo H. Galeano

By EDUARDO GALEANO,Eduardo H. Galeano

“Pleno de gracia y de profundidad indudable.” Germán Vargas, “Cronos”, Colombia. “Este libro destila América por todos los poros. ¡Dichosa l. a. tierra que tiene un trovador que l. a. descubre a sus semejantes!” José Ángel Bermejo, Diario sixteen, España “Galeano recupera para l. a. literatura los angeles capacidad de recrear el mundo.” Josep Morreres, Diario de Barcelona, España. “Una unique manera de decir, una escritura eficaz que seduce al lector y establece con él un pacto secreto.” Ana Inés Larre-Borges, Brecha, Uruguay. “Los grandes escritores caminan en los angeles cuerda del equilibrista y arriesgan el cuello con cada palabra. En Memoria del Fuego, Galeano fue un acróbata triunfante. En El Libro de los Abrazos, se desprende de l. a. cuerda y levita en el aire. Alan Ryan, The Washington submit, united states. “Galeano no inventa: descubre. Lo actual es, para él, más fantástico que los angeles fantasía. Una obra inclasificable.” Erich Hackl, Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblatt, Alemania. “Las historias más poéticas que he leído en los últimos tiempos. y también las más conmovedoras, y las más divertidas, y las más...” Herman de Coninck, De Morgen, Holanda. “Lea una historia por día y será usted feliz los angeles mitad del año. Lea una historia por día y será usted triste l. a. otra mitad. Cada página es tan hermosa como el libro. Koos Hageraats, HP/De Tijd, Holanda. “Estas fábulas inimitables pueden suscitar pocas dudas sobre el genio literario del autor.” Lucio Lami, Il Giornale, Italia.

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Short Stories for Children: v. 3 by Walter de la Mare,Giles de la Mare

By Walter de la Mare,Giles de la Mare

The booklet of brief tales for kids celebrates the 50th anniversary of Walter de l. a. Mare's loss of life. it's also the end result of a huge literary company. for lots of humans, Walter de los angeles Mare (1873-1956) is as nice a author of fiction as of poetry. yet, the vast majority of his brief tales, of which there are 100, have lengthy been unavailable. brief tales brings all of them jointly in 3 volumes within the first complete assortment to be released. The 3rd and final quantity, brief tales for kids, begins with Broomsticks and different stories of 1925, with its twelve tales, and keeps with The Lord Fish of 1933 with seven tales. It comprises 3 exact tales, 'Pigtails, Ltd', 'The Thief' and 'A Nose', that experience by no means been reprinted due to the fact they initially seemed in Broomsticks. Quirky, disparate, unpredictable, acutely saw, occasionally scary, and infrequently preoccupied with states of brain and private identification, those tales have a lot in universal with the grownup tales. a few of them are peopled with giants, witches, variety elves, evil and spiteful fairies, and imprisoned maidens in castles, yet so much aren't. we discover ourselves in railway trains, a mansion within the urban of London, one other Elizabethan one in a mysterious tract of nation, a distant farm residence close to the ocean, a waterlogged woodland, a drawing-room being watched via a fly; and, between different issues, we stumble upon a sensible monkey, a haunted cat, a fish magician, a baron transmogrified right into a donkey, a thief desirous to be burgled, a guy who believes he has a wax nostril, and a godmother celebrating her 350th birthday. As in de l. a. Mare's poems, daily fact could at any time develop into undercut by means of demanding uncertainty and darkish, although no longer regularly malign, forces. a whole realizing of the poems and tales is most unlikely with out wisdom of either. vibrant and undying, Bold's unique woodcut designs and Rex Whistler's unique engravings were used to demonstrate the 2 elements of the booklet. Punch at the kid's tales: 'Whether Walter de l. a. Mare is writing of scarecrows or piccaninnies, cats, fish, very previous girls, an admiral with a magic jacket or a godmother who may well supply 3 centuries of existence, he's enchanted and spell binding. there's a knowledge in addition to magic -or probably one may still say a paranormal wisdom.' TLS on brief tales 1895-1926 and brief tales 1927-1956: 'What moves one so much approximately [them] is how actually atypical they are... it really is strong to determine those darkish and disquieting tales again in print.' Martin Seymour-Smith in Scotland on Sunday on brief tales 1895-1926: 'He used to be so..."great" that, like several the best, his greatness features as an assumption that is going infrequently even recognized...the leader emotion is, accurately, one in every of monstrous gratitude.' Lord David Cecil: 'Beautiful, enigmatic and disquieting stories.' Angela Carter: 'De l. a. Mare is a grasp of mise-en-scene...Prose with the main brilliant and unsettling depth, which resembles a few of what the surrealists have been generating in France...' Contents of brief tales for kids: (1) Broomsticks and different stories (1925): Pigtails, Ltd; The Dutch Cheese; pass over Jemima; The Thief; Broomsticks; Lucy; A nostril; the 3 slumbering Boys of Warwickshire; the beautiful Myfanwy; Alice's Godmother; Maria-Fly; viewers. (2) The Lord Fish (1933): The Lord Fish; A Penny an afternoon; The Magic Jacket; Dick and the Beanstalk; The Scarecrow; The outdated Lion; Sambo and the Snow Mountains.

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Bajo el sol jaguar (Biblioteca Calvino) (Spanish Edition) by Italo Calvino,Esther Calvino,Aurora Bernárdez

By Italo Calvino,Esther Calvino,Aurora Bernárdez

l. a. sensualidad que se desprende de los angeles lectura de estas tres breves obras maestras, y que nos embarga en l. a. fantasía de un body spray muy especial, en el ritual casi mitológico de un ordinary sabor y en los angeles inquietante multiplicidad de un sonido, nos ayuda a olvidar que el proyecto de Italo Calvino period el de completar este libro con los sentidos del tacto y de los angeles vista. Difícil será borrar de l. a. memoria l. a. presencia casi corpórea de los aromas que busca incesantemente ese elegante hombre maduro para su amante, los exóticos platos que despiertan el deseo en ese escritor que visita templos mexicanos o las obsesivas resonancias que amenazan a un rey demasiado poderoso. ¿Quién de nosotros no ha sido alguna vez víctima consentida de l. a. persistente presencia de los sentidos? Surgen entonces los insinuantes fantasmas que pueblan en los angeles sombra nuestra cotidiana rutina…

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Tales of Ordinary Sadness by Neil Randall

By Neil Randall

With Randall, the jury continues to be out. stories of his personal lifestyles are as unusual because the very tales he writes. In a feeling, Randall is a legend in his personal lounge, a holy drinker…tender, belligerent, a contradiction…these fifteen extraordinary, hugely unique brief tales come pounding out of a violent, detailed, wicked mind…you can't learn stories of magic matches, speaking canines and deformed arms and ever come away an analogous again.

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Two Dark Tales: Jack Squat and The Niche by Charles Lambert

By Charles Lambert

A pair of aggravating novellas from the grasp of ‘the literary uncanny’. In ‘Jack Squat’, unemployed Gordon and his accomplice Omar see a money-making chance assisting expats purchase houses in southern Italy. yet their scheme catches up with them after the 1st domestic they promote, apparently equipped with 4 entrances yet no connecting doorways inside of, is published to have a gloomy history.

In ‘The Niche’, mercilessly bullied schoolboy Billy Lender reveals a hiding position in a corner within the institution hall and starts to listen to whispers: the voice of a mysterious buddy who might help him to devise a devastating revenge.

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Cuentos Del Siglo Xix (Biblioteca Edaf Juvenil) (Spanish by Varios Autores

By Varios Autores

Los escritores más destacados del siglo XIX cultivaron el cuento literario con l. a. misma dedicación y maestría que emplearon para otros géneros llamados mayores. En esta rigurosa antología, escritores de los angeles talla de Clarín, Espronceda o Zorilla se unen a autores que dedicaron l. a. mayor parte de su obra a los angeles narración breve y al periodismo: Larra, Fernanflor, Pardo Bazán. Los textos seleccionados son una muestra de distintas épocas estilos y temas. Desde los relatos más representativos del romanticismo exaltado, hasta el cuento realista. No faltan algunas fábulas y varios relatos en los que se combinan el misterio, el humor y l. a. fantasía. Un buen paseo por el siglo del cuento.

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Shivot: Zehn kurze Erzählungen (German Edition) by Svetlana Arlt-Rohrbacher

By Svetlana Arlt-Rohrbacher

Zehn kurze Erzählungen, mitten aus dem Leben gegriffen.
- Ein verpasster Zug, ein Lehrer, ein Mann in Frauenkleidern ... -
Und alle Geschichten haben etwas gemeinsam: die Sehnsucht und die Hoffnung, auf dass am Ende alles intestine wird.

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