Contemporary Short Stories

Download PDF by Mu Xin,Toming Jun Liu: An Empty Room: Stories (New Directions Paperbook)

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By Mu Xin,Toming Jun Liu

ISBN-10: 0811219224

ISBN-13: 9780811219228

A remarkable cycle of brief tales through considered one of China’s so much respected modern writers and one of many world’s top artist-intellectuals.

An Empty Room is the 1st e-book through the prestigious chinese language author Mu Xin to seem in English. A cycle of 13 tenderly evocative tales written whereas Mu Xin was once dwelling in exile, this assortment is such as the structural fantastic thing about Hemingway’s In Our Time and the imagistic strength of Kawabata’s palm-of-the-hand tales. From the standard (a bus twist of fate) to the bizarre (Buddhist halos) to the clever (Goethe, Lao Zi), Mu Xin’s wandering “I” interweaves plots with philosophical grace and religious profundity. A small blue bowl turns into an emblem of vanishing early life; a painter in a race opposed to fading reminiscence scribbles notes in an underground felony in the course of the Cultural Revolution; an deserted temple room holds a gloomy secret. An Empty Room is a soul-stirring web page turner, a Sebaldian reverie of passing time, loss, and humanity regained.

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Read e-book online Vluchtige ontmoetingen (Dutch Edition) PDF

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By Maeve Binchy,Pieter Janssens

ISBN-10: 9000336236

ISBN-13: 9789000336234

Hoeveel mensen reizen er niet dagelijks met de Londense metro, zo verdiept in hun beslommeringen dat ze hun medepassagiers niet opmerken? In Vluchtige ontmoetingen Reizen we mee met een nerveus jong stel dat op weg is naar een spannend avondje uit. We ontdekken het geheim dat Rita zo angstvallig voor de hele wereld verborgen houdt. En we gaan samen met Margaret naar Bond highway om haar afvallige echtgenoot terecht te wijzen.

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Get Little Reef and Other Stories PDF

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By Michael Carroll

ISBN-10: 0299297403

ISBN-13: 9780299297404

Little Reef and different Stories proclaims the coming of an unique voice in literature. From Key West to Maine, Michael Carroll’s debut selection of tales depicts the lives of characters who're now not provincial yet are usually not but cosmopolitan. those ladies and their homosexual male associates are “B-listers” of a brand new, ironic, media-soaked tradition. They stay in a wealthy yet more and more divided the USA, a weirdly paradoxical nation more and more accepting of homosexual marriage yet nonetheless marked by way of prejudice, non secular strictures, and swaths of poverty and hopelessness. Carroll exhibits us humans surprised through the surprise of the now, who've forgotten their pasts and can’t envision a future.

Winner, Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Finalist, homosexual Fiction, Lambda Literary Award

Finalist, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, Publishing Triangle

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Download PDF by Eduard Márquez Taña: Vint-i-nou contes menys (EMPURIES NARRATIVA) (Catalan

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By Eduard Márquez Taña

ISBN-10: 8497879597

ISBN-13: 9788497879590

Eduard Márquez va debutar en los angeles literatura catalana amb dos llibres de contes que van rebre l’elogi unànime de los angeles crítica. Es tracta de Zugzwang (1995) i L’eloqüència del franctirador (1998), dos llibres desapareguts que han esdevingut mítics. Amb el rigor quirúrgic que el caracteritza, Eduard Márquez els ha revisat i ha condemnat a l’oblit vint-i-nou contes. Aquest llibre n’és el resultat: una nova ocasió in step with endinsar-se en un dels mons més personals i fascinants de los angeles literatura catalana contemporary i in keeping with reivindicar los angeles seva faceta d’autor de narrativa breu.

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The Venice Apartment and Other Stories - download pdf or read online

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By Erna Cooper

ISBN-10: 141207990X

ISBN-13: 9781412079907

ISBN-10: 1412201861

ISBN-13: 9781412201865

within the Venice residence and different tales, a painter, a singer and a scholar learn the soul point of a far off self, folks and instances in track, artwork, and structure centuries previous. A mom and son holiday with their previous, held within the vial of an old amulet, and damaged figures, lengthy lifeless, depart the reminiscence of loss and wish in outdated areas of place of dwelling, the place new occupants and tourists passing via examine classes approximately strength, ownership and freedom. Love, dying and paintings are in detail certain up jointly during this choice of metaphysical love tales that trap the elusive point in relationships and within the artistic lives of artists and truth-seekers.

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Download e-book for kindle: Their Language of Love by Bapsi Sidhwa

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By Bapsi Sidhwa

ISBN-10: 0143418521

ISBN-13: 9780143418528

ISBN-10: 0670086568

ISBN-13: 9780670086566

during this brand-new selection of tales, Bapsi Sidhwa returns to chronicling the lives and loves of these on either side of the Indo-Pak border.
A spouse concerns for her family’s survival throughout the 1965 Indo-Pak conflict. A mom is horrified whilst she learns that her daughter desires to marry her American boyfriend. An American housewife dwelling in Lahore has a tempestuous affair with a Pakistani minister. An elderly matriarch travels to the united states to find she needs to confront a irritating reminiscence from her past.
Finely nuanced, and laced with Sidhwa’s sharply comedian observations, this can be a stellar number of stories from one of many subcontinent’s most crucial and cherished writers.

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Download e-book for kindle: Ruins and Relics (Nunatak First Fiction Series) by Alice Zorn

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By Alice Zorn

ISBN-10: 1897126387

ISBN-13: 9781897126387

those are brief tales approximately those who harbour relics from their prior: a postcard from Vienna, the cigarette burns that scar a boy's chest, a stolen USB pen, blue focus camp numbers tattooed on a forearm, a man's feel of his personal physique as HIV overtakes him. Alice Zorn's outstanding debut assortment screens those talismans of non-public background and transforms them into remarkable tales approximately relationships among companions, relations, buddies, and strangers.

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GOING by KEVIN ODERMAN PDF

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By KEVIN ODERMAN

ISBN-10: 1933202130

ISBN-13: 9781933202136

In Granada, a boy in a gown begs within the white alleys of the previous city. A susceptible runaway, he turns to an American painter who's dwelling within the urban for cover, Madeleine James. The boy additionally meets Madeleine's new good friend, poet Cy Jacobs. even supposing the 2 adults suggest to assist the boy, they unwittingly reveal him to extra peril. quickly, the entire characters within the tale were scraped at the touchstone of difficult realities and made to teach their mettle, be it base or gold. This novel, every now and then somber and from time to time flaring with depth, calls up indelibly the problems of creating a superb life—or an excellent death—in a global during which we're all, in a single means or one other, going.

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Theodor Storm's Pole Poppenspäler (German Edition) PDF

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By Theodor Storm

ISBN-10: 1974393305

ISBN-13: 9781974393305

Ich warfare auf meiner financial institution ganz wie verzaubert; es struggle ein unheimliches Leben in diesen kleinen Figuren, das gleichwohl meine Augen wie magnetisch auf sich zog."
Die Aufführung eines Marionettentheaters zieht den kleinen Pole Poppenspäler in seinen Bann. Durch die Faszination für das Puppenspiel entspinnt sich eine unschuldige Zuneigung zwischen ihm und der kleinen Lisei, der Tochter des Puppenmachers. Doch als das fahrende Volk weiterzieht scheint es so, als ob dem jungen Glück keine gemeinsame Zukunft angedacht sei…

Mit viel Einfühlungsvermögen schildert Theodor typhoon (1817-1888) die zarte Bande einer jungen Liebe. Kunstvoll führt er die Gegensätze zwischen der bürgerlichen Welt und dem Künstlerleben vor Augen. Pole Poppenspäler ist neben dem Märchen "der kleine Häwelmann" eines seiner bekanntesten Werke, nicht nur für junge Leser.

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Wonderful Girl (Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short by Aimee LaBrie PDF

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By Aimee LaBrie

ISBN-10: 157441240X

ISBN-13: 9781574412406

Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize briefly Fiction, 2007.

This remarkable first number of brief tales covers the panorama of dysfunctional adolescence, city angst, and human disconnection with a wit and perception that continue you riveted to the web page. The characters right here have wealthy and imaginitive inside lives, yet grave hassle on the subject of the surface global. the start tale, “Ducklings,” introduces the over-weight and over-enthusiastic Marjorie, the final twelve-year-old you'll wish babysitting your little one. In “Wanted” we meet Eleanor, a unmarried lady residing in Chicago who may possibly or is probably not relationship a serial killer. “Another melanoma tale” is an unsentimental account of 2 sisters whose loved mom simply will not appear to die, and “The final useless Boyfriend” supplies us a convalescing addict who retains encountering her lately deceased boyfriend, a nasty guy she needed she'd damaged up with ahead of he died.

continuously humorous, frequently darkish, and absolutely pleasurable, those tales discover the eager for connection between characters who're usually with anxiousness. every one tale is rendered in a fashion that's surreal, vibrant, and completely convincing.

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