Contemporary Short Stories

Download e-book for iPad: Todas las cosmicómicas (Biblioteca Calvino) (Spanish by Italo Calvino,Ángel Sánchez-Gijón

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By Italo Calvino,Ángel Sánchez-Gijón

ISBN-10: 8498410053

ISBN-13: 9788498410051

ISBN-10: 8498411408

ISBN-13: 9788498411409

«Muchos críticos han definido estos cuentos míos como un nuevo tipo de ficción científica. Ahora bien, yo no tengo nada en contra de l. a. science-fiction, de l. a. que soy –como todos– un apasionado y divertido lector, pero me parece que los cuentos de ficción científica están construidos con un método completamente diferente del de los míos. l. a. primera diferencia, observada por varios críticos, es que los angeles sciencefiction trata del futuro, mientras que cada uno de mis cuentos se remonta a un pasado remoto, como si remedara un “mito de los orígenes”. Pero no sólo eso […] Yo quisiera servirme del dato científico como de una carga propulsora para salir de los hábitos de los angeles imaginación y vivir incluso lo cotidiano en los confines más extremos de nuestra experiencia; en cambio me parece que los angeles ficción científica tiende a acercar lo que está lejos, lo que es difícil de imaginar, y que tiende a darle una dimensión realista.»Italo CalvinoEn este libro se reúnen, por primera vez, en un solo volumen, todas las cosmicómicas, relatos en los que Calvino, a partir de 1964, asumió el divertido deber de aligerar y hacer visibles los arduos conceptos de los angeles ciencia contemporánea, llegando a crear un género más próximo a los mitos cosmogónicos que a l. a. ciencia-ficción.

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Download PDF by Michael M. Naydan: Herstories

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By Michael M. Naydan

ISBN-10: 1909156019

ISBN-13: 9781909156012

ISBN-10: 1909156027

ISBN-13: 9781909156029

Womens prose writing has exploded at the literary scene in Ukraine simply sooner than and following Ukrainian independence in 1991. during the last 20 years ratings of interesting new ladies authors have emerged. those authors write in a wide selection of kinds and genres together with brief tales, novels, essays, and new journalism. within the assortment you can find: realism, magical realism, surrealism, the glorious, deeply highbrow writing, newly found feminist views, philosophical prose, mental mysteries, confessional prose, and lots more and plenty more.

Youll locate a complete gamut of those Ukrainian ladies writers studies that variety from deep spirituality to candid depictions of sexuality and interpersonal family. Youll locate tragedy and humor and every so often humor within the tragedy. Youll locate city prose, edgy, caustic, and highbrow; in addition to prose harkening again to village existence and profound tragedies from the Soviet prior that experience left marks of trauma on a complete kingdom. this can be a selection of Ukrainian womens tales, histories that serve to inform her certain tales in English translation. big excerpts from novels and translations of entire shorter works of every writer will provide the reader deep perception into this burgeoning phenomenon of up to date Ukrainian womens prose.

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Download PDF by Peter Stamm,Michael Hofmann: In Strange Gardens and Other Stories

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By Peter Stamm,Michael Hofmann

ISBN-10: 1590511697

ISBN-13: 9781590511695

ISBN-10: 159051498X

ISBN-13: 9781590514986

With the precision of a physician, Peter Stamm cuts to the center of the delicate and revealing moments of daily life.

They are bankers, scholars, moms, or retirees. They stay in ny urban or someplace in Switzerland, they paintings in London or Riga, they pass paths in a Fado bar in Lisbon. They breathe the banal regimen of lifestyle. it's to those traditional people who Peter Stamm delivers heart degree in his most recent choice of brief tales. Henry, a cowherd grew to become stuntman, crisscrosses the rustic, dreaming of assembly a girl. Inger, the Dane, refuses her skimpy lifestyles and takes to the air for Italy. Regina, so lonely in her substantial condominium for the reason that her kids left and her husband gave up the ghost, discovers the area anew due to the Australian good friend of her granddaughter, who is helping Regina envision her subsequent voyage.

In those tales, Stamm's fresh sort expresses melancholy with no flash, via softness and small gestures, with disarming retorts choked with derision and countless tenderness. There, the place lifestyles hesitates, able to tip over—with not anything but performed out—is the place those humans and their tales exist. For us, all of them turn into remarkable. compliment for Unformed Landscape: "Sensitive and unnerving. . . . An uncommonly intimate paintings, one who will remind the reader of his or her personal lived event with a better depth than some of the books which are released here at home." —The New Republic Online

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Roseto Story: An Anatomy of Health - download pdf or read online

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By John G. Bruhn,Stewart Wolf,Remsen Wolff

ISBN-10: 0806114916

ISBN-13: 9780806114910

ISBN-10: 0806136138

ISBN-13: 9780806136134

Roseto is a small Italian-American group in east-central Pennsylvania. This fifteen-year examine drawing on scientific histories, actual examinations, and laboratory checks, in comparison a wide pattern of Rosetans to population of 2 neighboring groups, Bangor and Nazareth, and up this examine with a sociological research of the 3 communities.

Despite a better occurrence of weight problems in Roseto, and regardless of related nutritional, smoking, and workout behavior and comparable ethnic and genetic heritage, the population of Roseto have been really resistant to middle ailment firstly of the learn in 1963. They have been additionally strikingly tenacious in adhering to previous global values and customs. whilst those conventional values and dating have been deserted by way of the emerging iteration, the demise fee from middle disorder climbed towards the yankee norm. The learn concluded that unconditional interpersonal aid counteracts lifestyles tension and therefore preserves life.

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By Ruskin Bond

ISBN-10: 9382277218

ISBN-13: 9789382277217

ISBN-10: 938306479X

ISBN-13: 9789383064793

The twenty-one tales within the publication are the best items of fiction written by means of Ruskin Bond. selected through the writer himself, from a physique of labor equipped over fifty years (starting together with his award-winning first novel, The Room at the Roof, and finishing with stories of Fosterganj) this assortment comprises famous masterpieces like ‘The evening teach at Deoli’, ‘The girl on Platform No 8’, ‘Rusty performs Holi’ (from The Room at the Roof), ‘Angry River’, ‘The Blue Umbrella’, ‘The Eyes Have It’, ‘Most Beautiful’, ‘Panther’s Moon’, in addition to more moderen tales like ‘An night on the Savoy with H.H.’ (from Maharani) and ‘Dinner with Foster’ (from stories of Fosterganj). Taken jointly, the tales in a meeting of neighbors exhibit why Ruskin Bond has lengthy been considered as one of many pillars of Indian literature. this can be a publication that may pride his legions of lovers in addition to these fortunate few who're new to his fiction.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Other One: Stories (Juniper Prize for Fiction) by Hasanthika Sirisena

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By Hasanthika Sirisena

Set in Sri Lanka and the United States, the 10 brief tales during this debut assortment characteristic characters suffering to cope with the brutality of a decades-long civil warfare whereas additionally looking protection, love, and desire. The characters are scholars, accountants, infantrymen, servants. they're immigrants and strivers. they're each one pressured to make occasionally comedian, occasionally tragic, offerings. What they proportion, regardless of what they’ve continued, is the maintaining energy of human connection.

An excerpt from the book:

“All i would like to grasp is while you are coming? whilst are you bringing my sons, my family?”

She watched as a gecko, tinier than common, skittered around the a ways wall. It disappeared right into a small crack. The room was once extremely popular, and she or he hadn’t grew to become at the ceiling fan in order that the kinfolk may store a bit cash. She took a handkerchief from her nightstand and wiped the beads of sweat from her brow and the again of her neck.

“I can’t depart malli on my own right here. He’s making development but—”

“It may be for 2 years purely. then you definitely can sponsor him.”

“The legal professional says it’s no longer so easy.”

“He’s a grown guy. enable the govt. take him. the govt. did this to malli. allow the govt pay the associated fee for his care.”

Even even though there has been no likelihood that her brother Ranjith may perhaps listen her, Anoja dropped her voice. “Malli is on their own the following. He has no one yet aiya and me.”

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The Trouble With Fire - download pdf or read online

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By Fiona Kidman

ISBN-10: 1459636643

ISBN-13: 9781459636644

A attractive choice of tales by way of a pre-eminent author, shortlisted for significant awards.Fiona Kidman has a genius for peeling again the lives of normal humans to bare their hidden passions and complexities. during this wonderful new assortment, she explores - together with her typical subtlety and perception - how we're all touched and infrequently scarred by way of the flames of emotion - no matter if or not it's the most unlikely love of a pregnant lady for a married guy, grief for a lifeless child or lack of a tender lady in mysterious situations. Ranging in time from the colonial interval to the current day, those tales via considered one of New Zealand's best writers are fantastically crafted, fascinating and evocative. '[Her] tales job my memory of these of Alice Munro. even though they're greatly of a time and position they've got a common dimension.' - Booksellers NewsShortlisted for the NZ publish Awards and the Frank O'Connor brief tale Award.

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Mujeres diagonales (Spanish Edition) - download pdf or read online

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By Fabio Lozano Uribe

Los hombres hemos descuidado nuestra relación con las mujeres. Olvidamos que no son ni verticales, como un obelisco, ni horizontales, como un catre. Entre las unas y las otras hay un universo infinito, de ellas, que ha lidiado con los problemas de pareja, sin perder su independencia, ni su femineidad. Mujeres que demuestran, a cada paso, sus ganas de salir adelante, su voluntad de trabajar en equipo y sus recursos para romper con las ataduras del amor mal entendido.

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Winter in the Air: And Other Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner PDF

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By Sylvia Townsend Warner

ISBN-10: 0571275303

ISBN-13: 9780571275304

Winter within the Air includes eighteen brief shops written among 1938 and 1955. regardless of the time span Sylvia Townsend Warner's biographer, Claire Harman, considers this assortment the 1st 'to appear all-of-a-piece - now not unvarious, yet extra controlled.'

Although larger referred to as a novelist, it really is debateable no matter if that medium observed her at her most sensible. Her brief tales are normally stable, compassionate and with a leavening of wit that is, by means of turns, deeply comical and wryly ironic. Her acceptance during this box wishes reviving and to help that Faber unearths are reissuing 4 volumes of her brief tales: Winter within the Air, A Spirit Rises, A Stranger with a Bag and Scenes of Childhood.

The tales in Winter within the Air are: Winter within the Air, Hee-Haw!; The kid's Grandmother; Evan; A Priestess of Delphi; At the Trafalgar Bakery; Shadwell; Under New Management; At a Monkey's Breast; Absolom, My Son; A Kitchen Knife; Uncle Blair; Emil; Idenborough; A Funeral at Clovie; A Passing weak spot; The Reredos; A moment Visit.

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Download e-book for iPad: SNOWED UNDER by ZAIA ALEXANDER

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ISBN-10: 1597094013

ISBN-13: 9781597094016

Unter Schnee (Snowed Under) is an episodic novel composed of 13 hooked up brief stories.  The motion occurs in a small japanese eu ski hotel known as Harrachov in the course of the chaotic interval following the autumn of the Wall.  although the swift technique of “Westernization” has already began making inroads into the sleepy city, strains of the defunct socialist regime can't be erased from its citizens’ stories or their manner of doing issues: The postmaster maintains to “inspect” letters no matter if the outdated mystery provider has lengthy seeing that been deposed; a barkeeper blackmails a West German investor so he can finance a visit around the globe; the final and basically teen-ager within the city searches for a brand new id over the net; and at last there's Raik, a tender entrepreneur who can’t get anyone to shop for his shop mannequins, simply because he used to be an competition chief and nonetheless behaves as if he have been an outcast.

Each of the various town’s citizens and tourists become aware of the 2 protagonists: Evy (from the East) and Vera (from the West) who've come to the lodge for a weeklong ski holiday.  Their dating, already close to cave in, threatens to damage thoroughly while the 2 locate themselves not able to go away the mountain village in the course of a snow storm.  We find out about Evy and Vera in the course of the alternating views of a handful of city citizens, each one with their very own tale and every tormented by the old upheaval of the post-Wall period. 

Though Strubel looks telling a love tale, her subject is ready the lack of state and identity.  Having lived in the course of the rupture of a social procedure and nation that without notice disappeared (even if the folks and areas remained an analogous) Strubel, who was once fifteen while the wall fell, observes the East / West friction via a double perspective—the failed utopia of socialism which she perspectives with mistrust, and an empty prosperous west that she regards with skepticism.

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