Download E-books An Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories PDF

By Ann Hood

"A choice of brief tales that makes it attainable to be proud to be human."―Carolyn See, Washington Post

taking a look at her characters as though via a couple of binoculars, Ann Hood captures the intense within the traditional. A pregnant girl left by way of her husband chefs obsessively to deal with her loss, yet by no means tastes a morsel. In an try and remain sober, a tender alcoholic seduces her priest and embarks on a journey of caverns with him. a teenager lady selections up bird-watching as a pastime and, in her newfound behavior of staring at others, discovers a budding romance among her mom and her neighbor. those tales, many released in The Paris overview, Glimmer teach, Story, and The Colorado Review, are choked with characters looking an get away from their lives whereas uncovering small moments of knowing that regularly have large implications and results. They detect that they could merely locate peace when they cease looking for a fashion out. via assorted voices and vigorous storytelling, Hood creates actual, own, mystery worlds jam-packed with eccentric element.

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By Ann Hood

"A choice of brief tales that makes it attainable to be proud to be human."―Carolyn See, Washington Post

taking a look at her characters as though via a couple of binoculars, Ann Hood captures the intense within the traditional. A pregnant girl left by way of her husband chefs obsessively to deal with her loss, yet by no means tastes a morsel. In an try and remain sober, a tender alcoholic seduces her priest and embarks on a journey of caverns with him. a teenager lady selections up bird-watching as a pastime and, in her newfound behavior of staring at others, discovers a budding romance among her mom and her neighbor. those tales, many released in The Paris overview, Glimmer teach, Story, and The Colorado Review, are choked with characters looking an get away from their lives whereas uncovering small moments of knowing that regularly have large implications and results. They detect that they could merely locate peace when they cease looking for a fashion out. via assorted voices and vigorous storytelling, Hood creates actual, own, mystery worlds jam-packed with eccentric element.

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Download E-books Necronomicon: The Weird Tales of H. P. Lovecraft (GollanczF.) PDF

By H. P. Lovecraft

WIKIPEDIA says: 'H.P. Lovecraft's acceptance has grown drastically over the a long time, and he's now often considered as some of the most very important horror writers of the 20 th century, exerting a power that's frequent, even though frequently indirect.' H.P. Lovecraft's stories of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities have been firstly written for the pulp magazines of the Twenties and '30s. those staggering stories combination components of horror, technological know-how fiction and cosmic terror which are as robust at the present time as they have been once they have been first released. This good-looking leatherbound tome collects jointly some of the best of Lovecraft's stories of terror, together with the full Cthulhu Mythos cycle, simply the way in which they have been initially released. it's going to introduce a complete new iteration of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, in addition to being a must-buy for these fanatics who wish all his paintings in one, definitive, hugely beautiful quantity.

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By H. P. Lovecraft

WIKIPEDIA says: 'H.P. Lovecraft's acceptance has grown drastically over the a long time, and he's now often considered as some of the most very important horror writers of the 20 th century, exerting a power that's frequent, even though frequently indirect.' H.P. Lovecraft's stories of the tentacled Elder God Cthulhu and his pantheon of alien deities have been firstly written for the pulp magazines of the Twenties and '30s. those staggering stories combination components of horror, technological know-how fiction and cosmic terror which are as robust at the present time as they have been once they have been first released. This good-looking leatherbound tome collects jointly some of the best of Lovecraft's stories of terror, together with the full Cthulhu Mythos cycle, simply the way in which they have been initially released. it's going to introduce a complete new iteration of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, in addition to being a must-buy for these fanatics who wish all his paintings in one, definitive, hugely beautiful quantity.

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Download E-books The Business of Naming Things PDF

By Michael Coffey

“Riveting . . . brilliant and unsparing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

“Superb. . . . Startlingly original.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Once i began studying those tales, I couldn’t cease. They absorbed me completely, with their taut narratives and evocative language—the language of a poet.” —JAY PARINI, writer of Jesus: The Human Face of God and The final Station

“Sherwood Anderson might realize this global of lonely, longing characters, whose floor lives Coffey tenderly plumbs. those appealing stories—spare, wealthy, clever and compelling—go to the heart.” —FREDERIC TUTEN, writer of Self photos: Fictions and Tintin within the New World

“Whether [Coffey is] writing a few sinning priest or a guy who’s made a occupation out of branding or approximately himself, we will be able to scent Coffey’s protagonists and suppose their breath on our cheek. Like Chekhov, he needs to be a workstation author; how else to give an explanation for the unusual quirks and the ideal yet unaccountable info that animate those intimate portraits?” —EDMUND WHITE, writer of Inside a Pearl and A Boy’s personal Story

Among those 8 tales, partial to author (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey earnings an viewers with him at his life’s finish, buddies take a Joycean sojourn, a guy whose enterprise is naming issues meets a girl who is probably not what she turns out, and a father discovers his son is a suspect in an assassination try out at the president. In each one story, Michael Coffey’s beautiful realization to personality underlies the brutally sincere views of his dissatisfied fathers, broken sons, and orphans left feeling endlessly disconnected.

Michael Coffey is the writer of 3 books of poems and 27 males Out, a booklet approximately baseball’s excellent video games. He additionally co-edited The Irish in America, a publication approximately Irish immigration to the United States, which was once a spouse quantity to a PBS documentary sequence. He divides his time among long island and Bolton touchdown, ny. The enterprise of Naming Things is his first paintings of fiction.

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By Michael Coffey

“Riveting . . . brilliant and unsparing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

“Superb. . . . Startlingly original.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Once i began studying those tales, I couldn’t cease. They absorbed me completely, with their taut narratives and evocative language—the language of a poet.” —JAY PARINI, writer of Jesus: The Human Face of God and The final Station

“Sherwood Anderson might realize this global of lonely, longing characters, whose floor lives Coffey tenderly plumbs. those appealing stories—spare, wealthy, clever and compelling—go to the heart.” —FREDERIC TUTEN, writer of Self photos: Fictions and Tintin within the New World

“Whether [Coffey is] writing a few sinning priest or a guy who’s made a occupation out of branding or approximately himself, we will be able to scent Coffey’s protagonists and suppose their breath on our cheek. Like Chekhov, he needs to be a workstation author; how else to give an explanation for the unusual quirks and the ideal yet unaccountable info that animate those intimate portraits?” —EDMUND WHITE, writer of Inside a Pearl and A Boy’s personal Story

Among those 8 tales, partial to author (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey earnings an viewers with him at his life’s finish, buddies take a Joycean sojourn, a guy whose enterprise is naming issues meets a girl who is probably not what she turns out, and a father discovers his son is a suspect in an assassination try out at the president. In each one story, Michael Coffey’s beautiful realization to personality underlies the brutally sincere views of his dissatisfied fathers, broken sons, and orphans left feeling endlessly disconnected.

Michael Coffey is the writer of 3 books of poems and 27 males Out, a booklet approximately baseball’s excellent video games. He additionally co-edited The Irish in America, a publication approximately Irish immigration to the United States, which was once a spouse quantity to a PBS documentary sequence. He divides his time among long island and Bolton touchdown, ny. The enterprise of Naming Things is his first paintings of fiction.

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Download E-books The Red Notebook: True Stories PDF

By Paul Auster

The pink Notebook brings jointly in a single quantity all of Paul Auster's brief, true-life stories―a awesome selection of stories that files the curious, staggering, and occasionally catastrophic turns of daily reality.

Paul Auster has earned foreign compliment for the imaginitive strength of his many novels, together with The big apple Trilogy, Moon Palace, The track of probability, Mr. Vertigo, and Timbuktu. He has additionally released a couple of hugely unique non-fiction works: The Invention of Solitude, Hand to Mouth, and The paintings of Hunger. In The pink Notebook, Auster back explores occasions from the true global huge and small, tragic and comic―that display the unpredictable, moving nature of human event. A burnt onion pie, a mistaken quantity, a tender boy struck through lightning, a guy falling off a roof, a scrap of paper found in a Paris resort room―all those shape the context for a unique form of ars poetica, a literary manifesto with no thought, forged within the irreducible sorts of natural tale telling.

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By Paul Auster

The pink Notebook brings jointly in a single quantity all of Paul Auster's brief, true-life stories―a awesome selection of stories that files the curious, staggering, and occasionally catastrophic turns of daily reality.

Paul Auster has earned foreign compliment for the imaginitive strength of his many novels, together with The big apple Trilogy, Moon Palace, The track of probability, Mr. Vertigo, and Timbuktu. He has additionally released a couple of hugely unique non-fiction works: The Invention of Solitude, Hand to Mouth, and The paintings of Hunger. In The pink Notebook, Auster back explores occasions from the true global huge and small, tragic and comic―that display the unpredictable, moving nature of human event. A burnt onion pie, a mistaken quantity, a tender boy struck through lightning, a guy falling off a roof, a scrap of paper found in a Paris resort room―all those shape the context for a unique form of ars poetica, a literary manifesto with no thought, forged within the irreducible sorts of natural tale telling.

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Download E-books Bestiario (CONTEMPORANEA) PDF

«Hay que ser desmesuradamente revolucionario en los angeles creación, y quizá pagar el precio de esa desmesura.
Sé que vale los angeles pena.» Julio Cortázar

Bestiario es el primer libro de relatos que Julio Cortázar publica con su auténtico nombre. Pero no hay en estas ocho obras maestras ni el menor balbuceo ni resacas juveniles. Estos cuentos, que hablan de objetos y hechos cotidianos, pasan a l. a. dimensión de l. a. pesadilla o de los angeles revelación de un modo traditional e imperceptible. Sorpresa o incomodidad son, en cada texto, un condimento que se agrega al placer indescriptible de su lectura. Sus relatos nos desazonan porque poseen una característica muy rara en l. a. literatura: se nos quedan mirando, como si esperaran algo de nosotros.

Reseñas:

«La verdadera revolución de Cortázar está en sus cuentos. Más discreta pero más profunda y permanente, porque soliviantó a los angeles naturaleza misma de l. a. ficción, a esa entraña indisociable de forma-fondo, medio-fin, arte-técnica que ella se vuelve en los creadores más logrados. En sus cuentos, Cortázar no experimentó: encontró, descubrió, creó algo imperecedero.»
Mario Vargas Llosa

«Cortázar period un escritor como el que yo hubiera querido ser cuando fuera grande.»
Gabriel García Márquez

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In those 8 masterpieces there isn't any room for the smallest signal of stumbling or younger undertones: they're ideal. those tales that talk approximately gadgets and day-by-day happenings, omit to a different measurement, considered one of nightmare or revelation. In every one textual content, shock and uneasiness are elements extra to the indescribable excitement of its interpreting. those tales might disenchanted readers as a result of a truly infrequent attribute in literature: They stare at us as though looking ahead to anything in go back. After interpreting those actual classics, our opinion of the realm can't stay the same.

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«Hay que ser desmesuradamente revolucionario en los angeles creación, y quizá pagar el precio de esa desmesura.
Sé que vale los angeles pena.» Julio Cortázar

Bestiario es el primer libro de relatos que Julio Cortázar publica con su auténtico nombre. Pero no hay en estas ocho obras maestras ni el menor balbuceo ni resacas juveniles. Estos cuentos, que hablan de objetos y hechos cotidianos, pasan a l. a. dimensión de l. a. pesadilla o de los angeles revelación de un modo traditional e imperceptible. Sorpresa o incomodidad son, en cada texto, un condimento que se agrega al placer indescriptible de su lectura. Sus relatos nos desazonan porque poseen una característica muy rara en l. a. literatura: se nos quedan mirando, como si esperaran algo de nosotros.

Reseñas:

«La verdadera revolución de Cortázar está en sus cuentos. Más discreta pero más profunda y permanente, porque soliviantó a los angeles naturaleza misma de l. a. ficción, a esa entraña indisociable de forma-fondo, medio-fin, arte-técnica que ella se vuelve en los creadores más logrados. En sus cuentos, Cortázar no experimentó: encontró, descubrió, creó algo imperecedero.»
Mario Vargas Llosa

«Cortázar period un escritor como el que yo hubiera querido ser cuando fuera grande.»
Gabriel García Márquez

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

In those 8 masterpieces there isn't any room for the smallest signal of stumbling or younger undertones: they're ideal. those tales that talk approximately gadgets and day-by-day happenings, omit to a different measurement, considered one of nightmare or revelation. In every one textual content, shock and uneasiness are elements extra to the indescribable excitement of its interpreting. those tales might disenchanted readers as a result of a truly infrequent attribute in literature: They stare at us as though looking ahead to anything in go back. After interpreting those actual classics, our opinion of the realm can't stay the same.

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Download E-books Dictation: A Quartet PDF

By Cynthia Ozick

Ozick’s most recent paintings of fiction brings jointly 4 lengthy tales, together with the novella-length "Dictation," that exhibit this incomparable writer’s sly humor and piercing perception into the human middle. every one begins within the comedian mode, with heroes that suffer from willful self-deceit. From self-deception, those not-so-innocents continue to misinform others, who don’t take it calmly. Revenge is the consequence—and for the reader, a scrumptious if darkish attractiveness of emotional fact.

The wonderful novella "Dictation" imagines a fateful assembly among the secretaries to Henry James and Joseph Conrad on the height of these authors’ repute. Timid leave out Hallowes, who varieties for Conrad, comes less than the impact of James’s leave out Bosanquet, high-spirited, flirtatious, and scheming. In a masterstroke of genius, Ozick hatches a plot among them to insert themselves into posterity.

Ozick is at her such a lot devious, pleasant top in those 4 works, illuminating the convenience with which comedy can waft into calamity.

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By Cynthia Ozick

Ozick’s most recent paintings of fiction brings jointly 4 lengthy tales, together with the novella-length "Dictation," that exhibit this incomparable writer’s sly humor and piercing perception into the human middle. every one begins within the comedian mode, with heroes that suffer from willful self-deceit. From self-deception, those not-so-innocents continue to misinform others, who don’t take it calmly. Revenge is the consequence—and for the reader, a scrumptious if darkish attractiveness of emotional fact.

The wonderful novella "Dictation" imagines a fateful assembly among the secretaries to Henry James and Joseph Conrad on the height of these authors’ repute. Timid leave out Hallowes, who varieties for Conrad, comes less than the impact of James’s leave out Bosanquet, high-spirited, flirtatious, and scheming. In a masterstroke of genius, Ozick hatches a plot among them to insert themselves into posterity.

Ozick is at her such a lot devious, pleasant top in those 4 works, illuminating the convenience with which comedy can waft into calamity.

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Download E-books Second Variety (The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Volume 3) PDF

By Philip K. Dick

Many hundreds of thousands of readers reflect on Philip ok. Dick the best technology fiction brain on any planet. considering his premature demise in 1982, curiosity in Dick's works has persevered to mount and his attractiveness has been additional stronger via a growing to be physique of severe realization. The Philip ok. Dick Award is now given every year to a extraordinary paintings of technological know-how fiction, and the Philip ok. Dick Society is dedicated to the examine and promulgation of his works.
This assortment comprises all the writer's earliest brief and medium-length fiction (including a few formerly unpublished tales) protecting the years 1952-1955. those interesting tales contain moment kind, Foster, You're lifeless and The Father-Thing, and lots of others.
"A worthwhile acquisition for any critical SF library or collection". -- Kirkus
"The amassed tales of Philip okay. Dick is awe inspiring". -- The Washington Post
"More than a person else within the box, Mr. Dick rather places you inside of people's minds". -- Wall highway magazine

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By Philip K. Dick

Many hundreds of thousands of readers reflect on Philip ok. Dick the best technology fiction brain on any planet. considering his premature demise in 1982, curiosity in Dick's works has persevered to mount and his attractiveness has been additional stronger via a growing to be physique of severe realization. The Philip ok. Dick Award is now given every year to a extraordinary paintings of technological know-how fiction, and the Philip ok. Dick Society is dedicated to the examine and promulgation of his works.
This assortment comprises all the writer's earliest brief and medium-length fiction (including a few formerly unpublished tales) protecting the years 1952-1955. those interesting tales contain moment kind, Foster, You're lifeless and The Father-Thing, and lots of others.
"A worthwhile acquisition for any critical SF library or collection". -- Kirkus
"The amassed tales of Philip okay. Dick is awe inspiring". -- The Washington Post
"More than a person else within the box, Mr. Dick rather places you inside of people's minds". -- Wall highway magazine

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Download E-books AM/PM PDF

By Amelia Gray

If anything's going to save lots of the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their stricken romances, their social improprieties, or their fingers becoming claws, it is a John Mayer live performance tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and slicing perception are on complete reveal. Readers journey the lives of 23 characters throughout one hundred twenty tales jam-packed with lizard tails, Schrödinger packing containers, and volcano love. June wakes up one morning lined in seeds; Leonard falls in love with a chaise living room; Betty insists every little thing other than plant life are a logo of her love for her husband; Andrew talks to his residence in occasions of obstacle. Written each morning and evening for 2 months, those short vignettes (50 to a hundred phrases) bear in mind Donald Barthelme of their whimsy and refined but robust feelings. An intermittent love tale as visible via a darkly comedian lens, AM/PM mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a very unique paintings of fiction.

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By Amelia Gray

If anything's going to save lots of the characters in Amelia Gray's debut from their stricken romances, their social improprieties, or their fingers becoming claws, it is a John Mayer live performance tee. In AM/PM, impish humor and slicing perception are on complete reveal. Readers journey the lives of 23 characters throughout one hundred twenty tales jam-packed with lizard tails, Schrödinger packing containers, and volcano love. June wakes up one morning lined in seeds; Leonard falls in love with a chaise living room; Betty insists every little thing other than plant life are a logo of her love for her husband; Andrew talks to his residence in occasions of obstacle. Written each morning and evening for 2 months, those short vignettes (50 to a hundred phrases) bear in mind Donald Barthelme of their whimsy and refined but robust feelings. An intermittent love tale as visible via a darkly comedian lens, AM/PM mixes poetry and prose, humor and hubris to create a very unique paintings of fiction.

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Download E-books The Stories of Eva Luna PDF

By Isabel Allende

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The eastern Lover and essentially the most cherished writers of our time, an intoxicating choice of brief tales approximately love, compassion, irony, revenge, and feminine power.

Eva Luna is a tender girl whose powers as a storyteller carry her friendship and love. mendacity in mattress together with her ecu lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carlé, Eva solutions his request for a narrative “you have by no means informed somebody earlier than” with those twenty-three samples of her shiny artistry. Interweaving the genuine and the mystical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of girls, making a international that's right away poignantly prevalent and intriguingly new.

Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical type, The tales of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende’s paintings. This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted tales is an excellent instance of a author operating on the peak of her powers.

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By Isabel Allende

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The eastern Lover and essentially the most cherished writers of our time, an intoxicating choice of brief tales approximately love, compassion, irony, revenge, and feminine power.

Eva Luna is a tender girl whose powers as a storyteller carry her friendship and love. mendacity in mattress together with her ecu lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carlé, Eva solutions his request for a narrative “you have by no means informed somebody earlier than” with those twenty-three samples of her shiny artistry. Interweaving the genuine and the mystical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of girls, making a international that's right away poignantly prevalent and intriguingly new.

Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical type, The tales of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende’s paintings. This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted tales is an excellent instance of a author operating on the peak of her powers.

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Download E-books Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now PDF

By Patrick McGrath

One of our so much celebrated writers tackles certainly one of our so much celebrated towns.

In the most recent addition to the author within the urban sequence, acclaimed novelist Patrick McGrath offers 3 tales approximately long island urban spanning 3 centuries. "The 12 months of the Gibbet" tells the story of a tender boy throughout the American Revolution, whose mom is hanged for defying the British army―and the tortured experience of complicity the boy incorporates with him for the rest of his existence. In "Julius," a filthy rich service provider on the time of the Civil struggle punishes his son's ardour for the humanities by means of denying him the woman he loves, using the boy to madness. And "Ground Zero," located in modern-day long island, tells the disquieting tale of a psychiatrist who turns into infatuated with considered one of her sufferers, a guy who begun vacationing a prostitute after the occasions of September 11. A masterful number of stories wracked with erotic obsession, insanity, and sophistication conflict, and varying standard from the gothic to the coolly analytical, Ghost Town is a paean to a urban that has constantly encouraged and captivated the world.

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By Patrick McGrath

One of our so much celebrated writers tackles certainly one of our so much celebrated towns.

In the most recent addition to the author within the urban sequence, acclaimed novelist Patrick McGrath offers 3 tales approximately long island urban spanning 3 centuries. "The 12 months of the Gibbet" tells the story of a tender boy throughout the American Revolution, whose mom is hanged for defying the British army―and the tortured experience of complicity the boy incorporates with him for the rest of his existence. In "Julius," a filthy rich service provider on the time of the Civil struggle punishes his son's ardour for the humanities by means of denying him the woman he loves, using the boy to madness. And "Ground Zero," located in modern-day long island, tells the disquieting tale of a psychiatrist who turns into infatuated with considered one of her sufferers, a guy who begun vacationing a prostitute after the occasions of September 11. A masterful number of stories wracked with erotic obsession, insanity, and sophistication conflict, and varying standard from the gothic to the coolly analytical, Ghost Town is a paean to a urban that has constantly encouraged and captivated the world.

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