Category: Contemporary Short Stories

Download Useful Gifts by Carole L. Glickfeld PDF

By Carole L. Glickfeld

Charged with the secret of adolescence, with interest and bold, confusion and worry, the 11 interrelated tales in Useful Gifts discover what Ruthie is aware. The youngest baby of profoundly deaf mom and dad dwelling in new york within the Forties and Nineteen Fifties, Ruthie Zimmer speaks and indicators. examining for her mom and dad, she attempts to make feel of worlds as shut as her family's fourth-floor condo, as expansive as her rooftop playground and as assorted because the local below.

The methods of language, its methods, its behavior, its humor—as good because the demons that upward thrust inside of us after we fail to communicate—form an undercurrent in lots of of Carole Glickfeld's tales. In "What My mom is aware" Hannah Zimmer gleans the local gossip from her residence window, telling Ruthie in a gesture that Mrs. Frangione is pregnant back, and asserting in clipped, terse indicators that the O'Briens have divorced. "Know drunk?…Unhappy, struggle, spouse, divorce." there's, in "My Father's Darling" the hoarse, choked screaming of Albert Zimmer, "Honorfatherhonorfatherhonorfather" notable his daughter Melva has she sinks to the ground muttering "Misermisermisermiser" within the far away, disembodied voice of a ventriloquist. And, in "Talking Mama-Losh'n" there's Sidney, Ruthie's older brother, "getting right down to business," sprinkling his speech with Yiddish, French and German—words that undertaking a knowledge and cosmopolitanism he sincerely craves.

Three flooring less than the Zimmer condominium, Ruthie enters the altogether diversified realm of Dot, a thrice-married hatcheck lady, and her daughter and son, Glory and Roy Rogers. those are characters who, as their names appear to promise, convey event and excitement—from acted-out fantasies of Hollywood to gunfights amid the rooftop battlements of "Fort Arden," from impulsive, trendy haircuts to chinese language nutrition with beef. And, around the slump, Ruthie visits with the Opals family—Iris, Ivy, and Ione—three daughters whose unending classes in allure, elocution and posture major them for destiny "fame and glory."

In Useful Gifts, Carole Glickfeld creates, in the course of the positive voice of a tender woman, intimacy with the complexity and heartbreak of an international we are hoping she will be able to live on. within the ultimate tale of the gathering, Ruth Zimmer, 20 years older, retraces her neighborhood—not in simple terms to maintain her thoughts yet to appreciate, ultimately, their impression on her now, a grown lady residing 3 thousand miles away.

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Download Funny (and Not So Funny) Short Stories by Shyam Bhatawdekar,Dr Kalpana Bhatawdekar PDF

By Shyam Bhatawdekar,Dr Kalpana Bhatawdekar

Shyam Bhatawdekar used his multifaceted character of firstclass enterprise govt, hugely wanted enterprise advisor, eminent administration guru, prolific writer and presenter par excellence in writing those humorous (and no longer so humorous) brief tales for this book.

His interactions with and willing examine of the folk within the company global, the company businesses and existence normally paved solution to write on these refined elements of human existence that simply get neglected yet come to consider it, they're the true make-up of the existence at large.

The ebook hence comprises such colors of company and enterprise existence and existence more often than not that contact the delicate and delicate spots of human nature.

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Download Kopfstand: Illustriert von Wolfgang Neumann (German Edition) by Aras Ören,Wolfgang Neumann,Cornelius Bischoff 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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Download Make Me Work by Ralph Lombreglia PDF

By Ralph Lombreglia

Short tales via the writer of Men less than Water show considerate, conflicted protagonists pushing for stability of their own relationships and discovering tricks of which means within the acutely perceived oddities of latest American existence. dwelling totally on the fringes of academia, media and the humanities, the characters aren't really happy with both their atmosphere or the days. Lisa, a classic-rock disc jockey in small-town Vermont, performs blues songs to recover from her ex-husband, an Elvis enthusiast. Walter, an actor by way of alternate, writes replica for commercial movies in Boston and discovers the miracle of start opposed to a backdrop of high-tech laser pranks. Karl, a reasonably well-known composer again within the Fifties, now labors over a bit encouraged through his middle arrhythmia and grumbles as his younger protegee/lover heads to long island to pursue functionality paintings. Hoping to flee her drug-addicted son and head for Florida, Josephine buries an icon of St. Joseph in her garden to expedite the sale of her house.

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Download Goethe se muere (Alianza Literaria (Al)) (Spanish Edition) by Thomas Bernhard,Miguel Sáenz Sagaseta PDF

By Thomas Bernhard,Miguel Sáenz Sagaseta

Thomas Bernhard en estado cáusticamente puro
Bernhard publicó el relato que da título al libro en el diario ¿Die Zeit¿, en 1982, como ¿Goethe schtirbt¿ y no ¿Goethe stirbt¿, como sería lo correcto. Se sirvió de ese recurso ortográfico para hacer blanco de su ironía a dos tabúes alemanes: Goethe y l. a. muerte. los angeles traducción española de Miguel Sáenz, ¿Goethe se muere¿, trata de imitar esa ironía.
Los cuatro relatos que recoge este volumen aparecieron en distintas publicaciones y no en un único libro como period los angeles primera intención de Thomas Bernhard. Así se lo hizo saber a su editor alemán, Siegfried Unseld, en 1985. Pasados los años se ha cumplido el deseo de Thomas Bernhard. En estos cuatro relatos, condensa todos los principios narrativos y el pensamiento que articula su obra. l. a. ironía, l. a. provocación, l. a. desmitificación, los equívocos, los angeles irreverencia, las paradojas..., fluyen por los relatos para deleite del lector, al que en ocasiones descolocará y en otras provocará su sonrisa.

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Download 'Twixt Land and Sea (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of by Joseph Conrad,J. A. Berthoud,Laura L. Davis,S. W. Reid PDF

By Joseph Conrad,J. A. Berthoud,Laura L. Davis,S. W. Reid

New texts of Joseph Conrad's glossy vintage 'The mystery Sharer' and of 2 different stories look during this variation of 'Twixt Land and Sea with a variety of phrases, sentences, and whole paragraphs restored from Conrad's manuscripts and typescripts. Written whereas he was once engaged on less than Western Eyes, those tales, while amassed jointly in 1912, marked the turning element in Conrad's specialist fortunes that opportunity might quickly be sure. released for the 1st time as Conrad intended them to be, those authoritative texts are observed by way of a brand new creation that discusses their assets, composition, and booklet, and their reception as much as our time. The Notes clarify nautical, geographical, and historic references and are supplemented by way of diagrams, maps, and different illustrations. A textual essay and equipment study the revisions, excisions, divisions, and censorship the stories underwent, which until eventually now were mirrored in variations unduly relied on by means of numerous readers.

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Download Crímenes (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) by Ferdinand von Schirach PDF

By Ferdinand von Schirach

Primera obra literaria de Ferdinand von Schirach, esta serie de relatos basados en los angeles experiencia profesional de este reputado jurista alemán fue l. a. revelación editorial y uno de los mayores éxitos de los últimos años en su país.

Además de obtener el prestigioso Premio Kleist, Crímenes mereció un torrente de elogiosos comentarios de los angeles crítica y ocupó durante casi un año las listas de libros más vendidos. Cerca de setecientos casos desde que inició su carrera de abogado penalista en Berlín son el bagaje de vivencias que Von Schirach ha transformado, con un aguzado instinto narrativo, en una obra literaria de atmósfera cautivadora.

El lenguaje sobrio y conciso de l. a. búsqueda de l. a. verdad judicial subraya l. a. atención que Schirach fija en los crímenes cometidos por individuos corrientes, dejando que los hechos expongan l. a. realidad con toda su crudeza.

Profundamente unique, revelador y lleno de matices, Crímenes plantea el fascinante tema de los angeles escurridiza verdad en los procesos criminales y reflexiona sobre el sentido del castigo, pero, por encima de todo, nos habla con proximidad del ser humano, de su miseria y también de su grandeza.

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Download Celestial Inventories by Steve Rasnic Tem PDF

By Steve Rasnic Tem

Celestial Inventories positive factors twentytwo tales amassed from infrequent chapbooks, anthologies, and vague magazines, besides a brand new tale written particularly for this quantity. All signify the slipstream section of Steve Rasnic Tem’s huge physique of stories: inventive, difficult-to-pigeonhole works of the wonderful crossing traditional barriers among technology fiction, delusion, horror, literary fiction, bizarro, magic realism, and the hot bizarre. a number of of those tales have formerly seemed in better of the 12 months compilations and feature been the recipients of significant F & SF nominations and awards.

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