Selected Stories 1968 1994

Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814629
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Selected Stories 1968 1994. WINNER OF THE 2013 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. In her Selected Stories, Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and locates the moments of love and betrayal, desire and forgiveness, that change those lives forever. To read these stories--about a traveling salesman and his children on an impromptu journey; an abandoned woman choosing between seduction and solitude--is to succumb to the spell of a writer who enchants her readers utterly even as she restores them to their truest selves.

Selected Stories

Author: Katherine Mansfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780192839862
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Selected Stories. 'I was jealous of her writing. The only writing I have ever been jealous of.' Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was not the only writer to admire Mansfield's work: Thomas Hardy, D. H. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Bowen all praised her stories, and her early death at the age of thirty-four cut short one of the finest short-story writers in the English language. This selection covers the full range of Mansfield's fiction, from her early satirical stories to the subtly nuanced comedy of 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel' and the macabre and ominous 'A Married Man's Story'. The stories that pay what Mansfield calls 'a debt of love' to New Zealand are as sharply etched as the European stories, and she recreates her childhood world with mordant insight. Disruption is a constant theme, whether the tone is comic, tragic, nostalgic, or domestic, echoing Mansfield's disrupted life and the fractured expressions of Modernism. This new edition increases the selection from 27 to 33 stories and prints them in the order in which they first appeared, in the definitive texts established by Anthony Alpers.

The Awakening And Selected Stories Of Kate Chopin

Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743487672
Size: 41.14 MB
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The Awakening And Selected Stories Of Kate Chopin. Presents "The Awakening" and other short stories, including "Beyond the Bayou," "A respectable woman," and "A Pair of Silk Stockings."

Labyrinths

Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811200127
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Labyrinths. Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives

Selected Stories

Author: Robert Walser
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466834951
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Selected Stories. In her preface to Robert Walser's Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as "a good-humored, sweet Beckett." The more common comparison is to "a comic Kafka." Both formulations effectively describe the reading experience in these stories: the reader is obviously in the presence of a mind-bending genius, but one characterized by a wry, buoyant voice, as apparently cheerful as it is disturbing. Walser is one of the twentieth century's great modern masters—revered by everyone from Walter Benjamin to Hermann Hesse to W. G. Sebald—and Selected Stories gives the fullest display of his talent. "He is most at home in the mode of short fiction," according to J. M. Coetzee in The New York Review of Books. The stories "show him at his dazzling best."

100 Selected Stories

Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262418
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100 Selected Stories. O Henry's finest stories is a showcase for the sheer varienty of one of America's best-loved short story writers. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as compassion and high humour.

Selected Stories

Author: William Trevor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101476524
Size: 12.80 MB
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Selected Stories. A marvelous collection from "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" (The New Yorker). Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Prize, and five-time finalist for the Man Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. Bringing together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta, this second volume of Trevor's collected fiction offers readers "treasures of gorgeous writing, brilliant dialogue, and unforgettable lives" (The New York Times Book Review).

A Wilderness Station

Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101972386
Size: 51.40 MB
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A Wilderness Station. A New York Times Editors’ Choice Book Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. In A Wilderness Station: Selected Stories, 1968–1994, Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and locates the moments of love and betrayal, desire and forgiveness, that change those lives forever. A traveling salesman during the Depression takes his children with him on an impromptu visit to a former girlfriend. A poor girl steels herself to marry a rich fiancé she can’t quite manage to love. An abandoned woman tries to choose between the opposing pleasures of seduction and solitude. To read these stories is to succumb to the spell of a true narrative sorcerer, a writer who enchants her readers utterly even as she restores them to their truest selves.

In Another Country

Author: David Constantine
Publisher: Comma Press
ISBN:
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In Another Country. Featuring the story, 'In Another Country', that inspired the motion picture, 45 Years. Also featuring selected stories from David Constantine's Comma Press back catalogue : Under The Dam (2005); The Shieling (2009); Tea at the Midland (2012). Released one day before 45 Years, which will be released as a major film (Film4 / BFI) starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. Directed by Andrew Haigh (Weekend , HBO’s Looking).

Selected Stories

Author: Aleksandr Fomich Vel e'tman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810115279
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Selected Stories. A.F. Veltman, a prolific but largely forgotten 19th-century Russian writer, played a significant role in the development of Russian literature, influencing Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky and others. These five stories provide a brief by representative sampling of his output.