Download E-books The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis PDF

By Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is one in all our most unique and influential writers. She has been referred to as "an American virtuoso of the fast tale shape" (Salon) and "one of the quiet giants . . . of yank fiction" (Los Angeles instances booklet Review). Now, for the 1st time, Davis's brief tales can be accumulated in a single quantity, from the groundbreaking Break It Down (1986) to the 2007 nationwide e-book Award nominee Varieties of Disturbance.

The accumulated tales of Lydia Davis is an occasion in American letters.

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Download E-books Stabs at Happiness: 13 Stories PDF

By Todd Grimson

Marking the 1st unique e-book through Todd Grimson in nearly two decades, the thirteen tales compiled during this quantity exhibit the author’s interesting fictional canvases, peopled via genuine and sympathetic characters with settings starting from the Amazon to the Sahara and prevents in among to Seventies East Village and pre-Castro Cuba. even if it’s a Hollywood starlet who is going AWOL from her motion picture set within the wake of her husband's suicide and in hide embarks anonymously on a hedonistic bender or an African American guy looking the reply in the back of the mysterious disappearance of his pal within the middle of Muslim North Africa, each one person inside those tales is striving to wreck unfastened, to make new which means in their global, to discover attractiveness or self-definition in an another way bleak and unsympathetic international. clean and ambitious and unique in his voice and depiction of personality, areas, and occasions, Grimson’s diversity is notable, his mind's eye is unsurpassable, and his empathy for his characters—whether killers, transvestites, prostitutes—are all deeply heartfelt.

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Download E-books Memoirs of an Anti-Semite: A Novel in Five Stories (New York Review Books (Paperback)) PDF

The elusive narrator of this superbly written, advanced, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic kinfolk from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 5 psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his prior, from early life to center age, a interval that coincides with the twentieth-century’s ugliest years. principal to every episode is what could be known as the narrator’s Jewish query. he's no Nazi. on the contrary, he's apolitical, accommodating, cosmopolitan. He has Jewish buddies and Jewish fans, and their Jewishness is an issue of abiding fascination to him. His inner most and so much defining courting will even be the unusual dance of allure and repulsion that all through his lifestyles he has performed with this forbidden, wanted, inescapable, imaginary Jewish different. And but it's only his courting that has blinded him to–and makes him complicit in–the bad realities his period.

Lyrical, witty, satirical, and unblinking, Gregor von Rezzori’s such a lot arguable paintings is an intimate foray into the emotional underworld of recent ecu background.

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Download E-books Pieces: A Collection of New Voices PDF

By Stephen Chbosky, Martin Wilson, Davy Rothbart, William Clifford, Matthew Loren Cohen, Aury Wallington, Dennis G. Dillingham Jr.,

Author note: Stephen Chbosky (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
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MTV has came across the authors of the next day. learn them at the present time in Pieces.

This specified short-story assortment is greater than an exceptional learn -- it's a thrilling glimpse into the way forward for fiction. The winners of MTV's "Write Stuff" festival proportion their voices and visions in stories which are endearingly uncooked, undeniably daring, and engagingly artistic.

In Next Time, a housewife encounters a gunman -- an adventure that adjustments her existence, and her brain, in excellent ways...Pinball is an edgy story of a tender mail clerk's hidden intercourse life...After her damaged engagement, a prepare dinner in ny is going to paintings for an elegant SoHo couple in Roam...Mother captures the tragedy of a woman's disease, as witnessed via her daughter's eyes...In Day of the Dead, a humorously doomed courting starts whilst a twentysomething's boyfriend returns from an Outward certain journey and strikes in with her...Two outdated highschool buddies reunite -- and examine their very various lives -- in Black Cowboy.

Along with different tales and an creation through Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Pieces is full of the thrill of discovery -- as a bunch of novices current their works to a large and keen audience.

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Download E-books Nightshade and Damnations PDF

By Gerald Kersh

"No mortal can write this well." - Harlan Ellison

"Kersh has a wierd, perverted feel of genius. and the way he can write." - Virginia Kirkus

"Gerald Kersh had a wild mind's eye matched by way of a bright, near-hallucinatory sort. a lot of his thoughts are so unique that they blur the excellence among fable, technology fiction, secret, and horror, however the cumulative influence of his brief tales is awful within the extreme." - Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

An excursion in South the United States uncovers a terrifying race of fellows with out bones who actually suck the lifestyles out in their prey. a guy in twentieth century London makes a frightening discovery a few monster came upon off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain is going ashore on a abandoned island and unearths what appear to be the bones of a formerly unknown species of monster, purely to benefit that the bones inform a way more tragic story than he may well ever have imagined. A struggle correspondent, none except Kersh himself, is crusing to the United States whilst he meets an odd guy who claims to be 438 years previous. those are the plots of quite a few of the unusual stories you will discover during this ebook.

Gerald Kersh (1911-1968) was once a super and creative author acclaimed in his time for his gritty novels of London existence and his usually weird and wonderful brief fiction, yet he has regrettably develop into overlooked considering his loss of life. This quantity comprises an advent by means of award-winning technological know-how fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who additionally chosen the 11 tales that seem during this assortment and which symbolize the superior of Kersh's brief fiction. comprises: "The Queen of Pig Island", "Frozen Beauty", "The Brighton Monster", "Men with no Bones", "Busto Is a Ghost, Too suggest to offer Us a Fright!", "The Ape and the Mystery", "The King Who amassed Clocks", "Bone for Debunkers", "A fortunate Day for the Boar", "Voices within the dirt of Annan", "Whatever occurred to Corporal Cuckoo?"

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Download E-books Great Dream of Heaven: Stories PDF

By Sam Shepard

In eighteen tales in contrast to any in our modern literature, Sam Shepard explores the giant and rugged American West with a similar parched depth that has made him “the nice playwright of his iteration” (The ny Times).

A boy watches a “remedy guy” tame a wild stallion, a competition that mirrors his personal fight together with his father. a girl riding her mother’s ashes around the state has a unusually transcendent run-in with an injured hawk. getting older widowers, in Stetsons and bolo ties, jointly make an everyday pilgrimage to the neighborhood Denny’s, purely to be divided through the attentions in their favourite waitress. Peering unblinkingly into the chasms that separate fathers and sons, husbands and other halves, buddies and strangers, those strong stories undergo the unmistakable signature of an American grasp.

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Download E-books Again, Dangerous Visions PDF

By Harlan Ellison

Over the process his mythical profession, Harlan Ellison has defied—and occasionally defined—modern delusion literature, all whereas refusing to permit any style to assert him. A Grand grasp of the technology Fiction Writers of the United States, winner of the Lifetime fulfillment Award from the Horror Writers organization in addition to winner of numerous awards, together with the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he's detailed, irrepressible as he's infuriating.
 
Over thirty titles in Ellison’s superb catalog are actually on hand in a sublime new package deal that includes Ellison himself. Genius by no means felt so flamable. Again, harmful Visions is the vintage significant other to the main crucial technology fiction anthology ever released, and comprises forty‑six unique tales edited and with introductions by means of Harlan Ellison, that includes John Heidenry, Ross Rocklynne, Ursula ok. Le Guin, Andrew J. Offutt, Gene Wolfe, Ray Nelson, Ray Bradbury, Chad Oliver, Edward Bryant, Kate Wilhelm, James B. Hemesath, Joanna Russ, Kurt Vonnegut, T. L. Sherred, okay. M. O’Donnell (Barry N. Malzberg), H. H. Hollis, Bernard Wolfe, David Gerrold, Piers Anthony, Lee Hoffman, Gahan Wilson, Joan Bernott, Gregory Benford, Evelyn Lief, James Sallis, Josephine Saxton, Ken McCullough, David Kerr, Burt ok. Filer, Richard Hill, Leonard Tushnet, Ben Bova, Dean Koontz, James Blish and Judith Ann Lawrence, A. Parra (y Figueredo), Thomas M. Disch, Richard A. Lupoff, M. John Harrison, Robin Scott, Andrew Weiner, Terry Carr, and James Tiptree Jr.

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Download E-books Charmed Destinies: Counting Crows\Drusilla's Dream\Moonglow PDF

By Rachel Lee

3 vintage tales of undying love and tantalizing fantasy…

Counting Crows by means of New York Times bestselling writer Mercedes Lackey

In woman Gwynnhwyfar's darkish, lonely court docket, her purely best friend was once noble Sir Atremus, a warrior prepared to struggle for her honor. yet might her strong spell seize his heart—or tumble the dominion into chaos?

Drusilla's Dream by means of USA TODAY bestselling writer Rachel Lee

Every evening Drusilla Morgan dreamed of brave and good-looking Miles Kennedy. Their quest: to conflict evil and locate real love. but while the sunlight rose, might Drusilla's fable guy turn into a reality?

Moonglow by way of Nebula Award–winning writer Catherine Asaro

In a global the place kings married for magic, Iris Larkspur was once required to wed the prince—despite the spell that saved him deaf, mute and blind. therapeutic her bridegroom could take an influence more than any she'd ever known—one in simple terms bonded hearts may provide!

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