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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories

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ISBN : 0191627046
Pages : 272 pages
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Download A Hunger Artist and Other Stories in PDF by Franz Kafka Full Book and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2012-04-12 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'In recent decades, interest in hunger artists has greatly diminished.' Kafka published two collections of short stories in his lifetime, A Country Doctor: Little Tales (1919) and A Hunger Artist: Four Stories (1924). Both collections are included in their entirety in this edition, which also contains other, uncollected stories and a selection of posthumously published works that have become part of the Kafka canon. Enigmatic, satirical, often bleakly humorous, these stories approach human experience at a tangent: a singing mouse, an ape, an inquisitive dog, and a paranoid burrowing creature are among the protagonists, as well as the professional starvation artist. A patient seems to be dying from a metaphysical wound; the war-horse of Alexander the Great steps aside from history and adopts a quiet profession as a lawyer. Fictional meditations on art and artists, and a series of aphorisms that come close to expressing Kafka's philosophy of life, further explore themes that recur in his major novels. Newly translated, and with an invaluable introduction and notes, Kafka's short stories are haunting and unforgettable. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

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Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141900024
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Metamorphosis and Other Stories in PDF by Franz Kafka Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2008-10-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka’s works that he thought worthy of publication. It includes Metamorphosis, his most famous work, an exploration of horrific transformation and alienation; Meditation, a collection of his earlier studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America and a fascinating occasional piece, The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka’s eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka’s literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.


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Short Story Index

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The Fat Artist and Other Stories

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ISBN : 1509830324
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The Fat Artist and Other Stories in PDF by Benjamin Hale Full Book and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Benjamin Hale's fiction abounds with a love of language and a wild joy for storytelling. In prose alternately stark, lush, and hallucinatory, occasionally nightmarish and often absurd, the seven stories in this collection are suffused with fear and desire, introducing us to a company of indelible characters reeling with love, jealousy, megalomania, and despair. As in his acclaimed debut novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, the voices in these stories speak from the margins: a dominatrix whose longtime client, a U.S. congressman, drops dead during a tryst in a hotel room; an addict in precarious recovery who lands a job driving a truck full of live squid; a heartbroken performance artist who attempts to eat himself to death as a work of art. From underground radicals hiding in Morocco to an aging hippie in Colorado in the summer before 9/11 to a young drag queen in New York at the cusp of the AIDS crisis, these stories rove freely across time and place, carried by haunting, peculiar narratives, threads in the vast tapestry of American life. Weaving a pleasure in the absurd with an exploration of the extraordinary variety of the human condition and the sway our most private selves and hidden pasts hold over us, the stories in The Fat Artist reside in the unnerving intersections between life and death, art and ridicule, consumption and creation.


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Erceldoune & Other Stories

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ISBN : 1411699432
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Erceldoune & Other Stories in PDF by Richard Leigh Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2006-10-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three narratives and an essay by New York Times bestselling author Richard Leigh. Mr. Leigh is co-author, with Michael Baigent and Henry Lincoln, of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the controversial international bestseller. With Michael Baigent, Mr. Leigh has co-authored The Messianic Legacy, Secret Germany, The Inquisition, and The Elixir and the Stone. Here Leigh weaves three tales of magic and timeless mystery. Two nouvellas, 'Erceldoune' and 'The Oisin Society', one short story, 'Druidesse', and an essay 'Mythic Logic', explore the forces at play where the past, present, and future of Ireland intersect.


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The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories

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ISBN : 1789091764
Pages : 480 pages
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Download The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories in PDF by Nina Allan Full Book and published by Titan Books. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named as one of ‘50 Writers You Should Read Now’ by The Guardian. A beautifully inventive short-story collection from award-winning author Nina Allan. A collection of short stories from the award-winning author of The Rift and The Dollmaker, Nina Allan. This compilation brings together rarely seen tales spanning the vast breadth of Allan's writing career for the first time. It also includes a brand-new introduction and one never-before-published story. Locus has described Nina as ‘a subversive writer... playing with both the familiar protocols of genre and with the nature of the reading experience itself.' This is a stunning collection from one of the most astute and innovative voices writing today. For readers of China Mieville, Aliya Whiteley, Jeff Vandermeer and Carmen Maria Machado.


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Singularity and Other Stories

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Download Singularity and Other Stories in PDF by Melanie Tem Full Book and published by Crossroad Press. This book was released on 2018-02-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Singularity gathers award-winning writer Melanie Tem’s most important short fiction, highlighting her diversity and mastery of her art. The sixty stories collected here range from "Sitting with the Driver," a western with a dark woman at its center, to "Little Shit," a contemporary tale of a woman who uses her deceptive appearance and psychic power to trap those who prey on the helpless. The child in "Corn teeth" longs not only to become a part of an alien family, but also to become an alien. And in the title tale, a man studies singularities and strin theory to both understand and blind himself to the truth about the woman he loves. Although the story is not science fiction, its exploration of physics is as rigorous as that found in the best sf. Here you will find no triumphant warriors, no powerful and beautiful protagonists, no monsters from beyond the dark cold void or madmen bent on conquest. Tem's characters are mothers and siblings, orphans and lonely seniors. Her stories are often about family, and always about relationships. Even though Kelly is the only character in "Iced in," the bitter truth that lies at the story's heart is that she is doomed by her failure to maintain relationships. Melanie Tem's stories are often haunted by ghosts and monsters, ghosts and monsters revealed as all too human. In Singularity, she explores the love and terror that lie deep within all of us.


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The Sacred Door and Other Stories

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Publisher : Ohio University Press
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ISBN : 9780896804586
Pages : 231 pages
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Download The Sacred Door and Other Stories in PDF by Makuchi Full Book and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy of Beba oral traditions. Makuchi retells the stories that she heard at home when she was growing up in her native Cameroon. The collection of thirty-four folktales of the Beba showcases a wide variety of stories that capture the richness and complexities of an agrarian society’s oral literature and traditions. Revenge, greed, and deception are among the themes that frame the story lines in both new and familiar ways. In the title story, a poor man finds himself elevated to king. The condition for his continued success is that he not open the sacred door. This tale of temptation, similar to the story of Pandora’s box, concludes with the question, “What would you have done?” Makuchi relates the stories her mother told her so that readers can make connections between African and North American oral narrative traditions. These tales reinforce the commonalities of our human experiences without discounting our differences.


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Boulevard Wren and Other Stories

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ISBN : 0717183327
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Boulevard Wren and Other Stories in PDF by Blindboy Boatclub Full Book and published by Gill & Macmillan Ltd. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boulevard Wren and Other Stories is the stunning follow-up to the bestselling Gospel According to Blindboy, and a warped mirror held up to the Irish psyche. Provocative and unsettling, the stories rove through the centuries, from the barren fields of Famine-struck Meath to the chaotic landscape of the near future, where social media has colonised the deepest recesses of the human subconscious. This is a world populated by characters lost and at odds with the demands of contemporary life, for whom the line separating redemption and madness has grown impossibly fine. Razor-sharp social satire, it is an era-defining work from one of Ireland’s most anarchic satirists and a quietly devastating portrait of a society in disarray.


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Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786468645
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy in PDF by Tom Henthorne Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-07-12 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This book addresses Suzanne Collins's work from a number of literary and cultural perspectives in an effort to better understand both its significance and appeal. Assuming that readers are familiar with all three volumes of The Hunger Games, the book also avoids plot summary and character analysis, instead focusing on the significance of the story and its characters"--Provided by publisher.


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The Throttled Street and Other Stories

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Publisher : Popular Prakashan
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ISBN : 9788171547746
Pages : 188 pages
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Download The Throttled Street and Other Stories in PDF by Gangadhar Gopal Gadgil Full Book and published by Popular Prakashan. This book was released on 1994 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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American Supernatural Tales

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ISBN : 1101662751
Pages : 512 pages
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Download American Supernatural Tales in PDF by S. T. Joshi Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro American Supernatural Tales is the ultimate collection of weird and frightening American short fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The book celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation's brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. This volumes also includes "The Yellow Sign," the most horrific story from The King in Yellow, the classic horror collection by Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good collection of stories. Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.


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The Best American Noir of the Century

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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0547719302
Pages : 755 pages
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Download The Best American Noir of the Century in PDF by James Ellroy Full Book and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 755 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Ellroy and Otto Penzler mined the past century to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir’s twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain’s “Pastorale,” and its postwar heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing from the past decade.


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Cat Came Back and Other Stories

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ISBN : 1105029069
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Cat Came Back and Other Stories in PDF by Doug Downie Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-09 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of short, short stories and a novella about everyday life and the search for meaning. Influences are Charles Bukowski, John Fante, Knut Hamsun, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Ernest Hemingway.


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Love of Life & Other Stories

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ISBN : 1387079468
Pages : 128 pages
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Download Love of Life & Other Stories in PDF by Jack London Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jack London was one of the first writers to earn a living in part from his writings in commercial fiction magazines. London's writings reflect the change in his political views. He is best known for his novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang. Stories in this collection include LOVE OF LIFE, A DAY'S LODGING, THE WHITE MAN'S WAY, THE STORY OF KEESH, THE UNEXPECTED, BROWN WOLF, THE SUN-DOG TRAIL, NEGORE, and THE COWARD, LOVE OF LIFE (excerpt) ""This out of all will remain - They have lived and have tossed: So much of the game will be gain, Though the gold of the dice has been lost."" THEY limped painfully down the bank, and once the foremost of the two men staggered among the rough-strewn rocks. They were tired and weak, and their faces had the drawn expression of patience which comes of hardship long endured. They were heavily burdened with blanket packs which were strapped to their shoulders. Head- straps, passing across the forehead, helped support these packs...


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The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories

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Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
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ISBN : 2021062716
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Download The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories in PDF by The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories Full Book and published by BEYOND BOOKS HUB. This book was released on 2021-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is Volume 12 of The Tales Of Chekhov and includes 25 stories including A Classical Student, Vanka, Grisha, The Dependents, A Chameleon, A Day In The Country, In Passion Week, The Bird Market, and The Old House.


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The Supernatural Index

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ISBN : 9780313240300
Pages : 958 pages
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Download The Supernatural Index in PDF by Michael Ashley Full Book and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 958 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title