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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories

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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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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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The Hunger

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ISBN : 9781939140425
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The Hunger in PDF by Charles Beaumont Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A memorable first book of fiction, one which belongs on any shelf of the best contemporary weird tales." - August Derleth, "Chicago Tribune" "[E]xtraordinary . . . gives Mr. Beaumont undeniable stature as an artist." - "N. Y. Herald Tribune" "Charles Beaumont was a genius . . . and one hell of a storyteller." - Dean R. Koontz "The name of Charles Beaumont will be honored and recognized for generations yet to come." - Robert Bloch When "The Hunger and Other Stories" (1957) appeared, it heralded the arrival of Charles Beaumont (1929-1967) as an important and highly original new voice in American fiction. Although he is best known today for his scripts for television and film, including several classic episodes of "The Twilight Zone," Beaumont is being rediscovered as a master of weird tales, and this, his first published collection, contains some of his best. Ranging in tone from the chilling Gothic horror of "Miss Gentilbelle," where an insane mother dresses her son up as a girl and slaughters his pets, to deliciously dark humor in tales like "Open House" and "The Infernal Bouillabaisse," where murderers' plans go disastrously awry, these seventeen stories demonstrate Beaumont's remarkable talent and versatility. This new edition of "The Hunger and Other Stories," the first in more than fifty years, includes a new introduction by Dr. Bernice M. Murphy, who argues for reevaluation of Beaumont alongside the other greats of the genre, including Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, and Richard Matheson.


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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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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199600929
Pages : 271 pages
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Download A Hunger Artist and Other Stories in PDF by Franz Kafka Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-12 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 hunger artist. The tales are among Kafka's best-known, haunting and compelling satires on the human condition, on art and artists, and on life itself, which complement his major fictions. Translated by the award-winning Joyce Crick, the book includes an invaluable introduction, notes, and other editorial material by renowned Kafka scholar Ritchie Robertson. There is also a Biographical Preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a chronology of Kafka's life. This volume completes an Oxford World's Classics set of five Kafka works, in distinctive complementary cover designs. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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The Last Hug & Other Stories

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Publisher : StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd
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ISBN : 9395374055
Pages : 124 pages
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Download The Last Hug & Other Stories in PDF by Dinakar Reddy Full Book and published by StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd. This book was released on 2022-09-29 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About the Book: The book is a collection of 60 short stories. It is the natural tendency of humans to transmit a lot of things through storytelling. When you enjoy a story there is no end to it. It might end on a certain line but it lives in a thousand other possible ways in your thoughts, actions, and smiles. Each story in the book gives you a heart-touching feeling about human emotions. The story of A little kid’s fantasy, A romantic husband, the Musings of an army man, A single parent’s concern, and more. You might enjoy reading them while finding those little things of joy, excitement, and suspense that we are missing to acknowledge in our routine life. So, let's take a ride into these stories. About the Author: Dinakar Reddy is an engineer by profession and a published author. He hails from a small village (Yandapalli Village, Rayachoti Mandal) in the Annamayya district of Andhra Pradesh. He finds solace in creating pieces of poetry and fiction while juggling shift works and is keen to experiment with different genres of books. He won the Author of the Year award 2020- Editor's Choice title (Storymirror) His poetry collection "Tailored Memories" was published in 2021.


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The Fat Artist and Other Stories

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Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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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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The Art of Space Travel and Other Stories

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Publisher : Titan Books
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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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The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories

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Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
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ISBN : 2021062716
Pages : 215 pages
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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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Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786468645
Pages : 203 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 203 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 its appeal. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the Hunger Games trilogy, drawing from literary studies, psychology, gender studies, media studies, philosophy, and cultural studies. An analytical rather than evaluative work, it dispenses with extended theoretical discussions and academic jargon. Assuming that readers are familiar with the entire trilogy, the book also avoids plot summary and character analysis, instead focusing on the significance of the story and its characters. It includes a biographical essay, glossaries, questions for further study, and an extensive bibliography. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


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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 2011-08-29 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 : 130 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 130 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 Long Exile and Other Stories

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Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 1434469611
Pages : 412 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (434 Download)

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Download The Long Exile and Other Stories in PDF by Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy Full Book and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2008-04-01 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher, as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer.


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Last Night of Carnival and Other Stories

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Publisher : Leaping Dog Press/Asylum
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ISBN : 1587750147
Pages : 144 pages
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Download Last Night of Carnival and Other Stories in PDF by Norberto Luis Romero Full Book and published by Leaping Dog Press/Asylum. This book was released on 2004 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The erotic, surreal, and provocative stories of Last Night of Carnival, comprise an exile aesthetic, where the speaker is exiled from his homeland, from the stale middleclass values of his parents, and from dead pieties of previous generations that have become ossified in the culture. Romero creates a world as fantastic as any created by Kafka, Borges, or Calvino.


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When God Laughs, and Other Stories

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Pages : 142 pages
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Download When God Laughs, and Other Stories in PDF by Jack London Full Book and published by BEYOND BOOKS HUB. This book was released on 2021-01-01 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This was a very interesting story with which to begin an anthology. It’s a love story, and then again, it’s totally not. This married couple spent their entire lives pursuing a love uninhibited by physical contact, pursuing what they dubbed “satiety,” or total satisfaction. They loved life, yet in the end, their pursuit of a totally satisfying love and complete life was nothing more than a concept. “It was for the inordinate desire for joy that they forewent joy”—that thing they pursued most was the thing they despised most. It was the pleasure-delaying mentality taken to its ultimate extreme, and I’m pretty confident that Jack London thought them fools. I’m with him there! This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.


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Taken Alive and Other Stories with an Autobiography

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Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 3732667847
Pages : 286 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (732 Download)

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Download Taken Alive and Other Stories with an Autobiography in PDF by E.P. Roe Full Book and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-05-15 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Taken Alive and Other Stories with an Autobiography by E.P. Roe