The Houseguest And Other Stories

The Houseguest  And Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Amparo Dávila
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811228223
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 131

Book Description
The first collection in English of an endlessly surprising, master storyteller Like those of Kafka, Poe, Leonora Carrington, or Shirley Jackson, Amparo Dávila’s stories are terrifying, mesmerizing, and expertly crafted—you’ll finish each one gasping for air. With acute psychological insight, Dávila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, who makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some sort of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest—Dávila’s debut collection in English—you’ll wonder how this secret was kept for so long.

End of the Tiger and Other Stories

End of the Tiger and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: John D. MacDonald
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307826864
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
End of the Tiger and Other Stories, a classic collection of short fiction from crime writer John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. As prolific a novelist as John D. MacDonald was in his time, his output as a short-story writer is simply astonishing. All told, just a fraction of the five hundred pieces he produced as a working writer were anthologized, and End of the Tiger and Other Stories is the first of just a few such collections. Although renowned primarily as a noir author, these fifteen handpicked gems showcase MacDonald’s tremendous range. Written between 1947 and 1966, during the golden age of short fiction in America, and appearing in such national magazines as Cosmopolitan, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Ladies’ Home Journal, these stories are a timeless testament to a writer at the top of his craft. This collection includes “Hangover,” “The Big Blue,” “The Trouble with Erica,” “Long Shot,” “Looie Follows Me,” “Blurred View,” “The Loveliest Girl in the World,” “Triangle,” “The Bear Trap,” “A Romantic Courtesy,” “The Fast Loose Money,” “The Straw Witch,” “End of the Tiger,” “The Trap of Solid Gold,” and “Afternoon of the Hero.” Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald “The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “My favorite novelist of all time.”—Dean Koontz “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut “A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark

Post Global Aesthetics

Post Global Aesthetics PDF Book Detail Author: Gesine Müller
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110762218
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 271

Book Description
Phenomena such as the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, or the surge of political populism show that the current phase of accelerated globalization is over. New concepts are needed in order to respond to this exhaustion of the global project: the volume scrutinizes these responses in the aesthetic realm and under a "post-global" banner, while incorporating alternative, non-Western epistemologies and literatures of the post-colonial Global South.

Out of This World

Out of This World PDF Book Detail Author: Rachel S. Cordasco
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252052919
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 328

Book Description
The twenty-first century has witnessed an explosion of speculative fiction in translation (SFT). Rachel Cordasco examines speculative fiction published in English translation since 1960, ranging from Soviet-era fiction to the Arabic-language dystopias that emerged following the Iraq War. Individual chapters on SFT from Korean, Czech, Finnish, and eleven other source languages feature an introduction by an expert in the language's speculative fiction tradition and its present-day output. Cordasco then breaks down each chapter by subgenre--including science fiction, fantasy, and horror--to guide readers toward the kinds of works that most interest them. Her discussion of available SFT stands alongside an analysis of how various subgenres emerged and developed in a given language. She also examines the reasons a given subgenre has been translated into English. An informative and one-of-a-kind guide, Out of This World offers readers and scholars alike a tour of speculative fiction's new globalized era.

Weird Fiction

Weird Fiction PDF Book Detail Author: Michael Cisco
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030924505
Category : Electronic books
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
Weird Fiction: A Genre Study presents a comprehensive, contemporary analysis of the genre of weird fiction by identifying the concepts that influence and produce it. Focusing on the sources of narrative content--how the content is produced and what makes something weird--Michael Cisco engages with theories from Deleuze and Guattari to explain how genres work and to understand the relationship between identity and the ordinary. Cisco also uses these theories to examine the supernatural not merely as a horde of tropes, but as a recognition of the infinity of experience in defiance of limiting norms. The book also traces the sociopolitical implications of weird fiction, studying the differentiation of major and minor literatures. Through an articulated theoretical model and close textual analysis, readers will learn not only what weird fiction is, but how and why it is produced.

The House Guest

The House Guest PDF Book Detail Author: Barbara Anderson
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 0864737122
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 312

Book Description
Robin Dromgoole, the only son of a widowed mother, learns to cook with Emmeline who lives next door. But Lisa on the other side, whom he minded when she was a baby, is the girl he marries. As ususal Anderson's writing is dazzling, she writes from the heart and shoots from the hip.

Starlings Other Stories

Starlings   Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: eBook Partnership
ISBN: 1910862363
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
Twelve pictures, twelve tales of crime and mystery. Written by Murder Squad and their six accomplices, these page turning stories uncover a world of intrigue, suspense and fear. With contributions from celebrated crime writers including Ann Cleeves and Martin Edwards, each tale is inspired by the atmospheric and evocative Pembrokeshire collection of photographer David Wilson.

The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories

The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Robert J. Conley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806123530
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 190

Book Description
These stories, based on Cherokee history, folklore, and experience, reflect the depth of historical experience, as well as the range of contemporary life and values of this enduring Native American people

The Green of Bengal and Other Stories

The Green of Bengal and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Gautam Benegal
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9351363732
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 188

Book Description
A guest with epic gastric trouble, the besieged political campaigner, the cruel critic, the secret murderer, the homophobic ruffians, the reluctant nude model, the talking dog, the frustrated illustrator, the grandfather who pines for the home he lost. Gautam Benegal's short stories are peopled with characters we almost recognize - a neighbour, an uncle, a niece - bringing alive the Calcutta of the late 1980s and the early '90s. There is nostalgia here, but it is shot through with darkness. A political pulse runs through the whole, informed by Benegal's own preoccupations with gender and class, his keen interest in people and the workings of their minds. Yet, there is a lightness of touch, a desire to engage the reader in a story, even an occasional twist in the tale.

A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories

A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459244478
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
A Lady of Expectations Jack Lester seeks the perfect bride—one who is attractive and kind, but who also loves him in spite of his wealth. Which is why he keeps this trifling detail hidden. But when Sophie Winterton enters his life, believing he must marry into wealth to run his family's estate, how will he convince her that she is the woman he desires—and that he can be the husband she deserves? Secrets of a Courtesan Eve Nightingale thought she had put her past as mistress to the Duke of Welburn behind her. But when the handsome duke strolls into her small village, she finds it hard to keep her secrets concealed…and to keep her heart from stirring for him once again. How to Woo a Spinster Still unmarried at twenty-eight, Lady Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door—the very image of the perfect lover of her most private dreams. But can a man with a secret and a woman who's never known love find happiness together?

The Bride Series Collection Books 1 5 and other stories

The Bride Series Collection  Books 1 5 and other stories  PDF Book Detail Author: Shadonna Richards
Publisher: SR
ISBN:
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 500

Book Description
Contains two romance series (4 novels and 4 novellas) in one volume The Bride Series An Unexpected Bride (A Kindle #1 Bestseller in Romance & Humor) The Jilted Bride The Matchmaker Bride His Island Bride An Unexpected Baby The Billionaire's Whirlwind Romance Series Accidentally Married to the Billionaire (A Kindle #1 Bestseller in Humor) Accidentally Flirting with the CEO Accidentally Falling for the Tycoon

The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories

The Houses of Iszm and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Jack Vance
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575109912
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 172

Book Description
The inhabitants of a planet called Iszm, a species known as the Iszic, have evolved the native giant trees into living homes, with all needs and various luxuries supplied by the trees' own natural growth. The Iszic maintain a jealously-guarded monopoly, exporting only enough trees to keep prices high and make a great profit. The protagonist, Ailie Farr, is a human botanist who goes to Iszm (like many others before him, of many species) to steal a female tree, which might allow the propagation of the species off world and break the monopoly. This volume includes two short novels, previously published separately - the title story, and Nopalgarth (published as The Brains of Earth). The collection is rounded out by two of his best shorter works - "The Gift of Gab" and "The Narrow Land". "The Narrow Land" was the first of a proposed story sequence which was never completed. Contents: The Houses of Iszm, The Gift of Gab, Nopalgarth (The Brains of Earth), The Narrow Land All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.

The Mirror and Other Stories

The Mirror and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Jack McLarnon
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1716620260
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
This collection contains the novella 'The Mirror' and seven short stories that cover a wide range of genres and ideas. 'The Mirror' presents asynchronous snapshots of a woman's life as her story and character gradually unfurl. "Sidetown, USA" uncovers a version of the future with underlying menace. "Causeway" explores risk and reward in a shattered body. "Toggling" connects distinct persons and the aftermath of their interlinked experiences. In "Found," a happy reunion brings forth deeper memories. "26 Minutes of Darkness" consists entirely of dialogue, as a small group tries to figure out what is going on in the dark space they are trapped in. "Any Given Day" explores how a man who lives according to scheduled order reacts to a massive change in the world. Finally, "A Remnant of Hope" looks at an ethical debate between two angels and their struggle to understand why they should work for the hope of humanity.

The Final Trick of Funnyman and Other Stories

The Final Trick of Funnyman and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Bruce Taylor
Publisher: Fairwood Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780966818444
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 198

Book Description
For more than 20 years, fantasist Bruce Taylor has been entertaining readers all over the world with his masterful blend of surrealism and magic realism. This collection showcases an imagination at once intense and gentle, absurd and cutting.

Autumn Glory and Other Stories

Autumn Glory and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Barbara Metzger
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611876028
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 123

Book Description
Originally published in separate anthologies, and out-of-print for many years, these three novellas by legendary Regency romance author Barbara Metzger are in one volume for the first time ever! This collection includes the following stories: "Autumn Glory" "The Management Requests" "A Match Made in Heaven - Or Hell"

The Murder in the Stork Club and Other Stories

The Murder in the Stork Club and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Vera Caspary
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471918920
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 960

Book Description
Contains four novellas: Stranger in the House; Sugar and Spice; The Murder in the Stork Club; Ruth. In these deftly woven noir novellas, Vera Caspary draws on her own rich, independent life as a woman at a time of great social change, including her own experience of Manhattan's Stork Club, which, from 1929 to 1965, was one of the most prestigious nightclubs in the world. The title novella The Murder in the Stork Club features working-class detective Joe Collins, who is married to Sara Haworth, a writer of radio mysteries who belongs in Stork Club café society. Joe has to try to clear Sara's name when an ex-lover is murdered shortly after she has dinner with him.

Orange World and Other Stories

Orange World and Other Stories PDF Book Detail Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525656146
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. Karen Russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In“Bog Girl”, a revelatory story about first love, a young man falls in love with a two thousand year old girl that he’s extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog. In “The Prospectors,” two opportunistic young women fleeing the depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. In the brilliant, hilarious title story, a new mother desperate to ensure her infant’s safety strikes a diabolical deal, agreeing to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. The landscape in which these stories unfold is a feral, slippery, purgatorial space, bracketed by the void—yet within it Russell captures the exquisite beauty and tenderness of ordinary life. Orange World is a miracle of storytelling from a true modern master.