Category: Short Stories

  • Download E-books Labyrinths (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

    By Jorge Luis Borges, Donald A. Yates

    The vintage through Latin America's best author of the 20th century―a real literary sensation―with an creation through cyber-author William Gibson.

    The groundbreaking trans-genre paintings of Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) has been insinuating itself into the constitution, stance, and extremely breath of worldwide literature for good over part a century. Multi-layered, self-referential, elusive, and allusive writing is now often categorized Borgesian. Umberto Eco's overseas bestseller, The identify of the Rose, is, on one point, an intricate improvisation on Borges' fiction "The Library," which American readers first encountered within the unique 1962 New instructions book of Labyrinths.

    This re-creation of Labyrinths, the vintage consultant collection of Borges' writing edited through Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby (in translations by means of themselves and others), comprises the textual content of the unique variation (as augmented in 1964) in addition to Irby's biographical and demanding essay, a poignant tribute by way of André Maurois, and a chronology of the author's existence. Borges fanatic William Gibson has contributed a brand new advent bringing Borges' impact and value into the twenty-first century.
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  • Download E-books East, West: Stories PDF

    By Salman Rushdie

    From the Booker Prize-winning writer of The Satanic Verses comes 9 tales that exhibit the oceanic distances and the unforeseen intimacies among East and West. bold, extravagant, comical and humane, this publication renews Rushdie's stature as a storyteller who can enthrall and coach us with a similar sentence.
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  • Download E-books Recalculating: A Short Story PDF

    By Jennifer Weiner

    A brief tale published on Halloween in 2011

    On the outside, Maureen’s lifestyles looks no diverse from the other stereotypical 54-year-old housewife's: a suburban domestic in a small Pennsylvania city, loving little ones, grandchildren, and a husband to dote on on the finish of the day with a home-cooked meal and a crisp martini. fats complain, dumb bunny, slut, tramp: those are only the various merciless phrases that echo in Maureen’s ears on a daily basis and outline the tough truth she really lives in. For years, Maureen has harbored a dismal mystery identified via just one different individual: her husband, Tommy.

    After Tommy dies, Maureen imagines that the years of actual and psychological abuse are over. yet simply six months later, whereas trying to find the Halloween within the attic, Maureen unearths a gift-wrapped GPS along with her identify at the field: an early birthday current from her overdue husband. whilst the voice from the desktop begins giving her sinister instructions, she learns that typically the lifeless are restless... and she's locked in a conflict not only for her lifestyles, yet for her soul.
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  • Download E-books t zero (A Harvest/HBJ BookH) PDF

    By Italo Calvino

    A selection of tales approximately time, area, and the evolution of the universe during which the writer blends arithmetic with poetic mind's eye. “Calvino does what only a few writers can do: he describes imaginary worlds with the main striking precision and wonder” (Gore Vidal, long island overview of Books). Translated via William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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  • Download E-books The Adventure of the Field Theorems PDF

    By Vonda N. McIntyre

    A Sherlock Holmes clinical Romance. during which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hires Mr Sherlock Holmes to enquire crop circles, and Dr Watson demonstrates to Mr Holmes the usefulness of astronomy.

    "The event of the sphere Theorems" was once initially released in Sherlock Holmes in Orbit and is reprinted with the type permission of the editors, Mike Resnick & Martin Harry Greenberg.
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  • Download E-books Paycheck and Other Classic Stories By Philip K. Dick PDF

    With a Preface by way of the writer and an advent by way of Roger Zelazny

    "The accrued tales of Philip ok. Dick are awe inspiring." --The Washington Post

    Readers around the globe examine Philip okay. Dick to were the best technological know-how fiction author on any planet. due to the fact his premature loss of life in 1982, curiosity in Dick's works has persisted to mount, and his attractiveness has been more suitable through a growing to be physique of serious awareness. The Philip okay. Dick Award is now awarded each year to a wonderful paintings of technological know-how fiction, and the Philip ok. Dick Society is dedicated to the examine and promulgation of his works.

    This assortment attracts from the writer's earliest brief and medium-length fiction (including numerous formerly unpublished stories), written throughout the years 1952-1955, and lines such interesting tales as Paycheck (adapted as an important movie starring Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman), Beyond Lies the Wub, the quick satisfied lifetime of the Brown Oxford, The Variable Man, and so forth. the following, readers will locate Dick's preliminary explorations of the topics he so brilliantly dropped at lifestyles in his later paintings.

    Dick gained the distinguished Hugo Award for the simplest novel of 1963 for The guy within the excessive Castle. within the final 12 months of his existence, the movie Blade Runner used to be made of his novel Do Androids Dream of electrical Sheep? extra lately, Dick's brief tale The Minority record encouraged Steven Spielberg's motion picture of an analogous identify.

    The vintage tales of Philip okay. Dick provide an fascinating glimpse into the mind's eye of 1 of technological know-how fiction's so much enduring and revered names.

    "Philip ok. Dick's most sensible books constantly describe a destiny that's either fullyyt recognizable and totally unimaginable." --The long island occasions publication Review

    "More than a person else within the box, Mr. Dick relatively places you inside of people's minds." --The Wall highway Journal
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  • Download E-books Cuentos de Perrault (edición ilustrada) PDF

    By Charles Perrault

    Han pasado más de trescientos años desde l. a. publicación en París, en 1697, de los angeles primera edición de los "Cuentos de antaño" de Charles Perrault. Sin embargo, relatos como "Caperucita Roja", "Barba azul", "El gato con botas" o "Pulgarcito" siguen poblando no solo l. a. literatura y el arte, sino los angeles cultura popular.
    Esta edición contiene los ocho cuentos en prosa de 1697, y los tres en verso publicados tres años antes, acompañados por los mejores ilustradores de nuestro país.
    El prólogo de Gustavo Martín Garzo nos sumergirá en el simbolismo de los personajes y temas de estos relatos, y el apéndice de Emilio Pascual nos hará conocer mejor los angeles vida y obra de Perrault. [Edición anotada e ilustrada por Javier Serrano, Paz Rodero, Rocío Martínez, Ulises Wensell, Teresa Novoa, Juan Ramón Alonso, Emilio Urberuaga, Arcadio Lobato, Ana López Escrivá, Alicia Cañas Cortázar, Asun Balzola y Carme Solé Vendrell]
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  • Download E-books An Acceptable Sacrifice PDF

    By Jeffery Deaver

    The Bibliomysteries sequence contains brief stories by way of Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, Ken Bruen, and C. J. Box

    A pair of federal brokers from both sides of the US–Mexico border aim a cartel kingpin

    They name him “Cuchillo,”the Knife. no longer simply because he kills with a blade—he has lots of males to do this form of paintings for him—but simply because his brain is so sharp. As Mexico’s govt wages battle at the drug cartels, it takes brains to outlive, and Cuchillo has not only survived—he has prospered. but if Cuchillo starts off to chop too deeply, the federal police of either the us and Mexico step in to bland his blade.

    P. Z. Evans and Alejo Díaz be aware of the Hermosillo cartel is making plans an assault on a vacationer bus in Sonora, they usually be aware of they are going to need to seize or kill Cuchillo to prevent it. The cartel chief has one weak spot: infrequent, outdated books. To smash the intellectual’s evil empire, this not going pair of overseas police should attract his internal bibliophile.

    UPLOADER NOTE: This replaces a prior add which Calibre had did not strip the DRM from.
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  • Download E-books Spanish Stories of the Late Nineteenth Century: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) PDF

    These 11 stories are by means of 4 remarkable nineteenth-century authors whose paintings introduced new lifestyles to Spanish literature. released among 1870 and 1900, they comprise "El Hechicero" (The Sorcerer), through Juan Valera, a hugely polished allegorical retelling of an Andalusian legend. Pedro Antonio de Alarcón’s story of bandits, "La buenaventura," seems along with his "La Comendadora," encouraged via an incident in a Granada convent. 3 stories by means of Leopoldo regrettably ("Clarín")--"Adios, Cordera," "Cambio de luz," and "Benedictino"--exemplify the author's remarkably protean variety. Emilia Pardo Bazán's tales ("Afra," "La Santa de Karnar," "La cana," "Dios castiga," and "La Mayorazga de Bouzas") ensue in her local Galicia. All express the violence that involved Pardo Bazán, in addition to the autonomous, brave lady characters who populate her work.
    This dual-language version positive factors an informative creation and considerable footnotes, making it not just a excitement to learn but additionally a worthy studying and educating relief for college students and lecturers of Spanish literature.
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