40 Short Stories
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|Author||: Beverly Lawn|
|Editor||: Bedford/St. Martin's|
Economical in both size and price, 40 Short Stories offers a well-chosen array of popular and significant stories, enhanced by unobtrusive but effective editorial features. This volume in Bedford/St. Martin’s series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of literature and composition and their cost-conscious students.
|Author||: Deborah Treisman|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced to widespread media coverage their selection of "20 Under 40"—the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by this stellar group of writers over the course of the summer. They are now collected for the first time in one volume. The range of voices is extraordinary. There is the lyrical realism of Nell Freudenberger, Philipp Meyer, C. E. Morgan, and Salvatore Scibona; the satirical comedy of Joshua Ferris and Gary Shteyngart; and the genre-bending tales of Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Téa Obreht. David Bezmozgis and Dinaw Mengestu offer clear eyed portraits of immigration and identity; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, ZZ Packer, and Wells Tower offer voice-driven, idiosyncratic narratives. Then there are the haunting sociopolitical stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, and Yiyun Li, and the metaphysical fantasies of Chris Adrian, Rivka Galchen, and Karen Russell. Each of these writers reminds us why we read. And each is aiming for greatness: fighting to get and to hold our attention in a culture that is flooded with words, sounds, and pictures; fighting to surprise, to entertain, to teach, and to move not only us but generations of readers to come. A landmark collection, 20 Under 40 stands as a testament to the vitality of fiction today.
|Author||: Dave Eggers,Donald Barthelme|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.
|Author||: Jhumpa Lahiri|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.
|Author||: David Eagleman|
|Editor||: Penguin Canada|
Sum is a stunning exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered- each presented as a vignette that offers a lens through which to see ourselves here and now. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. The stories in Sum are rooted in romance, science, and awe: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that cuts through human nature at new and exciting angles.
|Author||: Don Tassone|
In Small Bites, Don Tassone offers readers bits of contemporary life, mostly gentle, mostly optimistic, often instructive. Stories range from flash-fiction size "Appetizers" and "Desserts" to twenty-page "Entrees," studies of how relationships develop, how serendipity works, how decisions are made and unmade.
|Author||: Various Authors|
|Editor||: Notion Press|
This anthology features Singapore’s best short story writers, who are ready to take the nation by storm. The stories range from utopic pasts to distant dystopian futures, from small loves to big losses and from unexpected deaths to beautiful births. You’ll discover fresh perspectives, learn new lessons and find a part of you in these stories. Plot Pourri is the result of a collaborative effort of people whose ultimate passion is literature. So, one thing this is for certain – these stories will leave a lasting impact on you. The authors featured in the anthology are: Leroy Lam, Mark Wong, Jayden L, Azrael Tseng, Jade Ow Yanhui, Ragnild, Victoria Li Dook, Terence, Oh Zhen Yin, You Zhen, Bae Huey, MJ, Sudeepa Nair, Thiagesh, Ashley Gor, Corrinne Kang, Joel Ong, Neeraja Sundar, Dalvin Chandran and Dr. P.
|Author||: Kevin Crossley-Holland|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
The longest of the stories in this book is short, and the shortest is just one sentence long. Which means there are lots of stories : a whole bookful to make you think, laugh, Shiver, and think again.
|Author||: D. Duane Engler|
40 by 40 is inspired by creativity, brevity and imagination that allows you to fill in the blanks. The 40 stories in this collection encompass scenes, thoughts and descriptions that range from grief filled to exciting, random to hopeless and by design are no more than 40 words long. I was in awe of Ernest Hemingway's six-word story— "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn" Nonetheless….with emphasis on … 'the less' a story, let's begin.
|Author||: Yvan Alagbé|
|Editor||: New York Review of Books|
One of the Globe & Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2018 A timely collection of work about race and immigration in Paris by one of France's most revered cult comic book artists. Yvan Alagbé is one of the most innovative and provocative artists in the world of comics. In the stories gathered in Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures—drawn between 1994 and 2011, and never before available in English—he uses stark, endlessly inventive black-and-white brushwork to explore love and race, oppression and escape. It is both an extraordinary experiment in visual storytelling and an essential, deeply personal political statement. With unsettling power, the title story depicts the lives of undocumented migrant workers in Paris. Alain, a Beninese immigrant, struggles to protect his family and his white girlfriend, Claire, while engaged in a strange, tragic dance of obsession and repulsion with Mario, a retired French Algerian policeman. It is already a classic of alternative comics, and, like the other stories in this collection, becomes more urgent every day. This NYRC edition is an oversized paperback with French flaps, printed endpapers, and extra-thick paper, and features new English hand-lettering and a brand-new story, exclusive to this edition.
|Author||: R. Austin Freeman|
Dr. John Thorndyke is a medical jurispractitioner, originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first, in modern parlance, forensic scientists. His solutions are based on his method of collecting all possible data (including dust and pond weed) and making inferences from them before looking at any of the protagonists and motives in the crimes. Table of Contents: Introduction Meet Dr. Thorndyke Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Short Stories Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee The Man with the Nailed Shoes The Stranger's Latchkey The Anthropologist at Large The Blue Sequin The Moabite Cipher The Mandarin's Pearl The Aluminium Dagger A Message from the Deep Sea The Case of Oscar Brodski A Case of Premeditation The Echo of a Mutiny A Wastrel's Romance The Old Lag The Case of the White Footprints The Blue Scarab The New Jersey Sphinx The Touchstone A Fisher of Men The Stolen Ingots The Funeral Pyre The Puzzle Lock The Green Check Jacket The Seal of Nebuchadnezzar Phyllis Annesley's Peril A Sower of Pestilence Rex v. Burnaby A Mystery of the Sand-Hills The Apparition of Burling Court The Mysterious Visitor The Magic Casket The Contents of a Mare's Nest The Stalking Horse The Naturalist at Law Mr. Ponting's Alibi Pandora's Box The Trail of Behemoth ...
|Author||: T.E. Whitmore|
|Editor||: Ziska Publishing|
When nature calls we all like to have something to read. But, the truth is that we don't want to spend out entire lives in the bathroom. The succinctness of magazines is great, but it's just as nice to escape from reality into the world of fiction. This books is designed to solve that exact problem. Inside you will find stores that are all around 1000 words. Some are more, some are less. But each one unfolds and delivers plot, character development, and setting from beginning to end. If a picture's worth a thousand words, a thousand words can certainly paint a picture. Inside, there is something for everyone. There's comedy. There's drama. Erotica, suspense and even grisly murder are included too. The next time you need a little entertainment and a little escape when nature calls, this book will not let you down. Now all you need to worry about in the bathroom is whether there's enough toilet paper.
|Author||: Alan Ziegler|
Dating back to the sixteenth century, an anthology of short stories, poems, and other abbreviated writings includes the work of over two hundred contributors, including Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Dave Eggers.
|Author||: James Thomas,Robert Shapard|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton|
An anthology of bite-sized tales represents the work of some of today's best fiction writers and includes Rick Moody's definition of an armoire, Lydia Davis's sojourn into the world of cats, and Dave Eggers's exploration of narrow escapes. Original.