Download E-books There Are Little Kingdoms: Stories PDF

From the writer of City of Bohane, a debut assortment that "could simply were titled ‘These Are Little Masterpieces'" (The Irish Times)

This award-winning tale assortment through Kevin Barry summons all of the laughter, darkness, and depth of latest Irish existence. a couple of speedy ladies court docket hassle as they cool their heels on a gradual evening in a small city. Lonesome hill walkers take to the excessive reaches in pursuit of a saving embody. A bewildered guy steps off a rustic bus looking for his identity―and a stiff drink. those tales, choked with a grand feel of life's absurdity, shape a remarkably sure-footed assortment that reads like a modern day Dubliners. The winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a 2007 e-book of the yr in The Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, and Metro, There Are Little Kingdoms marks the beautiful front of a author who burst onto the literary scene absolutely formed.

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Download E-books The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Henry James

The tales during this assortment have been written in general among 1888 and 1897, a time while Henry James’s writing used to be inquisitive about the paintings of fiction and the location of the artist in society. The motif and identify tale, ‘The determine within the Carpet’, is an encouraged funny story, a masterpiece of double-entendre that calls for the reader’s undivided love and a spotlight and maintains to baffle its critics. additionally incorporated are ‘The writer of Beltraffio’, an soaking up tale of relatives infighting, authorship and tragedy, and ‘The deepest Life’, a lively story that considers the distinction among the artist on my own and at paintings. whereas a lot of those tales seem to be complicated Jamesian video games, all hire irony and humour to allegorize creative creation.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Judges of Hades: and Other Simon Ark Stories PDF

By Edward D. Hoch

Five vintage stories of murderous evil—and the immortal who used to be selected to struggle for what's right
In a small city close to Washington, DC, seventy-three villagers make the spontaneous determination to jump from a cliff to their deaths. They go away no rationalization in the back of, yet neighborhood rumor indicates they have been being manipulated by means of an old, evil energy. In a monastery in West Virginia, a monk fears his brothers—and is ultimately driven from the window of 1 of the towers. And in a city in Westchester County, long island, a self-proclaimed witch casts a spell on a gaggle of lady university students.
These are unusual instances, possible past the grab of reason—and excellent fodder for Simon Ark. A Coptic priest of the traditional international, he used to be condemned after the Crucifixion to reside without end, wandering the earth and rooting out evil. And within the small, shadowy corners of small-town the United States, he'll stumble upon nice evil indeed.

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Download E-books Voices in the Night (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Steven Millhauser

From the Pulitzer and tale Prize winner: 16 new stories—provocative, humorous, demanding, enchanting—that delve into the key lives and wishes of standard humans, along retellings of myths and legends that spotlight the aspirations of the human spirit.

liked for the lens of the unusual he locations on small city lifestyles, Steven Millhauser additional finds in Voices within the Night the darkest components of our internal selves to fabulous and wonderful influence. listed below are tales of wondrously ingenious hyperrealism, tales that pose unforgettably unsettling what-ifs, or that locate slightly perceivable evils in the secure limitations of our cities, houses, or even inside bodies.

right here, too, are tales culled from faith and fables: Samuel, who hears the voice of God calling him within the evening; a tender, pre-enlightenment Buddha, who searches for his function in lifestyles; Rapunzel and her Prince, who fight to slot the true international to their dream.

Heightened through magic, the divine, and the uncanny, shot via with sly and successful humor, Voices within the Night seamlessly combines the whimsy and shock of the acquainted with intoxicating fantasies that take us past our day-by-day lives, all performed with the hallmark sleight of hand and amazing virtuosity of 1 of our best modern storytellers.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Switch Bitch PDF

By Roald Dahl

In change whinge 4 stories of seduction and suspense are instructed by way of the grand grasp of the fast tale, Roald Dahl. Topping and tailing this assortment are The customer and complain, tales that includes Dahl's infamous hedonist Oswald Hendryks Cornelius (or simple previous Uncle Oswald) whose exploits are often as outstanding as they're scandalous. within the heart, in the meantime, are the good Switcheroo and The final Act, tales exploring a darker facet of wish and enjoyment. within the black comedies of change whinge Roald Dahl brilliantly captures the fine details, highs and lows of intercourse. 'Dahl is just too solid a storyteller to turn into predictable' day-by-day Telegraph Roald Dahl, the bright and around the globe acclaimed writer of Charlie and the Chocolate manufacturing facility, James and the enormous Peach, Matilda, and lots of extra classics for kids, additionally wrote rankings of brief tales for adults. those delightfully anxious stories have frequently been filmed and have been such a lot lately the muse for the West finish play, Roald Dahl's Twisted stories by means of Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's tales proceed to make readers shiver this present day.

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Download E-books The Izu Dancer & Other Stories PDF

By Yasushi Inoue, Yasunari Kawabata

Initially released in The Atlantic Monthly, in 1958, The Izu Dancer, a narrative a couple of younger man's travels in the course of the Izu Peninsula, brought Kawabata's prodigious expertise to the West. given that its first printing, Kawabata, winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize, has been famous as one in every of Japan's so much amazing writers. additionally integrated during this assortment are 3 tales via the prolific writer Yasushi Inoue, the recipient of each significant prize in jap literature: "The Counterfeiter," "Obasute," and "The complete Moon." Inoue's tales, each one of that are a minimum of in part autobiographical, all show his nice compassion for his fellow person.

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Download E-books Myths of Origin: Four Short Novels PDF

By Catherynne M. Valente

  • Live the parable! New York Times best-seller Catherynne M. Valente is the only such a lot compelling voice to emerge in delusion fiction in many years. accrued right here for the 1st time, her early brief novels discover, deconstruct, and eventually explode the seminal myths of either East and West, casting them in methods you have by no means learn prior to and will by no means learn again.
  • The Labyrinth — a girl wanderer, a Maze like no different, a Monkey and a Minotaur and an international packed with secrets and techniques best all the way down to the guts of it All.
  • Yume No Hon: The e-book of goals — an elderly girl named Ayako lives in medieval Japan, yet goals in legendary worlds that beggar the mind's eye . . . together with our personal glossy world.
  • The Grass-Cutting Sword — whilst a hero demanding situations an outstanding and evil serpent, who speaks for the snake? during this model of a delusion from the traditional chronicle Kojiki, the serpent speaks for himself.
  • Under within the Mere — Arthur and Lancelot, Mordred and le Fay. The saga has been instructed one thousand instances, yet by no means within the poetic polyphony of this novella, a narrative some distance deeper than it truly is long.

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Download E-books White Tiger on Snow Mountain: Stories PDF

By David Gordon

Thirteen hilarious, relocating, and wonderfully brutal tales by means of David Gordon, the award-winning writer of Mystery Girl and The Serialist.

In those humorous, superb, and touching tales, Gordon will get on the mammoth stuff—art and faith, literature and insanity, the supernatural, and the darkish fringes of sexuality—in his personal specific type, defined through novelist Rivka Galchen as “Dashiell Hammett divided via Don DeLillo, to the facility of Dostoyevsky—yet nonetheless natural David Gordon.”

Gordon's creations comprise ex-gangsters and terrifying writing coaches, web girlfriends and bogus memoirists, Chinatown ghosts, and vampires of Queens. “The Amateur” features a restaurant come across with a negative artist who incorporates a astounding mystery. within the lengthy, fantastically brutal name tale, a guy numbed by way of lifestyles reveals himself flirting with and mourning misplaced souls within the purgatory of intercourse chatrooms. the result's either unflinching and hilarious, heartbreaking and life-affirming.

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