Download Three Lives: Stories of the Good Anna, Melanctha, and the by Gertrude Stein PDF

By Gertrude Stein

"Three Lives" (1909) used to be Gertrude Stein's first released paintings. The publication is split into 3 tales, "The sturdy Anna," "Melanctha," and "The light Lena." the 3 tales are self sustaining of one another, yet all are set within the fictional city of Bridgepoint. each is a mental portrait of the named protagonist. All 3 are contributors of the decrease socioeconomic stratum of Bridgepoint. Stein had dropped out of Johns Hopkins clinical institution earlier than graduating, yet now not ahead of finishing her 3rd yr of teaching. She was once relatively drawn to psychology and have been a pupil of William James whilst she was once an undergraduate. those 3 tales are exact mental characterizations of the 3 characters.

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By Rebecca West

West’s enlightening collection—now on hand as an ebook

A choice of brief tales and different unpublished works that spotlight West’s deft hand at fiction

Published posthumously, those brief tales and excerpts from unfinished works spotlight what made West a very hot novelist: sensuous descriptions, self-sufficient but weak heroines wrestling with the meanings of id and love, or even brushes with magic and mysticism. West’s robust narrative variety attracts readers into her worlds, even if through a comic book caricature, a romance, or a mystery. lots of those characters will remind West’s fanatics in their later released incarnations.

Sure to be a excitement for brand spanking new readers and professional fanatics alike, this insightful assortment informs up to it entertains.

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Download The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro PDF

By Alice Munro

During this sequence of interweaving tales, Munro recreates the evolving bond among ladies during virtually 40 years. One is Flo, useful, suspicious of alternative people's airs, now and then dismayingly vulgar. the opposite is Rose, Flo's stepdaughter, an ungainly, shy lady who one way or the other leaves the small city she grew up in to accomplish her personal equivocal good fortune within the higher international.

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Download Here Comes Civilization: The Complete Science Fiction of by William Tenn PDF

By William Tenn

Includes the remainder of Tenn’s brief fiction (not incorporated in quantity 1), the novel “Of males and Monsters,” the essay “The Fiction in technology Fiction,” and several other different lengthy items. creation by means of Robert Silverberg. Afterword by way of George Zebrowski. Dustjacket paintings by means of Rolf Mohr.

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Download The Musical Brain and Other Stories by César Aira PDF

By César Aira

A delirious choice of brief tales from the Latin American grasp of micro-fiction.A delirious selection of brief tales from the Latin American grasp of microfiction, César Aira–the writer of at the very least 80 novels, such a lot of them slightly 100 pages long–The Musical mind & different tales includes twenty stories approximately oddballs, freaks, and loonies. Aira, along with his fuga hacia adelante or "flight forward" into the unknown, provides us imponderables to examine and peculiar and possible out-of-context plot strains, in addition to considerate and passionate takes on daily truth. The name tale, first released within the New Yorker, is the creme de l. a. creme of this exhilarating assortment.

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By Joseph Bates

Joseph Bates's debut brief tale assortment Tomorrowland deals tales filled with unusual points of interest and uncanny conceits, a global of freakish former baby stars, abused Elvis impersonators, derelict roadside sights, apocalyptic small cities, and parallel universes the place you're making out together with your ex. At its center, the realm of Tomorrowland is our personal, notwithstanding mirrored off a funhouse mirror—revealing our hopes and private fears to comedian, heartbreaking effect.

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Download The Counterfeiter and Other Stories by Yasushi Inoue, Leon Picon PDF

By Yasushi Inoue, Leon Picon

Within the Counterfeiter, a author is commissioned to write down the biography of a well-known painter yet turns into fascinated about a guy who produced forgeries of the artist's paintings. Obasute issues a man's obsession with a legend of previous girls being taken to a mountain and deserted, and his interpretation of the activities of the participants of his kin in mild of this legend. the complete Moon is a narrative of corporation politics, quite the increase and fall of the firm's president, advised principally via incidents at annual corporation events.

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Download American Stories by Kafū Nagai, Mitsuko Iriye PDF

By Kafū Nagai, Mitsuko Iriye

Nagai Kafu is without doubt one of the maximum glossy jap writers, yet beforehand his vintage assortment, American tales, in accordance with his sojourn from Japan to Washington kingdom, Michigan, and long island urban within the early years of the 20 th century, hasn't ever been to be had in English. the following, with an in depth and insightful creation, is a sublime translation of Kafu's perceptive and lyrical account.

Like de Tocqueville a century prior to, Kafu casts a clean, willing eye on vivid and sundry the USA -- global festivals, live performance halls, and faculty campuses; saloons, the immigrant underclass, and red-light districts. lots of his vignettes contain encounters with fellow eastern or chinese language immigrants, a few of whom are poorly paid workers dealing with day-by-day discrimination. The tales paint a extensive panorama of the demanding situations of yank existence for the negative, the overseas born, and the disaffected, peopled with crisp person photographs that demonstrate the day-by-day disappointments and coffee euphorias of contemporary life.

Translator Mitsuko Iriye's advent offers very important cultural and biographical heritage approximately Kafu's upbringing in swiftly modernizing Japan, in addition to literary context for this assortment. within the first tale, "Night speak in a Cabin," 3 younger males crusing from Japan to Seattle each one show how terrible customers, shattered self belief, or a damaged center has pushed him to hunt a greater lifestyles overseas. In "Atop the Hill," the narrator meets a fellow jap expatriate at a small midwestern non secular university, who slowly unearths his complicated purposes for abandoning his spouse in Japan. stuck among the pleasures of America's towns and the stoicism of its small cities, he wonders if he can ever go back home.

Kafu performs with the contradictions and complexities of early twentieth-century the USA, revealing the tawdry, negative, and mundane underside of recent York's glamour in "Ladies of the Night" whereas celebrating the ingenuity, cosmopolitanism, and freedom of the yank urban in "Two Days in Chicago." right away delicate and witty, based and gritty, those tales offer a nuanced outsider's view of the U.S. and an ideal front into sleek jap literature.

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