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Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Fiction & related items>Fiction: special features>Short stories
This Entertaining Collection Includes A Variety Of Stories; Humorous And Serious. Thoughtful, Sincerely Observed And Full Of Surprises: What Is The Strange Event In An Italian Church? How Does A Small Man Achieve A Legendary Feat Of Str
Burlington, Vermont Author M.K. Thompson Is A DJ (known As Fattie B). His first Book, 'I Was A 400-pound '80s DJ' Is A Hilarious Collection Of True Short Stories Of His time Behind The Decks In A Small Town Dance Club. 'I Was
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Opis - "I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden." Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic. Nazwa - Men Without Women Autor - Haruki Murakami Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - harvill Kod ISBN - 9781911215370 Kod EAN - 9781911215370 Rok wydania - 2017 Język - angielski Format - 14.0x22.5cm Ilość stron - 240 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2017-05-25
Can't and Won't Penguin
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Can't and Won't is the new collection from Lydia Davis, one of the greatest short story writers alive. This title is the winner of The Man Booker International Prize 2013. Lydia Davis has been universally acclaimed for the wit, insight and genre-defying formal inventiveness of her sparkling stories. With titles like 'A Story of Stolen Salamis', 'Letters to a Frozen Pea Manufacturer', 'A Small Story About a Small Box of Chocolates', and 'Can't and Won't', the stories in this new collection illuminate particular moments in ordinary lives and find in them the humorous, the ironic and the surprising. Above all the stories revel in and grapple with the joys and constraints of language - achieving always the extraordinary, unmatched precision which makes Lydia Davis one of the greatest contemporary writers on the international stage. Praise for Lydia Davis: "What stories. Precise and piercing, extremely funny. Nearly all are unlike anything you've ever read". (Metro). "To read The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is to be reminded of the grand, echoing mind-chambers created by Sebald or recent Coetzee. A writer of vast intelligence and originality' Independent on Sunday 'Among my most favourite writers. Read her now!". (A. M. Homes). Lydia Davis is the author of Collected Stories, one novel and six short story collections, the most recent of which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government for her fiction and her translations of modern writers, including Gustave Flaubert and Marcel Proust. She won the Man Booker International Prize in 2013.
News from the New American Diaspora University of Texas Press
Prize-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's third collection of short stories focuses on Jews in various states of exile and expatriation?strangers in strange lands, far from home. These dozen tales, by an author whose stories have been selected for more than fifty anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and O. Henry Prize Stories, span the twentieth century and vividly capture brief moments in the lives of their characters: a rabbi in a small town in New England struggling to tend to his congregation and himself, retirees who live in Florida but dream of Brooklyn, a boy at a summer camp in upstate New York learning about the Holocaust for the first time, Russians living in Massachusetts with the family who helped them immigrate. In "The Other End of the World," an American soldier who has survived life in a Japanese prisoner of war camp grieves for members of his family murdered in a Nazi death camp, and in "Poppa's Books" a young boy learns to share his father's passion for the rare books that represent the Old World. "This Third Life" tells of a divorced woman who travels across Germany searching for new meaning in her life after her children leave home, while both "His Violin" and "The Golden Years" explore the plight of elderly Jews, displaced from New York City to retirement communities in Florida, who struggle with memory, madness, and mortality. Set in various times and places, these poignant stories are all tales of personal exile that also illuminate that greater diaspora?geographical, emotional, or spiritual?in which many of us, whether Jews or non-Jews, live. * Short stories that depict the range of Jewish life in twentieth-century America
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A Remarkable Collection Of Dark, Funny And Haunting Short Stories From The Inimitable Author Of 'The Lottery'. An Anxious Devil, An Elderly Writer Of Poison Pen Letters And A Mid-century Jack The Ripper; A Pursuit Though A Nightmarish City, A Small Boy's Thrilling Train Ride With A Female Thief, And A Town Where The Possibility Of Evil Lurks Behind Perfect Rose Bushes. This Is The World Of Shirley Jackson, By Turns Frightening, Funny, Strange And Unforgettably Revealed In This Brilliant Collection Of Short Stories. 'Jackson At Her Best: Plumbing The Extraordinary From The Depths Of Mid-twentieth-century Common. [Just An Ordinary Day] Is A Gift To A New Generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson Devotees, As Well As First-time Readers, This Is A Feast ... A Virtuoso Collection' - Publishers Weekly
Instinct for War MIT Press Massachusets Institute of Tech nology
Stories about war are some of the oldest stories told--used to entertain, to glorify, to lament, to educate. An Instinct for War utilizes myriad tales of war to offer a remarkable look at one of humanity's oldest plagues. Roger Spiller excavates the essence of war and its evolution through the words and thoughts of those who led--and those who were led--into battle, moving from the perspective of an ancient Chinese emperor to Napoleon's command, from a Civil War soldier's final days to the particularities of today's small wars throughout the globe. Spiller combines a mastery of the primary sources with a vibrant historical imagination to locate a dozen turning points in the world's history of warfare that altered our understanding of war and its pursuit. We are conducted through profound moments by the voices of those who witnessed them and are given a graphic understanding of war, the devastating choices, the means by which battles are won and lost, and the enormous price exacted. Spiller's attention to the sights and sounds of battle enables us to feel the sting and menace of past violent conflicts as if they were today's. A bold departure from standard military history, An Instinct for War will challenge our understanding of how war forever alters the landscape--both human and geographic--and how individuals can alter the nature of battle. This collective portrait of the life of war offers unparalleled insight into our struggle for mastery over a fundamental instinct. In a graceful feat of imagination and trenchant analysis, Spiller presents 13 mostly first-person parables, meditations on moments when the 'nature and conduct of war' changed significantly. His narrators, invented almost from whole cloth or reconstructed from notable figures, reflect on the craft and meaning of war in settings ranging from Han China to a future North America...These inventive vignettes encompass a broad sweep of history and military thought. --Publishers WeeklyImagine a military historian who can travel in time to past and future wars. That's what Roger Spiller, who taught at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, does in his imaginative collection of 13 short stories. They stretch from ancient China to a 21st-century war 'so terrible it was beyond naming.'...His mostly first-person stories deal with Cortez's conquest of the Aztecs, what Civil War Gen. George McClellan tried to borrow from Napoleon and an investigation of a Japanese general after World War II. Spiller's stories can be read as parables. They neither celebrate nor condemn war but raise fundamental questions faced by soldiers and civilians. --Bob Minzesheimer, USA TodayAn Instinct for War is a brilliantly unorthodox piece of work. Roger Spiller, now George C. Marshall Professor, emeritus, of Military History at the U.S. Army Command General Staff College, has written a strange, brave, and absolutely fascinating book...Spiller's fictions are always in the service of ideas. They dramatize aspects of the experience of war and of strategic thought over two and a half millennia, so they are fictions in the sense that Platonic dialogues are fictions...All these stories are powerful, most of them are disturbing, and each contains lessons that can be subtle, multiple, and contradictory, as so many of war's lessons are...Along the way Spiller displays great learning, always lightly worn; great moral seriousness, never ponderously displayed; and literary flair. This is a remarkable book, initially disconcerting and eventually enthralling. --Fredric Smoler, American HeritageRoger Spiller is the least conventional of historians. For years, he has laboured on a book on the nature of war, and he has cast it in fictional form...This thought-provoking book represents an infusion of a lifetime's reading and thought about war, and renders the dimensions of conflict comprehensible to all. This is an achievement rare among historians, and Roger Spiller must now be reckoned among the notable writers about war. --Brian Holden Reid, Times Literary SupplementWith An Instinct for War, Roger Spiller takes his place alongside John Keegan and Paul Fussell, those who are able to penetrate the armor of war itself and get at its horrible, vivifying, excruciating heart. The truths that accumulate here in this book are like the layers of a pearl, born in friction, imperceptibly accrued at first, but ultimately exquisitely valuable. --Ken Burns, filmmaker An Instinct For War is a book of war-stories like no other I've read--a cultural history of the world's war-making, from ancient China and Greece to the Apocalypse that's just ahead of us. Spiller's skills include ventriloquism: he makes every war speak in a voice of its own, sometimes historical, sometimes not. His book is a tour de force that will engage every student of war, as it did me. --Samuel Hynes, author of Flights of Passage and The Soldier's TaleRoger Spiller has written a remarkable book--a fusion of learning, reflection, and imagination--that will engage readers for whom the subject of war is too important to be left to either military historians or public officials. --John Shy, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Michigan Spiller's knowledge of warfare is global in every sense of the word, spanning the earth and stretching from earliest recorded history to the present. This is military history at its very best. --Peter Maslowski, author of Looking For A Hero: Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper And The Vietnam War
Stephen Crane Omnibus, Including Maggie Lightning Source UK Ltd
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Stephen Crane (1871-1900) was an American novelist, poet and journalist. He is best known for his novel Red Badge of Courage (1895). His prose is highly original, a mix of impressionism, naturalism and symbolism. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893) In 1892 Stephen Crane published Maggie, Girl of the Streets at his own expense. It was a failure, considered to be immature. But more recently it has been considered to be one of the earliest American realistic novels, written with the same vividness as Crane's masterpiece - The Red Badge of Courage. Maggie is the story of a pretty girl who "blossomed in a mud puddle", was driven to prostitution, and killed herself while she was still a teenager. It is a milestone in uncompromising realism and in the early development of literary naturalism. The Red Badge of Courage (1895) Crane was then inspired to write his second novel - The Red Badge of Courage. He was tired of dryly written war stories and wondered what the men actually felt during the famous battles. The story follows 18 year old private Henry Fleming as he battles to survive, copes with guilt and eventually becomes a courageous fighter. The Black Riders and Other Lines (1895) Crane's poetry, which he called 'lines' rather than poems, was as strickingly new as his prose. It has a minimalist meter and rhyme and employs symbolic imagery to articulate irony and paradox. The Open Boat and Other Tales of Adventure (1898) Crane became shipwrecked in route to Cuba in early 1897, an experience which he transformed into his vivid short story masterpiece, The Open Boat. War is Kind (1899) War is Kind, contains more of Crane's poetry, in free verse without rhyme, meter, or even titles. The poems are typically short in length and although some poems, such as use stanzas and refrains, most do not. Crane was strikingly different to his peers because he allegory, dialectic and narrative situations. Active Service (1899) The hero of the story, Rufus Coleman, wishes to marry Marjory, the daughter of a professor. The father disapproves and drags his daughter off on a summer tour of Greece with a group of his students, only for a war to suddenly break out between Turkey and Greece. Rufus is determined to safe the group and to redeem himself in the eyes of the professor. The Monster and Other Stories (1899) These stories are considered by some to be Crane's greatest writings: - The Monster (1898) is about an African-American coachman who is considered to be a 'monster' after being horribly disfigured as a result of saving his master's son from a fire. The themes of prejudice, fear and isolation in small town America are explored. - The Blue Hotel (1898) is a story about a man who gets into trouble after staying at a hotel. - His New Mittens (1899) is a lovely tale of a boy's attempt to run away from home after his mother stops him from playing snowballs in his new mittens. Wounds in the Rain (1900) This is an excellent collection of stories, mostly told from the perspective of a correspondent reporting on the Cuban war of independence. They are moving, funny, and grim, relaying the horror of war but not in a heavy-handed way. The O'Ruddy (1903) This is Crane's final work, a romance, left unfinished at his death and completed by Robert Barr.
Just an Ordinary Day Penguin Books
A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'.An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories.'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly
Just an Ordinary Day PENGUIN BOOKS LTD (UK)
A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly
Just an Ordinary Day [Jackson Shirley] Penguin Books
A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly ISBN: 9780141983202 Kod paskowy: 9780141983202 Autorzy: Jackson Shirley Rok wydania: 2017 Kod wydawcy: 30684 Liczba stron: 482 Oprawa: Miękka PKWiU: 58.11.1 Format: 13.0x20.0cm Głębokość (mm): 23 Waga: 0.342 Języki: angielski Grupa towarowa: Książka
Sandlands Sandstone Press
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A collection of linked short stories, all set in and around the small village of Blaxhall in the sandlings of coastal Suffolk, which is the reason for the title, 'Sandlands'. The collection is inspired by the landscape of the area and its flora and fauna, as well as by its folklore and historical and cultural heritage. Six of the twelve stories focus around a particular bird, animal, wildflower or insect characteristic of the locality, from barn owl to butterfly. The book might be described as a collection of ghost stories; in fact, while one or two stories involve a more or less supernatural element, each of them deals in various ways with the tug of the past upon the present, and explores how past and present can intersect in unexpected ways. The stories uncover what is real and enduring beneath the surface of things.
Seven Shades of Memory Mage Publishers
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Terence O'Donnell lived in Iran from 1957-71, operating a farm from 196370 before returning to America. "Seven Shades of Memory is his first collection of short stories. The stories share the theme of cultural collision, either as East meets West, or as members of different cultures within Iran tentatively interact. These stories show his prescient understanding of the multifaceted nuances of Persian culture and the Westerners who attempt to navigate through it. In "The Tree and The pool" an American Consul's desire for a swimming pool sets off a chain reaction of cross-cultural misunderstanding. The title characters in "The title characters in" The Princce and The Backer" live next to one another but i habit separate social strata. One day they are brought together and a subtle friendship blossoms. "The Women and The Ladies" is a short vignette about two American women tourists whose conversation with a waiter reveals the cultural milieus in which each side lives. "The Holy Men of Isfahan" brings together Muslims, Jews, and Christians in a conversation, sorrowfully underscoring how religion separates, despite the best of intentions. A wealthy Norwegian family vacations in an unfashionable part of Iran in "The Duck Hunt." In "The Stone of Love" a man takes his holiday in a hotel on the shores of the Caspian Sea where one evening he has a surreal vision a unique jewel. Finally, "Mrs. Cahn" is an elderly American philanthropist on a museum tour of Iran. From a bench she takes small pleasures in her surroundings and the local tribespeople who gather around her. Touched by their hospitality and respect, she is able to find peace at last.
Jamaica Kincaid Greenwood Press
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With the publication of her novel Annie John in 1985, Jamaica Kincaid entered the ranks of the best novelists of her generation. Her three autobiographical novels, Annie John, Lucy, and Autobiography of My Mother, and collection of short stories, At the Bottom of the River, touch on the universal theme of coming-of-age and the female adolescent's need to sever her ties to her mother. This angst is couched in the social landscape of post-colonial Antigua, a small Caribbean island whose legacy of racism affects Kincaid's protagonists. Her fiction rewrites the history of the Caribbean from a West Indies perspective and this milieu colors the experiences of her characters. Following a biographical chapter, Paravisini-Gebert traces the development of Kincaid's craft as a writer. Each of the novels and the collection of short stories is discussed in a separate chapter that includes sections on plot, character, theme, and an alternate critical approach from which to read the novel, such as feminist. A complete primary and secondary bibliography and lists of selected reviews of Kincaid's work complete the study.
Disney merchandise Books on Demand
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 79. Chapters: Disney books, Disney video games, Disney videos and DVDs, Disneyland Records, The Kingdom Keepers, Toontown Online, Disney Sing Along Songs, Walt Disney Classics, Disney pin trading, Lego Toy Story, List of Disney video games by genre, Walt Disney Platinum and Diamond Editions, The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Meteos, Disney Special Editions, Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn, Disney Store, List of Disney Interactive Studios games, W.I.T.C.H. issues, Walt Disney Treasures, Core of Kandrakar, Dance Dance Revolution Disney Grooves, The Year Before, Guilty Party, Cornelia and Caleb: A Love Not Meant to Be, Pure, Alice in Wonderland, Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection, Disney Sing It: Family Hits, Planet Boys, Walt Disney's Classic Cartoon Favorites, Disney's Villains' Revenge, Disney Sing It: Pop Hits, The Talking Mickey Mouse, Dance Dance Revolution Disney Mix, Elyon: Return of the Queen, Disney Sing It: Party Hits, Dance Dance Revolution Disney Channel Edition, Disney dollar, Musical Memories, Disney Vinylmation, Disney's American Legends, Disney Second Screen, Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1, Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection, Winnie the Pooh and Friends, Dance Dance Revolution Disney Dancing Museum, Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular, World of Disney, Disney Fine Art, Disney Friends, Walt Disney's Funny Factory, Disneyana, Disney Fantasy Online, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Cartoon Collections, Disney Mickey's Magix, The Nightmare Before Christmas Trading Card Game, Walt Disney's It's a Small World of Fun!, Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life, Disney Hunny B's Honey-Graham, My Disney Kitchen, Arachnophobia, Walt Disney's Timeless Tales, Doug's Big Game, Disney's Cartoon Arcade, Orube Special, Walt Disney's Fun-to-Read Library, Walt Disney's Fun-to-Learn Library, Walt Disney Classics Collection, Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, Minnie 'n Me, Once Upon a Halloween, Disney Favorite Stories. Excerpt: Disneyland Records is the original name of the Walt Disney Company's record company. After long associations with primarily RCA Victor Records, with a few select titles on Columbia, both dating back to the 1930s, Disneyland Records was established in 1956 with its first release entitled A Child's Garden of Verses. Most of its output is mainly children's music and recordings, mostly based on (or around) Disney cartoons, however the label has also produced several recordings that do not involve any Disney characters, such as the "Children's Favorites" series. An extensive catalog is listed below, including read along records, full length albums, singles and EP's on all three speeds traversing many children's classical and jazz titles ensued before the company changed its name to Walt Disney Records in 1989. Six-inch 78-RPM Disneyland records were made from 1956 to 1966 by A.A. Records, (later a part of Pickwick International) who had made Little Golden Records from 1948 to 1968. The Mickey Mouse Club records were made of orange styrene, and other Disney titles were molded on black styrene, often with a teal-blue label. These discs were created in a double-inventory with their 45-RPM counterparts and played with the same LP needle used for 45's. The only difference was up in the corner of the sleeve, the words `78 RPM' were either printed on the sleeve itself, or in earlier editions, as the call numbers for the titles were the same, a sticker saying `78 RPM' was pasted over the ...
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