Category: Literary Short Stories

Schöne Aussicht: Prosastücke (German Edition) by Jürg Amann

By Jürg Amann

Wir hatten den Gipfel im Auge. [...] Wir freuten uns auf die Aussicht. Sie conflict der Grund und der Motor unseres Gehens. Für sie nahmen wir alle Mühen des Aufstiegs in Kauf. So läßt Amann mit viel ironischem Zweckoptimismus die Titelgeschichte dieser Sammlung von Prosastücken beginnen. Um sie, ein paar Seiten später, abrupt mit der ernüchternden Feststellung zu beenden: "Aber als wir den Gipfel endlich erreichten, battle es ein Abgrund."
Zwischen diesen Vermessungspunkten von extremer Höhe und extremer Tiefe, von Gipfel und Abgrund, entwirft der Stilist Jürg Amann seine heiter-melancholische Topographie der Vergänglichkeit und Vergeblichkeit. Jürg Amanns Prosastücke, die manchmal auch Stücke in Prosa sind ("Mikrodramen"), sind Gleichnisse unserer Existenz.

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Keeping the Wolves at Bay: Stories by Emerging American by Sharon Dilworth

By Sharon Dilworth

brief fiction by means of 20 of America's most enjoyable new writers, including:
Jennifer Bannan, Keith Banner, Monica Bergers, Jane Bernstein, David Busis, Marjorie Celona, Katie Chase, Jason England, Sherrie Flick, Kevin González, Diane Goodman, Derek eco-friendly, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Samuel Ligon, William Lychack, Andrew Malan Milward, Dustin Parsons, Matthew Pitt, Donald Ray Pollock, Casey Taylor

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Contes et légendes de Laponie (Aux origines du monde t. 36) by Michèle Simonsen,Aux origines du monde,Baptiste Hersoc

By Michèle Simonsen,Aux origines du monde,Baptiste Hersoc

Un florilège de mythes, de contes et de légendes permet de pénétrer dans l'imaginaire de Laponie

Au temps jadis, bien avant que les hommes aient appris à domestiquer les rennes, un jeune Lapon était parti à los angeles chasse. Il avait déjà chassé toute los angeles matinée dans los angeles montagne, quand un épais brouillard se leva, l'empêchant de voir à un mètre devant lui. Mais il entendait des cris de berger appelant ses bêtes, et le son de clochettes qui semblait venir d'un nombreux troupeau. Et quand le brouillard se leva, il aperçut une jeune fille belle comme le jour, revêtue d'une tunique bleue, endormie auprès d'une souche. Un troupeau de rennes domestiques paissait dans l'herbe auprès d'elle. Le jeune homme devina que c'était los angeles Fille du Soleil, dont ses mom and dad lui avaient souvent parlé. A l'état de veille, elle est invisible, mais quand elle dort, on peut l. a. voir et l. a. faire prisonnière, avec tout son troupeau. Si l'on s'y prend adroitement, on peut même los angeles transformer en être humain et l. a. garder auprès de soi. Mais il faut l'embrasser avant qu'elle ne se réveille. Elle est d'une beauté surnaturelle, comme d'ailleurs tous les rennes de son troupeau.


« Aux origines du monde » (à partir de 12 ans) permet de découvrir des contes et légendes variés qui permettent de comprendre remark chaque tradition explique l. a. création du monde et les phénomènes les plus quotidiens. L’objectif de cette assortment est de faire découvrir au plus grand nombre des contes traditionnels du monde entier, inédits ou peu connus en France. Et par le biais du conte, s’amuser, frissonner, s’évader… mais aussi apprendre, approcher de nouvelles cultures, s’émerveiller de los angeles sagesse (ou de los angeles malice !) populaire.


• Contes et légendes de France
• Contes et légendes de los angeles Chine
• Contes et légendes du Burkina-Faso
• Contes et légendes d'Allemagne, de Suisse et d'Autriche
• Contes et récits des Mayas

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Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology by Pela Via,Axel Taiari,Steve Erickson

By Pela Via,Axel Taiari,Steve Erickson

From the center of The Velvet--a writing group outfitted round the fervent love of neo-noir fiction--comes an unique anthology. Stacked with great rising writers along many of the most powerful validated voices in modern literature, WARMED AND sure crosses literary limitations on either side, to bring an altogether special studying experience.

Through possible adversarial conventions, appealing prose makes a difficult impact at the brief tale shape. From a frightening love tale to a nostalgic mystery, a hardboiled pursuit of salvation to the black humor that's existentialism, WARMED AND sure is rogue humility and lovesick noir, the place humanity is a filthy puzzle.

It’s Velvet Noir. Welcome.

Stories through: Matt Bell, Tim Beverstock, Blake Butler, Vincent Louis Carrella, Craig Clevenger, Craig Davidson, Chris Deal, DeLeon DeMicoli, Christopher J Dwyer, Brian Evenson, Sean P Ferguson, Amanda Gowin, JR Harlan, Gordon Highland, Anthony David Jacques, Mark Jaskowski, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Stephen Graham Jones, Nik Korpon, Gary Paul Libero, Kyle Minor, document O’Donnell, J David Osborne, Rob Parker, Bob Pastorella, Gavin Pate, Cameron Pierce, Edward J Rathke, Caleb J Ross, Bradley Sands, Axel Taiari, Richard Thomas, Brandon Tietz, Gayle Towell, Paul Tremblay, Pela through, Craig Wallwork and Nic younger , with an advent by means of Logan Rapp.

Exclusive to the eBook:
Afterword via Jesse Lawrence
Final ideas via Livius Nedin and Robb Olson
Warmed and certain: Up within sight Phil Jourdan
Interview with Pela through through Phil Jourdan
The a number of Voices inside of Your ebook by way of Jay Slayton-Joslin
Booked Podcast: Warmed and certain Sessions
Transcripts of Booked Interviews with: Craig Clevenger, Brian Evenson, Stephen Graham Jones and Pela Via
Photography through Charles King
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“The writers of The Velvet are modern fiction’s most desirable and least self-conscious aesthetic guerrillas . . . the result's fiction right away conceived from excessive inventive motive and performed with wicked populist energy.” —Steve Erickson, writer of Zeroville and the ocean got here in at Midnight

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The Sperm Donor's Daughter and Other Tales of Modern Family by Kathryn Trueblood

By Kathryn Trueblood

When twenty-year-old Jess discovers that her mom has woven their kin background from lies, she starts off looking for her sperm donor daddy. within the sixties, whilst Jess was once born, it was once nonetheless universal perform to recruit sperm donors from between scientific scholars. Jess identifies her father in his category yearbook and runs clear of domestic to discover him as a practising MD.

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The Ship Tossed Upon The Sea and Other Stories by Gerald Trites

By Gerald Trites

An eclectic selection of brief tales with tremendously varied subject matters and plots. a few were formerly released in Literary Journals and others are released right here for the 1st time. experience, love, tragedy, non secular - tales which are various yet associated with a huge compassion for humanity and its . integrated are:
1. The send Tossed Upon the Sea
2. digital Reality
3. urban Boy
4. a tragic and gorgeous Dance
5. A Lonely Farm within the Forest
(Previously released within the Antigonish Review)
6. prior to the solar is going Down
(Previously released within the Windsor Review)
7. Hunter at the Hill
8. The Project
9. The Rhythm of the Sea
10. Love within the Shadows Softly Waits
11. Of Rocks and difficult Places
12. evening out on the brilliant Spot
13. Of Being and Time
14. The Savior
15. The Wind Harp

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Comment faire pour rencontre quelqu'un ? (French Edition) by Eric Scilien

By Eric Scilien

Comment faire pour rencontrer l'âme sœur ou quand on ne sait pas dire non ? Peut-on prétendre connaître vraiment les gens ? remark se faire des amis et être sur qu'ils sont réellement des amis ? remark remonter los angeles pente après une déception sentimentale ? En quoi nos origines influent-elles sur le cours de nos vies?
Trente-six interrogations, futiles ou existentielles. Et trente-six réponses mélancoliques, tendres, drôles ou cruelles.

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Necessary Deaths is the gathering of brief tales by way of Geoffrey Clark.

Adroitly informed, Geoffrey Clark's number of tales Necessary Deaths will attract a person who has confronted tricky offerings concerning the care of animals. Mr. Clark's characters fight to profit the best way to permit cross and confront loss. His tales study the topics of violation of innocence, and the recognition of required acts of violence. His characters stay with animals and take care of them. throughout the transcendent event of that care, they need to face assumptions they have been residing with relating to what's normal and correct with and round them. As both sufferers or perpetrators of violence, the characters in those tales are pressured to invite themselves if violence is inherent of their situation. Mr. Clark avoids glib, over-worked metaphors, and as a author with 5 a long time of news at the back of him, he renders inner and exterior landscapes of his tales via a knack for the bon mot that enlightens, startles and illuminates. Peppered with trenchant information, cadenced in a laconic, occasionally very humorous Mid-western narrative voice, every one tale resonates lengthy after it has been learn. The tales are polished with out being pompous, and charged with a brilliant, constant accuracy. the easiest, culled from prior collections, poignantly evoke a time passed by in northern Michigan through the put up global conflict II years, and Mr. Clark addresses with out nostalgia the hardscrabble innocence and complexities of rural lifestyles in that sector and period. there's authenticity, ability and subtlety within the telling. Mr. Clark doesn't disappoint; he merits a large readership.

-- John Flynn is writer of Something Grand, a suite of news, and a number of other volumes of poetry and translations.

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The One That Got Away: Short Stories by Zoe Wicomb

By Zoe Wicomb

By the Windham Campbell Prize winner

The visual appeal of Zoë Wicomb’s first set of brief tales, You Can’t wander off in Cape Town, brought on the founding of a fan membership that has come to incorporate Toni Morrison, J.M. Coetzee, Bharati Mukherjee, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and writers at The long island Times, The London Times, The Wall highway Journal, The New Yorker, and The Christian technology Monitor. Now, after novels, Wicomb returns to the style that first introduced her foreign acclaim.

Set regularly in Cape city and Glasgow, Wicomb’s new selection of brief tales straddles twin worlds. An array of characters drawn with remarkable acuity inhabits a complexly interconnected, twenty-first-century universe. The fourteen tales during this assortment discover more than a few human relationships: marriage, friendship, kinfolk ties, and relatives with those that serve us. Wicomb’s fluid, moving strategy questions traditional certainties and makes for exhilarating studying, jam-packed with ironic twists, ambiguities, and moments of startling insight.

Long awaited, The one who bought Away showcases this tested, award-winning writer on the peak of her powers.

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Times Square and Other Stories by William Baer

By William Baer

In William Baer’s instances sq. and different tales, there are daily characters strolling amazing paths for romance; there are clever, skillful characters suffering to reconcile their viewpoints and convictions with the established order in fields resembling artwork, schooling, the cinema and non secular doctrine. there's baseball and the tale of the talents, education and ethics of pitching within the significant leagues. and there's struggle and an enemy invasion juxtaposed with a do-or-die chess video game. The tales take us coast to coast from big apple to l. a., away to South the USA, and in another country to jap and Western Europe. it is a fun-filled, fact-filled assortment that easily melds scholarship with the typical for targeted, clean, and extremely smart tales, that are additionally hugely entertaining.

PRAISE FOR instances sq. AND different STORIES:

How fabulous to encounter one of these severe choice of brief tales! now not “serious” as in uninteresting and tendentious; yet critical as in grown-up, broadminded, large-hearted, sharply saw, and dryly, obliquely humorous. invoice Baer’s fiction kicks ass.
— Pinckney Benedict, writer of city Smoke

As elegantly written as they're artistic, the quick tales in occasions sq. and different tales have interaction the reader all of the means from the name piece, an bold story that attracts upon paintings, love, and the complicated great thing about the human narrative, via 8 different works that comment on the undying questions of what it capability to create and to behave, to be and to fake. Baer’s assortment achieves that Horatian aim so sorely missing in a lot of up to date fiction—informing whereas delighting while. the duty to craft is taken very heavily in those pages, however the attempt that absolutely went into their composition may possibly simply be neglected as a result of ability with which they're rendered, and the measure to which they're enjoyed.
— A.G. Harmon, writer of a home All Stilled

Times sq. and different tales, William Baer’s twice-measured fictions, channel the reflecting reflections of James and Borges again into our self-conscious attention. just like the four-story indicators plastering the “real” occasions sq., those symptoms sing themselves, maps as distinctive because the issues they symbolize. those fictions resuscitate Poe’s unities of results, respiring lifestyles again into the simulacrum of existence. I enjoyed this publication; it can’t support yet blurb itself!
— Michael Martone, writer of 4 for a Quarter


William Baer, a up to date Guggenheim fellow, is the writer of eighteen books together with The Ballad Rode into city; Luís de Camões: chosen Sonnets; and vintage American movies: Conversations with the Screenwriters. His brief tales were released within the Iowa evaluation, Kansas Quarterly, The Chariton evaluation, The Dalhousie evaluate, and plenty of different literary journals. He’s additionally a former Fulbright in Portugal and the recipient of an inventive Writing Fellowship in fiction from the nationwide Endowment for the humanities.

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