Category: Single Authors Short Stories

Collisions d'étoiles: Mes folles rencontres imaginaires by Barbara Ogier

By Barbara Ogier

Si Aldous Huxley avait pu retrouver Houellebecq sur sa plage pour envisager ensemble le meilleur des mondes... Et si Sergio Leone avait tenté de séduire Maria Callas... De Gainsbourg à Orson Wells, de Fernandel à Paul Newman, Barbara Ogier convoque dans ce livre un fabuleux plateau de stars pour des rencontres imaginaires. Et pour en avoir côtoyé certaines dans sa vie de comédienne, elle sait qu'elles auraient adoré ces rendez-vous donnés par le hasard.

Patrice Leconte s'est prêté au jeu mais sa préface n'a rien d'imaginaire, Dieu merci.

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Fast eine Geschichte (German Edition) by Metin Eloglu

By Metin Eloglu

"Hätt ich nicht meinen gesunden Menschenverstand, ich könnte glatt verrückt werden. Da haben wir schon eine ganze Zeitlang Sommer, und trotzdem macht sich ein Wetter breit wie im tiefsten Februar. Am hellen Tage eine öde mitternächtliche Dunkelheit. Ich habe das Fleisch durch das Brot dividiert, das Ergebnis: starvation. Ich konnte kaum sagen, warum das so conflict, aber obwohl ich in eine warme wattierte Jacke gehüllt conflict, ist mir plötzlich ganz kalt geworden, so ohne dich. Als ob ich erfrieren würde. Dabei hatte ich mit dem Trinken erst begonnen, als es bereits Tag wurde. Ist ja egal, used to be ich da soff. Schon der erste Schluck struggle mir verleidet; ich suchte einen ganz anderen neuen Geschmack; etwas, das noch niemand hatte kosten können, vielleicht etwas, das an einen leicht trüben, entfernten Himmel erinnerte, den guy von den Fenstern aus nicht sehen konnte."

Die Erzählungen von Metin Elolu werfen kurze Schlaglichter auf eine längst vergangene Türkei und die Schattenseiten der Seelen ihrer Bewohner. Die Verlassenen, die Armen, Einsamen, die Trinker, Spieler und Träumer finden mit ihren Sehnsüchten Platz in diesem Buch - die Sehnsucht nach einem Leben, das mehr kennt als die aussichtslose Suche nach großem Glück oder Kleingeld für den Tag. In den abgelegenen Dörfern und den anonymsten Winkeln der großen Städte zeichnet Elolu Wege durchs Leben nach, ohne ihnen bis ans glückliche Ende zu folgen. Die Beobachtungen biegen vorher ab, brechen ab, lassen ungewisse Traurigkeit zurück und sind quickly eine Geschichte.

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Unexploded Ordinance and Other Writings by Barrett Gapp

By Barrett Gapp

Unexploded Ordinance and different Writings is a small contribution to the realm of literature. It includes numerous poems approximately love, existence and our dating with the area round us. There also are 3 brief tales. "Backwards" is ready South Dakota existence and the way others are likely to view it. "Unexploded Ordinance" is a narrative a few younger man´s adventure in the course of the battle in Iraq. "An Inuit´s story" portrays a tender Inuit man´s trip into the wilds of the North.

This compilation has images from an up-and-coming photographer, Jason Askew. His eye for the elegant and procedure for shooting it's a reward i will be able to in basic terms wish to emulate with my writing.

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Old Shatterhand in der Heimat: ...und andere Erzählungen aus by Karl May,Lothar Schmid,Bernhard Schmid

By Karl May,Lothar Schmid,Bernhard Schmid

Seltene und wenig bekannte Texte aus Karl Mays Werkstatt sind hier gesammelt. In der Titelerzählung, deren Urform erstmals gedruckt vorliegt, mischt sich eine zarte Liebesgeschichte mit skurriler Komik. Eher kriminalistisch angelegt ist "Sklaven des Ehrgeizes", ein Fragment aus Mays Kolportagezeit. "Ziege oder Bock" zeigt die humoristische Seite des Schriftstellers; zahlreiche Kurzgeschichten sowie erste Entwürfe aus seiner frühen Schaffensphase runden den Band ab. Fundierte Kommentare von Prof. Dr. Christoph Lorenz informieren über Entstehungs- und Editionsgeschichte.

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Skyward by Philip David Alexander

By Philip David Alexander

during this darkish and gritty crime novel, the vacant Skyward Fairgrounds loom within the heritage as neighborhood cops pursue a stolen motor vehicle and its unpredictable driving force. a deadly, high-speed chase unfolds. a number of miles from the frozen highways, relentless Detective Kyle McVeigh pushes the bounds to arrest local troublemaker Stan Hill; McVeigh is confident Hill is answerable for 3 abductions that happened on the Skyward reasonable. The unusual lifetime of the pursued unfolds as he name callings and dares his pursuers, whereas the single-minded McVeigh strikes ever toward taking down his suspect. but if rookie officer Sheila Warfield enters the fray, the facts—and her uncanny premonitions—threaten to tug all people into scary and lethal territory.

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Travellers Tales of Old Japan by Michael Wise

By Michael Wise

visitors looking for the unforeseen discovered it in outdated Japan. right here was once an odd land certainly, the place ladies blackened their tooth, males wore tattoos in lieu of garments, and the complete relations bathed jointly “with as a lot freedom as a flock of ducks”. viewers got here in millions and eagerly positioned pen to paper, commenting on every thing jap, from curios to coolies, sake to samurai, etiquette to earthquakes. They left behind—in letters, diaries and memoirs—personal impressions of outdated Japan, occasionally as revealing of the writers themselves because the state they came visiting. This publication gains seventy four of those traveller’s tales—many of them humorous, others severe, yet all a excitement to read.

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The Plant Man, The Diplomat & Camp NoE by Francis George,Francis Stevens George

By Francis George,Francis Stevens George

This booklet is a suite of 3 of my novels-The Plant guy, The Diplomat and Camp NoE.

The Plant guy is a fictional tale of Mikkel, a Sami guy from Kautokeino in Northern Norway who travels to The imperative Africa Republic to go looking for undocumented plant species. As a Sami, Mikkel identifies with components of Africa and a few Africans. He might inform his African colleagues concerning the villages in Kautokeino. Mikkel strongly believed that he, as a Sami as soon as shared an analogous plight because the black African humans in South Africa or Zimbabwe for instance. even if, his journey to The vital African Republic didn't pass really as deliberate. quickly he chanced on himself stuck up in an rising civil conflict. He was once now in love with a far more youthful woman who was once protecting a mystery from him. He has came upon what may very well be an international sensation.

In the Diplomat, Francis takes us years into the long run, and the nationwide safeguard and destiny financial system of Norway is at stake. the first actual Ambassador from the African Union Federation is the valuable personality in a narrative that sees Norway desirous to stake its financial destiny via giant funding in Africa.
The novel is wealthy in historical past. throughout the fictional personality, Ambassador Geraldo, we're supplied with the heritage of the OAU, makes an attempt to create a usa of Africa and the jobs of post-colonial leaders corresponding to Emperor Haile Selassie, Kwame Nkrumah and Leopold Senghor.

Camp NoE offers with a gaggle of West Africans proof against the Ebola virus, malaria, or infectious disorder resembling AIDS, African trypanosomiasis, Cholera, Chikungunya, Crimeanâ Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). what's Golden Blood and why do the West African large humans carry the long run to a disease-free world?
Were bullets used throughout the civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone answerable for a gene mutation within the teams of West Africans? Why have been the great Powers have been ready to head conflict over Camp NoE?
Located among Sierra Leone and Liberia, lies Camp NoE. Camp NoE is brief for Camp Noebola. Why used to be Camp NoE saved a mystery until eventually uncovered via a Norwegian Nurse? Who was once this Norwegian nurse, and what used to be she doing in West Africa?
Camp NoE is set territorial rights; a few realignment of large strength international positions or the sovereignty of a rustic or the exploitation of people. Camp NoE can also be approximately corruption, the facility of the pharmaceutical undefined, and a brand new international political and financial paradigm.

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Auswahl: Prosa aus vier Jahrzehnten (German Edition) by Alfred Polgar,Bernt Richter

By Alfred Polgar,Bernt Richter

Dieser Band vereinigt eine repräsentative Auswahl der Meister-Feuilletons von Alfred Polgar. Zu höchster Finesse entwickelte er Reize und Valeurs der kleinen shape, die in aphoristischer Knappheit eine Welt auf die Probe stellt.
Was dieser Autor für die Spalten unter dem Strich der ersten oder zweiten Seite großer urbaner Tageszeitungen schrieb, das bleibt bestehen als eine Kette von Streiflichtern, die das Menschliche und das Unmenschliche seiner Zeit bis auf den Grund erhellen. Diese Texte manifestieren ein zwiefältiges Understatement: sie geben sich anspruchslos in Gegenstand und Formung. Gerade dadurch aber reichen sie – Paradox der Kunst – über sich hinaus; gerade dadurch fassen, erschließen, erfüllen sie mehr, als sie vorgeben; gerade dadurch formulieren sie gültigeren Ausdruck als manches Monumentalwerk, das die Weite der Welt zu umspannen sucht.
Was Polgar hinterließ, zeichnet nicht nur die Statur einer Gesellschaft im Zwiespalt zwischen Gefordertem und Geleistetem – es zeichnet die Statur eines Mannes, der seine Befunde dieser Welt, ihres Scheins und ihres Seins, in dezenten Miniaturen sacht und beiläufig zu radikalisieren verstand, bis aus den Gebilden seines wissenden Worts ungetrübte Wahrheit hervorging.

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The First Fifteen by Gary Coles

By Gary Coles

the various tales during this assortment are fables; such a lot are anchored by way of grownup fancies and foibles. The settings comprise shuttle and exploration, the realm of paintings and the house. some of the tales situation adoption, a topic little explored in brief fiction. The tales are united via the threads of private discovery and some great benefits of exhibiting kindnesses not to in basic terms others but additionally ourselves.

Reviews
“I love the playfulness of those tales. Gary Coles evidently had loads of enjoyable writing them. i may experience the tongue in his cheek. The final 5 tales have a extra sombre even if nonetheless mild tone.”

“Entertainments are what i might name those advantageous tales. One, The letter, is an absolute gem. This man can write. i am hoping this isn't the final we pay attention and browse from him.”

“I just like the diversity (19th Century to the current) and differing views awarded in fifteen tasty slices. a number of the tales are anthropomorphic; others might be draw upon real occasions, frequently with a twist. Gary Coles turns out to grasp his stuff approximately adoption - does he, i'm wondering have a private experience?”

About the writer:
Gary Coles has been a geologist, roamed the realm and continuously taken a prepared curiosity in humans and what lies approximately him. He has drawn upon his event, mind's eye and powers of commentary to collect the 1st Fifteen, a booklet of brief tales and his first foray into fiction. Gary has written 3 acclaimed books in regards to the effect of adoption, the newest of that is The Invisible males of Adoption (2010). stated the Australian magazine of Adoption: The Invisible males of Adoption is a good written, hugely readable, completely researched exposition into the troubling nature of men’s roles within the lives in their followed young ones. Trevor Jordan, President of Jigsaw Queensland opined: nice ebook. hugely suggested, as are all Gary’s books.

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