Literary Short Stories

New PDF release: Lingua d'amore (Italian Edition)

By Bapsi Sidhwa,Chiara Brovelli

Zareen è orgogliosa d’essere una parsi e di abitare in una fiorente metropoli con otto milioni di abitanti, qual è Lahore, in Pakistan. Certo, è arduo vivere in un paese in perenne conflitto con un altro. Durante los angeles famigerata guerra dei Diciassette Giorni tra Pakistan e India – period il 1965 e il pomo della discordia period come sempre il Kashmir – mentre le granate esplodevano a soli diciotto chilometri di distanza, Zareen fu costretta a prendere le sue bambine e a raggiungere Rawalpindi. Duecentottanta chilometri percorsi in otto ore. Grazie alle preghiere rivolte a Sarosh Ejud, l’Angelo del successo zoroastriano che protegge l’umanità, lei, Feroza, los angeles figlia maggiore, e Parizad, los angeles minore, giunsero a Pindi sane e salve.
Ora, però, più di bombe, granate e colpi di cannone, qualcosa di inaspettato, crudele, insensato sta in line with sconvolgere l’esistenza di Zareen: sua figlia Feroza, che soggiorna da un paio d’anni a Denver, negli Stati Uniti, sta in keeping with sposare un non-parsi, un americano figlio digenitori ebrei, un ragazzo con gli occhi azzurri, i capelli lunghi e dei frivoli colpi di sole. Vi può essere disgrazia maggiore di una figlia che non avrà più accesso al Tempio del Fuoco? E che sarà espulsa dalla comunità, come succede a ogni ragazza parsi che sceglie un marito di altra nazionalità?
Ruth vive anche lei in Pakistan, in anni in cui l. a. pretesa dei sikh di creare in India un Khalistan – uno stato indipen dente nel Punjab orientale – fa del Pakistan los angeles perfetta pista di atterraggio dei voli dell’Air India dirottati dagli indipendentisti. Americana, sposata a un supervisor di una multinazionale di fertilizzanti chimici, Ruth si ritiene estranea ai tumulti e ai fervori religiosi che infiammano il paese. Grazie all’isolamento cui sono destinate le donne in una società musulmana, ha scoperto un legame diverso con le persone del suo stesso sesso, e frequenta l’International Women’s membership di Lahore, che suscita le attenzioni dell’ISI, l’intelligence pachistana.
Tuttavia, l. a. donna non può fare a meno di avere un’esperienza mistica nel tunnel di un tempio sikh, esperienza che fa dire ai presenti che abbia addirittura visto il quinto guru, Arjan Singh, immerso in un flusso di luce divina.
L’inaspettato, l’irrompere di qualcosa che turba gli equilibri consolidati del proprio mondo e delle proprie più radicate
convinzioni, costituisce l’oggetto di questa meravigliosa raccolta di storie con los angeles quale l’autrice de los angeles spartizione
del cuore e di Acqua si ripropone ai suoi fedeli lettori. Muovendosi tra Pakistan e Stati Uniti, Bapsi Sidhwa ci mostra che, in simili circostanze, serve a poco los angeles diffidenza. Molto più efficace è una lingua d’amore, l’universale linguaggio del cuore.

«Bapsi Sidhwa ha una capacità unica di catturare e incantare, di intrecciare il grande al piccolo,
la Storia alle tante storie».
La Repubblica

«Che magnifica scrittrice è Bapsi Sidhwa, così abile a condurre il lettore in un mondo sconosciuto e nuovo».
The Examiner

«Nei suoi romanzi Bapsi Sidhwa racconta l’islam, l. a. cultura parsi e, soprattutto, le ragioni delle donne del suo paese».
Avvenire

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Read e-book online Eclogues: Eight Stories PDF

By Guy Davenport

A specific number of tales alive with highbrow and inventive energy

encouraged via resources as various as Virgil, Dumas, and the day-by-day newspaper, the eight tales in man Davenport’s Eclogues reflect the wide-ranging passions and curiosities of 1 of America’s most unique and agile writers. Taking the shape of diary entries and pastoral poetry, and with allusions to Italo Calvino and the Greek gods, those tales are best examples of Davenport’s ingenuity and mastery of technique.
 
Eclogues includes philosophical explorations and portrayals of deeply human feelings with tales equivalent to “The bushes of Lystra,” Davenport’s meditation at the intersection of early Christian doctrine and Greek delusion, and “On a few traces of Virgil,” during which a gaggle of children experiments with sexuality in the course of a lazy summer time in Bordeaux. The author’s playfulness and defiance of expectancies make for a desirable and fantastic read.


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Download PDF by Len Gasparini: The Snows of Yesteryear (Prose Series)

By Len Gasparini

Len Gasparini is a grasp of the darkish, hard-edged, densely layered tale. In his most modern tale collection, The Snows of Yesteryear, he charts the weather of the human middle with compassion, humor, nostalgia, and irony. His characters are formed as a lot through destiny as by means of the hungry ghosts in their personal pasts. A determined writer desires up a shrewdpermanent hoax to save lots of his weekly newspaper from going lower than. existence and paintings are crucially juxtaposed while a painter sees his perfect version in a tender black stripper. A cynical pensioner reveals a brand new objective in lifestyles while his female friend adopts an getting old Siamese cat. different tales are comedian and nightmarish through turns. {Guernica Editions}

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Cuentos completos (Otra vuelta de tuerca) (Spanish Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Grace Paley

En 1994, Grace Paley recopilaba todos sus clásicos libros de relatos en un solo volumen, Cuentos completos, que recuperamos en esta colección. Desde Batallas de amor (1959) hasta Enormes cambios en el último minuto (1974) y Más tarde, el mismo día (1985), los personajes exuberantes y nada convencionales de Paley, su voz inconfundible y singularísima, de un temperamento excéntrico y radiantemente mordaz, así como un lenguaje de una riqueza poco común, afianzaron su posición como una de las escritoras más consumadas de los Estados Unidos. Los cuentos de Grace Paley se caracterizan por su own fusión de las convicciones políticas con las rules y las experiencias personales, por su extraordinaria empatía y por su humorística, pero no por ello menos aguda, descripción de los acontecimientos, grandes y pequeños, que configuran los angeles vida de una gran ciudad. A medida que progresa su obra, volvemos a encontrarnos con muchos de los personajes, y visitamos lugares donde ya habíamos estado, lo que hace que nos sintamos parte de un mundo intenso y lleno de vida, único y dolorosamente primary. Además de sus tres excepcionales libros de cuentos, Paley es autora de tres libros de poesía, una miscelánea de obras en verso y prosa y una colección de artículos, reportajes y conferencias. Durante toda su vida participó en los movimientos feministas y pacifistas, y se ponderó «una pacifista bastante combativa y anarquista cooperativista». Directora de diversos seminarios y talleres, enseñó en varias universidades. Recibió distinciones como el Premio Vermont a l. a. Excelencia en las Artes de 1993, el Premio de Cuentos REA de 1992 y el Premio Edith Wharton de 1989. En 1989 el gobernador Mario Cuomo l. a. proclamó primera Escritora Oficial del Estado de Nueva York.

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Spit Delaney's Island by Jack Hodgins PDF

By Jack Hodgins

Jack Hodgins‘ first publication, released initially in 1976, is once more in print — in a brand new variation. Winner of the Eaton's e-book Prize and nominated for the Governor General's Award, Spit Delaney's Island, a set of brief tales, positioned Vancouver Island at the map as a Canadian literary locale and set Hodgins off on his literary career.
Hodgins' prose brings Vancouver Island to existence in its contact, its style and the sound of its dialects — a determinedly actual international. while he imbues his individuals with a feeling that there's anything extra that they can't see yet which they experience and attempt in the direction of — a secret or maybe magic that they could virtually contact yet which is still eternally elusive.
Often in comparison to Faulkner's fiction of the deep South, Hodgins' tales improve via those who appear to dwell on the fringe of the realm, regularly at risk of falling off that side. there's Spit himself, the keeper of a steam locomotive that has been exiled to Ottawa for demonstrate; there are loggers, nation other halves, book place vendors, and those that “live up the mountain” in remoted communes.

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New PDF release: Contes et légendes du Maroc (Aux origines du monde t. 7)

By Najima Thay Thay,Aux origines du monde,Boubker Harraki,Banyounes Rhozali

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

Autrefois, le plumage de tous les oiseaux se ressemblait. Ils avaient tous los angeles même couleur noire. Quand ils voyaient l’arc-en-ciel, ils l’enviaient et rêvaient de ces couleurs sur leur plumage. Un jour, une nuée de moustiques attaqua l’arc-en-ciel et se mit à dévorer ses couleurs avec gloutonnerie. Devant ce spectacle aberrant, les oiseaux se portèrent au secours de l’arc-en-ciel. Pas tous cependant, automobile quelques-uns, par jalousie, préférèrent rester de simples spectateurs. Quand les moustiques furent chassés, l’arc-en-ciel exprima sa gratitude. Il offrit aux uns l’une de ses couleurs, aux autres plusieurs couleurs selon le mérite de chacun d’entre eux dans l’opération de secours. C’est ce qui explique que certaines espèces ont gardé leur plumage noir, d’autres n’ont qu’une couleur alors que d’autres présentent un plumage multicolore.

À PROPOS DE l. a. COLLECTION

« 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 l. a. malice !) populaire.

DANS l. a. MÊME COLLECTION

• 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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Brunch with the Jackals - download pdf or read online

By Don McLellan

a guy looking the excessive lifestyles realizes too overdue that he has destroyed his probabilities for happiness. 4 junkies wait anxiously for a drug broker who turns out to have forgotten their lifestyles. A gang chief makes an attempt to navigate racism, greed, and mutiny in the ranks. An aspiring author assesses and obsesses over a criminal offense just about domestic as a tender neighbour’s boyfriend is on trial for her homicide. In Brunch with the Jackals, Don McLellan explores the darkish part of city existence via tales that mix black comedy, observational invective, and heart-wrenching irony in a suite of neo-noir fiction whose protagonists diversity from a tender boy taking part in battle video games with toy squaddies to a terminally sick melanoma sufferer plotting his personal death.
Featuring an abundance of twisting plots, seedy villains, and anti-heroes with questionable ethical compasses, McLellan’s topics hearken again to the period of dames and soiled police officers, with observations and discussion brought within the stark and infrequently eloquent language of vintage noir.
Brunch with the Jackals is either a throwback to and an develop at the “hard-boiled” type of forerunners like Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane. now and then clipped and edgy, the tone by no means thoroughly offers technique to bleakness or brooding, yet hovers at the obstacles among mild and darkness. distrust and betrayal force the plots, dying lurks within the shadows, and blood is usually spilled, demonstrating McLellan’s love of the literary grotesque.

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New PDF release: Vera Magpie

By Laura Solomon

VERA MAGPIE explores the distance among early life fantasies of grownup existence and the stark fact of existence in a women's felony. The eponymous narrator, Vera Magpie herself, is serving time for the homicide of her 3 husbands, together with Larry, an outstanding guy whom she loves, yet is doomed to die at Vera's arms simply because she has received a flavor for homicide. In criminal, Vera reviews the truth that listed below are politics and a pecking order, simply as in society at huge, yet right here additionally she reveals redemption via literature. Like many girls who kill, Vera is a made from her personal incorrect prior. yet points of this prior additionally count number in the direction of her early unlock from criminal, as her new girl legal professional effectively argues Battered Women's Syndrome as a defence.

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New PDF release: Las vecinas y otros cuentos (Spanish Edition)

By Claudio De Castro

"Ariel Barría Alvarado, Luigi Lescure y Gonzalo Menédez en su Fallo del Premio Signos de Minicuento “Rafael De León-Jones” 2012 dicen acerca de esta obra: “Consideramos que sus cuentos mantienen de forma constante, los angeles extensión reducida, característica básica del género. Indaga en los angeles condición humana a través de situaciones comunes, como lo es los angeles espera ante un semáforo y temerle a l. a. mendicidad; o una cita anhelada y coordinada por teléfono en los angeles cual posibles amantes no se encuentran, o un motín de cárcel en donde el miedo y l. a. muerte rondan l. a. galería hasta alcanzar su objetivo; en din, situaciones que en su mayoría generan reflexiones implícitas, crítica social; y esto es elemental en el minicuento contemporáneo. Destaca su buena prosa”.

Para conocer más sobre el autor: http://www.cultura.utp.ac.pa/escritores/collado_hector.html

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New PDF release: Out of the Bronx: The Joel Sachs Stories

By Jerome Kass

OUT OF THE BRONX, a beautiful choice of tales by way of Jerome Kass, follows Joel Sachs, from his youth and coming of age within the Bronx to his grownup existence in new york. alongside the way in which we come across his associates and fans and, so much of all, his painfully unhappy and humorous Jewish relations: his father, Lou, an inveterate gambler; his mom, Rose, whose anger towards Lou is frequently tempered by means of her have to look after him; Joel's older sister, Fanny, whose experience of being unloved makes her are looking to tear the family members aside; and his appealing more youthful sister, Gloria, who will turn out uncovering the family's inner most secrets and techniques. And, after all, there's Joel, who as a boy attempts to carry the family members jointly and make the irregular appear normal—and as a guy seeks to damage unfastened from the folks and areas that also have him of their grip.
Drawing on his personal existence starting to be up within the Bronx, Kass tells the Joel Sachs tales with humor and unstinting honesty. His eye for element and ear for discussion catch the small moments among characters that might carry a universe of that means for somebody, anyplace, whose circle of relatives used to be lower than excellent. To learn those tales is to be drawn right into a international of affection, betrayal, and redemption via a grasp storyteller.

"Jerry Kass regularly writes from the guts. He hitches genuine existence to his pages—real those who love, yearn, struggle, force one another insane, and make kinfolk. OUT OF THE BRONX is the most recent instance of his compassionate expertise for statement and tale telling.—Susan Stambeg, distinctive Correspondent, nationwide Public Radio

"While i used to be growing to be up in Brooklyn, Jerome Kass used to be transforming into up within the Bronx. we must always have met. We had much to debate. OUT OF THE BRONX is as a lot approximately my Italian-American global because it is set his Jewish-American global. Sensitively written, painfully humorous, and painfully unhappy, his ebook captures transforming into up within the Forties and Fifties in addition to whatever i have ever read."—Nick Pileggi, writer of "Wiseguy," "Casino," and "Goodfellas."

"Jerome Kass embodies the wit and knowledge of J.D. Salinger and Henry Roth to inform the tale of Joel Sachs and his kin, a Bronx story from a by-gone period. I felt that I knew those people—their rages, their desires, their claustrophobic apartment—because decades in the past, I did recognize those humans. Kass has now not imagined them: he has exhumed them. there's poignant fact the following, a narrative masterfully instructed through a grasp storyteller. i ended OUT OF THE BRONX with unhappiness. I felt at domestic in it."—Richard Cohen, Columnist, The Washington Post

"Jerry Kass's OUT OF THE BRONX brilliantly takes you thru Joel Sachs and his family's lifestyles jointly through the years, bankruptcy through bankruptcy, tale via tale. With nice perception and honesty, Kass permits you to see how humorous, attractive, unhappy, and beautiful all of it is—just like existence itself. I completely loved the adventure and i am nonetheless pondering this relatives, particularly Fanny."—Julie Kavner, Actress on Rhoda, in six Woody Allen video clips, and the voice of Marge Simpson on "The Simpsons."

"Jerry Kass writes with such unblinking sincere and unfailing compassion that, as in lifestyles, it truly is occasionally a toss-up among laughter and tears. The tales are aimed from his heard at once on the hears of his readers"—Tyne Daly, mythical Actress

"I turned so concerned with Joel Sachs and his kinfolk, so stuck up with the twists and turns in their lives, that I got here to think about Joel as a mystery friend of my very own, who touched me so deeply that I felt bereft while his tales ended. get back Joel!"—Carol Kane, Actress in "Hester Street," "Annie Hall," "Taxi," and "Wicked."

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