Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Author: Robert Walser

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Published: 2012-10-30

Total Pages: 218

ISBN-13: 1466834951

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In her preface to Robert Walser's Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as "a good-humored, sweet Beckett." The more common comparison is to "a comic Kafka." Both formulations effectively describe the reading experience in these stories: the reader is obviously in the presence of a mind-bending genius, but one characterized by a wry, buoyant voice, as apparently cheerful as it is disturbing. Walser is one of the twentieth century's great modern masters—revered by everyone from Walter Benjamin to Hermann Hesse to W. G. Sebald—and Selected Stories gives the fullest display of his talent. "He is most at home in the mode of short fiction," according to J. M. Coetzee in The New York Review of Books. The stories "show him at his dazzling best."


Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Random House

Published: 2010

Total Pages: 422

ISBN-13: 0099541092

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Short Stories. This first-ever selection of Alice Munro's stories sums up her genius. Her territory is the secrets that cackle beneath the facade of everyday lives, the pain and promises, loves and fears of apparently ordinary men and women whom she renders extraordinary and unforgettable.


Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Author: Adolfo Bioy Casares

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Published: 1994

Total Pages: 236

ISBN-13: 9780811212755

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Fifteen stories by an Argentinian writer mixing the fantastic with the real. The subjects range from love to madness.


Selected Stories

Selected Stories

Author: William Trevor

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2010-11-04

Total Pages: 624

ISBN-13: 1101476524

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A marvelous collection from "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" (The New Yorker). Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Prize, and five-time finalist for the Man Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. Bringing together forty-eight stories from After Rain, The Hill Bachelors, A Bit on the Side, and Cheating at Canasta, this second volume of Trevor's collected fiction offers readers "treasures of gorgeous writing, brilliant dialogue, and unforgettable lives" (The New York Times Book Review).


The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant

The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant

Author: Mavis Gallant

Publisher: New York : Random House

Published: 1996

Total Pages: 920

ISBN-13:

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With irony and an unfailing eye for the telling detail, Gallant weaves stories of such intricate simplicity and spare complexity that critics have rightly compared her with Henry James and Anton Chekhov. Readers will discover, or rediscover, the pleasure of reading one of the finest writers of our time.


Selected Stories (Collins Classics)

Selected Stories (Collins Classics)

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Published: 2018-02-08

Total Pages: 256

ISBN-13: 0008284962

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.


Signals

Signals

Author: Tim Gautreaux

Publisher: Vintage

Published: 2017-01-17

Total Pages: 384

ISBN-13: 0451493052

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A widely celebrated novelist gives us a generous collection of exhilarating short stories, proving that he is a master of this genre as well. Once again, "he reminds us," wrote The Miami Herald, "that great writing is a timeless art." After the stunning historical novels The Clearing and The Missing, Tim Gautreaux now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set in his beloved Louisiana, many hard by or on the Mississippi River, others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it's heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart, matters of faith, and the pros and cons of tight-knit communities--a remarkable cast of characters, primarily of the working class, proud and knowledgeable about the natural or mechanical world, their lives marked by a prized stereo or a magical sewing machine retrieved from a locked safe, boats and card games and casinos, grandparents and grandchildren and those in between, their experiences leading them to the ridiculous or the scarifying or the sublime; most of them striving for what's right and good, others tearing off in the opposite direction.


Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Publisher: Readomania

Published:

Total Pages:

ISBN-13:

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Rabindranath Tagore’s short stories, written mostly towards the end of the 20th century, are relevant even today because of the author’s profound understanding of the human mind. Mostly set in rural and urban pre-partition Bengal, these inherently simple stories have a universal appeal and beautifully portray the intricate aspects of the nature of society and the people in it. They have the capacity to touch your core and leave you thinking deeply about human values. Each and every story in this collection rings of classic Tagore. If you want to delve into the kaleidoscopic universe of India’s greatest writer, poet, and thinker, this is the best place to begin. The stories have been edited and presented for the reading of contemporary audience.


The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

Author: Kate Chopin

Publisher: Namaskar Books

Published: 2024-03-02

Total Pages: 198

ISBN-13:

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As part of the Interactive Library Network, Teen.com and W3T.com, Inc. present the full text of "The Awakening," a novel written by the American author Katherine Chopin (1851-1904), who was known as Kate Chopin. Full-text versions of selected short stories by Chopin are also available online. The stories include "Beyond the Bayou," "Desiree's Baby," "The Kiss," and "A Pair of Silk Stockings."