Category: Single Authors Short Stories

  • A Transparent Tree by Robert Kelly

    By Robert Kelly

    A vampire inhabits the physique of a lady, and makes use of her as a device to understand the realm. An oil tycoon searches for historical towns nonetheless flourishing past the current financial constitution. a physician speculates approximately killing his spouse and operating away along with his mistriss. A Civil conflict sharpshooter, wounded at Gettysburg, travels to the Sind as a gold prospector. . . .Each of those fictions, and 7 others is a secret of language branching from its imaginary root. via assorted settings and occasions, Kelly explores the scale of a relevant subject matter -- how humans act with no realizing what's taking place to them, how they go through the enigma of hope and goal whereas expecting the area to decipher itself. Written with the readability and palpably sensuous, rigorously crafted kind that has received awards for his poetry, this optimal assortment, together with the recognized novella "Cities," bought great compliment upon e-book in 1985, and the coveted American Academy-Institute Award.
    "Robert Kelly's Scorpions used to be one of many most interesting of the cult novels of the '60s, 'cult' being a euphemism for 'undeservedly underread,' and it alerted us to a really unique expertise. due to the fact that then, we have realized to observe out for his brief fictions, frequently lighting fixtures up the literary global with their brilliant mixture of mind, romanticism, and bold mind's eye. This assortment, with such Kelly classics as 'Cities,' and 'The Guest,' is a welcome publishing event."
    — Robert Coover
    "Readers acquainted with [Kelly's poetry and essays] will locate the various positive factors of his paintings from the outset: a lyrical prose variety that combines eroticism and erudition, a spotlight at the act of conception and at the presentation of sensory stimuli and sexual impulses in hugely charged photos, a feeling of concern, ask yourself and utter bewilderment that human realization exists in any respect and a primal urge to go away in the back of a mark of his personal specific recognition in sensuous language.... For all their experimentalism, the tales tend to be compelling, filled with unique adventures, erotic encounters and crazed and colourful critical characters. ...For the entire erudition Kelly brings to those tales (many references to vague myths and texts, arcane phrases, strange resources of knowledge), his such a lot extraordinary skill is to re-create the exhilarating 'hereness' of actual sensation..."
    — big apple instances booklet Review
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  • Fashion Caraïbes: et autres nouvelles  (French Edition) by Anne de Laval

    By Anne de Laval

    "Poivre de Cayenne" a été écrit un jour où je n’avais plus rien à lire. C’est l’histoire d’une nana qui vit dans los angeles jet-set parisienne et qui, suite à un coup de fil de ses mom and dad, se retrouve à Saint-Laurent du Maroni à faire marcher une rhumerie avec un moteur de Peugeot 403. C’est en lisant dans un énorme bouquin de Géographie deux grandes pages sur l. a. conquête du Mexique par Cortés, que j’apprends l’existence d’une princesse Maya folle amoureuse de lui, sans laquelle il n’aurait pu donner le Mexique à l’Espagne. Je n’ai ecu alors qu’une envie, écrire "Que jamais le soleil ne se couche". Sur los angeles base d’un fait historique, j’ai tourné en dérision l. a. vie d’Hernán Cortés, l’un des plus grands Conquistadors. Quant à "Fashion Caraïbes", c’est ce que certains non conventionnels, déconnectés du système, marins aventuriers, aimeraient vivre, ont vécu ou vivront dans les îles Caraïbes !!

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  • The Long Beat of the Metronome by Bruce Adam

    By Bruce Adam

    The literary artwork of the fast tale is alive and good in Bruce Adam's number of forty-two deftly written shops titled "The lengthy Beat of the the Metronome." Adam is ready to paint compelling note photographs that make his characters memorable and his dialogues attractive. The tales, starting from 'Police Blotter' and 'The Choir Master', to 'Dudot Dreaming' and "Genetic Lynx' are like listening in to a slightly succinctly instructed story that captures awareness and sometimes ends up in considerate mirrored image after the telling is informed. A grasp storyteller in overall keep watch over of his literary craft, Bruce Adam is a author to pay attention to and "The lengthy Beat of the Metronome" a set to be prized and liked via those that take pleasure in originality and ability in a not easy and tough type of literary expression - the quick tale - Midwest publication Review
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  • L'attrape-bonheur et autres nouvelles (FICTION) (French by Benjamin Gratien

    By Benjamin Gratien

    Recueil de six nouvelles où se croisent, au hasard des rencontres, des personnages aux destins totalement différents. Des histoires de los angeles vie ordinaire, des héros englués dans le quotidien qui ici, nous est décrit tel quel : merciless, violent, égoïste et meurtrier. Allant du chanteur à l'égo démesuré, en passant par los angeles bad solitude du vieux, l'auteur nous livre, par ces multiples occasions dont chaque lecteur pourrait être le héros, une imaginative and prescient très personnelle de ses angoisses plus ou moins bien avouées.
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  • Die Rückkehr des Sherlock Holmes: Erzählungen. Neu übersetzt by Arthur Conan Doyle,Henning Ahrens

    By Arthur Conan Doyle,Henning Ahrens

    »Holmes«, rief ich, »sind Sie es wirklich? Wie ist es möglich, dass Sie noch leben? Haben Sie es tatsächlich geschafft, aus diesem entsetzlichen Abgrund zu steigen?«

    Vermisst und für tot gehalten, taucht Sherlock Holmes drei Jahre nach seinem rätselhaften Verschwinden in den Reichenbach Fällen wieder auf. Und das zur rechten Zeit! London ist im Griff eines neuen Unholds.

    Dreizehn Erzählungen über Geheimnisse, Enthüllungen und die vertrackte Logik des Bösen. Schwarzer Peter, tanzende Männchen, drei Studenten, sechs Napoleone – Sherlock Holmes löst alle Rätsel. Auch das um den »zweiten Fleck«, nach Dr Watson den bedeutendsten aller seiner Fälle.

    Neu übersetzt vom preisgekrönten Schriftsteller Henning Ahrens.

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  • Owen Marshall Selected Stories by Vincent O'Sullivan

    By Vincent O'Sullivan

    A new and beneficiant choice from New Zealand's top-rated author of brief stories.Peter Simpson in reviewing Owen Marshall's tales within the New Zealand Listener wrote: 'Marshall is held in unusual affection through New Zealand readers - as a rule we recognize and admire instead of love our writers.' This love may be evoked not only via the excellent caliber of Marshall's writing yet simply because his tales so accurately trap his fellow New Zealanders and their kingdom. From the provinces to the towns, the distant landscapes to touring abroad, Marshall's tales exhibit a deep figuring out of who and the place we're. occasionally he skewers the locals with sharp and sly comedy, in different tales there is an elegiac unhappiness or a grim fact, yet continuously an insightful exploration of human feelings. From the gigantic physique of labor created over the past thirty years, critic, author and educational Vincent O'Sullivan has chosen sixty tales that provide a large illustration of Marshall's variety. He as soon as wrote that brief tales should still aspire to a mixture of 'intransigence and poetry', either one of that are obtrusive during this positive selection.'Marshall is a author who speaks with equivalent depth to the insufferable loveliness and malevolence of life.' - Carolyn Bliss, World Literature Today
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  • Hunters and Gamblers by Ryan Ridge

    By Ryan Ridge

    A sham pastor hires a cocaine-sniffing centaur to behave as mascot for an Evangelical mega-church’s enviornment soccer workforce; Paul Revere flashes throughout a progressive sky at the again of a sunbird; an ammo-less infantry drummer and a bleeding medic are push back to a most sensible Western car parking zone within the conflict of Sacramento—such are the occasions contained in Ryan Ridge’s Hunters & Gamblers. Winners of the adverse lottery, those characters have discovered to like to lose every thing till there’s not anything left to lose. And the top is determined, black, sopping wet in whiskey, yet punctuated via poignancy and revelry and revelation. The stories during this lurid, edgy debut remove darkness from blackness with even blacker humor and a feeling of outlandish beauty.
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  • Prison, Innershehim & We by Carol Smiles

    By Carol Smiles

    "A number of brief tales and a poem. "Prison" tells a narrative of a destiny position of incarceration that's assorted from what we in 2014 are use to listening to approximately. Elander Horbash is a tender guy in hassle. awaiting a slap at the wrist, he's dissatisfied to discover a sentence that will switch his lifestyles. "Innershehim" is a innovatively designed museum that's intended to educate viewers in regards to the internal workings of the human physique. Romance blossoms in addition to a little bit sabotage whereas the museum is being equipped. "We" is a poetic providing approximately love within the later years. even if illnesses plague, we will cherish the goodness we've came upon alongside the way."
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