Category: Single Authors Short Stories

  • Zeichnungen: Drei Erzählungen (German Edition) by Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker

    By Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker

    Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker erzählt von menschlicher Schuld, dem Vergehen der Zeit und unserer Sehnsucht nach Erlösung.

    In fünf hochgelobten Romanen hat Reinhard Kaiser-Mühlecker ein großes Epos der menschlichen Schuld geschrieben. In seinen drei Erzählungen verdichtet er die existentiellen Fragen: Wie wird der Mensch schuldig? Wie verketten sich Verfehlungen, Verschweigen, Gerüchte und Lügen zu einer Lebensgeschichte? Und ist jeder unausweichlich in sein vorgezeichnetes Schicksal verstrickt? Ein ängstlicher Verrat, eine Bösartigkeit, ein perfider Freundschaftsdienst lösen ein Unheil aus, das lange nachwirkt. Mit großer poetischer Kraft erzählt Kaiser-Mühlecker von der Sehnsucht, den alten Geschichten und der Vergangenheit zu entkommen und ein eigenes, freies Leben zu beginnen.

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  • Epic Cures by Tom Sheehan

    By Tom Sheehan

    Epic remedies brings jointly twenty-two brief tales by way of award-winning grasp storyteller Tom Sheehan. Alan Lupo, of the Boston Globe, says, "Tom Sheehan dissects the lifetime of everyman, for in peace and warfare and the entire trauma and pleasure in among, he has identified everyman. He masters the main points of reminiscence, in sight, sound, scent and believe, in order that reminiscence turns into memorable. Sheehan has the soul of John Dos Passos, of Carl Sandburg." Sheehan bargains the healing for these readers who think that in simple terms the radical can carry the epic tale.

    Sheehan skillfully eases readers into the lives of his characters. boundaries are damaged and classes learned... hugely suggested. -- Midwest ebook evaluate, February 2006
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  • Die Glückseligkeit des Himmels: Geschichten aus dem Leben by Katharina Kraemer

    By Katharina Kraemer

    Ein ganzes Dutzend Kurzgeschichten aus dem Leben, denen der Tod und auch die Sehnsucht nach beidem nicht fremd sind.
    Eine Enkelin als einsame Retterin in der now not, eine Selbstmörderin trifft auf ihren Widersacher. Der Leser begleitet vier Engel mit Leintuch bei der Arbeit und noch Vieles mehr. Findet sich himmlische Glückseligkeit da, wo guy sie am wenigsten vermutet, oder doch auf Erden?
    Ein Buch mit nachdenklich stimmenden, so doch humorvollen Geschichten für jeden Stundenschlag.
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  • I Never Talk About It by Véronique Côté,Steve Gagnon

    By Véronique Côté,Steve Gagnon

    The neighborhood and the common come jointly in those 37 brief tales, introduced into English through 37 varied translators from everywhere in the world.

    The end result supplies readers a flavour of the clean new writing popping out of Quebec—and a reminder that there are not less than 37 other ways to translate an author’s voice.

    Translators contain literary translation scholars, first-time and up-and-coming literary translators, world-renowned translators who've gained significant overseas prizes, a few of Montreal’s most sensible writers and translators, a retired high-school French instructor in eire, and francophone authors translating into their moment language. There are even humans in there who (armed merely with a dictionary and the precious skill to write down a gorgeous sentence) slightly communicate French.
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  • Beschädigte Schönheit: Eine Ästhetik des Handicaps (German by Lorenz Jäger,Anne Hamilton

    By Lorenz Jäger,Anne Hamilton

    Vulkan, hinkender Gott der Schmiedekunst, conflict der Mann von Venus, der Schönsten. Während die griechische Antike Behinderungen der Hässlichkeit zurechnete und oft als Zeichen moralischer Fragwürdigkeit deutete, die römische Dichtung sie vornehmlich als Gegenstand der Satire sah, setzt in der frühbarocken Lyrik ein paradoxes Vergnügen am behinderten Körper ein: Vulkan und Venus traten in ein neues Verhältnis.
    Im 19. Jahrhundert, bei Zola, Anthony Trollope und Benito Pérez Galdós, treten behinderte Protagonistinnen als Attraktionsfiguren ins Zentrum der Romane. Im 20. Jahrhundert findet dieses Interesse die Aufmerksamkeit der Psychoanalyse und wird als »Fetischismus« gedeutet.
    Über Heimito von Doderer, James Joyce und Arno Schmidt weist Lorenz Jäger auch in die Kunst- und Filmgeschichte, zu Christian Ludwig Attersees »Prothesen-Alphabet« und Luis Buñuels »Tristana«. Schlusspunkt seiner Überlegungen bilden die Londoner Paralympics des Jahres 2012.
    Nicht nur erreichte die Ästhetisierung des Handicaps dort einen bisher unvorstellbaren Gipfel: Entscheidend wurde die Ablösung des Blicks von außen durch die selbstbewusste Inszenierung, die von behinderten types wie Aimee Mullins vorbereitet worden warfare und die unsere ästhetischen Vorstellungen maßgeblich verändern wird.
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  • Autobiografia del Blu di Prussia (Opere di Ennio Flaiano) by Ennio Flaiano,A. Longoni

    By Ennio Flaiano,A. Longoni

    «Se in un quadro i cattivi umori del pittore, le sue torbide malinconie, i suoi errori, le sue sfrenate ambizioni condensano e s’esprimono, kingdom certi che là, in quel punto, troverete l. a. mia ombra, l’ombra del Blu». Flaiano scrive i testi – racconti, apologhi, stralci di cronaca, epigrammi – che formano questa composita raccolta con los angeles stessa livida cromia, e li tramuta in autobiografia indiretta. Descrive luoghi dell’Abruzzo natio in cui los angeles desolazione è profondamente radicata e determine che, su quei fondali, paiono inesorabilmente votate all’autodistruzione: come l’intellettuale romantico e decadente che sospende un’assunzione fatale di veronal solo in line with los angeles momentanea fioritura di una rosa, o il giovane, ultimo di sei fratelli, cui l. a. famiglia non perde occasione di rinfacciare il suo prestige di indesiderato, di nato «a tavola sparecchiata». E quando, nel più lungo di questi racconti, Flaiano rievoca los angeles vicenda di uno zio prete, don Oreste, l. a. narrazione affonda ancor più tra quelle rocce scarne, dove «i cattivi umori della terra cristallizzano» e generano quel blu di Prussia «velenoso, sordido, intelligente e pieno di rancori sociali». Ma sarebbe strano se questo brulichio di volti ignoti e misconosciuti non celasse fisionomie storiche: le troviamo nella luce autunnale di una Roma così toccata dalla grazia da a long way dire a Vincenzo Cardarelli, appena uscito dal cinema, che «con un cielo simile si può rinviare un suicidio».
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  • The Loftiest Thing by S Davis

    By S Davis

    The Loftiest factor, a set of brief fiction by means of writer S.O. Davis, examines the complexities that frequently include offerings and relationships. In those tales, traditional humans locate themselves on the interesting crossroads that frequently occur themselves in the human adventure. Which manner will they cross? what is going to they select? Will each one study that love, the loftiest factor, is the guts and the purpose of it all?
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  • Collected Short Stories of Percival Christopher Wren Volume by Percival Christopher Wren,John L. Espley

    By Percival Christopher Wren,John L. Espley

    gPercival Christopher Wren is healthier often called a novelist, publishing twenty-eight novels from 1912 to 1941, the main recognized of which being Beau Geste (1924). Wren additionally released seven brief tale collections: Stepsons of France (1917), The younger Stagers (1917), sturdy Gestes (1929), wrong Blades (1933), Port o' lacking males (1934), tough taking pictures (1938), and Odd—But on the other hand (1941). those brief tale collections contained a complete of 116 tales. there have been additionally omnibus collections released, tales of the international Legion (1947) and useless Men's Boots (1949), containing tales taken from Stepsons of France, stable Gestes, unsuitable Blades, and Port o' lacking males. as well as the 116 tales released in Wren's brief tale collections there are a few extra goods within the accumulated brief tales. "At Oxford: blameless Ernest and crafty Eintz" is a brief tale initially released in 1919 in an vague fiction journal. "The Romantic Regiment" and "Twenty-Four Hours within the overseas Legion" are "factual" articles initially released in magazines. "Wonderful Egypt" is a piece of writing (more a photographic essay) initially released within the Strand journal. the thing "I observed a Vision!" initially seemed in an extraordinary psychic journal, Prediction. there's additionally an editorial present in an Australian newspaper, "Meaning of Dreams", the place Wren relates a number of desires he had skilled. eventually there's "Broken Glass", an unpublished brief tale. every one tale has introductory reviews by way of the editor, John L. Espley. quantity of The accrued brief tales comprises eighteen brief tales and non-fiction articles initially released among 1928 and 1933. Twelve of the eighteen tales come from the gathering, stable Gestes (1929), and the remainin six from mistaken Blades (1933). one of many articles was once initially released in a fiction journal, infantrymen of Fortune (December 1931), and the opposite article first seemed as a BBC radio broadcast.
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  • Colorado Noir by John Dwaine McKenna

    By John Dwaine McKenna

    Colorado Noir is a stroll at the wild facet. 11 of the simplest tales in hard-boiled crime from the award-winning pen of John Dwaine McKenna, writer of The Neversink Chronicles and The Whim Wham Man.
    In Colorado Noir, you are going to trip in addition to Elaine, The Aluminum Mistress, as she struggles to outlive at the chilly streets of Colorado Springs, making her residing from trash cans; hang around with Yazzie and Darrell Lee as they learn how to stay tough, surviving by way of petty robbery, till one among them commits a capital crime within the Ghosts of Christmas current; there is merry mischief and pathos in Mosby's Retreat, the place you are going to meet a 4 footed usher of demise; event utter terror at 30,000 ft on a B-17 flying abattoir within the emerging, an unforgettable global conflict II tale; deal with your self to the second one Jake McKern novella in A Mischief of Rats, as you countdown to against the law spree that leaves the reader gasping and blood working within the streets of Colorado Springs. All of those, plus six extra of the simplest noir tales on the town. in case you love crime fiction and secret, do not you dare pass over Colorado Noir!
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  • Chiamate telefoniche (Piccola biblioteca Adelphi) (Italian by Roberto Bolaño,B. Bertoni

    By Roberto Bolaño,B. Bertoni

    I quattordici racconti che compongono questa raccolta apparsa nel 1997, agli esordi della carriera di Roberto Bolaño, distillano già quelle che saranno le ossessioni ricorrenti della sua narrativa e i temi attorno a cui si addensano: l. a. letteratura, l. a. violenza – appena sussurrata o quanto mai tangibile –, l'amore e il sesso. Il lettore vi incontrerà esistenze borderline, apolidi e insane, alla ricerca di un senso o che al senso hanno rinunciato, sballottate dal caso e da un'assurda quotidianità, tra amori infelici, errori evitabili e solitudini. Sono racconti aperti, imprevedibili, che non si esauriscono nella desolante constatazione dell'insensa­tezza della vita umana, ma giocano con il lettore, spingendolo a cogliere le citazioni occulte, le determine nascoste nella trama dell'ordito, a cercare di comprendere messaggi che risultano indecifrabili in primo luogo ai protagonisti stessi. Come se al fondo di ciascuna di queste storie ci fosse un enigma che sa essere, al pace stesso, ilare, inquietante e spaventoso.
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