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|Author||: Deborah Treisman|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced to widespread media coverage their selection of "20 Under 40"—the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by this stellar group of writers over the course of the summer. They are now collected for the first time in one volume. The range of voices is extraordinary. There is the lyrical realism of Nell Freudenberger, Philipp Meyer, C. E. Morgan, and Salvatore Scibona; the satirical comedy of Joshua Ferris and Gary Shteyngart; and the genre-bending tales of Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Téa Obreht. David Bezmozgis and Dinaw Mengestu offer clear eyed portraits of immigration and identity; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, ZZ Packer, and Wells Tower offer voice-driven, idiosyncratic narratives. Then there are the haunting sociopolitical stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, and Yiyun Li, and the metaphysical fantasies of Chris Adrian, Rivka Galchen, and Karen Russell. Each of these writers reminds us why we read. And each is aiming for greatness: fighting to get and to hold our attention in a culture that is flooded with words, sounds, and pictures; fighting to surprise, to entertain, to teach, and to move not only us but generations of readers to come. A landmark collection, 20 Under 40 stands as a testament to the vitality of fiction today.
|Author||: Dave Eggers,Donald Barthelme|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.
|Author||: D. Duane Engler|
40 by 40 is inspired by creativity, brevity and imagination that allows you to fill in the blanks. The 40 stories in this collection encompass scenes, thoughts and descriptions that range from grief filled to exciting, random to hopeless and by design are no more than 40 words long. I was in awe of Ernest Hemingway's six-word story— "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn" Nonetheless….with emphasis on … 'the less' a story, let's begin.
|Author||: Anton Chekhov|
If any writer can be said to have invented the modern short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating to revealing. And what marvelous and unbearable things are revealed in these Forty Stories. The abashed happiness of a woman in the presence of the husband who abandoned her years before. The obsequious terror of the official who accidentally sneezes on a general. The poignant astonishment of an aging Don Juan overtaken by love. Spanning the entirety of Chekhov's career and including such masterpieces as "Surgery," "The Huntsman," "Anyuta," "Sleepyhead," "The Lady With the Pet Dog," and "The Bishop," this collection manages to be amusing, dazzling, and supremely moving—often within a single page.
|Author||: David Eagleman|
|Editor||: Penguin Canada|
Sum is a stunning exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered- each presented as a vignette that offers a lens through which to see ourselves here and now. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. The stories in Sum are rooted in romance, science, and awe: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that cuts through human nature at new and exciting angles.
|Author||: Beverly Lawn|
|Editor||: Bedford/St. Martin's|
Economical in both size and price, 40 Short Stories offers a well-chosen array of popular and significant stories, enhanced by unobtrusive but effective editorial features. This volume in Bedford/St. Martin’s series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of literature and composition and their cost-conscious students.
|Author||: Alice K. Turner|
|Editor||: Dutton Adult|
An anthology of short stories that originally appeared in "Playboy" magazine presents tales by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nadine Gordimer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Tom McGuane, T. Corraghessan Boyle, and others
|Author||: Kevin Crossley-Holland|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
The longest of the stories in this book is short, and the shortest is just one sentence long. Which means there are lots of stories : a whole bookful to make you think, laugh, Shiver, and think again.
|Author||: Alberto Sardinas|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
Each night, syndicated radio host Alberto Sardiñas takes phone calls from listeners who look to him as a friend with whom to share their personal stories of uncertainty, sorrow, happiness, and hope. His faithful listeners are confident they will receive the words of encouragement they need to carry on, and the advice they would get from a true friend.In "The Power of Your Story", the author shares 40 of the most compelling, real-life short stories told to him by his listeners as well as intimate experiences of his own. Discover the twists and turns these captivating narratives take you on, from stories like "Seven Years of Marriage and Six Years Without Sex" to "Proud to Be the Mistress". Or find out how Sardiñas made the biggest embarrassment of his life in front of a mere 15,000 people. Relationships and infidelity, health and family issues are some of the topics featured. Each chapter is followed by a conclusion that emphasizes the lesson and offers a space for reflection — under "Find the Power of Your Story" — that helps people face their life's everyday challenges. "There is nothing more powerful that brings us together than the unforgettable experiences we all have in common," says Sardiñas.
|Author||: Paul Negri|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
DIVFirst-rate selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," James' "Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," and tales by Saki, Kipling, Lawrence, Trollope, Stevenson, and others. /div
|Author||: David Falkirk|
|Editor||: Panorama Creative Group|
40 Photos. 40 Stories. 40 Moments. Photographs freeze moments in time that would have otherwise escaped into memory and beyond. Each photo tells a story of what was, at that moment, real. Collected here are 40 such moments. Whether jumping off points for bigger tales, or self-contained stories that complete the moment, Fast 40 offers a view into other worlds. Each story won't take long to complete, but might tempt you to examine the moments happening around you from a different perspective.
|Author||: Lavanya Senthil|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Collection of short stories and poems from the hopes , dreams and world view of a 8 yr old girl.
|Author||: Deon Pollett|
Playit is another planet with two suns. Go with Zeke Hilder and his friends on hikes and horse rides into the hills. Follow them in a fight for freedom in this story about love, nature and politics. See how Zeke and the Eagle are no longer lonely as the story progresses. To people in the United States of America, the Eagle is a symbol for strength and freedom. In this story the Eagle is symbolic for the connections we all have with one another. The Eagle speaks herein, and characters in the story hear it speak.
ELIZABETH GASKELL Ultimate Collection 10 Novels 40 Short Stories Including Poetry Essays Biographies
|Author||: Elizabeth Gaskell|
This collection contains the complete works of the great Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell, including novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and a biography of Charlotte Bronte. Introduction: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Novels: Mary Barton The Moorland Cottage Cranford Ruth North and South Sylvia's Lovers Wives and Daughters A Dark Night's Work Short Stories & Novellas: Round the Sofa My Lady Ludlow An Accursed Race The Doom of the Griffiths Half a Life-Time Ago The Poor Clare The Half-Brothers Cousin Phillis Company Manners Mr. Harrison's Confessions The Sexton's Hero The Grey Woman Curious if True Six Weeks at Heppenheim Libbie Marsh's Three Eras Christmas Storms and Sunshine Hand and Heart Bessy's Troubles at Home Disappearances Lizzie Leigh The Well of Pen-Mortha The Heart of John Middleton Traits and Stories of the Huguenots Morton Hall My French Master The Squire's Story Right at Last The Manchester Marriage Lois the Witch The Crooked Branch The Old Nurse's Story Clopton House Crowley Castle Two Fragments of Ghost Stories The Shah's English Gardener Martha Preston The Deserted Mansion Uncle Peter A Visit to Eton The Cage at Cranford Some Passages from the History of the Chomley Family The Ghost in the Garden Room Poetry: Sketches Among the Poor Bran The Scholar's Story Other Works: The Life of Charlotte Brontë The Last Generation in England Cumberland Sheep-Shearers Traits and Stories of The Hugenots Modern Greek Songs French Life An Italian Institution Shams A Fear for the Future Biography: Mrs. Gaskell and Knutsford by George A. Payne Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters.