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|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||: 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||: Beverly Lawn|
|Editor||: Bedford/St. Martin's|
40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a balanced mix of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of classes, including introduction to fiction, composition, creative writing, or introduction to literature.
|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||: Edward Archibald Markham|
|Editor||: Penguin Group USA|
Spanning the history of Caribbean writing, this meticulously compiled collection of 40 short stories includes pre-Columbian legends and myths from India and Africa, and many stories that are an evocative reminder of the turbulent history of the region. Authors featured include Andrew Salkey, Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid, and Lawrence Scott, among others. A major anthology reflecting the diversity and richness of Caribbean writing.
|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||: 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||: Beverly Lawn|
|Editor||: Bedford/st Martins|
Ethan Brand / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The masque of the red death / Edgar Allan Poe -- Barleby the scrivener / Herman Melville -- Desiree's baby / Kate Chopin -- The lady with the dog / Anton Chekhov -- The open boat / Stephen Crane -- Araby / James Joyce -- The metamorphosis / Franz Kafka -- The rocking-horse winner / D. H. Lawrence -- The grave / Katherine Anne Porter -- Barn burning / William Faulkner -- A clean, well-lighted place / Ernest Hemingway -- The chrysanthemums / John Steinbeck -- A worn path / Eudora Welty -- The swimmer / John Cheever -- Bestiary / Julio Cortazar -- King of the bingo game / Ralph Ellison -- The lottery / Shirley Jackson -- The crowd / Ray Bradbury -- Sonny's blues / James Baldwin -- A good man is hard to find / Flannery O'Connor -- Patriotism / Yukio Mishima -- A & P / John Updike -- Where are you going, where have you been? / Joyce Carol Oates -- The sin eater / Margaret Atwood -- A serious talk / Raymond Carver -- Everyday use / Alice Walker -- Health / Joy Williams -- Two kinds / Amy Tan -- Fleur / Louise Erdrich.
|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||: Jhumpa Lahiri|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.
|Author||: Charles E Neuf The Time Traveler|
This is a series of short stories written by the Writer/Storyteller/Time Traveler sharing his findings after visiting five different Worlds. Each World is a Chapter. Chapter One, will be covering a period of time from 1937, through World War Two and into the new age of the 1950's. An only child's perception of the world around him. Chapter Two, will be stories about the beginning of the 50's into the 60's. The Time Traveler will be growing into a different person than he was in the beginning. Chapter Three, The Time Traveler is a State Trooper. This will be a series of Police & Investigation Stories as the Time Traveler/Writer begins to change his beliefs. The world of the Time Traveler will change and he begins his travels into yet, another world, one most do not realize it exists. Chapter Four and Five, in these Chapters the Time Travelers enters the world of Greed, Deception, and selfness. It will be about truths about life, what it is, and how it relates to each person.
|Author||: Lorrie Moore,Heidi Pitlor|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Collects forty short stories published between 1915 and 2015, from writers that include Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, and Alice Munro that exemplify their era and stand the test of time --
|Author||: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov|
|Editor||: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated|
A collection of the nineteenth century Russian author's short stories which reflect his development as a writer
|Author||: Charlotte Greig|
|Editor||: Pan Macmillan|
For Picador’s 40th anniversary we asked 40 writers to respond to the idea of 40 in whatever way they liked. The results are spectacular: thoughtful, funny, poignant, as brilliantly diverse as the Picador list. Pieces include the temporal (what I was doing 40 years ago; the mid-life crisis of a 40-year-old whose lifespan coincides with Picador’s), the quirky (gifts I’d like to receive for my 40th birthday; 40 things to do before I die; what it’s like never to have been on any of those Best Under 40 lists), and the downright clever (40-word synopses of great works of literature), along with some astonishingly good short stories and poems touching on mortality and ageing. The authors range from great established writers on the list, like Alice Sebold, John Banville and Graham Swift, to new stars, such as Emma Straub, Belinda McKeon and Megan Abbott, and 33 more!
|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.