Download Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories by Gao Xingjian PDF

By Gao Xingjian

ISBN-10: 0060575565

ISBN-13: 9780060575564

Those six tales through Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian delivery the reader to moments the place the fragility of affection and existence, and the haunting energy of reminiscence, are superbly unveiled. In "The Temple," the narrator's acute and mysterious nervousness overshadows the delirious happiness of an time out along with his new spouse on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp," a guy narrowly escapes drowning within the sea, merely to discover that nobody even spotted his absence. within the identify tale, the narrator makes an attempt to alleviate his homesickness in simple terms to discover that he's misplaced in a labyrinth of adolescence thoughts. all over the place during this assortment are strong mental snap shots of characters whose unarticulated hopes and fears betray the unending presence of the earlier of their current lives.

Show description

Read Online or Download Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories PDF

Best short stories & anthologies books

Contemporary Fiction

This is often the correct consultant for these learning modern fiction for the 1st time. The final twenty-five years have visible an explosion of latest advancements within the English language novel. as a result of its huge, immense variety, despite the fact that, the sector of up to date fiction reports can seem advanced and complicated.

The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud

The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is the explosive foreign bestseller that combines truth and fiction to inform the riveting tale of 1 of the world’s such a lot arguable relics—the Holy Shroud of Turin—and the determined race to put it aside from those that will cease at not anything to own its mythical strength.

Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction (Southwestern Writers Collection Series)

This sampler of Texas-based secret fiction gains 30 best writers who've set their points of interest at the Lone superstar nation. between them are Nevada Barr, James Crumley, Jim Thompson, Steven Saylor, Jesse Sublett, Ben Rehder, Susan Wittig Albert, Kinky Friedman, David L. Lindsey, D. R. Meredith, Joe R. Lansdale, Walter Mosley, Carolyn Hart, Rick Riordan, Jeff Abbott, and Mary Willis Walker.

Beach Blanket Bad Boys

Has a few put on at the disguise. disguise has a few facet and/or nook put on. Has fresh, unmarked pages. Pages could have a few browning. Binding is tight and in first-class . purchase with self belief!

Additional info for Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories

Sample text

Some cyclists are still wearing short gray cotton coats, although on the pavements there are already young women in pale blue spring clothes. There are endless streams of cyclists and pedestrians, but it isn’t at a time when everyone is finishing work and traffic congestion is at its worst. However, inevitably there are people who are finishing work early, as inevitably there are people on work leave, so there are busy and idle people coming and going on the street. At this time of day it’s always like this.

His feet have kicked something! He panics, and feels a spasm in his stomach—sharp and painful. He gently moves his legs; there are stinging circles on his ankles. He has run into the tentacles of a jellyfish and he sees the gray-white creature, like an open umbrella, with thin floating membranous lips. 38 Cramp He is perfectly capable of grabbing it and pulling out its mouth and its tentacles. Over the past few days he has learned from the children living here by the sea how to catch and preserve jellyfish.

You don’t understand how other people feel. ” “Are we going to say good-bye just like that? I’ve already invited you to come for dinner tomorrow. ” “I think it would be best if I didn’t come. ” 30 In the Park In the darkness, the sound of weeping becomes more distinct. Intermittently, stifled sobs mingle with the sound of leaves trembling in the evening breeze. ” “Neither of us is to blame. The mistakes of that era are to blame. ” “Maybe with the passing of more time . ” The two of them stand up.

Download PDF sample

Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories by Gao Xingjian

by Paul

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 15 votes