Download Paris Metro Tales by Helen Constantine PDF

By Helen Constantine

ISBN-10: 0199579806

ISBN-13: 9780199579808

Following Helen Constantine's hugely profitable Paris stories, Paris Metro Tales deals 22 striking brief tales set all through Paris-all attached by means of the underground tunnels of its famed Metro.
The trip starts on the Gare du Nord, stops at 20 underground stations alongside the best way, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt, each one tale reminiscent of one of many 20 arrondissements of Paris. Readers are invited to discover their method in the course of the underground, altering trains while helpful and imaginatively rising to learn a narrative it its unique environment. The tales diversity from the 15th-century account of the astonishing Saint Genevieve, customer saint of Paris, via stories through favourite writers equivalent to Zola, Simenon, Balzac, and Maupassant. notwithstanding attached through the metro, the topics of those brief tales fluctuate broadly: from Martine Delerm's gripping narrative of the final hours of Modigliani's mistress to Gérard de Nerval's wealthy evocation of the bustling marketplace in Les Halles within the 1850s, Colette's not going involvement in a site visitors twist of fate close to the Opéra, and Boulanger's wonderful description of a blackly humorous event in Père Lachaise. as well as writers renowned to the English-speaking global, this assortment additionally comprises French authors whose paintings merits wider cognizance, together with Frédéric Fajardie, Martine Delerm, Marie Desplechin, Paul Fournel, and Claude Dufresne. each one tale is illustrated with a black-and-white picture and the ebook features a map and recommended itinerary during the metro method.
Perfect for fanatics of Paris Tales, connoisseurs of French fiction, and all brief tale lovers, Paris Metro Tales deals infrequent glimpses of the darker facet of the "City of Light."

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Download An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat by Glen Cook PDF

By Glen Cook

ISBN-10: 1597801402

ISBN-13: 9781597801409

Glen prepare dinner has been heralded because the godfather of contemporary heroic myth; his impression at the style is unquestionable. yet lengthy ahead of Garrett, P.I., sooner than The Instrumentalities of the evening, prior to The Black corporation, there has been The Dread Empire... The Dread Empire, a gritty global of larger-than-life plots, nation-shattering clash, maddening magic, unknown creatures, and uncooked, incorrect heroes, all proven during the filter out of Cook's inimitable war-correspondent prose. The Dread Empire, spanning from the top peaks of the Dragon's enamel to the unending wilderness lands of Hammad al Nakir, from besieged Kavelin to powerful Shinshan, the Empire Unacquainted with Defeat, with its fearless, masked squaddies, referred to as the Demon Guard...

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Download Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh: A Novel by Mo Yan PDF

By Mo Yan

ISBN-10: 1611457351

ISBN-13: 9781611457353


Mo Yan, China’s so much seriously acclaimed writer, has replaced the face of his country’s modern literature with such bold and masterly novels as crimson Sorghum, The Garlic Ballads, and The Republic of Wine. during this choice of 8 dazzling stories—the identify tale of which has been tailored to movie by way of the award-winning director of purple Sorghum Zhang Yimou—Mo Yan indicates why he's additionally China’s major author of brief fiction.

His ardour for writing formed by means of his personal event of just about incredible poverty as a baby, Mo Yan makes use of his expertise to show the tough abuses of an oppressive society. In those tales he writes of these who are suffering, bodily and spiritually, less than its yoke: the newly unemployed manufacturing facility employee who hits upon an inventive monetary chance; former fanatics revisiting their ardour fleetingly earlier than returning to their spouses; younger prepared to pay for a spot to percentage their love in inner most; the deserted child introduced domestic by way of a soldier to his unsympathetic spouse; the impoverished baby who needs to subsist on a nutrition of iron and metal; the younger bride keen to visit any size to flee an odious, prepared marriage. by no means didactic, Mo’s fiction levels from tragedy to depraved satire, rage to whimsy, magical fantasy to harsh realism, from impassioned pleas on behalf of suffering employees to paeans to romantic love.

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Download The Violet Quill Reader. The Emergence of Gay Writing After by David Bergman PDF

By David Bergman

ISBN-10: 0312132026

ISBN-13: 9780312132026

A literary portrait of the new release who created homosexual fiction. Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, Robert Ferro, Felice Picano, Michael Grumley--these are many of the writers whose novels, performs, brief tales, and journalism outlined what it was once to be homosexual in that golden age prior to the 1st bulletins of AIDS.

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Download Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces, 1839-1860: Volume Nine, by Herman Melville PDF

By Herman Melville

ISBN-10: 0585382913

ISBN-13: 9780585382913

ISBN-10: 0810105519

ISBN-13: 9780810105515

First released in 1856, 5 years after the looks of Moby Dick, The Piazza stories includes six of Herman Melville's most interesting brief stories.  Included are sea stories that surround the essence of Melville's art:  "Benito Cereno", an exciting account of mutiny and rescue aboard a disabled slave send, that is a parable of man's fight opposed to the forces of evil, and "The Encantadas", ten allegorical sketches of the Galapagos Islands, which demonstrate nature to be either mesmerizing and horrifying.  Two items discover subject matters of isolation and defeat present in Melville's nice novels:  "Bartelby, the Scrivener", a prophetically sleek tale of alienation and loss on nineteenth-century Wall highway, and "The Bell Tower", a Faustian story a couple of Renaissance architect who brings approximately his personal violent destruction.  The different works exhibit Melville's mastery of very diverse writing styles:  "The Lightning-Rod Man", a satire showcasing his expertise for Dickensian comedy, and "The Piazza", the name tale of the gathering, which anticipates the author's later absorption with poetry.

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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.

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Download Cuentos de los hermanos Grimm by Wilhelm Karl Grimm PDF

By Wilhelm Karl Grimm

ISBN-10: 1413515991

ISBN-13: 9781413515992

ISBN-10: 8439216270

ISBN-13: 9788439216278

ISBN-10: 8440697805

ISBN-13: 9788440697806

ISBN-10: 8466604022

ISBN-13: 9788466604024

Nueve cuentos de los hermanos Grimm, traducidos directamente de los originales, reviven las historias y leyendas con toda su magia, tal como los autores las escucharon en sus viajes por pueblos y villorrios, de labios de campesinos y aldeanas.El volumen contiene las versiones aut?nticas de los angeles se?ora Hulda, l. a. bella durmiente, Los m?sicos de los angeles ciudad de Bremen, El medical professional Sabelotodo, Pulgarcito, l. a. Cenicienta, Blancanieves, Hansel y Gretel y El sastrecillo valiente.

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Download Faulkner's Short Stories by James L. Roberts PDF

By James L. Roberts

ISBN-10: 0822004771

ISBN-13: 9780822004776

Like his longer novels, Faulkner's shortest tales may be tricky to persist with, provided that occasions are awarded out of order and the narrator isn't simply pointed out. This examine of 5 tales provides a readability that ends up in a better appreciation of his genius. The tales lined during this version are A Rose For Emily, That night sunlight, Barn Burning, Dry September, and Spotted Horses.

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Download Christmas Treasures by Lisa Ivany, Robert Hunt PDF

By Lisa Ivany, Robert Hunt

ISBN-10: 1897317336

ISBN-13: 9781897317334

Lisa Ivany and Robert Hunt have produced one other memorable choice of brief tales. The tales contained herein concentrate on the Christmas season because it is understood to the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador. protecting many genres and subject matters, this ebook deals whatever for all readers' tastes. It offers with a wide selection of topics, from a teenage woman injured by means of a highschool bully, to a nursing domestic resident stricken with Alzheimer's disorder, to a mysterious church singer with the voice of an angel. additionally integrated is "Lucky's Discovery," the 3rd installment within the trilogy recognized to Ivany and Hunt's readers. Readers of every age will benefit from the Christmas trivialities sections, and for added flavour, a distinct favorite Christmas Recipes part, containing over 40 Christmas recipes, has been further behind the booklet.

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