Category: Short Stories

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog by Dylan Thomas

By Dylan Thomas

The 'Young Dog' of the name is naturally Thomas himself, & this quantity of autobiographical tales by means of the good glossy poet, who exhibits his waggish humor at its top, his exuberance & verbal magic in wonderful exhibit. It additionally exhibits him a spinner of stories & a author of memorable characters.
The peaches
A stopover at to Grandpa's
Patricia, Edith & Arnold
The fight
Extraordinary little cough
Just like little dogs
Where Tawe flows
Who do you need was once with us
Old Garbo
One hot Saturday

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The Best of Gerald Kersh by Gerald Kersh

By Gerald Kersh

"[Gerald Kersh] is a story-teller of a virtually vanished type - although the right kind description might be a teller of 'rattling strong yarns'...He is serious about the gruesome and the weird, through the misfits of existence, the indignant, the down-and-outs and the damned. a lady of 8 commits a homicide. a few circus freaks are shipwrecked on an island. A chess champion walks in his sleep and destroys the video games he has so rigorously planned..." (TLS). "Beneath his proficient lightness and myth, Gerald Kersh is a significant man...[He] has the facility ...to create an international which isn't real looking and that's but solely credible and convincing by itself awesome terms". (New York Times). "Mr Kersh tells a narrative; as such, fairly greater than anyone else". (Pamela Hansford Johnson, Telegraph)

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Reach for Tomorrow by Arthur C. Clarke

By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the entire Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

This choice of brief tales brings quite a few lesser-known works from the world's most efficient grasp of technology fiction jointly for the 1st time. Reach for Tomorrow comprises twelve hugely memorable tales. incorporated is "Rescue Party," a quick tale which can have served as an foundation tale for the well known Rama series.

As a cross-section of Clarke's paintings, Reach For Tomorrow is astonishingly varied. Readers will locate stories ranging in scope from the time of the dinosaurs to the unimaginably far away destiny; destinations as far-flung as far away galaxies and as shut as London; and voyages to the guts of the earth and past the celebs. It's a enjoyable and interesting learn for any fan of Clarke or technology fiction commonly.

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories by Karen Russell

By Karen Russell

From the writer of the New York Times top vendor Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new choice of tales that showcases Karen Russell’s presents at their inimitable best.

A dejected youngster discovers that the universe is speaking with him via talismanic items left in the back of in a seagull’s nest.  A group of women held captive in a silk manufacturing unit slowly transmute into human silkworms, spinning gentle threads from their very own bellies, and get away by way of seizing the technique of creation for his or her personal innovative ends. A therapeutic massage therapist discovers she has the facility to heal by means of manipulating the tattoos on a warfare veteran’s decrease torso. whilst a gaggle of boys bump into a mutilated scarecrow bearing an uncanny resemblance to the lacking classmate they used to torment, a typical story of highschool bullying turns into a sinister myth of guilt and atonement. In a family’s disastrous quest for land within the American West, the monster is the human starvation for acquisition, and the sufferer is all we carry expensive. And within the collection’s magnificent name story—an unforgettable parable of dependancy and urge for food, mortal terror and mortal love—two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try out helplessly to slake their thirst for blood.

Karen Russell is one in every of today’s such a lot celebrated and very important writers—honored in The New Yorker’s checklist of the twenty top writers below the age of 40, Granta’s better of younger American Novelists, and the nationwide booklet Foundation’s 5 top writers below the age of thirty-five.  Her wondrous new paintings monitors a tender author of superlative originality and invention entering the whole diversity and scale of her powers.  

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The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind by David Guterson

By David Guterson

Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he acquired the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's superbly saw and emotionally piercing brief tales are set mostly within the Pacific Northwest. In those enormous landscapes, looking, fishing, and activities are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings just like the smell of gunpowder, it is a selection of energy.

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Shakespeare's Kitchen: Stories by Lore Segal

By Lore Segal

The 13 interrelated tales of Shakespeare’s Kitchen obstacle the common eager for friendship, how we in achieving new intimacies for ourselves, and the way slowly, inexplicably, we lose them. that includes six never-before-published items, Lore Segal’s lovely publication developed from seven brief tales that initially seemed within the New Yorker (including the O. Henry Prize–winning "The opposite Bug").

Ilka Weisz has authorised a instructing place on the Concordance Institute, a imagine tank in Connecticut, reluctantly leaving her ny circle of neighbors. After the comedy of her fight to fulfill new humans, Ilka involves embody, and be embraced through, a brand new set of buddies, together with the institute’s director, Leslie Shakespeare, and his spouse, Eliza. via a chain of memorable dinner events, picnics, and Sunday brunches, Segal conjures up the sophisticated drama and humor of the outsider’s loneliness, the relief and grace of conventional companionship, the bliss of being in love, and the strangeness of our habit within the face of different people’s deaths.

A outstanding and deeply relocating paintings, Shakespeare’s Kitchen marks the long-awaited go back of a author on the top of her powers.

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The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales

Submission takes many varieties during this number of sixty nine brief tales, from straining in bondage to taking a spanking, being wear demonstrate, and past. via turns bratty and worshipful, those submissives will visit nice lengths to meet their naughtiest fantasies and are rewarded wonderfully through their masters and mistresses. A pupil returns to teach his former instructor who's fairly dependable, a photograph shoot turns into a chance for erotic video games, and a guy revels in his wife's earlier as a former dominatrix. those brats, masochists, and hungry-for-sensation subs cross above and past for those they adore, pushing themselves to new limits whereas their devious dominants placed them via their paces. Edited via Rachel Kramer Bussel, those brief tales sizzle with the stress of erotic energy play, instructions undefined, and repair willingly performed.

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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (Nonpareil Books, by William H. Gass, Joanna Scott

By William H. Gass, Joanna Scott

Author note: advent by way of Joanna Scott
Publish 12 months note: First released 1958
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First released in 1958, In the guts of the guts of the Country tested William Gass as one among America's most interesting and boldest writers of fiction, and approximately fifty years later, the e-book nonetheless stands as a landmark of latest fiction.

The novellas and 3 brief tales it comprises are ready within the Midwest, and jointly they provide a legendary reimagining of America's heartland, with its punishing extremes of warmth and chilly, its unending areas and claustrophobic families, its hidden and baffled wants, its lurking risk of violence. Exploring and increasing the boundaries of the quick tale, Gass works magic with phrases, phrases which are as squirming, regal, and unforeseen because the roaches, boys, icicles, friends, and neuroses that fill those pages, phrases that surprise, dazzle, illumine, and enjoyment.

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Swordplay

Seventeen rapier-sharp tales of swordplay, magic, and adventure...

From a samurai's sword to an assassin's blade, from Custer's cavalry sword to D'Artagnan's lethal weapon, from the sword of Damocles to the mythical Excalibur, those all-new spellbinding stories get directly to the purpose. even if it's a sword bespelled to crave blood, chilly metal that magicks its wielder right into a online game, or a dwarf-crafted blade intended to slay a dragon, those guns every one come sheathed of their personal interesting tale that cuts correct to the center of fable event.

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Separate Flights: A Novella and Seven Short Stories by Andre Dubus

By Andre Dubus

The vintage Dubus collection—now to be had as an ebook

Dubus’s masterful first assortment, during which he brings to lifestyles the human condition—in all its sorrow and beauty

For the lads and ladies in Andre Dubus’s poignant debut assortment, lifestyles and love usually are not with no their tribulations. The religious pastime to reconcile the calls for in their religion with their most elementary human dispositions. a physician is faced together with his obstacles as a guy. Husbands and better halves search solace within the beds of others, whilst their infidelities reveal them to additional heartbreak.

Etched in austere prose that's punctuated with strong emotional moments, the richly drawn characters of Separate Flights command either compassion and admiration, which readers are helpless to disclaim them.

This book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus together with infrequent images and never-before-seen files from the author’s property.

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