Archive For The “Short Stories” Category
By T. Coraghessan Boyle
T.C. Boyle used to be first feted as a grasp of the quick tale for his seriously acclaimed Greasy Lake. With those tales applauded via People journal as "wickedly comical," he monitors once more a virtuosity and flexibility infrequent in literary the United States this day. Without a Hero zooms in on American phenomena akin to a middle for the therapy of acquisitive problems; a pair looking for the final toads on the earth; and a true property ask yourself boy on a dude safari close to handy Bakerfield, California.
Sharp, guileful, and malevolently humorous, Boyle's tales are "more than humorous, larger than wicked," says The Philadelphia Inquirer. "They make you recoil with their clarity."
By Adam Lazarus
The unforgettable tale of the 1973 U.S. Open-and the unknown younger golfer who astonished the world...
In 1973, a who is Who of golf's greats amassed on the Oakmont kingdom membership for the U.S. Open. between these favourite to win have been Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. as an alternative, Johnny Miller-a 26-year-old onetime phenom from San Francisco-astonished international via edging out the legends and crafting a record-setting sixty three to win through a unmarried stroke.
that includes broad archival and video learn and candid interviews with best golfers of the period, Chasing Greatness fantastically captures one of many unlikeliest victories and dramatic activities triumphs of the prior part century. Authors Adam Lazarus and Steve Schlossman additionally chronicle the careers and the lives of six notable figures in the course of golf's modern day golden period: Miller, Palmer, Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf, and John Schlee.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
FLAPPERS & PHILOSOPHERS
-illustrated with appealing interval photos
-complete and unabridged variation of the unique stories
-formatted for kindle to enhance your interpreting experience
-linked desk of contents to arrive your tale quickly
‘Flappers and Philosophers is a wonderful brief tale assortment from a author who was once within the early years of his occupation. it is a deal with for lovers of Fitzgerald's novels and an outstanding place to begin should you haven't but learn his terrific prose.’ Literary Lindsey
‘Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the maximum sleek writers’ Malcolm Bradbury, The Guardian
‘His expertise used to be as traditional because the trend that used to be made through the dirt on a butterfly’s wings’ Ernest Hemingway
‘With the ability of a reporter and talent of an artist he captured the essence of a interval whilst flappers and gin and "the attractive and the damned" have been the symbols of the carefree insanity of an age.’ ny Times
FLAPPERS & PHILOSOPHERS is Fitzgerald’s first selection of brief tales together with eight classics akin to ‘Bernice Bobs Her Hair’ and ‘Dalyrimple is going Wrong.’
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald named an age- the Jazz Age, which he outlined as ’a new release grown as much as locate all Gods lifeless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken.’
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald used to be born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and studied at Princeton which he left in his senior yr (1917) to affix the military. At certainly one of his military postings close to Montgomery, Massachusetts he met Zelda Sayre.
His first novel was once ‘This facet of Paradise.’ released in 1920, which made the twenty-four-year-old Fitzgerald well-known virtually in a single day, and per week later he married Zelda in big apple. Their tumultuous marriage turned an notion for far of his paintings. They have been younger celebrities of the roaring 20s yet Fitzgerald desired to be a good author although his recognition as a playboy intended a few humans didn’t take him seriously.
In 1922 Scribners released ‘The appealing and Damned’, of which the hot York occasions reviewer acknowledged that the ‘general surroundings of the publication is an environment of futility, waste and the avoidance of attempt, into which the fumes of whisky penetrate increasingly more, until eventually ultimately it particularly reeks with them.’
The Fitzgeralds went to France within the spring of 1924 to break out from the entire hubbub, and he wrote his masterpiece ‘The nice Gatsby’ through the summer season and autumn in Valescure close to St. Raphael, France.
His fourth novel ‘Tender is the evening’ obtained a terrible severe response whilst it got here out in 1934. Fitzgerald used to be ultimately compelled to aim to make cash as a screenwriter.
He died in December 1940 in Hollywood whereas engaged on ‘The final Tycoon.’ because then he has been granted his desire to be one in every of the best writers of the 20 th century.
His novels in chronological order are: ‘This aspect of Paradise’, ‘The appealing and Damned’, ‘The nice Gatsby’, ‘Tender is the Night’, ‘The final wealthy person’ (unfinished).
By Wells Tower
A NEW YORK occasions e-book REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE
Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping a few mayhem will shake off the wintry weather blahs. a guy is booted out of his domestic after his spouse discovers that the print of a naked foot at the inside his car's windshield does not fit her personal. Teenage cousins, drugged by means of summer time, meet with a reckoning within the woods. A boy runs off to the carnival after his stepfather bites him in a brawl. Wells Tower's model of the US is touched with the seamy attractiveness of the dropout, the misfit: failed inventors, boozy dreamers, hapless fathers, wayward sons. With electrical prose and savage wit, Everything Ravaged, every thing Burned is a profound new number of stories.
By Gerald Kersh
"No mortal can write this well." - Harlan Ellison
"Kersh has an odd, perverted experience of genius. and the way he can write." - Virginia Kirkus
"Gerald Kersh had a wild mind's eye matched by means of a bright, near-hallucinatory kind. lots of his innovations are so unique that they blur the excellence among fable, technological know-how fiction, secret, and horror, however the cumulative effect of his brief tales is terrible within the extreme." - Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural
An day trip in South the USA uncovers a terrifying race of guys with out bones who actually suck the existence out in their prey. a guy in twentieth century London makes a frightening discovery a couple of monster came across off the coast of Brighton in 1745. A sea captain is going ashore on a abandoned island and unearths what appear to be the bones of a formerly unknown species of monster, merely to benefit that the bones inform a way more tragic story than he may perhaps ever have imagined. A struggle correspondent, none except Kersh himself, is crusing to the USA while he meets an odd guy who claims to be 438 years outdated. those are the plots of quite a few of the bizarre stories you can find during this publication.
Gerald Kersh (1911-1968) used to be an excellent and creative author acclaimed in his time for his gritty novels of London existence and his usually weird and wonderful brief fiction, yet he has regrettably develop into ignored considering that his loss of life. This quantity contains an advent through award-winning technology fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who additionally chosen the 11 tales that seem during this assortment and which signify the superior of Kersh's brief fiction. comprises: "The Queen of Pig Island", "Frozen Beauty", "The Brighton Monster", "Men with no Bones", "Busto Is a Ghost, Too suggest to offer Us a Fright!", "The Ape and the Mystery", "The King Who gathered Clocks", "Bone for Debunkers", "A fortunate Day for the Boar", "Voices within the dirt of Annan", "Whatever occurred to Corporal Cuckoo?"
By David J. Schow
Ebook by way of Schow, David J.
By Jean Giono
The Solitude of Compassion, a set of brief tales by no means sooner than on hand in English, gained well known acclaim whilst it used to be initially released in France in 1932. It tells of small-town existence in Provence, drawing on a complete village of fictional characters, frequently hot and first rate, every now and then immoral and coarse. Giono writes of a friendship solid in a battlefield trench in the middle of international struggle I; an outdated man’s discovery of the music of the area; and, within the name tale, the not-unrelated emotions of compassion and pity. In those twenty tales, Giono unearths his magnificent storytelling via his brilliant photographs and lyrical prose, even if he's conveying the fragile scents of lavender and pine timber or the smells of damp earth and clean blood.
By Fyodor Dostoyevsky, David McDuff
With their penetrating mental perception and their emphasis on human dignity, recognize and forgiveness, Dostoyevsky's early brief tales comprise the seeds of the subjects that got here to his significant novels. terrible folks, the author's first nice literary triumph, is the tale of a sad courting among an impoverished replica clerk and a tender seamstress, advised via their passionate letters to one another. within the Landlady Dostoyevsky portrays a dreamer hero who's captivated by way of a curious couple and turns into their lodger. Mr Prokharchin, encouraged via a real tale, is a sly comedy centring on an eccentric miser, and Polzunkov is a robust personality cartoon which, in universal with the opposite stories during this quantity, questions the very nature of lifestyles.
By Matthew Neill Null
Set within the author's place of origin of West Virginia, this panoramic choice of tales strains the folks and animals who stay in precarious stability within the mountains of Appalachia over a span of 2 hundred years, in a disappearing rural global. With omniscient narration, wealthy aspect, and lyrical prose, Matthew Neill Null brings his panorama and characters vividly to life.
"Allegheny entrance has few sentimental trappings. . . . Men's stubbornness is a rock face, in those clever and unpretentious tales, their anger a crown fireplace, their occasional tenderness a rill. . . . It is still at a distance from judgment, at a get rid of from effortless definitions, unspooling a lucid and sometimes painful background of urge for food, exploitation, and bereavement."—Lydia Millet, from the introduction
"Rich in historical past, speech, incident, plants, fauna, vernacular, geology, politics—Matthew Neill Null's paintings is awesome. . . . If whatever ever occurred within the country of West Virginia, Null understands the lengthy and wanting it, and should make its tale sing."—Salvatore Scibona
Matthew Neill Null is the writer of the radical Honey from the Lion (Lookout Books). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, winner of the PEN/O. Henry Award and the Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, his brief fiction has seemed within the Oxford American, Ploughshares, the Mississippi Review, American brief Fiction, Ecotone, and in different places. He divides his time among West Virginia and Provincetown, Massachusetts, the place he coordinates the writing fellowship on the effective Arts paintings Center.
By Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon
Fiction. not anything to giggle at, this bold anthology of jaw-grinding legal habit is masterfully curated via acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. The members to this anthology of cocaine-themed tales contain Susan directly, Ken Bruen, Donnell Alexander, Letrice Johnson and extra. Gary Phillips is the writer of a number of crime fiction novels, together with Bangers. Jervey Tervalon is the writer of numerous books, together with the l. a. occasions most sensible vendor lifeless Above flooring.