Download E-books The Real Thing: Stories and Sketches PDF

By Doris Lessing

The tales and sketches during this assortment penetrate to the guts of human adventure with the fervour and intelligence readers have come to count on of Doris Lessing. lots of the piece are set in modern London, a urban the writer loves for its sort, its range, its transitoriness, how it connects the lifetime of animals and birds within the parks to the streets. Lessing's fiction additionally explores the darker corners of relationships among men and women, as within the wealthy and emotionally advanced name tale, during which she uncovers a extra parlous truth in the back of the facade of the main traditional dating among the sexes.

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Download E-books The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose PDF

By Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In this sequence of interweaving tales, Munro recreates the evolving bond among girls during virtually 40 years. One is Flo, functional, suspicious of different people's airs, every now and then dismayingly vulgar. the opposite is Rose, Flo's stepdaughter, an ungainly, shy woman who by some means leaves the small city she grew up in to accomplish her personal equivocal good fortune within the higher global.

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Download E-books Microcosmic God: Volume II: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon PDF

By Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams

The second one of a deliberate 10 volumes that may reprint all Sturgeon's brief fiction covers his prolific output in the course of 1940 and 1941, and then he suffered 5 years of writer's block. Showcasing Sturgeon's early penchant for delusion, the 1st six choices comprise whimsical ghost tales, reminiscent of "Cargo," within which an international warfare II munitions freighter is commandeered by means of invisible, peace-loving fairies. With the ebook of his enduring SF vintage, "Microcosmic God," Sturgeon eventually chanced on his voice, combining literate, sharp-edged prose with interesting speculative technological know-how whereas recounting the ability fight among an excellent scientist, who creates his personal miniature race of machine makers, and his grasping banker. Voice discovered or no longer, each one of the tales here's readable and enjoyable this day as a result of Sturgeon's singular presents for shrewdpermanent turns of word and compelling narrative. As Samuel R. Delaney emphasizes in an insightful advent, Sturgeon used to be the only so much influential SF author from the Forties throughout the Nineteen Sixties.

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Download E-books By Grace and Banners Fallen: Prologue to A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time Book 14) PDF

By Robert Jordan

Since 1990, while Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time® burst at the international with its first e-book, The Eye of the World, readers were awaiting the finale of this notable saga, which has offered over 40 million copies in over thirty languages.

The wait will quickly be over. The fourteenth and ultimate quantity, A reminiscence of sunshine, will be on hand in hardcover and audiobook on January eight, 2013.

However, you could learn the prologue, "By Grace and Banners Fallen," sooner than the book's respectable unlock date. The prologue may be on hand in either digital textual content and electronic audio codecs in October 2012.

The Wheel of Time turns, and a while come and pass.
What was once, what is going to be, and what is,
May but fall less than the Shadow.

Let the Dragon trip back at the winds of time.

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Download E-books Questioning Minds: Short Stories by Modern Korean Women Writers (Hawai'i Studies on Korea (Paperback)) PDF

On hand for the 1st time in English, the 10 brief tales by way of glossy Korean ladies gathered the following contact in a single approach or one other on matters with regards to gender and kinship politics. all the protagonists are ladies dealing with own crises or defining moments of their lives as gender-marked beings in a Confucian, patriarchal Korean society. Their own desires and values were compromised through gender expectancies or their very own illusions approximately lady life. they're pressured to invite themselves "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" "What are my choices?" each one tale bears colourful and compelling testimony to the lifetime of the heroine. many of the tales have fun the relevant character's breakaway from the patriarchal order; others reveal sexual inequality and spotlight the fight for private autonomy and dignity. nonetheless others display the abrupt awakening to mid-life crises and the pro knowledge that incorporates accepting the bounds of previous age. The tales are prepared in chronological order, from the earliest paintings by way of Korea's first sleek lady author in 1917 to tales that seemed in 1995--approximately one from every one decade. lots of the writers provided are well-known literary figures, yet a few are lesser-known voices. The creation provides a historic evaluate of traditions of contemporary Korean women's fiction, situating the chosen writers and their tales within the greater context of Korean literature. every one tale is followed by means of a biographical observe at the writer and a quick serious research. a specific bibliography is equipped for additional studying and learn.

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Download E-books Bacacay PDF

By Witold Gombrowicz

A balloonist unearths himself set upon via erotic lepers…a passenger on a boat notices a human eye at the deck…a workforce of noblemen get pleasure from a vegetarian dish made of human flesh…a virginal younger woman gnaws uncooked meat from a bone…a infamous ruffian is terrorized through a rat. Welcome to the weird universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose mythical brief tale assortment is gifted the following for the 1st time in English. those stories, hilarious, aggravating, and brilliantly written, are completely particular in global literature. After interpreting them, you’ll by no means be a similar.

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Download E-books Gorilla, My Love PDF

By Toni Cade Bambara

In those fifteen impressive tales, written in a mode right now ineffable and instantly recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara provides us compelling snap shots of quite a lot of unforgettable characters, from sassy little ones to crafty outdated males, in scenes moving among uptown long island and rural North CaroLina. a tender woman suffers her first betrayal. A widow flirts with an aged blind guy opposed to the needs of her grown-up teenagers. an area mortgage shark teaches o white social employee a lesson in accountability. and there's extra. Sharing the realm of Toni Cade Bambara's "straight-up fiction" is a beautiful adventure.

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Download E-books On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction PDF

By Karl Iagnemma

Winner of the Paris Review Discovery Prize for most sensible first fiction and anthologized in The most sensible American brief tales 2002, Karl Iagnemma has been well-known as a author of infrequent expertise. His literary terrain is the realm of technological know-how, with its charged boundary among the rational brain and the stressed middle. In Iagnemma's tales, mathematicians and theoreticians, foresters and medical professionals, yearn to maintain bonds as steadfast because the equations and ideas that anchor their lives. A pissed off educational attempts to diagram his courting together with his female friend yet fails to create a formulation for love. A nineteenth-century phrenologist needs to reexamine the relationship among wisdom and keenness whilst a tender con-woman beats him at his personal video game. A jaded professor desires perpetually of his obsessions: a gorgeous former colleague and the concept that made her recognized. creative, clever, humorous, and disquieting, Karl Iagnemma's first assortment attests to his lively mind's eye and his prodigious literary presents.

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Download E-books Brief Interviews with Hideous Men PDF

By David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace made an artwork of taking readers into areas no different author even will get close to. The sequence of news from which this exuberantly acclaimed ebook takes its name is a chain of imagined interviews with males with reference to their family with ladies. those pics of fellows at their such a lot self-justifying, loquacious, and benighted discover poignantly and hilariously the agonies of sexual connections.

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