Download E-books Spanish Stories of the Romantic Era /Cuentos españoles del Romanticismo: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) PDF

These twelve vintage brief tales mirror the idealistic and unique charm of a golden age in Spanish literature. released from the 1830s to the 1860s, the heyday of the Romantic period, they continue to be well-liked by readers of each iteration. Featured authors contain "Fernán Caballero," Ramón de Mesonero Romanos, Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, Mariano José de Larra, Enrique Gil y Carrasco, and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer.
This dual-language version positive aspects an informative advent and considerable footnotes, making it not just a excitement to learn but in addition a beneficial studying and educating reduction for college students and academics of Spanish literature. including Dover's Spanish tales of the overdue 19th Century, it deals a wide-ranging survey of an immense literary age.

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Download E-books Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories PDF

By Jincy Willett

Jincy Willett is the excessive priestess of darkish comedy. The vintage tales during this assortment minimize via each conference, each notion of normalcy, with empathy and fearless wit, undermining all of the outdated principles concerning the chuffed relations, the nice son, the dutiful mom. In Willett's global, perversity and tenderness stroll hand in hand; there is laughter and funerals, ambivalence within the nursery, and redemption for the depraved. As David Sedaris writes in his foreword, "I'm ready to put on a sandwich board for this booklet. i cannot support myself. It' simply too good."

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Download E-books Granta 122: Betrayal (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing) PDF

By John Freeman

In the realm of the longer term, humans exist in a perpetual country of rehearsing evacuations, and one man’s practice session contains leaving his mom and dad behind.

A firespotter understands all too good that the place there’s smoke, there’s hearth – yet fails to identify the blaze that consumes part her family.

Then there’s the Custer impersonator who takes his position in a re-enactment too actually, and too a ways. The therapeutic massage therapist who struggles to assist a veteran who is largest remorse is tattooed in residing aspect throughout his again. The retired CIA operative, now a mom of 2, who's nonetheless packing warmth for the just-in-case situation that has her set off finger itching...

With award-winning reportage, memoir, fiction and images, Granta has illuminated the main advanced problems with sleek existence during the refractory mild of literature. believe the edge of betrayal through new writing via Ben Marcus, Janine di Giovanni, Karen Russell, Samantha Harvey, Colin Robinson, Jennifer Vanderbes, Callan Wink, John Burnside and a number of others, together with debut writer Lauren Wilkinson, whose heroine strikes via many years with the ahead lean of Richard Yates and the grace of Garcia Marquez.

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Download E-books Adultery & Other Choices: Nine Short Stories and a Novella PDF

By Andre Dubus

Dubus’s moment choice of brief fiction: a compassionate portrayal of man’s trip from youth to maturity
 
For the young people partly one in every of Andre Dubus’s Adultery & different Choices, formative years is characterised via humiliation, alienation, and sadness: A son struggles to connect to his far away father, and later he needs to triumph over a schoolyard bully. Then, for the warriors that inhabit half , carrier is synonymous with sacrifice, as marriages and limbs falter and fail. yet for the bitterly lonely spouse of a promiscuous professor, a hopeless affair with a loss of life ex-priest presents her with the energy essential to retake regulate of her life.
 
In the aptly titled follow-up to Separate Flights, Dubus expertly strains the arc of human existence, and with refined grace honors the boys and girls he portrays with such trustworthy veracity.
 

This booklet positive factors an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus together with infrequent images and never-before-seen files from the author’s estate.

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Download E-books Infieles y adulterados (Ilustrados) PDF

«No hay estadísticas fiables sobre el número de adulterios que se cometen en el mundo cada hora, cada minuto, cada segundo, pero son tantos que casi estamos a punto de afirmar que l. a. base del matrimonio es el adulterio. Más aún: l. a. base sobre l. a. que se sostiene l. a. realidad es el adulterio.»
Juan José Millás

Este libro es una tremenda historia de poligamia: l. a. de un escritor con catorce ilustradores. El adulterio está en todas partes. Como cube el propio Juan José Millás «hay adúlteros de tarde y de mañana y de noche y de madrugada, de fin de semana y de día laborable. Los sitios en los que se consuma l. a. infidelidad son de lo más variado también, desde los apartamentos con olor a cebolla a hoteles de tercera, pasando por sótanos, automóviles, cuartuchos de fotocopiadoras o palacios.»

El arte del engaño y los angeles infidelidad se despliega en estos cuentos, llenos de ironía y de imágenes cotidianas y surrealistas, en los que tienen voz los amantes, los esposos, los mentirosos y los engañados. El trabajo gráfico va como anillo al dedo a estas historias de amor, sexo y otras perversiones.

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Download E-books After the Quake: Stories PDF

By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

The six tales in Haruki Murakami’s enthralling assortment are set on the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, whilst Japan turned brutally conscious of the fragility of its day-by-day lifestyles. however the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and extra mysterious, emanating from a spot the place the human meets the inhuman.

An electronics salesman who has been all at once abandoned by means of his spouse is of the same opinion to convey an enigmatic package—and is rewarded with a glimpse of his real nature. a guy who has been raised to view himself because the son of God pursues a stranger who may perhaps or will not be his human father. A mild-mannered assortment agent gets a trip from a huge conversing frog who enlists his assist in saving Tokyo from destruction. As haunting as goals, as powerful as oracles, the tales in After the Quake are additional facts that Murakami is among the so much visionary writers at paintings at the present time.

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Download E-books Ghouls in My Grave PDF

By Jean Ray

The following now we have one of many nice unknown masterworks of horror fiction. For a number of many years this paperback anthology used to be the single English language resource for the fiction of Belgium’s Jean Ray (not counting his sporadic 1930's appearances in Weird Tales). one other element during this book’s prefer are the translations by means of Lowell Blair, who larger than the other Ray translator relatively captures the baroque richness of Jean Ray’s prose.

The caliber of the 8 tales gathered here's obtrusive within the undeniable fact that all have been reprinted in next English language Jean Ray collections (My personal deepest Spectres, The scary Presence and different Tales and Graveyard Spectres). these tales comprise The Shadowy Street (also often called The Tenebrous Alley), that is largely acclaimed as Ray’s masterpiece, and with strong reason.

The Shadowy Street is a novella size account of substantial bold and ingenuity, pivoting on separate yet associated narrative strands. within the first a kinfolk reveals that their house is haunted by way of invisible presences, and within the moment a tender guy discovers a mysterious alleyway that in basic terms he can see; finally he ventures into the alleyway, and what he reveals demonstrates Ray’s substantial aptitude for surrealistic apprehension and, within the apocalyptic ultimate passages, outright horror. In an identical vein is The Mainz Psalter, a few send besieged by way of otherworldly creatures that favorably recollects William desire Hodgson’s vintage stories of sea-bound horror, yet marked by way of Ray’s unmistakable mixture of old-fashioned horror and twentieth century surrealism.

Slightly extra conventional in scope are The Black Mirror, a few supernaturally endowed replicate that when belonged to the necromancer John Dee, and Mr. Glass adjustments Direction, which relates how the trails of 2 remorseless killers intersect. Gold Teeth is a relatively real looking account of a thief who digs up corpses so he can thieve their gold the teeth. Then there’s I Killed Alfred Heavenrock, a few miscreant who creates an imaginary personage so one can rip-off a gullible widow, in simple terms to find that the nonexistent “Alfred Heavenrock” has by some means taken on a lifetime of his own...

Although quite scant at 143 pages, the contents of Ghouls in My Grave amply show Jean Ray’s huge diversity. certainly, it can be the definitive English language Jean Ray assortment, and is needed studying for somebody attracted to the paintings of this tragically vague genius.

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Download E-books The Musical Brain: And Other Stories PDF

A delirious number of brief tales from the Latin American grasp of micro-fiction.

A delirious number of brief tales from the Latin American grasp of microfiction, César Aira–the writer of a minimum of 80 novels, such a lot of them slightly 100 pages long–The Musical mind & different Stories contains twenty stories approximately oddballs, freaks, and loonies. Aira, along with his fuga hacia adelante or "flight ahead" into the unknown, supplies us imponderables to reflect on and peculiar and likely out-of-context plot traces, in addition to considerate and passionate takes on daily fact. The identify tale, first released within the New Yorker, is the creme de los angeles creme of this exhilarating assortment.

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Download E-books Nightmare Magazine Issue 6 (March 2013) PDF

In our March 2013 factor, now we have unique fiction from David Tallerman ("The check in the Moonlight") and Jeff VanderMeer ("No Breather on the earth yet Thee"), besides reprints by way of Molly Tanzer ("The Infernal historical past of the Ivybridge Twins") and Livia Llewellyn ("Jetsam").

We even have the most recent installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a exhibit on our hide artist, and a function interview with bestselling writer Jonathan Maberry.

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