Category: Single Authors Short Stories

Episodes (Dutch Edition) by Kees van Kooten

By Kees van Kooten

Vanaf zijn eerste Treitertrends (1969) heeft Kees van Kooten voornamelijk geschreven over alle lachwekkende ontwikkelingen binnen onze Nederlandse samenleving.

Deze indrukwekkende reeks satirische en parodistische observaties (de modermismen) onderbrak hij op gezette tijden voor het schrijven van autobiografische verhalen waarin hij zichzelf humorvol maar genadeloos tegen het licht hield.

Deze persoonlijke levenslijn loopt van Koot graaft zich autobio (1979), through Veertig (1982) en Hedonia (1984) naar Annie (2000). Dit klassiek geworden boekje, over de dood van zijn moeder, heeft nu een natuurlijke tegenhanger gevonden in Episodes; een kleine maar grootse romance over de eerste twee levensjaren van zijn kleinzoon Roman. Kees van Kooten omschrijft zich als een schattige opa, wish de schrijver beschikt over een flinke hoeveelheid durf en zelfspot. En over een ruime mate aan scherts, satire, ironie en bovenal Liefde.

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Der Radfahrer vom San Cristóbal: Erzählungen (German by Antonio Skármeta,Willi Zurbrüggen

By Antonio Skármeta,Willi Zurbrüggen

Erzählungen aus zwei Kontinenten über flüchtige Liebesbegegnungen und die Sehnsucht nach dem Abenteuer, über heroische Augenblicke und die Auflehnung gegen Repression und Gewalt. In der Titelgeschichte nimmt ein Radrennfahrer an einem Rennen teil, während seine Mutter im Sterben liegt, und die sportliche Veranstaltung wird plötzlich zu einem Kampf um Leben und Tod.In Skarmetas frühen Erzählungen äußert sich eine Lust am Leben, die allen Widrigkeiten trotzt. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Casa de las Americas.

»Der Radfahrer vom San Cristóbal « – jetzt wieder bei Piper variation erhältlich!

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Like a Box of Chocolates by Sebastian Costard

By Sebastian Costard

In "Like a field of goodies" Costard has additional twelve extra brief tales to his released repertoire that he may have hottest to have entitled combined Nuts as a result of the choice of eccentric characters who're his major characters. although, in a serious evaluate of the unique tales the gathering used to be characterised metaphorically as "A field of candies. You by no means recognize what you’re going to get till you chunk into one!" for instance, the most personality in "Obsession" is a hard-charging stockbroker, a flaming obsessive compulsive keep an eye on freak who's instantly out of the Diagnostic and Statistical handbook of psychological problems. together with his sugary appeal and picture famous person beauty he manages to seize Alice, his foil. She is a 30-something accountant who has controlled to stay chaste of brain, physique, and spirit. In her candy naïveté the stunning Alice can't fathom Robert’s depravity. In "Revenge," does Alice quite get even or does she come head to head along with her personal demons? "The Jazz participant" is a pianist whose medium of communique is his tune. Rebecca, in "Rebecca and the Professor," is an abused baby. "The investors" explores the divide among Jewish ethnicity and secularism. such a lot of tales to inform and never adequate pages.

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Abécédaire d'une petite vie quelconque (VE.VERONE) (French by Solène Rengade

By Solène Rengade

Chacun pourra s’identifier à ces petites histoires. Certains pourront même se reconnaître dans les personnages cités, qu’ils aient été présents dans los angeles vie de l’auteur ou qu’ils aient vécu des souvenirs similaires. Beaucoup d’anecdotes tendent à faire sourire, par leur innocence, leur naïveté, leur jolie fraîcheur.

Comme son titre l’indique, cet abécédaire nous décrit une « petite vie », ou plus exactement les anecdotes d’une enfant qui grandit dans un monde serein mais empli de questions.

Ces souvenirs, qui paraissent banals, ne sont pourtant pas bénins. Ils durent et perdurent depuis toujours dans l’esprit de l’auteur. Les coucher sur le papier n’a ecu aucune prevalence sur leur lifestyles, n’a pas reliefé à leur effacement du cœur.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Original by Lewis Carroll,Clara Iglesias-Rondina,M.C. Iglesias (Clara

By Lewis Carroll,Clara Iglesias-Rondina,M.C. Iglesias (Clara Iglesias-Rondina)

“The dream-child relocating via a land / Of wonders wild and new, / In pleasant chat with chicken or beast / And part think it true.” L. Carroll.
during this new book model of Lewis Carroll’s vintage tale of Alice’s adventures, the illustrator M.C. Iglesias re-interprets the surrealistically dreamy trip absolutely in colour and during her specified type. a number of the significant positive factors of this booklet are, between others:
- the whole textual content of the tale, devoted to Lewis Carroll’s unique model, together with the several poems initially and in the text;
- 15 unique, certain full-color illustrations through M.C. Iglesias, representing the most episodes of Alice’s story, which enhance the event of studying a vintage with a contemporary and fresh visualization of the story;
- an outstanding publication variation: choked with links to the most sections and illustrations of the tale, plus an ideal combination among the textual content and the unique images.
you may as well locate the paperback model of this publication through a similar illustrator.

About the Illustrator
M.C. Iglesias (Clara Iglesias-Rondina) is an illustrator, student and writer. Born in Argentina, she earned her Ph.D. in Italian experiences at Yale college, focusing on medieval and early smooth idea. sooner than Yale, she bought a B.A. and M.A. on the Complutense college of Madrid, Spain, in addition to a B.F.A. on the paintings institution of Santa Fe, Argentina. She has participated in solo and collective indicates in Argentina and the united states of america, successful a number of awards for her artistic endeavors. moreover, Iglesias has diverse educational courses on authors similar to Dante Alighieri, Jorge Luis Borges, or Niccolò Machiavelli.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is her first accomplished illustrated booklet. it's the first quantity of a sequence entitled vintage Fairy stories, within which Iglesias will illustrate along with her specific imaginative and prescient different vintage tales of worldwide literature.
different of her books are: the essay Machiavelli and the Jesuits. An creation, and its Spanish model, Maquiavelo y los Jesuitas. Una introducción, in addition to a coloring ebook entitled end result & flora. A Coloring e-book, that is a piece specially conceived for senior electorate and youngsters. Her destiny tasks comprise illustrated books, volumes on Dante Alighieri and Niccolò Machiavelli, and a singular. also, she is the writer of all of the illustrations that seem at the covers of her books.
to work out her portfolio, please stopover at: http://www.mciglesiasart.com

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Under Thunderous Skies: Eight Tales of China Meeting by Miodrag Kojadinovic

By Miodrag Kojadinovic

A woman in Shanghai in high-heels holds a doomed rabbit on the bequest of a shopper in Germany. The consul of the Austro-Hungarian empire in Canton talks along with his mistress approximately their way forward for their son. A chinese language guy cleans up the fingerprints round his eu boyfriend’s physique in an condo in Macao. those strange and interesting tales of interactions among chinese language and non-Chinese are the paintings of writer Miodrag Kojadinovic, born in Serbia and for 8 years a instructor of English in a distant nook of China.

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A collection of Stories on Human Experiences by Paul Armstrong

By Paul Armstrong

writer has skilled many fields of reviews in the course of his existence time from roofing, military nationwide protect to US Peace Corps. After that he spent two decades getting older tripping and looking at his brain soften into oblivion, yet thoughts have been by no means destroyed, and so those stories have been became fictional fabric with loads of insinuations approximately yesterday's and ultra-modern leaders. I make an apology should you come upon any grammar, punctuation, or ambiguous meanings. yet a few of my reliable hearted associates loved how it is written. i do not recognize if that's solid or bad.

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Final del juego (Spanish Edition) by Julio Cortázar

By Julio Cortázar

El libro es básicamente un juego, un juego para el lector. Y su último cuento, «Final del juego», es simplemente el ultimate de ese entretenimiento que se desarrolla mientras se lee.

Empeñado en transgredir las leyes de los angeles narrativa convencional, en estos relatos Julio Cortázar combina los angeles intertextualidad, un uso inédito de lo coloquial y el juego interminable para hacer entrar al lector en un particularísimo universo donde nada es lo que parece.

Desde el magistral «Continuidad de los parques», hasta el magnífico retrato de infancia que es «Final de juego», este libro ofrece todos los matices de l. a. imaginación y los angeles sensibilidad de su autor. «No se culpe a nadie,», «Los venenos», «La puerta condenada», «Torito», «Axolotl», «El móvil», «La noche boca arribar»... ultimate de juego es, quizás, el libro de cuentos más generoso de Julio Cortázar.

Este publication incluye, en exclusiva, l. a. historia de los angeles creación de ultimate del juego contada a través de las cartas de Julio Cortázar y una guía para leer al autor.

Reseña:

«Cortázar es el mejor.»

Roberto Bolaño

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Cuentos completos (Spanish Edition) by Juan Carlos Onetti

By Juan Carlos Onetti

Todos los cuentos de Juan Carlos Onetti reunidos en un solo volumen.

La compilación de l. a. narrativa breve de Juan Carlos Onetti supone una oportunidad única para atender a l. a. producción más sucinta del que muchos, entre los que se cuentan García Márquez y Vargas Llosa, consideran el renovador de l. a. novela hispanoamericana.

Desde los tempranos acercamientos a los angeles soledad hasta el insoportable peso de l. a. culpa; desde l. a. crueldad inherente a l. a. naturaleza del hombre hasta los angeles triste ternura de las relaciones humanas; desde los pulsos más íntimos de los angeles sexualidad hasta los angeles certeza de un inevitable fracaso que es el de todos: l. a. de Onetti es una obra compleja que rezuma alcohol, tabaco, trajes negros, corbatas mal anudadas y sábanas sucias. Acercarse a sus relatos es acercarse a un mundo cargado de un pesimismo inexorable y, sin embargo, incandescentemente hermoso.

Reseñas:
«Onetti, el hirsuto, el imposible, el arrabalero, es uno de nuestros clásicos más inquietantes y sugerentes.»
Jorge Edwards

«Este Onetti en quien aprendió uno, cuando uno creía que aún servía para algo eso de aprender cosas, el secreto y l. a. clave de l. a. narración lírica.»
Francisco Umbral

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Wild Talent by Eileen Kernaghan

By Eileen Kernaghan

Wild expertise tells the unusual story of Jeannie Guthrie, a sixteen-year-old Scottish farm employee, who possesses a daunting expertise. Believing that she has by accident killed her ne’er-do-well cousin, and fearing that she is going to be sentenced as a witch, she flees to London. There, she is befriended through the free-spirited and adventurous Alexandra David, and brought to Madame Helena Blavatsky’s recognized salon, the place she starts off to appreciate the resource of her mysterious powers. We stick to Jeannie and Alexandra as they enterprise from the past due Victorian international of spiritualists and theosophists to the fin de siècle Paris of artists, anarchists and esoteric cults; and at last to the perilous kingdom of the past. it's opposed to those eerie past due nineteenth century backdrops that Kernaghan weaves an engrossing story of fantasy and magic.

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