The Collected Stories

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Author: Dylan Thomas
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209984
Size: 69.52 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 362
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This gathering of all Dylan Thomas's stories, ranging chronologically from the dark, almost surrealistic tales of Thomas's youth to such gloriously rumbustious celebrations of life as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Adventures in the Skin Trade, charts the progress of "The Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive" toward his mastery of the comic idiom.


Collected Stories

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Author: Shirley Hazzard
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374720487
Size: 35.53 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Collected Stories includes both volumes of the National Book Award–winning author Shirley Hazzard’s short-story collections—Cliffs of Fall and People in Glass Houses—alongside uncollected works and two previously unpublished stories Shirley Hazzard's Collected Stories is a work of staggering breadth and accomplishment. Taken together, these twenty-eight short stories are masterworks in telescoping focus, ranging from quotidian struggles between beauty and pragmatism to satirical send-ups of international bureaucracy, from the Italian countryside to suburban Connecticut. Hazzard's heroes are high-minded romantics who attempt to fit their feelings into the twentieth-century world of office jobs and dreary marriages. After all, as she writes in "The Picnic," "It was tempting to confine oneself to what one could cope with. And one couldn't cope with love." And yet it is the comedy, the tragedy, and the splendor of love, the pursuit and the absence of it, that animates Hazzard's stories and provides the truth and beauty that her protagonists seek. Hazzard once said, "The idea that somebody has expressed something, in a supreme way, that it can be expressed; this is, I think, an enormous feature of literature." Her stories themselves are a supreme evocation of writing at its very best: probing, uncompromising, and deeply felt.


Collected Stories

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Author: Isaak Babelʹ
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140184624
Size: 74.68 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 363
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Collects stories by Isaac Babel, including "In the Basement," "Awakening," "The Sun of Italy," and "My First Goose," and features notes on the text.


Collected Stories

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Author: Victor Kelleher
Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
ISBN:
Size: 73.82 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 438
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This collection contains two of Victor Kelleher's powerful books of interwoven stories, The Travellerand Micky Darlin', as well as previously uncollected pieces. Taken together, they lead us on a journey- one which moves through the guilt-ridden, violent terrain of Central and Southern Africa; then shifts to an Australia which has yet to learn the lessons of pity and compassion; and ends where in a sense it began - in the raw, all-too-human world of the poor expatriate Irish living in London in the forties. Vivid, moving, and always finely crafted, this collection reveals those diverse qualities which have won Victor Kelleher major awards as a writer for both adults and children. 'Uncompromising in their emotional honesty.' Elizabeth Perkins, Outrider


The Collected Stories

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Author: Liam O'Flaherty
Publisher: Wolfhound Press (IE)
ISBN:
Size: 46.31 MB
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Category : Ireland
Languages : en
Pages : 1159
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Volume two in this complete collection of Liam O'Flaherty's short stories. The books include some previously unpublished stories.


Stories

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Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241982723
Size: 58.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The complete short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant & influential writers of the twentieth century - collected together for the first time Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn't address in essay form. These short fictions are allegories, parables, autobiographical vignettes, each capturing an authentic fragment of life, dramatizing Sontag's private griefs and fears. Stories collects all of Sontag's short fiction for the first time. This astonishingly versatile collection showcases its peerless writer at the height of her powers. For any Sontag fan, it is an unmissable testament to her creative achievements


The Collected Stories

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Author: John McGahern
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153183
Size: 30.46 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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These 34 funny, tragic, bracing, and acerbic stories represent the complete short fiction of one of Ireland's finest living writers. On struggling farms, in Dublin's rain-drenched streets, or in parched exile in Franco's Spain, McGahern's characters wage a confused but touching war against the facts of life.


The Collected Stories

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Author: Reynolds Price
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743244990
Size: 38.15 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 640
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An anthology by one of America's most distinguished writers features fifty short stories, including selections from two prior collections--The Names and Faces of Heroes and Permanent Errors--as well as more than two dozen newer tales. Reprint.


Machine Learning

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Author: Hugh Howey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328764338
Size: 33.62 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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A new collection of stories, including some that have never before been seen, from the New York Times best-selling author of the Silo trilogy Hugh Howey is known for crafting riveting and immersive page-turners of boundless imagination, spawning millions of fans worldwide, first with his best-selling novel Wool, and then with other enthralling works such as Sand and Beacon 23. Now comes Machine Learning, an impressive collection of Howey’s science fiction and fantasy short fiction, including three stories set in the world of Wool, two never-before-published tales written exclusively for this volume, and fifteen additional stories collected here for the first time. These stories explore everything from artificial intelligence to parallel universes to video games, and each story is accompanied by an author’s note exploring the background and genesis of each story. Howey’s incisive mind makes Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories a compulsively readable and thought-provoking selection of short works—from a modern master at the top of his game.


The Collected Stories Of Arthur C Clarke

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Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795349734
Size: 64.42 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 980
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Six decades of fascinating stories from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey gathered in one compendium (The New Yorker). Arthur C. Clarke, along with H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert A. Heinlein, was a definitive voice in twentieth century science fiction. A prophetic thinker, undersea explorer, and “one of the true geniuses of our time,” Clarke not only won the highest science fiction honors, the Nebula and Hugo Awards, but also received nominations for an Academy Award and the Nobel Peace Prize, and was knighted for his services to literature (Ray Bradbury). Now, more than one hundred works of the sci-fi master’s short fiction are available in the “single-author collection of the decade” (Booklist, starred review). This definitive edition includes early work such as “Rescue Party” and “The Lion of Comarre,” classics like “The Nine Billion Names of God” and “The Sentinel” (which was the kernel of the later novel and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and later works including “A Meeting with Medusa” and “The Hammer of God.” Encapsulating one of the great science fiction careers of all time, this immense volume “displays the author’s fertile imagination and irrepressible enthusiasm for both good storytelling and impeccable science” (Library Journal). “One of the most astounding imaginations ever encountered in print.” —The New York Times “As his Collected Stories helps to demonstrate, there has been no popular writer since the days of C S Lewis and Charles Williams whose disposition is more nakedly apocalyptic, who takes greater pleasure in cradling eternity in the palm of his hand.” —The Guardian