Renowned as a master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has long delighted readers around the world with his exquisitely crafted prose. Brimming with unforgettable characters and set in exotic locales, his fiction transports readers to a world that is at once fanciful, haunting, and real. Leaf Storm, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's first novella, introduces the mythical village of Macondo, a desolate town beset by torrents of rain, where a man must fulfill a promise made years earlier. No One Writes to the Colonel is a novella of life in a decaying tropical town in Colombia with an unforgettable central character. Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a dark and profound story of three people joined together in a fatal act of violence.
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works as represented in the wonderful The Found and the Lost. Includes: -Vaster Than Empires and More Slow -Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight -Hernes -The Matter of Seggri -Another Story or a Fisherman of the Inland Sea -Forgiveness Day -A Man of the People -A Woman's Liberation -Old Music and the Slave Women -The Finder -On the High Marsh -Dragonfly -Paradises Lost This collection is a literary treasure chest that belongs in every home library.
A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales-meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal. To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing-which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world-is clear and irresistible. Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique. Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York - a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.
Four of Josh Lanyon's most popular crime novellas collected for the first time in print. Cards on the Table - Fifty years ago a glamorous Hollywood party ended in murder-the only clue a bloody Tarot card. Timothy North is trying to find out what happened that long ago summer's night, but when a Tarot card turns up pinned to his front door, the only person Tim can turn to for help is his ex-lover, Detective Jack Brady. Mummy Dearest - Drew Lawson is racing against the clock. He's got a twenty-four-hour window to authenticate the mummy of Princess Merneith. If he's not at his boyfriend's garden party when that window closes, it'll be the final nail in their relationship's coffin. The last thing he needs traipsing on the final shred of his patience is brash, handsome reality-show host Fraser Fortune, who's scheduled to film a documentary about the mummy's Halloween curse. Don't Look Back - Peter Killian, curator at Constantine House in Los Angeles, wakes in the hospital to find himself accused of stealing a Tenth Century Chinese sculpture. Peter knows he's not a thief-but that's all he knows. Why is hot and handsome Detective Mike Griffin so sure Peter's guilty-and so bent on seeing him arrested? Kick Start - Former DS Agent Will Brandt is finally braced to bring his partner in work and romance Taylor MacAllister home to meet the folks. Unfortunately, not every member of the Brandt clan loves Taylor the way Will does. Then again, not everyone loves the Brandts. In fact, someone has a score to settle-and too bad for any former DS agents who get in the way when the bullets start to fly.
In Dangerous Ground a casino robbery finds government agents Taylor and Will playing a game of cat-and-mouse with remorseless killers in the wilderness of California's High Sierras. Snowball in Hell introduces police detective Lt. Matthew Spain and reporter Nathan Doyle, men thrown together by murder. But, in post-WWII Los Angeles consequences of their attraction are serious, even for good guys. Lanyon fans take note: It's around Matthew and Nathan that Lanyon builds his new mystery series. Writer Tim North assures his lover, homicide detective Jack Brady, that there's little danger in researching a sensational Hollywood murder committed decades before either of them was born. But, with Cards on the Table, Tim discovers that he's very, very wrong. This collection includes the bonus short story In Sunshine or In Shadow.
Vital Signs brings together the collected novellas by a modern master of the form, by a writer who Alice Munro has said "often comes as close to the baffling comedy of human experience as a writer can get." Elegant, wry, compassionate and mischievous, Vital Signs will pierce both funny bone and heart.
Elizabeth Greenwood studied Sculpture at St. Martin's School of Art, and in Florence and Rome. She had a classical education, preferring Greek to Latin for the richness of its vocabulary and her sculpture with its references to Greek mythology reflects this predilection. She also writes Poetry. Apart from poetry, she enjoys producing emblematic fiction based on Mary Poppins' philosophical song "a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down", thus fulfilling the writer's task as an entertainer cum moralist. Both the poetical and the modelling activities date from early childhood. Although these were largely ignored, she was fortunate in having been born into a family where close relatives had universal minds, uniting a passion for literature with a keen interest in Science (of Space especially), Politics and the Cinema. In latter years, to counteract the tendency to create works of the imagination, she has applied herself to the discipline of academic works in the field of Religion, i.e. the Bible, with particular regard to the Dead Sea discoveries, no well-documented. A successful breeder and trainer of horses, she has campaigned ceaselessly for higher education in Equine Studies, on the lines devised in America where Hippology has been elevated to university status, thus producing educated riders and saving the horse a lot of unnecessary suffering, She considers horses to be regulators and keepers of conscience, teaching stoical wisdom in the exercise of man's power over life and death.
This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Works of Anton Chekhov: Novellas, Short Stories, Plays, Letters & Diary” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is often referred to as one of the seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. He made no apologies for the difficulties he posed to the readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them. Content: Introduction: Biography by Constance Garnett Novel: The Shooting Party Plays: On the High Road Swan Song Ivanoff Anniversary Jubilee Proposal Wedding Bear Boor Seagull Reluctant Hero Uncle Vanya Three Sisters Cherry Orchard On the Harmfulness of Tobacco Wood Demon Novellas and Short Stories: Living Chattel Bliss Joy At The Barber’s Enigmatic Nature Classical Student Matter of Classics Death of A Government Clerk Daughter of Albion Trousseau Inquiry Fat and Thin Tragic Actor Slanderer Bird Market Choristers Album Minds in Ferment Chameleon In The Graveyard Oysters Swedish Match Safety Match The Marshal’s Widow Small Fry In an Hotel Boots Nerves Country Cottage Malingerers Fish Horsey Name Gone Astray Huntsman Malefactor Father of the Family Dead Body Cook’s Wedding In A Strange Land Overdoing It Old Age Sorrow Oh! The Public Mari D’Elle The Looking-Glass Art A Blunder Children Misery Upheaval Actor’s End The Requiem Anyuta Ivan Matveyitch The Witch Story Without an End Joke Agafya Nightmare Grisha Love Easter Eve Ladies Strong Impressions Gentleman Friend Happy Man Privy Councillor Day in the Country At a Summer Villa Panic Fears Chemist’s Wife Not Wanted Chorus Girl Schoolmaster Troublesome Visitor Husband Misfortune Pink Stocking Martyrs First-Class Passenger Talent Dependents Jeune Premier In The Dark Trivial Incident Tripping Tongue Trifle from Life Difficult People In the Court Peculiar Man Mire Dreams Hush Excellent People An Incident Orator Work of Art Who Was to Blame? On The Road Vanka....
Author: Arthur Schnitzler
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Ehre, Schuld, Liebe, Traum und Tod waren die großen Themen von Arthur Schnitzler, dem literarischen Großmeister des Wiener Fin de Siècle. Seine vier berühmtesten Novellen – Lieutenant Gustl , Fräulein Else , Traumnovelle und Spiel im Morgengrauen – zählen zum Besten, was die deutschsprachige Literatur zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts aufbieten kann. Seine Charaktere und ihre Schicksale erweisen sich als zeitlos, seine Erzählungen bis heute als hochaktuell. Denn er war nicht nur ein Stilist von höchstem Grade, sondern als Arzt und Kenner von Sigmund Freuds Traumdeutung mit der Psychologie der Menschen vertraut.
«Widerstand der Wirklichkeit» ist eine Erzählung von Stefan Zweig aus dem Jahr 1929, die auch unter dem Titel «Die Reise in die Vergangenheit» erschienen ist. Nach einer Trennung von neun Jahren steht sich ein Paar wieder gegenüber... Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller. 1934 flüchtete er vor den Nationalsozialisten über London und New York nach Brasilien. In der Nacht vom 22. zum 23. Februar 1942 nahm sich Stefan Zweig in Petrópolis bei Rio de Janeiro das Leben. Depressive Zustände begleiteten ihn seit Jahren. Seine Frau Lotte folgte Zweig in den Tod. In seinem Abschiedsbrief hatte Zweig geschrieben, er werde „aus freiem Willen und mit klaren Sinnen“ aus dem Leben scheiden. Die Zerstörung seiner „geistigen Heimat Europa“ hatte ihn für sein Empfinden entwurzelt, seine Kräfte seien „durch die langen Jahre heimatlosen Wanderns erschöpft“. Stefan Zweig wurde ein Symbol für die Intellektuellen im 20. Jahrhundert auf der Flucht vor der Gewaltherrschaft.
This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list of novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, comic strips, films, and television series featuring gay amateur sleuths, police detectives, private investigators, and the like.
Jim Chee, Officer der Navajo Tribal Police, bekommt es mit einigen heiklen Problemen zu tun. Zunächst ist da eine Leiche, die in der Nähe einer heiligen Quelle verwest und die Stätte zu entweihen droht. Dann haben es Vandalen auf die Windmühlen der Wasserversorgung abgesehen. Schließlich stürzt noch eine Cessna in einem gewaltigen Feuerball ab. Chee hat bei all diesem geballten Unheil das Gefühl, dass böse Geister ihre Finger im Spiel haben müssen. Vielleicht hilft es da, die Riten der indianischen Ahnen zu erforschen ...