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. Lovers and Other Strangers - Recovering from a near-fatal accident, artist Finn Barret returns to Seal Island in Maine to rest and recuperate. But Seal Island is haunted with memories: some sweet, some sad. Three years ago Finn found his lover in the arms of Fitch, Finn's twin brother. Since that day, Finn has seen neither Conlan nor Fitch. In fact, no one has seen Fitch. Did Fitch run away as everyone believes? Or did he meet a more sinister fate? To put the past to rest-and see if there's any chance of a future with Con-Finn must discover the truth. But the deeper he digs, the more reason he has to fear Con is the only one who knows what truly happened to Fitch... Ghost of a Chance - Over a century ago, Illusionist David Berkeley committed suicide in his mansion by the sea, thus dooming his restless spirit to wander forever. Or so the local legend goes... Professor Rhys Davies, a part-time parapsychologist, is writing a book on California hauntings, and he believes the crumbling ruins of Berkeley House will make a terrific chapter-if he can gain access to the house and grounds. The only obstacle is brooding cop and self-appointed caretaker, Sam Devlin. As obstacles go, Devlin is a big one. A Vintage Affair - Somewhere in the cobwebbed cellar of the decrepit antebellum mansion known as Ballineen are the legendary Lee bottles-and Austin Gillespie is there to find them. What he discovers is the dashing and disturbing Jeff Brady. Blood Red Butterfly - Despite falling in love with aloof manga artist Kai Tashiro, Homicide Detective Ryo Miller is determined to break the alibi Kai is supplying his murderous boyfriend-even if it means breaking Kai with it.
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.
Author: Sterner St. Paul Meek
Publisher: Yurei Press, LLC
Release Date: 2012-07-01
This collection of novellas from Captain Sterner St. Paul Meek comes from the golden-age pulps. Known for his Dr. Bird short stories, Sterner was prodded into producing novellas due to his popularity. These illustrated novellas are collected together for the first time in this Yurei Press collection. The illustrations are the original images commissioned specifically for these stories.
Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Release Date: 2013-06-21
Stefan Zweigs berühmte Meistererzählungen Dieser Band versammelt die besten Erzählungen Stefan Zweigs aus den verschiedenen Schaffensperioden. Der innere Konflikt von Frauen und Männern aus der Bourgeoisie, deren äußerlich gesicherte Existenz an der Übermacht ihrer Wünsche und Triebe zu zerbrechen droht, bildet eines der Hauptthemen des Schriftstellers. In den Geschichten ›Brennendes Geheimnis‹, ›Angst‹, ›Der Amokläufer‹, ›Die unsichtbare Sammlung‹ und dem berühmte Meisterstück ›Schachnovelle‹ ist Zweigs unvergleichliche Erzählkunst spürbar, die bis heute fasziniert.
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: Andre Dubus
Release Date: 2018
The collection includes the novella "We Don't Live Here Anymore," which served as the basis for the 2004 film of the same title (nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival); the novella also introduces Dubus's writer-protagonist Hank Allison, a character who continue to appear throughout his work. While the collection's opening stories focus on the fragile nature of youth, later stories shift to darker struggles of adulthood, such as in "Andromache"-Dubus's first story to appear in The New Yorker (1968)-which traces the aftermath of a tragic death during wartime.
Author: Charles A. Laughlin
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Literary Collections
The novella, as the editors of this volume explain, is in many ways the “native habitat” of modern Chinese literary production—the ideal fictional form for revealing the various facets of contemporary Chinese culture. The seven novellas collected here resoundingly support their claim. Featuring works by award winners and rising stars, women and men, By the River presents a confluence of some of the most compelling voices in China today. Together, their narratives reflect the rich diversity of Chinese experience in the modern era. These novellas are stories of coming of age in the countryside, of romance in the shadow of an electrical power station or in the watery landscape of a lost love, of a daughter’s epic journey to find her estranged mother. Whether telling of love or loss, of work or play along the river of experience, the narratives are replete with details that bring literary depth to the everyday—the mark of the novella. These details and the novellas into which they are woven defy simple answers to moral and political questions about modern life, leaving readers with the feeling that their world has been made larger, that they have seen through different eyes for a moment, if not forever. Reflecting modern Chinese life in the city and in the country, and among diverse regional cultures, By the River showcases the best of contemporary Chinese long-form fiction.
Author: Andre Dubus
Release Date: 2018-10-18
The third volume in Godines 2018 re-issue of the short stories and novellas of Andre Dubus, The Cross Country Runner brings together his 1986 collection Last Worthless Evening and Voices from the Moonhis longest, most masterful novellawith previously uncollected stories, and a new introduction by PEN Faulkner Award-winning author Tobias Wolff.