Questioning Minds: Short Stories by Modern Korean Women by Yung-Hee Kim

By Yung-Hee Kim

On hand for the 1st time in English, the 10 brief tales by way of sleek Korean ladies gathered right here contact in a single method or one other on concerns relating to gender and kinship politics. all the protagonists are girls who face own crises or defining moments of their lives as gender-marked beings in a Confucian, patriarchal Korean society. Their own desires and values were compromised through gender expectancies or their very own illusions approximately girl life. they're pressured to invite themselves "Who am I?" "Where am I going?" "What are my choices?" every one tale bears colourful and compelling testimony to the lifetime of the heroine. a few of the tales rejoice the vital character’s breakaway from the patriarchal order; others disclose sexual inequality and spotlight the fight for private autonomy and dignity. nonetheless others display the abrupt awakening to mid-life crises and the pro knowledge that incorporates accepting the boundaries of previous age.

The tales are prepared in chronological order, from the earliest paintings by way of Korea’s first glossy girl author in 1917 to tales that seemed in 1995—approximately one from every one decade. lots of the writers provided are well-known literary figures, yet a few are lesser-known voices. The advent offers a old assessment of traditions of recent Korean women’s fiction, situating the chosen writers and their tales within the greater context of Korean literature. every one tale is followed by way of a biographical be aware at the writer and a short severe research. a particular bibliography is supplied for additional analyzing and examine.

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Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe by Franz Kafka

By Franz Kafka

This choice of new translations brings jointly the small percentage of Kafka’s works that he proposal helpful of ebook. It comprises Metamorphosis, his most famed paintings, an exploration of awful transformation and alienation; Meditation, a suite of his prior reviews; The Judgement, written in one evening of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the 1st bankruptcy of a singular set in the US and a desirable occasional piece, The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka’s eyewitness account of an air show in 1909. jointly, those tales demonstrate the breadth of Kafka’s literary imaginative and prescient and the extreme innovative intensity of his suggestion.

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The Palace Thief: Stories by Ethan Canin

By Ethan Canin

"Extraordinary for its craft and emotional impression . . . [Ethan Canin is] a author of huge expertise and charm."
--The Washington Post

"Character is destiny," wrote Heraclitus--and during this selection of 4 unforgettable tales, we meet humans suffering to appreciate themselves and the unforeseen turns their lives have taken. In "Accountant," a integral corporation guy turns into captivated with the exceptional good fortune of a reckless youth good friend. "Batorsag and Szerelem" tells the tale of a boy's fascination with the mysterious lifestyles and invented language of his brother, a math prodigy. In "City of damaged Hearts," a divorced father attempts to fathom the styles of contemporary relationships. And in "The Palace Thief," a historical past instructor at an specific boarding college displays at the vicissitudes of an entire life reference to a pupil scoundrel. A awesome fulfillment by means of one in all America's best writers, this excellent quantity finds the moments of perception that remove darkness from daily lives.

"Captivating . . . a heartening tribute to the shape . . . a beautiful performance."
--The Boston Sunday Globe

"A version of wit, knowledge, and empathy. Chekhov could have preferred its frank renderings and quirky ironies."
--Chicago Tribune

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Hi I'm a Social Disease: Horror Stories by Andersen Prunty

By Andersen Prunty

This selection of brief tales through writer Andersen Prunty positive aspects "Room 19", a post-apocalyptic nightmare in keeping with Nick Cave and the undesirable Seeds' tune "From Her to Eternity", showing for the 1st time anyplace, and "Market Adjustment", approximately one man's conflict with the rich, formerly on hand purely in a really restricted variation. additionally comprises: "The airborne dirt and dust Season", "The guy With the Face Like a Bruise", "The Photographer", "The evening the Moon Made a Sound", and "The Funeralgoer."

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Edith Wharton: Collected Stories Volume 1 1891-1910 by Edith Wharton

By Edith Wharton

Born into an upper-class long island kin, Edith Wharton broke with conference and have become a certified author, incomes a permanent position because the grande dame of yank letters. This Library of the US assortment (along with its significant other quantity, Collected tales: 1911–1937) provides the best of Wharton's success briefly fiction, drawn from the greater than 80 tales she released over the process her profession. commencing together with her first released story—the fascinating "Mrs. Manstey's View," a few disruption within the lifetime of an aged apartment-dweller—this first of 2 volumes offers a author, already on the top of her powers, starting to discover the troubles of an entire life. In "Souls Belated," enthusiasts try and get away the results in their adultery—a topic to which Wharton returns all through her occupation. In "The project of Jane" (about a amazing followed baby) and "The Pelican" (about an itinerant lecturer), she discovers her present for social and cultural satire. probably the best of her ghost tales, "The Eyes," with its Jamesian experience of evil, can also be incorporated, in addition to novella-length works, "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary," revealing the stunning variety of Wharton's fictive mind's eye. additionally incorporated during this version are a chronology of Wharton's lifestyles, explanatory notes, and an essay at the texts.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Two Friends by Alberto Moravia

By Alberto Moravia

During this set of novellas, a number of proof are consistent. Sergio is a tender highbrow, terrible and happy with his new club within the Communist get together. Maurizio is good-looking, wealthy, winning with girls, and morally ambiguous. Sergio’s younger, sensual lover turns into collateral harm within the fight among those males. All 3 of those unfinished tales, discovered packed in a suitcase after Alberto Moravia’s dying, percentage this narrative premise. yet from there, every one tale unfolds in a special manner. the 1st patiently explores the gradual unfurling of Sergio’s resentment towards Maurizio. the second one finds the calculated cut price Maurizio bargains in alternate for his conversion to Sergio’s cherished Communism. And the 3rd switches dramatically to the 1st individual, laying naked Sergio’s conflicted soul.

Anyone drawn to literature will take pleasure in the chance to monitor Moravia at paintings, tinkering together with his tale and dealing at it from 3 specific views.

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Amsterdam Stories by Nescio

By Nescio

Nobody has written extra feelingly and extra superbly than Nescio in regards to the insanity and disappointment, braveness and vulnerability of youngster: its sizeable plans and imprecise longings, let alone the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. not anyone, for that subject, has written with such pristine readability concerning the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept panorama of the Netherlands.

Who used to be Nescio? Nescio—Latin for “I don’t know”—was the pen identify of J.H.F. Grönloh, the hugely profitable director of the Holland–Bombay buying and selling corporation and a father of four—someone who knew good enough approximately first rate adulthood. in simple terms in his spare time and lower than the canopy of a pseudonym, as though commemorating a misplaced self, did he enable himself move, generating over the process his lifetime a handful of completely unique tales that comprise the most luminous pages in sleek literature.

This is the 1st English translation of Nescio’s tales.

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For a Little While by Rick Bass

By Rick Bass

"A literary titan...Bass is, arms down, a grasp of the quick shape, growing in a number of pages a wildlife of mythic proportions." -- New York instances publication Review

Long certainly one of the main proficient practitioners of the fast tale, Rick Bass is unsurpassed in his skill to understand and painting the long-lasting truths of the human center. Now, finally, we've the definitive number of tales, new and outdated, from the author Newsweek has known as "an American classic."

To learn his fiction is to consider extra alive -- attached, incandescently, to "the short longshot of getting been selected for the human experience," as certainly one of his characters places it.These pages show women and men residing with ardour and tenderness on the outer limits of the senses, every one trying to triumph opposed to destiny. Bass presents searing insights into the complexity of kin and romantic entanglements, and his lush and impressive language attracts us ineluctably into the lives of those attractive humans and their vibrant atmosphere. The tricky tales gathered in For a short while -- brimming with magic and beauty, choked with hard-won empathy, marbled all through with remarkable imagery -- have the ability either to devastate and to uplift. jointly they exhibit an iconic American grasp at his top.

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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (New Directions by William Saroyan

By William Saroyan

Saroyan's debut choice of stories.A undying collection of magnificent brief tales that received William Saroyan a place one of the most desirable, most generally well known writers of the United States while it first seemed in 1934.With the best of ease William Saroyan flew around the literary skies in 1934 with the ebook of The bold younger guy at the Flying Trapeze and different tales. one of many first American writers to explain the immigrant event within the united states, Saroyan created characters who have been Armenians, Jews, chinese language, Poles, Africans, and the Irish. The identify tale touchingly portrays the concepts of a really younger author, death of hunger. all the stories have been written through the nice melancholy and replicate, via pathos and humor, the temper of the kingdom in a single of its maximum occasions of wish.

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