Download e-book for iPad: El álgebra del misterio (Letras Mexicanas) (Spanish Edition) by Jorge F. Hernández

By Jorge F. Hernández

ISBN-10: 6071607825

ISBN-13: 9786071607829

Si el enigma se puede cifrar matemáticamente, si los angeles magia tiene una fórmula secreta, si algún algoritmo hay para lo fantástico, entonces debe hallarse en las páginas de El álgebra del misterio. Los relatos que presenta Jorge F. Hernández contienen los secretos de l. a. inverosimilitud llevada al extremo. Da una vuelta de tuerca al género de los angeles ficción, recobrando l. a. vitalidad con que un Borges o un Bioy Casares narraran antiguo, o los angeles sutil brevedad con que escribían Monterroso o Mutis. Personajes comunes como un enano o un obeso alcanzan dimensiones insospechadas. Fechas, tiempo, números de boletos de autobús o avión, partidas de damas chinas, urden una suerte de azar que alcanza a recomponer los angeles realidad. Todo está relacionado con todo y en estas páginas se vislumbra el entramado del universo.

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Read e-book online Lessons for a Child Who Arrives Late PDF

By Carlos Yushimito,Valerie Miles

ISBN-10: 1945492058

ISBN-13: 9781945492051

A tin guy ponders the mysteries of loss of life as a middle starts off to take cost of his limbs, whereas in a spot no longer up to now away a boy attempts to play the piano like Margarita, the teacher’s merciless and lovely niece. In tales choked with violence and tenderness, love and disconnection, Carlos Yushimito’s debut shines.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Suicide Club (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction) by Toni Graham

By Toni Graham

ISBN-10: 0820348503

ISBN-13: 9780820348506

ISBN-10: 0820353760

ISBN-13: 9780820353760

The humans in those 8 interlaced tales are “bound jointly by way of the worst type of grief,” the type which could eat you after anyone shut takes his or her personal lifestyles. Wednesday evenings in wish Springs, Oklahoma, provide the standard middle-American innovations: television, rec league activities, consuming out, and church. For Slater, Holly, and SueAnn, it's the evening their suicide survivors crew meets. They as soon as felt little else in universal, apart from a interest approximately Jane, the gang facilitator, yet now they know the way deeply they want each one other.

SueAnn mourns for her son, who hanged himself. Slater is left impotent through the lack of his father, who intentionally overdosed on tablets and alcohol. Holly can’t allow pass of her boyfriend, who shot himself. but when suicide has stolen their means to chuckle, it has honed their experience of absurdity. Even within the darkest undertones of what her characters imagine and say, Toni Graham unearths a piercingly humorous forged, brief on endurance with themselves and the incongruous pieties of way of life within the Heartland.

If they weren’t already wish Springs outsiders, suicide has made definite of it. Failing to slot in, they fight to alter, if just for themselves: Holly joins a web relationship provider; SueAnn works on her vocabulary; Slater will get liposuction. they preserve relocating ahead and backward and, while their paths move open air in their typical Wednesday conferences, occasionally a bit sideways.

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Download e-book for iPad: Postmodern Approaches to the Short Story (Contributions to by Farhat Iftekharrudin,Joseph Boyden,Joseph Longo,Mary

By Farhat Iftekharrudin,Joseph Boyden,Joseph Longo,Mary Rohrberger

ISBN-10: 0313323747

ISBN-13: 9780313323744

Postmodernism, as a style of the modern brief tale, has been truly demonstrated and well-known by way of brief tale theorists. yet postmodern concept, as pervasive because it has turn into between lecturers within the final part century, has scarcely been utilized to the quick tale style particularly. Many modern students, still, are at the moment utilising definite postmodern thematic techniques to assist them make sure meanings of specific brief tales. T

Short tale concept begun with Edgar Allan Poe's evaluation of Twice-Told Tales, a suite of news by means of his modern, Nathaniel Hawthorne. yet theoretical discussions of the quick tale languished till modernism and the recent feedback supplied impetus for extra improvement. strangely, even though, the following huge severe circulation, postmodernism, did not tackle the quick tale as a style. yet whereas there's little postmodern thought in regards to the brief tale, modern students have used convinced postmodern severe methods to assist be sure which means. This publication demonstrates the impression of postmodern concept at the examine of the quick tale genre.

The specialist participants to this quantity research such themes as style and shape, the function of the reader, cultural and ethnic range, and feminist views at the brief tale. In doing so, they observe postmodern theoretical ways to foreign brief tales, be they within the conventional mode, the trendy mode, or the postmodern mode. the amount appears to be like at fiction by means of Edith Wharton, Henry James, Katherine Mansfield, and different authors, and at Iranian brief fiction, the postcolonial brief tale, the glorious in brief fiction, and different subjects.

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Download e-book for kindle: Dispatches From Lesbian America by Cheela Romain Smith, Xequina Berber,Giovanna Capone

By Cheela Romain Smith, Xequina Berber,Giovanna Capone

ISBN-10: 1943837643

ISBN-13: 9781943837649

Dispatches from Lesbian America is a suite of greater than 40 works of brief fiction and memoir from modern writers, a few newly rising and a few recognized. precise in fresh lesbian anthologies, those considerate tales deal with topics significant to us within the glossy world.
Featured Authors: Charlene Allen, Mari Alschuler, Joan Annsfire, Roxanne Ansolabehere, Terry Baum, Xequina Maria Berber, Elizabeth Bernays, Lynn Brown, Giovanna Capone, Susan Clements, Elana Dykewomon, Haley Fedor, Joanne Fleisher, Pippa Fleming, Judy Grahn, Felicia Hayes, Lois Rita Helmbold, Chante Shirelle Holsey, Toke Hoppenbrouwers, Happy/L.A. Hyder, Bev Jafek, Bev Jo, Lenn Keller, Heidi LaMoreaux, Alison Laurie, Mo Markham, Arielle Nyx McKee, Heal McKnight, Helena Montgomery, Dr. Bonnie J. Morris, Ashley Obinwanne, Artemis Passionflower, Tonya Primm, Francesca Roccaforte, Lilith Rogers, Ruth A. Rouff, Heath Atom Russell, Barbara Ruth, Mary Saracino, Cheela "Rome" Smith, Tess Tabak, and Polly Taylor.

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Download e-book for iPad: Without a Stitch in Time: A Selection of the Best Humorous by Peter De Vries

By Peter De Vries

ISBN-10: 022617106X

ISBN-13: 9780226171067

ISBN-10: 0316181862

ISBN-13: 9780316181860

Harking from the golden age of fiction set in American suburbia—the institution of John Updike and Cheever—this paintings from the nice American stand-up comedian Peter De Vries seems to be with laughter upon its lawns, its cocktails, and its somewhat unreal feeling of convenience. Without a sew in Time, a range of forty-six articles and tales written for the New Yorker among 1943 and 1973, deals pun-filled autobiographical vignettes that exhibit the resource of De Vries’s frightened wit: the cognitive dissonance among his Calvinist upbringing in Twenties Chicago and the all-too-perfect postwar global. famous as a lot for his verbal fluidity and wordplay as for his skill to determine humor via soreness, De Vries will satisfaction either new readers and previous during this uproarious glossy masterpiece.

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Download e-book for kindle: Alternate Gerrolds: An Assortment of Fictitious Lives by David Gerrold,Mike Resnick

By David Gerrold,Mike Resnick

ISBN-10: 1932100377

ISBN-13: 9781932100372

Everyday subject matters as assorted as exploration, the struggle opposed to evil, laboratory experiments, and self-improvement are awarded during this new anthology of brief tales from David Gerrold. mostly such as tales that includes an alternate background, and sometimes written for Mike Resnick's substitute sequence, the tales variety from humorous to frightening and lighthearted to profound. In "Franz Kafka, Superhero!" Kafka employs his strange metamorphosis to struggle evil through the international and tackle even Sigmund Freud. characters who desire to raised themselves adventure "The Seminar from Hell," whereas "The Firebringers" good points Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Stewart as infantrymen charged with losing the 1st atom bomb. Taking an archaeological flip, a workforce of anthropologists struggles with realizing the artifacts of a mysterious alien race in "Digging in Gehenna." With wit and mind's eye, those items offer a unprecedented and exciting addition to any Gerrold collection.

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My Speckled Tales and Other Dimensions by Eve Bates PDF

By Eve Bates

ISBN-10: 1425709842

ISBN-13: 9781425709846

ISBN-10: 1425709850

ISBN-13: 9781425709853

Storytelling is an historic human culture, and the folktale is an artwork shape. ahead of the written notice used to be tested because the accredited type of recording occasions, the tale was once the first software for passing info from one extended family to a different and from one iteration to the subsequent. Many folktales have lived well past the unique family members or historical beginning and feature cycled themselves right into a new and inquisitive new release of listeners and tellers. My Speckled stories and different Dimensions is a compilation of reports written through a patriotic citizen, happy with her Lithuanian descent, and is actually consultant of this ageless culture. via recollecting issues previous with a prepared reminiscence and a loving middle, Eve Bates has enriched us all with a useful and relocating record.
Some of the tales are taken from real-life occasions, comparable to “The Jacques Cousteau Interview.” “No Schtick nostril in Dat T’ing” chronicles the family’s involvement within the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping case of 1932, which finds why many within the country, as well as these fascinated about the particular case, suffered shattered nerves. different stories are dependent upon poignant own thoughts from Ms Bates’ existence, comparable to “The Horror of Our relocating Day” and “A Christmas of Lasting Hope.”
Some yarns have been written simply for her personal leisure: “The Room with a gap within the ground” and “Cousin Julie’s Ghost tale of pink Hill.” There also are a few hugely fictionalized plots encouraged via thoughts and memories: “Who Stole Howie’s Fish?” and “The hurricane That Drove Us Out.” The chilling saga pertaining to her brother’s 4 years on Saipan in the course of WWII, “Who desires to See Saipan Again?” is instructed as a first-person soliloquy by way of the protagonist and divulges a sad and private warfare tale. a few tales have scholarly price, reminiscent of the bizarre origins of the English note speak. the one notice, and probably the most vital phrases within the English language, that allegedly derives from the Lithuanian language is defined in “The Tulkas.” There also are funny money owed to tickle one’s humorous bone, similar to “The Farm isn't any position for Bunglers, Boozers, or Boobs,” which was once taken from real-life observations.
All proceeds from the sale of her books visit a Memorial Fund at Rutgers college in honor of Eve's Lithuanian-American farming parents.

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Download e-book for kindle: History of Art: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction) by Margaret Luongo

By Margaret Luongo

ISBN-10: 0807163023

ISBN-13: 9780807163023

The tales in background of paintings research the definitive, but paradoxical, preoccupations of humankind -- specifically art-making and conflict -- and the sentiments that underpin either: ardour and sentimentality, obsession and fable, ambition and lack of confidence, worry and envy.

Luongo casts the notorious, well-known, and unknown in those chic vignettes, from Marie Antoinette and John Lennon to the designers of fictional typefaces and the painted squaddies in Stanley Spencer's nice warfare Memorial. Drawing every one interact in the course of the dichotomy of artwork and warfare, Luongo additionally provides a mom who leaves her kin in order that she will be able to illustrate the battle for civilians who've no realizing of it; a Canadian artist who sketches the seashore at Normandy whereas a German sniper observes him; and the daughter of a global conflict II veteran who struggles together with his troubling legacy.

In addition to the collection's subjective concentration, the constitution of historical past of paintings works to construct inventive rigidity. Luongo's use of nontraditional types -- flash-fiction sequences, a bird-watching consultant, a note challenge -- are expertly deployed to intensify the feel of trauma and inventiveness present in those tales. In either content material and development, Luongo techniques the ageless subject matters of construction and destruction with impressive novelty, humor, and mastery.

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