Short story genre books (299)



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A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki EN

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Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
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This collection of stories is distinguished by its lightheartedness and comicealism.

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A chama de Adrião Blávio

A chama de Adrião Blávio by Joana M. Lopes, PT

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Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
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Adrião Blávio, um solitário vigilante nocturno de um museu de arte, fica misteriosamente paralisado, passando a viver isolado num quarto de hospital. É neste espaço de confinamento que descobre a existência de uma mulher chamada Lázara, vítima da mesma estranha enfermidade. A partir dessa descoberta começa a sonhar e a ouvir a voz dessa mulher, com quem passa a conversar e por quem se apaixona. A expectativa da salvação das garras da doença, os sonhos e planos para um futuro partilhado com Lázara, s&atild... continue

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A Country Doctor : Short Stories by Franz Kafka EN

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Written during the winter of 1916-17 when Kafka was living in one of the tiny houses on Golden Lane (formerly Alchimistengasse) at Prague Castle, and published in spring 1920 by Kurt Wolff Verlag, the 14 short fictions comprising this volume are interconnected by a persistent exploration of identity, where even animals anthropomorphize into a new identity. "Before the Law," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report for an Academy" are among the most renowned stories he produced, and Kevin Blahut has rendered them in an English that is contemporary and fresh, capturing per... continue

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A Dream of a Woman by Arsenal Pulp Press, Casey Plett EN

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Award-winning novelist Casey Plett (Little Fish) returns with a poignant suite of stories that center transgender women.

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A fúria : E outros contos by Silvina Ocampo PT

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Os contos de Silvina Ocampo — monstruosos, insólitos, perturbadores, sinistros, irreais — são o tesouro mais bem guardado da literatura latino-americana do século XX. Finalmente vemos chegar ao Brasil um livro de Silvina Ocampo, que está entre os escritores mais surpreendentes e intensos do continente. Publicado em 1959, A fúria é considerado “o mais ocampiano” dos livros de Silvina, obra em que a autora encontra sua voz única e inaugura seu universo alucinado. “Nos seus contos há algo que não consigo compreender: um estranho amor por certa crueldade inocente e oblíqua”, escreveu o amigo Jorge... continue

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A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism by Slavenka Drakulić EN

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Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
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A wry, cutting deconstruction of the Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe's exceptional authors. Called "a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail" by The Washington Post, Slavenka Drakulic-a native of Croatia-has emerged as one of the most popular and respected critics of Communism to come out of the former Eastern Bloc. In A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism, she offers a eight-part exploration of Communism by way of an unusual cast of narrators, each from a different country, who reflect on the fall of Communism. Together they constitute an Orwel... continue


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A Message From Rosa by Quince Duncan EN

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Experience the struggle of African warriors defending their village. Travel on the slave boat with African enslaved women. Feel the tension mounting in Yanga’s heart as he leads his Afro Mexican troops in confrontation with the Spanish colonial army. Live a vivid moment of the Afro-Colombian’ struggle for freedom. Sit on the corridor and listen to a conversation between cuban heroes Jose Marti and Mariana Grajales. Visit a Jamaican Maroon battle field. Be part of Palmares’s Brazilian warriors. Witness the resistance of Afro German women during the Nazi rule. Share young Martin Luther King’s di... continue

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A Perfect Cemetery by Federico Falco EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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The mountains of Argentina pulse with life in these disarming stories of people radically reinventing themselves--to find love and connection, to escape their pasts, to offer a way out of the banalities of sorrow and loss in the present.