Short story genre books (183)


Costa Rica : A Traveler's Literary Companion by Barbara Ras EN

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A collection of 26 remarkable stories by Costa Rican writers--most of which is available in English for the first time. Whether searching for something relevant and entertaining to read on Costa Rica's idyllic beaches or looking for Latin American enchantment back home, this is a fiction reader's cultural guidebook to the country. 2-page map.


Cuentos Ticos : Short Stories of Costa Rica by Ricardo Fernandez Guardia EN

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Excerpt from Cuentos Ticos: Short Stories of Costa Rica It may, therefore, be of interest to take a look at one of these little republics through the eyes of a friendly observer, and such the writer frankly declares himself to be. This article must confine itself to Costa Rica, as it is the only one about which he feels competent to write with accuracy, and as it lies next to the new Republic of Panama, soon to be the scene of such a great under taking, it may be of especial interest at the present time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic bo... continue


Cuentos Y Poesías / Stories and Poems by Rubén Darío, Stanley Appelbaum EN

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Presents selections of Rubâen Darâio's writings, with English translations appearing beside the original Spanish, and includes annotations for each story and poem.


Dawn : Stories by Selahattin Demirtas EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
A new book from Sarah Jessica Parker’s imprint, SJP for Hogarth: Written from behind bars, the unforgettable collection from one of Turkey’s leading politicians and most powerful storytellers. In this essential collection, Selahattin Demirtaş’s arresting stories capture the voices of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. A cleaning lady is caught up in a violent demonstration on her way to work. A five-year-old girl attempts to escape war-torn Syria with her mother by boat. A suicide bombing shatters a neighborhood in Aleppo. And in the powerful story, 'Seher', a young factory wo... continue


Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady by Clarice Lispector EN

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'The morning became a long, drawn-out afternoon that became depthless night dawning innocently through the house' Tales of desire and madness from this giant of Brazilian literature. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; t... continue


Dear Life by Alice Munro EN

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**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro captures the essence of life in her brilliant new collection of stories. Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or being: the stories in Dear Life build to form a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be.


Diary of a Madman and Other Stories: The Nose; the Carriage; the Overcoat; Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol EN

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Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Hailed by Nabokov as "the greatest artist that Russia has yet produced," Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and sheer exuberance. This collection offers an excellent introduction to the author's works. Opening a door to his bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story portrays a petty official's mental disintegration as he struggles for the attention of the woman he love... continue


Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories by Maïssa Bey EN

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
This new translation brings together two of Algerian author Maïssa Bey's important works for the first time in English. "Do You Hear in the Mountains..." is a compelling piece of autofiction in which three destinies meet dramatically on a train moving through France. We meet an Algerian refugee, whom we recognize as Bey herself. She has escaped the civil war and cannot forget her father's commitment to independence nor his death under the torture of the French soldiers. Sitting near her is a retired doctor whose military service in Algeria coincidentally took him to the same area at the time o... continue


Don't Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella by Frieda Ekotto EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Don't Whisper Too Much and Bona Mbella present love stories between African women in a positive light. In presenting the emotional and romantic lives of gay African women, Ekotto addresses how female sexuality is often marked by violence, and yet is also a place for emotional connection, pleasure and agency.