Short story genre books (207)



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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 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

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
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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.

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A Practical Guide to Levitation : Stories by Jose Eduardo Agualusa EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
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A luminous collection of dryly humorous stories that revel in the surreal and fantastic, from the pen of José Eduardo Agualusa, winner of the International Dublin Literary Award Perfect for readers of Haruki Murakami, Julio Cortázar, and Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift Vividly translated into English for the first time by long-time Agualusa collaborator Daniel Hahn, the jewel-like tales gathered in this collection are an exuberant celebration of story-telling in all its various forms. On the sands of Itamaracá, an old fisherman dreams of fish: shad in the morning, when the water’s smooth and s... continue

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A Set Of Six

A Set Of Six by Joseph Conrad EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine


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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers : Stories by Yiyun Li EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and culture intersect with personality to create fate. From the bustling heart of Beijing, to a fast-food restaurant in Chicago, to the barren expanse of Inner Mongolia, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers reveals worlds both foreign and familiar, with heartbreaking honesty and in beautiful prose. “Immortality,” winner of ... continue