Cold Eye by Margaret Skinner PDF

By Margaret Skinner

ISBN-10: 1941644805

ISBN-13: 9781941644805

within the accumulated tales of "Cold Eye," the characters face emotional mishaps, soulful sorrow and surprises within the urban of Memphis, alternately referred to as the homicide capital of the United States, the house of the blues, and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. within the identify tale "Cold Eye," a guy named Franko discovers his personal breast melanoma whereas partaking in his wife’s per 30 days breast examination.

In "Lou Groza," a grown guy studies the shock of his lifestyles whilst he meets his father for the 1st time ever in a local tavern.

In "The issues She Carries," a memorable, well-crafted tale, a married girl gets either a crimson center and a Bronze superstar from her former lover within the environment of Memphis’ outdated Forest.

In "Banana Day," a shock customer turns Mawgrits’ lifestyles inside of out and, while, recollects Beale highway and the sins of her Great-Uncle Jim Kinnane, Czar of the Underworld and Beale highway kingpin.

The shadow of yes loss of life hovers within sight the lake as a mom, father and son fish in "Wapanocca;" Cane Brake reveals kin staring at the clock and discussing the existence and instances of the kin patriarch as he undergoes a liver transplant, wondering his worthiness.

In" condominium of Fury," the mummy of 4 grown sons dwelling at domestic, takes at the activity of elevating a grandson who performs blues harp with a black adolescence as Memphis Sanitation staff strike throughout the Civil Rights period of 1968, while Dr. Martin Luther King got here to city in aid of the employees and met his death.

About the Author
Margaret Skinner, a former college of Memphis division of English writing teacher, has served as Nida Tomlin Watts Writer-in-Residence at candy Briar university and got the Walter E. Dakin Fellowship in fiction on the Sewanee Writers' convention. She grew up in Mid-Town Memphis close to the previous wooded area in Overton Park and the Memphis Zoo. She has released novels, "Old Jim Canaan" and "Molly Flanagan and the Holy Ghost."

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Lark's Eggs: New and Selected Stories - download pdf or read online

By Desmond Hogan

ISBN-10: 1843510715

ISBN-13: 9781843510710

Des Hogan is, and has constantly been, the genuine factor - a author of significant originality, dramatic aptitude, linguistic invention - who remakes the realm each time he places pen to paper.' Neil Jordan. Desmond Hogan is one in every of such a lot awesome literary abilities to have pop out of eire long ago half-century. Larks' Eggs affirms that stature. the following, with twenty-two vintage tales taken from past collections and twelve clean narratives, Hogan monitors anew his lyricism, compassion and sheer prismatic brilliance. His topic is exile and self-image, explored via isolates and eccentrics, brittle lives trapped through poverty, own histories and stressed identities, giving a voice to these at the margins -Travellers, the lost, the dispossessed. Describing 'The Airedale' in William Trevor's The Oxford publication of brief tales, Cressida Connolly wrote: 'it is profound, relocating and exquisitely carried out. Hogan is without doubt one of the most interesting writers alive this present day and merits to be far better known.' within the instances Literary complement, Joyce Carol Oates referred to as 'Winter Swimmers' an 'elegiac, daringly sustained prose poem; a university of meticulously rendered Irish scenes that weaves out and in of stories of tinkers and youths'. The San Francisco Chronicle remarked: 'Desmond Hogan's mastery of language and characterization opponents that of Flannery O'Connor and Anton Chekhov; by no means has the mental panorama of the exile been rendered with such incisive, haunting prose.' Larks' Eggs' compelling stories of diaspora are either international and native, telling of subsumed identification and allurement, of prior merging with current via panorama and mindscape. Desmond Hogan's fragmented personas are repositories for youth reminiscence and a collective subconscious that's notably Irish and history-burdened, whereas exhilaratingly and utterly common and sleek. 'Here's to the storytellers. They made experience of those lonely and pushed lives of ours.' The Lilliput Press is proud to reintroduce one in all Ireland's so much evocative prose writers. Desmond Hogan takes his position along Joyce, Plunkett, Trevor, O'Faolain, Kiely and McGahern.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Last Testament of an Ordinary Man & Other Stories by Lee Florence

By Lee Florence

ISBN-10: 1929763565

ISBN-13: 9781929763566

The final testomony of a standard guy & different tales is a sequence of 8 brief tales which documents the lives of characters stuck up within the acceleration of heritage. typically, the worth of existence and its that means appear to be at odds. The unnamed strength through the tales is Nature itself. during this approach, the characters come into touch with the circumambient universe—and the earth that is their actual domestic, the place the price of existence and its which means isn't at variance, and isn't negotiable.

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We Are Glass by u.v. ray,Steve Hussy,Richard Godwin PDF

By u.v. ray,Steve Hussy,Richard Godwin

ISBN-10: 1291110208

ISBN-13: 9781291110203

fats Eddie lies in his mattress pumped choked with medicinal drugs, death of melanoma. His death-room stinks of deterioration and it seeps from lower than his door into the shared stair-well of the roominghouse...

Frederick Cireman, a as soon as profitable opera composer is located useless among the squalor that his lifestyles has turn into. His essence imprinted basically within the paintings he is left behind...

Joe Fuegi, born with one leg and now additionally with a turning out to be tumour on his face, needs he used to be like his selection of tin squaddies. they're hole and can't be harm. yet he's painfully acutely aware that when you've got a center this global will finally force a nail all through it...

Such are the characters in 'We Are Glass.' they're the folks existence has damaged who can locate no position on the earth. They conscious to soiled, black-skied mornings and glide desolately via their days lingering on earlier glories like a tree blackened by way of lightning. As they shed their skins like snakes, desperately attempting to renew themselves they locate fleeting moments of get away in drink, medicines and passing sexual encounters in its place for romance. eventually those are those that understand definitely that, in any case, all of it quantities to nothing.

Author Richard Godwin calls this acclaimed debut choice of brief tales from u.v.ray a "Dark, suggestive uprising; a problem to the prestige quo." And writer Steve Hussy states that it "Refuses to slot the conventions of even outsider literature."

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Download PDF by Bel Kaufman: La Tigresse: And Other Short Stories

By Bel Kaufman

A new number of brief tales from the bestselling writer of Up the Down Staircase

La Tigresse and different brief tales
collects Bel Kaufman’s brief tales jointly for the 1st time—and introduces 8 tales by no means prior to released. within the name piece, first released in Esquire in 1948, an getting older femme fatale unearths herself ultimately figuring out what it ability to really love an individual while she meets—and has a brief affair with—a simple, balding Frenchman who affectionately calls her “la tigresse.” In her tale “From a Teacher’s Wastebasket,”Kaufman unearths the origins of her bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase. In “Varya,” we benefit from the tale of a free-spirited, determinedly positive Russian immigrant who wins over someone who crosses her course. In her deft, perceptive tales, Kaufman embraces the significance of pleasure and of dwelling existence to the fullest.

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Download PDF by Jose Luis Rodriguez Pitti: Sueños urbanos (Spanish Edition)

By Jose Luis Rodriguez Pitti

ISBN-10: 996200473X

ISBN-13: 9789962004738

Suenos urbanos es una coleccion de cuentos breves sobre l. a. ciudad y los suenos de las personas que l. a. habitan. Es un libro sobre los angeles soledad paradojica del que vive entre l. a. multitud, sus esperanzas y sus fantasias. Son historias sobre los angeles busqueda constante del contacto con otro ser humano, no importa si actual o imaginario. Cuentos sobre los desposeidos, que encuentran los angeles alegria en las cosas mas simples. Pero sobretodo, un libro sobre los angeles imaginacion que, poderosa, siempre es el amparo de los personajes sin nombre que pueblan l. a. ciudad de esta obra de Rodriguez Pitti.

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New PDF release: Der Mensch ist verschieden: Dreiunddreißig Charaktere

By Michael Köhlmeier,Monika Helfer

ISBN-10: 3709972698

ISBN-13: 9783709972694

Sind Sie der Erfolgsverwöhnte oder mehr der Versagende? Die Schweigerin oder doch eher die Auseinandersetzerin? Der Immerzu-Dankbare, der Nimmersatte oder gar die Feinste von den Feinen? Monika Helfer und Michael Köhlmeier stellen uns einen bunten Reigen an menschlichen Charaktertypen vor. Fantasievoll und erfinderisch erzählt das Schriftstellerehepaar vom Kunstverliebten und dem Magenleidenden, vom Gewohnheitsmenschen, der Einsamen und der Eingebildet-Vergesslichen. Und wer sich vor Selbsterkenntnis nicht scheut, kann sich im ein oder der anderen wiedererkennen.

Als Nacherzähler antiker Stoffe beliebt und geschätzt, hat Köhlmeier gemeinsam mit seiner Frau den griechischen Philosophen Theophrast für das 21. Jahrhundert entdeckt. Die "Charaktere" des Theophrast, Nachfolger des großen Aristoteles in dessen Schule, bilden die erste und einzige Charakterlehre des Hellenismus, die zum Vorbild wurde für viele folgende bis hin zu Elias Canettis "Der Ohrenzeuge". Mit Blick auf den Menschen der Gegenwart betreiben Monika Helfer und Michael Köhlmeier seine berühmten Charakterstudien weiter. Anhand von besonderen und alltäglichen Situationen oder auch gewitzten Dialogen halten sie uns den Spiegel vor - ein Geschenkbuch mit philosophischem Mehrwert und Selbsterkenntnis-Gefahr.

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Jerome Kass's Out of the Bronx: The Joel Sachs Stories PDF

By Jerome Kass

ISBN-10: 1940412064

ISBN-13: 9781940412061

OUT OF THE BRONX, a beautiful number of tales through Jerome Kass, follows Joel Sachs, from his adolescence and coming of age within the Bronx to his grownup existence in new york. alongside the way in which we come upon his neighbors and enthusiasts and, so much of all, his painfully unhappy and humorous Jewish relatives: his father, Lou, an inveterate gambler; his mom, Rose, whose anger towards Lou is usually tempered through her have to look after him; Joel's older sister, Fanny, whose experience of being unloved makes her are looking to tear the kin aside; and his appealing more youthful sister, Gloria, who will turn out uncovering the family's private secrets and techniques. And, in fact, there's Joel, who as a boy attempts to carry the kinfolk jointly and make the irregular appear normal—and as a guy seeks to wreck unfastened from the folks and locations that also have him of their grip.
Drawing on his personal existence starting to be up within the Bronx, Kass tells the Joel Sachs tales with humor and unstinting honesty. His eye for aspect and ear for discussion catch the small moments among characters that might carry a universe of that means for somebody, anyplace, whose circle of relatives was once lower than excellent. To learn those tales is to be drawn right into a international of affection, betrayal, and redemption via a grasp storyteller.

"Jerry Kass continuously writes from the center. He hitches actual lifestyles to his pages—real those that love, yearn, struggle, force one another insane, and make family members. OUT OF THE BRONX is the newest instance of his compassionate expertise for remark and tale telling.—Susan Stambeg, exact Correspondent, nationwide Public Radio

"While i used to be turning out to be up in Brooklyn, Jerome Kass used to be transforming into up within the Bronx. we should always have met. We had much to debate. OUT OF THE BRONX is as a lot approximately my Italian-American international because it is set his Jewish-American international. Sensitively written, painfully humorous, and painfully unhappy, his publication captures becoming up within the Forties and Fifties in addition to something i have ever read."—Nick Pileggi, writer of "Wiseguy," "Casino," and "Goodfellas."

"Jerome Kass embodies the wit and knowledge of J.D. Salinger and Henry Roth to inform the tale of Joel Sachs and his family members, a Bronx story from a by-gone period. I felt that I knew those people—their rages, their desires, their claustrophobic apartment—because decades in the past, I did recognize those humans. Kass has no longer imagined them: he has exhumed them. there's poignant fact right here, a narrative masterfully instructed by means of a grasp storyteller. i stopped OUT OF THE BRONX with disappointment. I felt at domestic in it."—Richard Cohen, Columnist, The Washington Post

"Jerry Kass's OUT OF THE BRONX brilliantly takes you thru Joel Sachs and his family's lifestyles jointly through the years, bankruptcy by way of bankruptcy, tale by way of tale. With nice perception and honesty, Kass permits you to see how humorous, attractive, unhappy, and beautiful all of it is—just like lifestyles itself. I completely loved the adventure and i am nonetheless pondering this kin, specifically Fanny."—Julie Kavner, Actress on Rhoda, in six Woody Allen video clips, and the voice of Marge Simpson on "The Simpsons."

"Jerry Kass writes with such unblinking sincere and unfailing compassion that, as in existence, it's occasionally a toss-up among laughter and tears. The tales are aimed from his heard at once on the hears of his readers"—Tyne Daly, mythical Actress

"I turned so concerned with Joel Sachs and his kin, so stuck up with the twists and turns in their lives, that I got here to think about Joel as a mystery friend of my very own, who touched me so deeply that I felt bereft while his tales ended. come again Joel!"—Carol Kane, Actress in "Hester Street," "Annie Hall," "Taxi," and "Wicked."

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Contes et légendes du Niger (Aux origines du monde t. 32) by Rahila Hassane,Aux origines du monde,Baptiste Hersoc PDF

By Rahila Hassane,Aux origines du monde,Baptiste Hersoc

ISBN-10: 2910272842

ISBN-13: 9782910272845

Un florilège de mythes, de contes et de légendes permet de pénétrer dans l'imaginaire des haoussas du Niger

Il était un homme pauvre, très pauvre. Il était un roi riche, très riche. L'homme était le meilleur maçon de los angeles contrée. Un jour, le roi healthy appel à lui pour construire une salle de trésor à même l. a. roche d'une colline qui surplombait los angeles ville. Il se mit à l. a. tâche le jour même et tout seul, vehicle le roi refusait que quelqu'un d'autre connaisse l. a. cachette. Le maçon mit des années à faire ce travail et, à los angeles fin, il était tellement vieux et fatigué que ce fut sa dernière building. Il demanda alors son salaire de tant d'années de dur labeur, mais le roi refusa catégoriquement automobile, selon lui, l. a. commande n'était pas livrée à temps. Un jour, le maçon sentant sa mort prochaine healthy venir ses deux garçons, Ali et Salou, et leur dit : Ecoutez-moi très attentivement : je vais bientôt mourir et je n'ai rien à vous léguer. Le roi m'avait take advantage ofé pendant des années et m'a jeté. Père, où veux-tu en venir ? demanda Ali, l'aîné des deux garçons.


« Aux origines du monde » (à partir de 12 ans) permet de découvrir des contes et légendes variés qui permettent de comprendre remark chaque tradition explique los angeles création du monde et les phénomènes les plus quotidiens. L’objectif de cette assortment est de faire découvrir au plus grand nombre des contes traditionnels du monde entier, inédits ou peu connus en France. Et par le biais du conte, s’amuser, frissonner, s’évader… mais aussi apprendre, approcher de nouvelles cultures, s’émerveiller de l. a. sagesse (ou de l. a. malice !) populaire.


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Download e-book for kindle: Priskas Miniaturen: Erzählungen 1978-1988 (German Edition) by Klaus Merz

By Klaus Merz

ISBN-10: 3852184843

ISBN-13: 9783852184845

Der frühe Klaus Merz, zwanzig Erzählungen aus der Zeit vor seinen großen Erfolgen, in denen seine Meisterschaft aber schon voll entwickelt ist. Äußerlich sind es stille Liebes- und Lebensgeschichten, denen das vorrangige Interesse dieser Erzählungen gilt: etwa dem Lokführer einer Schmalspurbahn, der täglich dieselbe Strecke fährt, der Zirkusartistin Hanni Ball, die zu ihrer Hochzeit eine Kleinkunstnummer mit Elefanten und weißen Mäusen einübt, dem Fotografen, der sich mit Passbildern über Wasser hält und daneben Bild für Bild an der Chronik eines Dorfes arbeitet.
Klaus Merz fasst als genauer, sensibler und diskreter Beobachter diese verdichteten Leben in knappe, prägnante Bilder, zeichnet ihr Auf und Ab in klaren Linien nach und lässt Hoffnung und Enttäuschung aufblitzen, nie ohne Wärme und Anteilnahme, aber mit Humor und Sinn für die skurrilen Seiten des Lebens.
Zwei längst vergriffene Erzählbände voll mit Glanzstücken Merz'scher Erzählkunst macht Haymon, seit 1994 "Stammverlag" des Schweizer Autors, seiner immer noch wachsenden Lesergemeinde wieder zugänglich.

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