Download e-book for iPad: El Borak and Other Desert Adventures by Robert E. Howard

By Robert E. Howard

ISBN-10: 034550545X

ISBN-13: 9780345505453

Robert E. Howard is known for developing such immortal heroes as Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. much less recognized yet both remarkable are his non-fantasy event tales set within the center East and that includes such two-fisted heroes as Francis Xavier Gordon—known as “El Borak”—Kirby O’Donnell, and Steve Clarney. This trio of hard-fighting american citizens, civilized males with greater than a slightly of the primordial of their veins, marked a brand new course for Howard’s writing, and new territory for his genius to conquer.

The wily Texan El Borak, a hardened fighter who stalks the sandscapes of Afghanistan like a vengeful wolf, is rivaled between Howard’s creations merely via Conan himself. In such vintage stories as “The Daughter of Erlik Khan,” “Three-Bladed Doom,” and “Sons of the Hawk,” Howard proves himself once more a grasp of motion, and with lots of eerie surroundings his plotting turns into tighter and twistier than ever, leading to tales important of comparability to Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. each fan of Robert E. Howard and aficionados of significant event writing probably want to personal this choice of the simplest of Howard’s barren region stories, lavishly illustrated by way of award-winning artists Tim Bradstreet and Jim & Ruth Keegan.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

By Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie’s darkly funny tale assortment weaves reminiscence, delusion, and stark truth to powerfully evoke lifestyles at the Spokane Indian Reservation.

The twenty-four associated stories in Alexie’s debut collection—an fast classic—paint an unforgettable portrait of existence on and round the Spokane Indian Reservation, a spot the place “Survival = Anger x Imagination,” the place HUD homes and generations of privation intertwine with historical past, ardour, and myth.
 
We keep on with Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller nobody relatively listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball famous person became recuperating alcoholic; and a large forged of different vividly drawn characters on a haunting trip choked with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, desires and truth. Alexie’s unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come jointly in a poetic imaginative and prescient of a global within which the gaps among prior and current aren't relatively gaps after all.
 
the foundation for the acclaimed 1998 function movie Smoke Signals,the Chicago Tribune famous, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven . . . is for the yankee Indian what Richard Wright’s Native Son used to be for the black American in 1940.”
 
the gathering obtained a different quotation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for most sensible First Fiction.
 
This booklet variation contains a new prologue from the writer, in addition to an illustrated biography and infrequent photographs from Sherman Alexie’s own collection.
 

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Read e-book online Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New PDF

By Robert Sheckley,Alex Abramovich,Jonathan Lethem

ISBN-10: 1590174941

ISBN-13: 9781590174944

An NYRB Classics Original

Robert Sheckley was once an eccentric grasp of the yank brief tale, and his stories, even if set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern ads organizations, or aboard spaceships lighting fixtures out for adversarial planets, are one of the so much startlingly unique of the 20 th century. this day, because the new worlds, exchange universes, and artificial pleasures Sheckley foretold develop into our truth, his imaginative and prescient starts off to appear much less absurdist and extra prophetic. This retrospective choice, selected by means of Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings jointly the easiest of Sheckley’s deadpan farces, proving once more that he belongs beside such mordant critics of latest mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.

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Read e-book online Light without Heat: Stories PDF

By Matthew Kirkpatrick

ISBN-10: 157366166X

ISBN-13: 9781573661669

Matthew Kirkpatrick’s debut, Light with no Heat, is an artistic, remarkable selection of brief tales choked with bizarre, marginal characters rendered with surreal humor and lyrical, frequently attractive language.

 

Formally playful, those tales take the form of biographies, directions, glossaries, and diagrams, all finally within the provider of depicting characters with emotional intensity.

 

Stories within the assortment discover the improper nature of reminiscence, place of work malaise, the isolation of domestic, and the final throes of finishing love. No tales in mild with out warmth are an analogous, but them all paintings towards sharing human event in new, leading edge ways.

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Get A Paul Green Reader (Chapel Hill Books) PDF

By Laurence G. Avery

ISBN-10: 0807823864

ISBN-13: 9780807823866

ISBN-10: 0807847089

ISBN-13: 9780807847084

North Carolina's Paul eco-friendly (1894-1981) used to be a part of that notable new release of writers who first introduced southern writing to the eye of the area. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1927, eco-friendly was once a stressed experimenter who pioneered a brand new type of theater along with his "symphonic drama," The misplaced Colony. a priority for human rights characterised either his lifestyles and his writing, and his regular advocacy for tutorial and social reform and racial justice contributed in basic how one can the rising New South within the first 1/2 this century.

A Paul eco-friendly Reader makes to be had once more the paintings of this strong and interesting author. It gains Green's drama and fiction, with texts of 3 plays--including the Pulitzer Prize-winning In Abraham's Bosom and the well-known moment act of The misplaced Colony--and six brief tales. It additionally finds the lifestyles in the back of the paintings via numerous of Green's essays and letters and an excerpt from The Wordbook, his choice of neighborhood folklore. Laurence Avery's creation outlines Green's existence and examines the primary matters and strategies of his paintings.

A local of Harnett County, North Carolina, Paul eco-friendly used to be a loyal instructor of philosophy and drama on the college of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Postmodern Short Story: Forms and Issues (Contributions by Farhat Iftekharrudin,Joseph Boyden,Mary Rohrberger,Jaie

By Farhat Iftekharrudin,Joseph Boyden,Mary Rohrberger,Jaie Claudet

ISBN-10: 0313323755

ISBN-13: 9780313323751

Short tales tend to be outlined by way of features of modernism, during which the tale starts within the heart, develops in keeping with a truncated plot, and ends with an epiphany. This method has a tendency to disregard postmodernism, a flow usually characterised by way of a negation of target fact the place plots are likely deserted, surfaces are striking, and logos flip inward on themselves. This e-book examines postmodern varieties and attribute issues through studying a bunch of brief tales that utilize postmodern narrative recommendations, together with nonfictional fiction, gender profiling, and loss of life as an image.

The quantity starts with a dialogue of the blurred strains among fiction and nonfiction within the brief tale and creative own essay. It then seems on the function of girls in works by means of such authors as Sandra Cisneros, Leslie Marmon Silko, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lorrie Moore. this is often through a piece of chapters on postmodern masculinity and brief fiction. the subsequent part specializes in demise as a picture and subject in works via Richard Ford, Richard Brautigan, and James Joyce. the ultimate set of chapters considers postmodern brief fiction from South Africa and Canada.

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Download e-book for kindle: Twenty-one Texas Short Stories by William Peery

By William Peery

ISBN-10: 0292734522

ISBN-13: 9780292734524

This is a ultimate number of tales approximately Texas via Texans—stories that seemed in major magazines within the first 1/2 the 20th century.

Authors during this volume:

  • Dillon Anderson
  • Barry Benefield/li>
  • Charles Carver/li>
  • Margaret Cousins/li>
  • Chester T. Crowell/li>
  • Eugene Cunningham/li>
  • J. Frank Dobie/li>
  • Fred Gipson/li>
  • William Goyen/li>
  • O. Henry/li>
  • Sylvan Karchmer/li>
  • Harry Kidd, Jr./li>
  • Mary King O’Donnell/li>
  • George Pattullo/li>
  • George periods Perry/li>
  • Katherine Anne Porter/li>
  • Winifred Sanford/li>
  • John W. Thomason, Jr./li>
  • Thomas Thompson/li>
  • John Watson/li>
  • John W. Wilson/li>

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Lester Goran's Outlaws of the Purple Cow and Other Stories PDF

By Lester Goran

ISBN-10: 0873386396

ISBN-13: 9780873386395

during this, his 3rd number of tales, Lester Goran strikes us back in the course of the instances and locations indelibly stamped together with his wit and perception approximately humans and occasions misplaced to heritage. As together with his prior collections, stories from the Irish membership and she or he enjoyed Me as soon as and different tales, Outlaws of the pink Cow facilities round the domain names of Irish-American women and men in Pittsburgh. Goran creates once again his international of poignant and magical occasions and areas in the mundane affairs of normal women and men. Goran's evocative settings and narratives variety from the supernatural to the funny, from bawdy to richly exact realism: the bewildering rite enacted on a suburban garden on sturdy Friday; a listing of the loves of a life-time compiled on scraps of paper and matchbook covers; the younger guy domestic on depart from the military who encounters a lady whose whole existence is mirrored within the wires protecting jointly her threadbare Christmas tree; and the younger guy at the first day of his first task who provides roses to a home the place the home-owner had died in view that ordering the flora. Goran, together with his mastery of language and photographs, chronicles in tales the unheralded laughters and sorrows of usa citizens seldom famous in fiction.

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Read e-book online Experimental Writing: Africa vs Latin America Vol 1: PDF

By Tendai Rinos Mwanaka,Ricardo Felix Rodriguez

ISBN-10: 9956764264

ISBN-13: 9789956764266

This undertaking pop out from our have to harness voices in Africa and Latin the USA, giving those voices a chance to speak, argue, synthesize, agree, and proportion principles at the craft of writing, on lifestyles, on being and on considering for the advantage of all. It was once additionally a chance to create literary friendships and contacts among those nice areas. in most cases, Latin the USA and Africa nonetheless have loads of tales to proportion between themselves and with the remainder of the realm. There are nonetheless very robust untapped storytelling traditions in those continents. The tales during this quantity are chosen from an awesome diversity of entries to a choice for contributions to an anthology on experimentation. it truly is was hoping this powerful choice will serve a wide selection of tastes in either Spanish and English, and that the publication will open discussion and the sharing of principles among the 2 areas and the entire international. this can be a useful contribution on many fronts.

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