Walter reprochait à ETA Hoffmann son "imagination enfiévrée", le lecteur, lui, ne peut que s'en réjouir et frémir à l. a. fois de peur et de plaisir.
Des contes écrits en 1817, bijoux de l. a. littérature fantastique, qui reprennent les thèmes du double, des fantômes, l'attirance pour le mal... Folie, terreur, inconscient, planent sur ces œuvres et ne peuvent laisser le lecteur indifférent.
"A cidade inventada", uma coletânea de contos, foi o primeiro livro de Cristovão Tezza. Escrito em 1975, em Portugal, foi publicado em 1980 pela CooEditora, de Curitiba.
O presente lançamento, exclusivo em formato electronic, traz a edição unique critical, acrescida de um prefácio do autor - "Um 'selfie' literário" -, comentando o que o livro significou em sua formação literária.
A edição inclui também um conto inédito, "A criança dos túmulos", que fazia parte do projeto unique mas havia ficado fora da coletânea, e o conto "Os telhados de Coimbra", escrito na mesma época, e que foi o primeiro texto de Tezza publicado em livro (em 1978 ele participou da antologia "Assim escrevem os paranenses", pela Editora Alfa-Omega).
"(...) em 'A Cidade Inventada', temos um rodar de temas ligados a mulheres, prostitutas que levam homens desprovidos de vontade, ao casamento transgredido, às lembranças da infância, aos conflitos individuais, ao desentendimento entre amantes, e até ao problema da literatura e seu conceito. Os contos de Tezza dão a impressão de ensaios para projetos mais profundos, como um músico que toca aquelas peças de praxe, que apesar de simples, mostram a qualidade do instrumentista. Esperamos que ele chegue a nos dar um concerto."
Milton José de Almeida - Jornal Leia Livros (São Paulo, out/nov de 1980)
"Era um trabalho de aprendizagem, escrito com a determinação juvenil de aprimorar meu texto linha a linha, numa oficina obstinada. european sentia uma distância enorme entre o tamanho dos meus sonhos literários e seu resultado prático. É um abismo que todo escritor sentirá até sua última página – mas escrever estes contos representou minha primeira tentativa realmente séria de aproximar uma coisa da outra, na viagem de Sísifo de quem escreve."
Cristovão Tezza, no prefácio do publication ("Um 'selfie' literário")
By Pietro Grossi
‘Fists’, ‘Horses’ and ‘The Monkey’: 3 robust coming-of-age tales approximately boys confronting fact, and scuffling with to stick alive in a man’s global. In ‘Fists’, a teenage novice boxer steps into the hoop for the 1st time, and reveals himself in a face-off with existence in all its muscular strength; in ‘Horses’, brothers embark on their first forays into maturity, every one studying to play a man’s video game in his personal painful manner; and in ‘The Monkey’, a tender guy realizes that during order to stick sane and live on during this international, we need to sacrifice our youth dreams.
Told in a spare and strong voice similar to Hemingway and Salinger, Grossi’s tales discover the ceremony of passage each one people faces in our adolescence – and what it capability to be a guy in our time.
By John Fulton
The 5 heartbreaking and radiant tales in John Fulton's The Animal woman discover the awkwardness of occasions within which grief and erotic love collide. listed here are humans in extremis, suffering mightily, and infrequently failing, to maintain it jointly. within the Pushcart Prize--winning "Hunters," Fulton contrasts the funny clumsiness of courting with the bleak realities of demise within the story of a middle-aged lady who retains her melanoma a mystery while she begins a dating with an avid hunter. within the novella-length name tale, a lonely adolescent woman offers with the hot lack of her mom and the alien presence of her father's new female friend via putting off her aggression on her boss and at the animals she cares for in her summer season task at a examine laboratory. the ultimate tale within the assortment, "The napping Woman," delves into the internal lifetime of Evelyn, a divorced specialist lady who falls in love with Russell, a guy whose spouse is completely mind broken and has been unresponsive for years. The ghostly presence of Russell's spouse haunts Evelyn as she discovers how her lover has been scarred through his misfortune and searches for tactics they may construct a long term dating within the wake of non-public tragedy.
These strong tales method the usually sentimentalized topic of romance with tenderness and perception into the heart-worn viewpoint of characters who've failed at love some time past. In lucid, revelatory prose, Fulton navigates the complexity of either mid-life courtship and adolescent rage with humor and intelligence.
By Stephen Chbosky, Martin Wilson, Davy Rothbart, William Clifford, Matthew Loren Cohen, Aury Wallington, Dennis G. Dillingham Jr.,
Author note: Stephen Chbosky (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000
MTV has came upon the authors of the next day. learn them this present day in Pieces.
This special short-story assortment is greater than a very good learn -- it's an exhilarating glimpse into the way forward for fiction. The winners of MTV's "Write Stuff" festival percentage their voices and visions in stories which are endearingly uncooked, undeniably daring, and engagingly creative.
In Next Time, a housewife encounters a gunman -- an adventure that alterations her lifestyles, and her brain, in unbelievable ways...Pinball is an edgy story of a tender mail clerk's hidden intercourse life...After her damaged engagement, a cook dinner in ny is going to paintings for an elegant SoHo couple in Roam...Mother captures the tragedy of a woman's affliction, as witnessed via her daughter's eyes...In Day of the Dead, a humorously doomed courting starts off while a twentysomething's boyfriend returns from an Outward certain journey and strikes in with her...Two outdated highschool pals reunite -- and examine their very diversified lives -- in Black Cowboy.
Along with different tales and an creation by means of Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Pieces is stuffed with the thrill of discovery -- as a bunch of novices current their works to a large and keen audience.
By Etgar Keret
Etgar Keret’s tales are speedy, short and particular — unhesitatingly relocating. also they are hilarious and off-the-wall, but darkish, occasionally violent, and sometimes intensely poignant: a strong new assortment from Israel’s best-selling writer.
This month, now we have unique fiction through Marc Laidlaw ("Bonfires") and Weston Ochse ("Gravitas"), in addition to reprints by means of Elizabeth Hand ("The Bacchae") and Angela Slatter ("The Coffin-Maker's Daughter").
We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a show off on our conceal artist, and a function interview with bestselling horror author Sarah Langan.
By John Buchan
In 'The unusual Adventures of Mr Andrew Hawthorn' and the opposite tales during this assortment, strange worlds of temptation, experience or iniquity are perilously shut handy. Mr Hawthorn himself steps open air to permit his porridge to chill and disappears for 5 years and extra, a Glasgow grocer is shipwrecked and eventually worshipped as a god, a tender mathematician discovers a wholly new element of truth and turns into terrified by way of what he unearths there, and an getting older sinner clings grimly, weakly to a hard-won lifetime of decency: John Buchan in each one demonstrating his talents as a gripping author of brief stories.
In his creation, Giles Foden explores Buchan's innate feel of the fascination held via surprising jeopardy and vanished convenience, and the topics of the need and destiny in his work.
By Carolyn Cooke
From the writer of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction) come 11 tales approximately intercourse and demise, violence and hope, love and insanity, set in an unlimited American panorama that levels from the most important deepest place of dwelling in new york to the plush rain forests and marijuana farms of Northern California.
In “Francis Bacon,” an aspiring author learns crucial classes from an getting older pornographer. In “The Snake,” a stressed Jungian analyst sheds one life after one other. In “The Boundary,” a muralist falls in love with a afflicted boy from the rez. within the surreal “She Bites,” a guy builds an architecturally wonderful doghouse as his spouse slowly transforms. And within the transcendent, three-part identify tale, most sensible pals face their unusual fates, associated by way of a decision to wrest which means and coherence from lives spiraling uncontrolled.
without delay philosophical and compulsively readable, Amor and Psycho dives into our darkest areas, confronting the absurdity, poetry and brutality of human existence.
Two terrifying classics by means of “the top stored mystery in modern horror fiction” (The Washington Post)
Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a lifeless Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, completely inscribed a brand new identify within the pantheon of horror fiction. Influenced through the unusual terrors of Lovecraft and Poe and by way of the brutal absurdity of Kafka, Ligotti eschews affordable, gory thrills for his personal model of horror, which shocks on the inner most, existential, levels.
Ligotti’s tales tackle decaying towns and lurid dreamscapes in a method starting from wealthy, decorative prose to chilly, scientific detachment. His uncooked and experimental paintings lays naked the unimportance of our global and the sickening insanity of the human situation. just like the maximum writers of cosmic horror, Ligotti bends truth until eventually it cracks, establishing fissures during which he invitations us to gaze at the unsettling darkness of the abyss below.
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