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Download E-books Toine et autres nouvelles PDF

By Guy de Maupassant

Version enrichie de Louis Forestier comportant une préface et un file sur l'oeuvre.

"Toine fut vaincu. Il dut couver, il dut renoncer aux events de dominos, renoncer à tout mouvement, automobile los angeles vieille le privait de nourriture avec férocité chaque fois qu'il cassait un œuf.
Il demeurait sur le dos, l'œil au plafond, motionless, les bras soulevés comme des ailes, échauffant contre lui les germes de volailles enfermés dans les coques blanches.
Il ne parlait plus qu'à voix basse comme s'il eût craint le bruit autant que le mouvement, et il s'inquiétait de l. a. couveuse jaune qui accomplissait dans le poulailler l. a. même besogne que lui.
Il demandait à sa femme :
- los angeles jaune a-t-elle mangé anuit ?
Et los angeles vieille allait de ses poules à son homme et de son homme à ses poules, obsédée, possédée par los angeles préoccupation des petits poulets qui mûrissaient dans le lit et dans le nid."

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Download E-books The Croning PDF

By Laird Barron

Unusual issues exist at the outer edge of our life, haunting us from the darkness looming past our firelight. Black magic, bizarre cults and worse issues loom within the shadows. the kids of previous Leech were with us from time immemorial. and so they love us. Donald Miller, geologist and educational, has walked alongside the sting of a chasm for many of his approximately 80 years, major a charmed existence among endearing absent-mindedness and sanity-shattering cognizance. Now, all issues needs to converge. Donald will notice the darkish secrets and techniques alongside the perimeters, unearthing savage truths approximately his spouse Michelle, their grownup twins, and all he is aware and trusts. For Donald is ready to detect the secret...of The Croning. From Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning writer of The Imago series and Occultation, comes The Croning, a debut novel of cosmic horror.

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Download E-books Collected Stories of Carson McCullers PDF

By Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers--novelist, dramatist, poet--was on the top of her powers as a author of brief fiction. listed below are nineteen tales that discover her signature issues: wounded early life, loneliness in marriage, and the tragicomedy of lifestyles within the South. the following too are "The Member of the marriage" and "The Ballad of the sorrowful Cafe," novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be "assuredly one of the masterpieces of our language." (A Mariner Reissue)

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Download E-books Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall (Vintage International) PDF

By Kazuo Ishiguro

From the award-winning writer of Remains of the Day comes an encouraged series of reports, that's as affecting because it is beautiful.
With the readability and precision that experience turn into his emblems, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks 5 brief items of fiction to create a global that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor. here's a fragile, as soon as recognized singer, turning his again at the something he loves; a tune junky with little else to provide his neighbors yet opinion; a songwriter who inadvertently breaks up a wedding; a jazz musician who thinks the reply to his profession lies in altering his actual visual appeal; and a tender cellist whose teach has devised a awesome approach to foster his expertise. for every, tune is a valuable a part of their lives and, in a single means or one other, grants them to an epiphany.

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Download E-books Amsterdam Stories (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Nescio

Not anyone has written extra feelingly and extra superbly than Nescio concerning the insanity and disappointment, braveness and vulnerability of adlescent: its large plans and imprecise longings, let alone the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. not anyone, for that subject, has written with such pristine readability in regards to the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept panorama of the Netherlands.

Who used to be Nescio? Nescio—Latin for “I don’t know”—was the pen identify of J.H.F. Grönloh, the hugely winning director of the Holland–Bombay buying and selling corporation and a father of four—someone who knew good enough approximately good adulthood. in basic terms in his spare time and below the canopy of a pseudonym, as though commemorating a misplaced self, did he enable himself pass, generating over the process his lifetime a handful of completely unique tales that include probably the most luminous pages in sleek literature.

This is the 1st English translation of Nescio’s tales.

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Download E-books Stories of Your Life and Others PDF

By Ted Chiang

Soon to be a massive movement Picture

“Shining, haunting, unbelievable stories . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating so unique so fashionable he simply leaves you speechless. I continuously recommend anyone learn a minimum of fifty two books a 12 months for correct psychological functioning but when you just have time for one, be at peace: you discovered it.” —Junot Díaz 

Stories of Your lifestyles and Others delivers twin delights of the very, very unusual and the heartbreakingly common, usually featuring characters who needs to confront surprising change—the inevitable upward push of automatons or the looks of aliens—with a few experience of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it ability to be alive in a global marked through uncertainty, but in addition by way of good looks and beauty. An award-winning assortment from one in all cutting-edge so much lauded writers, Stories of Your lifestyles and Others is a latest vintage.

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Download E-books The Diving Pool: Three Novellas PDF

By Yoko Ogawa

The first significant English translation of 1 of up to date Japan's bestselling and so much celebrated authors


From Akutagawa Award-winning writer Yoko Ogawa comes a haunting trio of novellas approximately love, fertility, obsession, and the way even the main blameless gestures may perhaps include a hairline crack of merciless intent.

A lonely teenage lady falls in love together with her foster brother as she watches him bounce from a excessive diving board right into a pool--a odd infatuation that sends unforeseen ripples via her life.

A younger lady files the day-by-day moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, taking meticulous be aware of a being pregnant which can or will not be a hallucination--but whose hallucination is it, hers or her sister's?

A girl nostalgically visits her outdated university dormitory at the outskirts of Tokyo, a boarding apartment run via a mysterious triple amputee with one leg.

Hauntingly spare, appealing, and twisted, The Diving Pool is a disquieting and every now and then darkly funny number of novellas approximately general those that all at once become aware of their very own darkish possibilities.

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Download E-books The Sea-Wolf and Selected Stories (Signet Classics) PDF

Inspired into carrier aboard the seal-hunting Ghost, Humphrey Van Weyden turns into an unwilling player in a annoying shipboard drama. With a cautious eye, he watches the vessel’s abusive captain, Wolf Larsen, an enigma who can abandon sailors at the open water, then go back to examining the ethical philosophers. the best sea novels ever written, The Sea-Wolf tells of mutiny, shipwreck, and a determined confrontation.…
Also during this quantity, “The legislations of Life,” “The a thousand Dozen,” “All Gold Canyon,” and “Moon-Face” supply extra riveting motion and experience. In those stories, London’s descriptions of the natives, the northern canine, or even the tundra seize the essence of the exuberant lifestyles he skilled firsthand.

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Download E-books The Best American Short Stories of the Century PDF

By Katrina Kenison

Since the sequence' inception in 1915, the once a year volumes of the easiest American brief tales have introduced literary careers, showcased the main compelling tales of every yr, and proven all the time the importance of the quick tale in our nationwide literature. Now the easiest AMERICAN brief tales OF THE CENTURY brings jointly the easiest -- fifty-six amazing tales that characterize a century's worthy of unsurpassed achievements during this quintessentially American literary style. This elevated version contains a new tale from the easiest American brief tales 1999 to around out the century, in addition to an index together with each tale released within the series.
Of the entire writers whose paintings has seemed within the sequence, simply John Updike has been represented in all of the final 5 many years, from his first visual appeal, in 1959, to his newest, in 1998. Updike labored with coeditor Katrina Kenison to decide on the best tales from the years for the reason that 1915. the result's "extraordinary . . . A one-volume literary historical past of this country's immeasurable pains and near-infinite hopes" (Boston Globe).

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Download E-books The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story PDF

By Joan Wickersham

A San Francisco Chronicle and NPR top ebook of the Year

The writer of the acclaimed memoir The Suicide Index returns with a virtuosic selection of tales, each one a stirring parable of the facility of affection and the impossibility of figuring out it. Spanning centuries and continents, from eighteenth-century Vienna to modern the USA, Joan Wickersham exhibits, with uncanny exactitude, how we by no means fairly understand what is in anyone else's heart--or in our own.

Review :

Best Books of 2012, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Kirkus Reviews
Wise and brave and infrequently brilliant...breaks new flooring in our perceptions of what a quick tale should be. splendidly resourceful and unique. - Boston Globe
An ode to heartbreak and regret...Wickersham's reward is for shooting the conduct of brain that lead even shrewdpermanent humans to mislead themselves...her e-book makes you gradual down and pay attention, after which wait for humans to bare themselves. - New York occasions e-book Review

Elegantly based, emotionally compelling...Short tales do not get far better than this. - Kirkus Reviews

Do now not mistake Wickersham's exquisitely polished prose for solid manners. even if she writes with a classic grace...she is brutal and humorous too...Divine. - San Francisco Chronicle
Virtuosic...Wickersham [takes an] emotional cannonball into each one among her characters. The doubts and tenderness they proportion are ones that purely the best fiction can create. - ebook of the Week

Wickersham makes a successful go back to fiction...articulates subtleties of human habit that as a rule elude language altogether. - Elle

Munro's and Wickersham's books are on the best of this year's pile. - Chicago Tribune
So relocating it is going to shut your throat. - LA Times
The prose is gorgeous, and you are feeling these characters like genuine humans. - Cheryl Strayed
A grasp of the written observe and storytelling in all its types. - BookPage
Joan Wickersham has performed it back: astonished, enchanted, and moved me. -  Julia Glass
Gorgeous, thoroughly original...As quickly as i stopped it, i started to learn it back. - Andre Gregory

As expert as Alice Munro in maneuvering her characters, and the reader, via time...Highly steered. - Library Journal

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