Short story genre books (56)


1.
A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism

A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism by Slavenka Drakulić EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
Description:
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
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022

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

Rating: 4     11 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
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
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

3.
A Winter Book

A Winter Book : Selected Stories by Tove Jansson EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Finland flag Finland
Description:
Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the 20th century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose.
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022

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Amok by Stefan Zweig EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
A new pocket edition of this Conradian tale of maddening desire, from the master of the novella On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly. This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

5.

An Evening in Guanima : A Treasury of Folktales from the Bahamas by Patricia Glinton-Meicholas EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

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Aura

Aura by Carlos Fuentes ES

Rating: 2.3     4 Votes
Description:
"Lees ese anuncio: una oferta de esa naturaleza no se hace todos los días. Lees y relees el aviso. Parece dirigido a ti, a nadie más": asícomienza Aura, novela hechizante, donde lo verdadero es lo imposible, donde el amor a la vez sacrifica y devuelve la vida, y la inmortalidad tiene un precio que algunos están dispuestos a pagar.Pocos textos en la literatura mexicana de imaginación tienen la belleza y la expresividad de este relato en que los procedimientos de la ficción están llevados a sus últimas consecuencias. Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por ... continue

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Autobiography of the Lower East Side : A Novel in Short Stories by Rashidah Ismaili EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
"This well established poet makes a brilliant debut in fiction with these complex, poetically detailed, interrelated stories of Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA who converge and form an artistic community in the early 1960s in the most easterly regions of Alphabet City ." -David Henderson, author of 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky "Ismaili charts the lower East side just prior to the turbulent, revolutionary Sixties, when the influence of Leroi Jones and the Black Arts Movement signaled a cultural sea-change. Her characters persevere through desertion, loss, abandonment and betraya... continue
Recommended: 10 Mar 2022

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Babette's Feast by Karen Blixen EN

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Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well-known tales, 'Babette's Feast', which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver' and a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring'. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last t... continue

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Call and Response

Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
Description:
A richly drawn collection of stories about the lives of women navigating love, loss, tradition and independence in contemporary Botswana
Recommended: 13 Nov 2022

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Chess Story by Stefan Zweig EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Description:
Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig's final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them ... continue
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022


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