Category Archives: Short Stories

Novelle

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By Matteo Bandello

Vescovo cattolico e scrittore del Cinquecento, Matteo Bandello è autore di un'ampia produzione di novelle, 214 in tutto, pubblicate in tre libri nel 1554 da Vincenzo Busdraghi e in un 4to quantity postumo del 1573. advert alcune delle sue novelle si è ispirato William Shakespeare che, dopo averle lette nella traduzione francese, prese spunto in line with le commedie Molto rumore consistent with nulla e los angeles dodicesima notte e anche according to los angeles tragica storia d'amore di Romeo e Giulietta. Oggi l'opera di Bandello è messa a disposizione dalla casa editrice UTET in una versione digitale critica che non ha precedenti.

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Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink

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Considering that its earliest days, The New Yorker has been a tastemaker–literally. because the domestic of A. J. Liebling, Joseph Wechsberg, and M.F.K. Fisher, who virtually invented American nutrients writing, the journal tested a convention that's carried ahead at the present time by means of irrepressible literary gastronomes, together with Calvin Trillin, invoice Buford, Adam Gopnik, Jane Kramer, and Anthony Bourdain. Now, during this vital assortment, The New Yorker dishes up a banquet of scrumptious writing on foods and drinks, professional with a beneficiant sprint of cartoons.

Whether you’re within the temper for snacking on humor items and cartoons or for savoring vintage profiles of serious cooks and nice eaters, those choices, from all ages of the hot Yorker’s fabled eighty-year background, are certain to fulfill each style. There are memoirs, brief tales, tell-alls, and poems–ranging in tone from candy to bitter and in topic from soup to nuts.

M.F.K. Fisher can pay homage to “cookery witches,” these mysterious chefs who own “an uncanny strength over food,” whereas John McPhee valiantly trails an inveterate forager and is rewarded with stewed persimmons and white-pine-needle tea. there's Roald Dahl’s well-known tale “Taste,” within which a wine snob’s palate is available in for a few unwelcome scrutiny, and Julian Barnes’s creative story of a lifelong connoisseur who is going on a truly bizarre vitamin for nonetheless extra abnormal purposes. Adam Gopnik asks if French delicacies is completed for, and Calvin Trillin investigates no matter if humans can truly style the adaptation among purple wine and white. We trip with Susan Orlean as she distills the essence of Cuba within the tale of a unmarried eating place, and with Judith Thurman as she investigates the arcane practices of Japan’s tofu masters. in the direction of domestic, Joseph Mitchell celebrates the previous ny culture of the beefsteak dinner, and Mark Singer shadows the city’s most desirable fisherman-chef.

Selected from the magazine’s ample larder, Secret Ingredients celebrates all varieties of gustatory satisfaction.

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The Bridegroom: Stories

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By Ha Jin

From the awesome Ha Jin, winner of the nationwide publication Award for his celebrated novel Waiting, a set of comical and deeply relocating stories of up to date China which are as hot and human as they're extraordinary, irritating, and delightful.

In the identify tale, the pinnacle of defense at a manufacturing unit is surprised, first whilst the hansomest employee at the flooring proposes marriage to his homely followed daughter, and back while his new son-in-law is arrested for the "crime" of homosexuality. In "After Cowboy bird got here to Town," the employees at an American-style speedy nutrition franchise obtain a hilarious crash path in advertising, deep frying, and that challenging capitalist dictum, "the patron is usually right."Ha Jin has triumphed back together with his unforgettable storytelling in The Bridegroom.

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To Hold the Bridge: Tales from the Old Kingdom and Beyond

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By Garth Nix

An exciting short-story assortment from bestselling delusion writer Garth Nix, together with an outdated nation novella, a brief tale set within the comparable international as Shade's young ones, and one other tale set on the planet of A Confusion of Princes.

Garth Nix is well known for his mythical myth works, yet to carry the Bridge showcases his versatility because the assortment bargains nineteen brief tales from each style of literature together with technology fiction, paranormal, reasonable fiction, secret, and experience. even if writing approximately vampires, detectives, historical spirits, or unusual jobs, Garth Nix's skill to tug his readers into new worlds is extraordinary.

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A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories

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By Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is a painter who makes use of phrases instead of brushes--for he created lasting visible photos that, as soon as saw, are very unlikely to omit. Sinister mushrooms starting to be in a dank cellar. A family's first glimpse at Martians. a superb white vanilla ice-cream summer season go well with that adjustments everybody who wears it. a very good artist drawing within the sand at the seashore. A clunky contraption made from loved ones implements to assist a few children play a online game referred to as Invasion. the main incredible Christmas demonstrate a bit boy ever observed. All these photos and plenty of extra are within this ebook, a brand new exchange variation of thirty-one of Bradbury's such a lot arresting tales--timeless brief fiction that levels from the farthest reaches of area to the innermost stirrings of the center. Ray Bradbury is understood world wide as one of many century's nice males of mind's eye. listed here are thirty-one purposes why.Ray Bradbury is a painter who makes use of phrases instead of brushes--for he created lasting visible photos that, as soon as saw, are most unlikely to put out of your mind. Sinister mushrooms growing to be in a dank cellar. A familys first glimpse at Martians. a superb white vanilla ice-cream summer time go well with that adjustments each person who wears it. an outstanding artist drawing within the sand at the seashore. A clunky contraption made from loved ones implements to aid a few teenagers play a video game known as Invasion. the main terrific Christmas exhibit a bit boy ever observed. All these pictures and plenty of extra are inside of this e-book, a brand new exchange version of thirty-one of Bradburys so much arresting tales--timeless brief fiction that levels from the farthest reaches of house to the innermost stirrings of the center. Ray Bradbury is understood around the world as one of many centurys nice males of mind's eye. listed here are thirty-one purposes why.

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Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012

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By Alasdair Gray

The 1st 16 stories during this assortment have been released by means of Canongate in 1983 with the identify not likely tales, quite often. This assortment additionally has fifty-seven stories from later books, plus 16 new ones written for the hardback book of this assortment. This final part, stories Droll and believable, exhibits that Gray's fresh twenty-first-century fiction is as uncomfortably humorous and recent as his earliest.

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The Richer, the Poorer

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By Dorothy West

At the heels of the bestseller good fortune of her  novel The Wedding, Dorothy West,  the final surviving member of the Harlem  Renaissance, offers a set of essays and tales that  explore either the realism of lifestyle, and the  fantastical, remarkable situations of one  woman's lifestyles in a mythic time. Traversing the  universal issues and conflicts among poverty and  prosperity, women and men, and old and young, and  compiling writing that spans nearly seventy years,  The Richer, The Poorer no longer only  affords an unprecedented window into the  African-American center type, but additionally delves into the  richness of expertise of "one of the best writers  produced during this state in the course of the Roaring  Twenties"(Book Page).

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Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff

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By Don Cherry

#1 nationwide Bestseller

Don Cherry has been named a countrywide Hockey League trainer of the yr with a profitable percent of over .600 and likewise bought trainer of the 12 months honours within the American Hockey League. His reviews on Hockey evening in Canada’s "Coach's nook" in many instances make headlines as they entertain, teach, and sometimes disappointed a few lovers all through North the US. He can be debatable, yet not anyone can deny the recognition he enjoys; reputation that was once mirrored in his most sensible 10 rating within the festival to figure out "The maximum Canadian."

Now from Grapes himself comes the booklet that hockey enthusiasts of every age were anticipating. Written with veteran activities journalist Al Strachan, listed below are Don Cherry's favorite tales from his occupation in hockey. and you may think the tales he has to tell.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War

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By Raymond Benson

Nuclear brinksmanship. mental struggle. Spies, double brokers, femme fatales, and lifeless drops.

The chilly War--a terrifying time while nuclear battle among the world's superpowers used to be an ever-present risk, an all-too-real risk that may be trigger on the contact of a button--provides a chilling backdrop to this choice of all-new brief tales from modern such a lot celebrated secret writers.

Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson--the purely American writers to be commissioned to pen professional James Bond novels--have joined forces to convey us twenty masterful stories of paranoia, espionage, and mental drama. In Joseph Finder's "Police Report," the doubtless cut-and-dry case of a lunatic assassin in rural Massachusetts can have roots in Soviet-controlled Armenia. In "Miss Bianca" through Sara Paretsky, a tender lady befriends a mouse in a organic war laboratory and reveals herself unwittingly stuck in an espionage drama. And Deaver's "Comrade 35" bargains a different spin at the assassination of John F. Kennedy--with a signature twist.

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Bad Luck in Berlin: An Exclusive Short Story (Victor the Assassin)

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By Tom Wood

Victor has been out of the sport for 6 months - yet he is as lethal as ever. he is in Berlin, getting ready for his first task as a CIA contractor: eliminating the scout of a infamous crime lord. not anyone is meant to die - no longer but - yet as Victor tracks his goal, he realises he is not the single one attracted to the scout . . . and if Victor goes to do his activity, he has to prevent another individual doing theirs.

Packed with roaring motion and breathless suspense, this in particular priced, particular brief tale is ideal for enthusiasts of Tom wooden - and for readers who've but to find him.

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