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  • Diez novelas de C廥ar Aira / 10 Novels by C廥ar AiraDiez novelas de C廥ar Aira / 10 Novels by C廥ar Aira Aira, C廥ar Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/5/21出版

    Este volumen reúne diez de las mejores novelas del gran autor  argentino, César Aira, con selección y prefacio de Juan Pablo Villalobos.«Hace tiempo descubrimos que la gran novela de César Aira se estaba  escribiendo con la acumulación de sus decenas de novelitas, que   alcanzaron la centena en 2018. Los devotos fuimos atesorándolas como si  se tratara de los fascículos de una enciclopedia secreta, ya que,  además, iban publicándose con rapidez por aquí y por allá, de manera  esquiva -un gesto más propio de un artista contemporáneo que de un escritor.»En el camino nos acostumbramos a que algunas de las entregas tuvieran  sólo diez o quince páginas, a que asumieran formas diversas- digresiones  ensayísticas, crónicas inverosímiles, cuentos de hadas-, a que  cuestionaran conscientemente las reglas de aquello que suele considerarse "escribir bien". Porque, al fin y al cabo, ¿qué podemos esperar de una obra de César Aira? Cualquier cosa: un artefacto  ingenioso e impredecible, una miniatura narrativa que renueva, una y otra vez, la literatura.»Este volumen reúne por vez primera diez novelas publicadas en  editoriales pequeñas y que en muchos casos estaban fuera de circulación. Diez piezas del insólito rompecabezas airano: una novela de  zombies, una teoría y práctica del humor, la biografía de un músico de  jazz genial, o el relato delirante de la huida de dos personajes  diminutos dentro de la maqueta de un colegio, entre otras.  Diez razones  que confirman a César Aira como uno de los narradores más asombrosos de la literatura actual.».-Juan Pablo VillalobosEste volumen incluye las novelas: Cecil Taylor, La costurera y el viento, Las conversaciones, El divorcio, Los dos payasos, El volante, La confesión, La pastilla de hormona, La cena y Diario de la hepatitis. ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONThis volume compiles ten of the best novels by the great Argentine author, Cesar Aira, with selection and preface made by Juan Pablo Villalobos.   “Some time ago we discovered that Cesar Aira's great novel was being written little by little with the collection of dozens of his short novels; in 2018 they reached the hundreds. We, his devoted followers, were treasuring them as if they were the fascicles of a secret encyclopedia, since they were quickly being published here and there, in an subtle way.   ”Along the way we got used to some only being ten to fifteen pages long; we knew to expect different forms, and to consciously question the rules of what was considered "to write well." Because, after all, what can we expect from Cesar Aira’s works? Anything: a clever and unpredictable piece, a miniature narrative that revives and invigorates, literature.   ”Now for the first time, this volume compiles ten novels originally published by small publishing houses and that in many cases were no longer available to readers. Ten pieces of the unusual and curious Airanian puzzle: Cecil Taylor / Cecil Taylor, La costurera y el viento / The seamstress and the wind, Las conversaciones / Conversations, El divorcio / Divorce, Los dos payasos / Two clowns,  El volante / The Flyer, La confesión / Confession, La pastilla de hormona / The hormone pill, La cena / Dinner, and Diario de la hepatitis / Diary of hepatitis. These ten reasons ratify Cesar Aira as one of the most amazing narrators of current-day literature.” - Juan Pablo Villalobos 

    9 特價 723
  • Come Together, Fall ApartCome Together, Fall Apart Henriquez, Cristina Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/5/14出版

    These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts, youthful infatuation and genuine passion.Tender, ambitious, bold, and unflinching, they reveal a fresh, exciting, and lavishly talented voice in American literature.

    9 特價 1101
  • Lands and ForestsLands and Forests Forbes, Andrew Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/5/1出版

    Fiction. Escaping government-sanctioned flooding, obsessing over camera-equipped drones, violently mourning a lost brother, discovering a new passion in fencing, watching a wildfire consume a whole town: the stories in LANDS AND FORESTS survey the emotional landscapes of women and men whose lives, though rooted deeply in the land and their small communities, are still rocked by great cultural change. These are raw, honest character studies reminiscent of the work of Alexander MacLeod and Lisa Moore, but with a style and energy all their own."Full of quiet tension and a cast of fully-realized characters that feel like they could step off the page, Andrew Forbes's LANDS AND FORESTS shows us what the short story was made to do: delight us, surprise us, and prompt us to more fully recognize ourselves."--Johanna Skibsrud"Warning: There are floods and fires in here. And life and death struggles. And long journeys. And near misses. The weather, like love, is always uncertain. But there is no need to fear. Andrew Forbes will get us through. He knows the way. These stories are elemental, wise, and beautiful."--Alexander MacLeod"In this superbly stark, brooding collection, disillusioned men and women struggle along, the potential for grandeur in their futures long since faded. And yet there is still awe amid their resignation--for the beauty in the world, and sometimes for each other. With LANDS AND FORESTS, Andrew Forbes digs beneath stunning, wild landscapes to find all of the unhappiness buried there, unearthing life's cruel disappointments and splaying them out on the dirt one by one. These are bleak, sharp, ruthless stories, and I loved them."--Jessica Westhead"This is a breath taking collection--in that it is literally hard to breathe while you read these stories, such is their power, insight, and ability to expertly mine the secret vein of sorrow that runs below every ordinary, extraordinary life. Forbes' stories manage to be gritty and elegant at the same time, rendered with Munro-esque mastery and restraint."--Grace O'Connell

    9 特價 1005
  • Let's Tell This Story ProperlyLet's Tell This Story Properly Makumbi- Jennifer Nansubuga Transit Publishing 出版 2019/4/30出版

    How far does one have to travel to find home elsewhere? The stories in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi collection attempt to measure that distance. Centered around the lives of Ugandans in Britain, her characters are both hyper-visible and unseenhey take on jobs at airport security, care for the elderly, and work in hospitals, while remaining excluded from white, British life. As they try to find their place, they drift from a home that feels further and further away. In an ambitious collection by the critically acclaimed author of Kintu, Let's Tell This Story Properly explores what happens to those who leave.

    9 特價 534
  • Stories in the Key of MeStories in the Key of Me Keith, Michael C. Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/4/19出版

    In the tradition of the of the classic short stories of Lydia Davis, Kurt Vonnegut, and Joy Williams, this singular collection explores the full range of human experience and behavior . . . both good and bad. At once compelling and provocative, Keith’s writing takes the reader to places that only a truly vivid and original imagination could. Frequently disquieting in theme and plot, the stories within these covers invariably contain meaningful truths and lessons, and just as frequently do so in an uproariously humorous and deeply compassionate manner.

    9 特價 502
  • RoarRoar Ahern, Cecelia Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/4/16出版

    From the globally bestselling author of P.S., I Love You comes a fiercely feminist story collection that blends fables with magical realism to reflect on how women of all kinds navigate the world today.In this singular and imaginative collection of fables surrounding the female experience, Ahern mines both the quotidian and the profound in situations that women everywhere will relate to. Her stories are a unique mix of magic realism, familiar domestic and professional scenarios, and futuristic worlds, all of which demonstrate not only the hurdles women face, but also women's ability to move past them. The women in these thought-provoking short fables are plagued by problems both mysterious and mundane: One woman is tortured by sinister bite marks on her skin; another slowly disappears; yet another forgets her own name. As they struggle against obstacles of all kinds, their reality is shaped both by how others perceive them and by how they perceive themselves. The stories--and the women in them--are nuanced, honest, and empowering, and they will reflect and resonate with all women as we reexamine what it means to be a woman in the world today.

    9 特價 2205
  • Amazing Things Are Happening HereAmazing Things Are Happening Here Appel, Jacob M. Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/4/15出版

    Fiction. "I don't know how Jacob Appel does it. I'm not talking about the fact that Appel is a physician and attorney and teacher in addition to the work that he does with a pencil in his hand. I'm talking, too, about the stories that he writes, stories that are uniquely his own, written with equal doses of heft, hilarity and heart. AMAZING THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE is an apt title for a collection such as this, filled as it is with a sense of invention and evention or eventiveness that makes Jacob Appel about as original of a voice that you're likely to find if this is the kind of looking you are looking at this book to find."--Peter Markus"In his new short story collection, AMAZING THINGS ARE HAPPENING HERE, Jacob Appel renders our post 9/11 world through a variety of personalities, each narrating their unique and startling stories. Meet the shy high school student with a crush on a girl dying of leukemia, the mother whale who beaches to save her offspring, the search for the VA hospital's lunatic who goes missing and never returns, and more. We are in the hands of a patient, master artist who watches the world unfolding around him, sees its protagonists' inadvertent mistakes, and observes them endeavoring to reclaim their dignity. These stories lift us far above the realm of entertainment, and instead enrich and enliven the psyche's oceanic heights and depths."--Marilyn Krysl

    9 特價 905
  • Su cuerpo y otras fiestas / Her Body and Other PartiesSu cuerpo y otras fiestas / Her Body and Other Parties Machado, Carmen Maria Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/1/31出版

    In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror. In this electric, provocative debut, Machado presents narratives that map the realities of women lives to the violence visited upon their bodies.

    9 特價 786
  • Our Colony Beyond the City of RuinsOur Colony Beyond the City of Ruins Guo, Janalyn Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2018/11/15出版

    Fiction. In OUR COLONY BEYOND THE CITY OF RUINS, an insomniac will do anything for sleep, crones released from a buried heart take over a town, a woman chooses to live her last days in a cave overlooking the sea, earthquake survivors establish a colony in a remote forest. With unwavering imagination and heart, Janalyn Guo delivers a cast of characters who find their own unusual ways to endure."These stories take the gestures of new wave fabulism and make it newer and even more wavy, by being genuinely international. Here's a book that shivers with possibility and wonder and surprise, where plants grow from people's bodies, where ghosts exist even before someone is dead. Guo isn't afraid to take on even the thoroughly weird in the most delightful way. This is what it's like to see a genre revivified."--Brian Evenson"OUR COLONY BEYOND THE CITY OF RUINS is an absolute delight, a wild collection that unsettles as much as it entertains. Guo shows an impressive range and deep emotional intelligence--this is a rare book of both strangeness and heart."--Kelly Luce

    9 特價 907
  • How Are You Going to Save YourselfHow Are You Going to Save Yourself Holmes, J. M. Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2018/8/21出版

    Four young men struggle to liberate themselves from the burden of being black and male in America in an assured debut "as up-to the-minute as a Kendrick Lamar track and as ruefully steeped in eternal truths as a Gogol tale" (Kirkus, starred review).Bound together by shared experience but pulled apart by their changing fortunes, four young friends coming of age in the postindustrial enclave of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, struggle to liberate themselves from the legacies left to them as black men in America. With potent immediacy and bracing candor, this provocative debut follows a decade in the lives of Dub, Rolls, Rye, and Gio as they each grapple with the complexity of their family histories, the newfound power of sex and drugs, and the ferocity of their desires. Gio proves himself an unforgettable narrator, beautifully flawed and unstintingly honest, as he recounts both the friends' conflicts and their triumphs. Whether it's a fraught family cookout, a charged altercation on the block, a raucous night in high-society Manhattan gone wrong, or the troubled efforts of a drug hustler to go clean, JM Holmes brings the thump and the heat of his scenes to life with the kind of ease that makes us not just eavesdroppers but participants. How Are You Going to Save Yourself illuminates in breathtaking detail an entire world-one that has been underrepresented in American fiction. At times funny, often uncomfortable, occasionally disturbing, these stories fearlessly engage with issues of race, sex, drugs, class, and family. Holmes's blistering and timely new voice, richly infused with the unmistakable rhythms of hip-hop that form the sound track to his characters' lives, delivers an indelible fiction that has never been more vital and necessary.

    9 特價 819
  • Last StoriesLast Stories Trevor, William Viking Pr 出版 2018/5/15出版

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten stories"The great Irish writer, who died in 2016 at the age of 88, captured turning points in individual lives with effective understatement. This seemingly quiet but ultimately volcanic collection is his final gift to us, and it is filled with action sprung from human feeling."—The New York Times Book ReviewWith a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales—nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the reader's mind long after closing the book. Subtle yet powerful, Trevor gives us insights into the lives of ordinary people. We encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music. This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.

    9 特價 819
  • The Merry SpinsterThe Merry Spinster Ortberg, Mallory Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2018/3/13出版

    From Mallory Ortberg comes a collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Adapted from the beloved "Children's Stories Made Horrific" series, "The Merry Spinster" takes up the trademark wit that endeared Ortberg to readers of both The Toast and the best-selling debut Texts From Jane Eyre. The feature has become among the most popular on the site, with each entry bringing in tens of thousands of views, as the stories proved a perfect vehicle for Ortberg eye for deconstruction and destabilization. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children's stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity, and a keen sense of feminist mischief. Readers of The Toast will instantly recognize Ortberg's boisterous good humor and uber-nerd swagger: those new to Ortberg's oeuvre will delight in this collection's unique spin on fiction, where something a bit mischievous and unsettling is always at work just beneath the surface. Unfalteringly faithful to its beloved source material, The Merry Spinster also illuminates the unsuspected, and frequently, alarming emotional complexities at play in the stories we tell ourselves, and each other, as we tuck ourselves in for the night. Bed time will never be the same.

    9 特價 536
  • Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool SelfBefore You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self Evans, Danielle Riverhead Books 出版 2011/9/6出版

    Introducing a new star of her generation, an electric debut story collection about mixed-race and African-American teenagers, women, and men struggling to find a place in their families and communities.When Danielle Evans's short story "Virgins" was published in The Paris Review in late 2007, it announced the arrival of a major new American short story writer. Written when she was only twenty-three, Evans's story of two black, blue-collar fifteen-year-old girls' flirtation with adulthood for one night was startling in its pitch-perfect examination of race, class, and the shifting terrain of adolescence.Now this debut short story collection delivers on the promise of that early story. In "Harvest," a college student's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront her own feelings of inadequacy in comparison to her white classmates. In "Jellyfish," a father's misguided attempt to rescue a gift for his grown daughter from an apartment collapse magnifies all he doesn't know about her. And in "Snakes," the mixed-race daughter of intellectuals recounts the disastrous summer she spent with her white grandmother and cousin, a summer that has unforeseen repercussions in the present.Striking in their emotional immediacy, the stories in Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self are based in a world where inequality is reality but where the insecurities of adolescence and young adulthood, and the tensions within family and the community, are sometimes the biggest complicating forces in one's sense of identity and the choices one makes.

    9 特價 504
  • Karma and Other StoriesKarma and Other Stories Reddi, Rishi Ecco Pr 出版 2007/4/1出版

    In this sparkling collection, award-winning writer Rishi Reddi weaves a multigenerational tapestry of interconnected lives, depicting members of an Indian American community struggling to balance the demands of tradition with the allure of Western life.In "Lord Krishna," a teenager is offended when his evangelical history teacher likens the Hindu deity to Satan, but ultimately forgives the teacher against his father's wishes. In the title story, "Karma," an unemployed professor rescues birds in downtown Boston after his wealthy brother kicks him out of his home. In "Justice Shiva Ram Murthy," which appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2005, an irascible retired judge reconnects with a childhood friend while adjusting to a new life with his daughter and her American husband. In "Devadasi," a beautiful young woman raised in the United States travels back to India and challenges the sexual confines of her culture. And in "Bangles," a widow decides to return to her native village to flee her son's off-putting American ways.Set mostly in the Boston area, with side trips to an isolated immigrant community in Wichita, Kansas, and the characters' hometown of Hyderabad, India, Karma and Other Stories introduces a luminous new voice.

    9 特價 410
  • Buying A Fishing Rod For My GrandfatherBuying A Fishing Rod For My Grandfather Gao, Xingjian Perennial 出版 2005/1/1出版

    These six stories by Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian transport the reader to moments where the fragility of love and life, and the haunting power of memory, are beautifully unveiled. In "The Temple," the narrator's acute and mysterious anxiety overshadows the delirious happiness of an outing with his new wife on their honeymoon. In "The Cramp," a man narrowly escapes drowning in the sea, only to find that no one even noticed his absence. In the titlestory, the narrator attempts to relieve his homesickness only to find that he is lost in a labyrinth of childhood memories.Everywhere in this collection are powerful psychological portraits of characters whose unarticulated hopes and fears betray the never-ending presence of the past in their present lives.

    9 特價 378
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