The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel


Author : Amy Hempel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 9781416546030
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (546 users)

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The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel gathers together the complete work of a writer whose voice is as singular and astonishing as any in American fiction. Hempel, fiercely admired by writers and reviewers, has a sterling reputation that is based on four very short collections of stories, roughly fifteen thousand stunning sentences, written over a period of nearly three decades. These are stories about people who make choices that seem inevitable, whose longings and misgivings evoke eternal human experience. With compassion, wit, and the acutest eye, Hempel observes the marriages, minor disasters, and moments of revelation in an uneasy America. When Reasons to Live, Hempel's first collection, was published in 1985, readers encountered a pitch-perfect voice in fiction and an unsettling assessment of the culture. That collection includes "San Francisco," which Alan Cheuse in The Chicago Tribune called "arguably the finest short story composed by any living writer." In At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, her second collection, frequently compared to the work of Raymond Carver, Hempel refined and developed her unique grace and style and her unerring instinct for the moment that defines a character. Also included here, in their entirety, are the collections Tumble Home and The Dog of the Marriage. As Rick Moody says of the title novella in Tumble Home, "the leap in mastery, in seriousness, and sheer literary purpose was inspiring to behold.... And yet," he continues, "The Dog of the Marriage, the fourth collection, is even better than the other three...a triumph, in fact." The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel is the perfect opportunity for readers of contemporary American fiction to catch up to one of its masters. Moody's passionate and illuminating introduction celebrates both the appeal and the importance of Hempel's work.


The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories


Author : Grace Paley
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN : 1466884010
Pages : 386 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

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This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived. The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.


The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

The Collected Stories of Grace Paley


Author : Grace Paley
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0349009120
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (349 users)

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'This is a collection full of energy and stunning, quiet innovation ... it spills over with contempt, raucous humour, sadness and generosity. In it, life and language are synonymous, and there is no higher praise. What a wonderful book' Ali Smith Here are all Grace Paley's classic stories in one volume. Paley's quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of language won her readers' hearts and secured her place as one of America's most accomplished short-story writers. Her stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, her extraordinary capacity for empathy and her pointed depiction of the small and large events that make up daily life. Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame


The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940: 25 previously uncollected stories!

The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940: 25 previously uncollected stories!


Author : Fitzgerald,Francis Scott
Publisher : e-artnow
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ISBN : 8026802578
Pages : 392 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (26 users)

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940" contains 25 previously uncollected stories in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Content: Shaggy's Morning. The Intimate Strangers. The Passionate Eskimo. Zone of Accident. Fate in Her Hands. Too Cute for Words. Image on the Heart. Three Acts of Music. The Ants at Princeton. Inside the House. An Author's Mother. Afternoon of an Author. "I Didn't Get Over". "Send Me In, Coach". An Alcoholic Case. "Trouble". The Honor of the Goon. The Long Way Out. The Guest in Room Nineteen. In the Holidays. Financing Finnegan. Design in Plaster. The Lost Decade. Strange Sanctuary. The End of Hate. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.


The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories


Author : Carol Shields
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Pages : 620 pages
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Carol Shields, the Pulitzer Prize-winner author of the novelsUnless,The Stone DiariesandLarry’s Partywas also a renowned short story writer. Now readers can enjoy all three of Carol Shields’s short story collections –Various Miracles,The Orange FishandDressing Up for the Carnival– in one volume, along with the previously unpublished story, “Segue,” her last. With an eye for the smallest of telling details – a woman applying her lipstick so “the shape of pale raspberry fits perfectly the face she knows by heart” – and a willingness to explore the most fundamental relationships and the wildest of coincidences, Shields illuminates the absurdities and miracles that grace all our lives. From a couple who experiences a world without weather, to the gentle humor of an elderly widow mowing her lawn while looking back on a life of passion, to a young woman abandoned by love and clinging to a “slender handrail of hope,” Shields’s enormous sympathy for her characters permeates her fiction. Playful, charming, acutely observed and generous of spirit, this collection of stories will delight and enchant Carol Shields fans everywhere. Excerpt fromThe Collected Stories of Carol Shields Let me say it: I am an aging woman of despairing good cheer — just look into the imaginary camera lens and watch me as I make the Sunday morning transaction over the bread, then the flowers, my straw tote from our recent holiday in Jamaica, my smile, my upturned sixty-seven-year-old voice, a voice so crying-out and clad with familiarity that, in fact, I can’t hear it anymore myself, thank God; my ears are blocked. Lately everything to do with my essence has become transparent, neutral: Good morning, Jane Sexton smiles to one and all (such a friendly, down-to-earth woman). “What a perfect fall day.” “What glorious blooms!” “Why Mr. Henning, this bread is still warm! Can this be true?”


The Collected Stories of Lanoe Falconer

The Collected Stories of Lanoe Falconer


Author : Lanoe Falconer
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Pages : 580 pages
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Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) wrote from 1890 onwards under the pseudonym of Lanoe Falconer. This title features novellas Mademoiselle Ixe, Cecilia de Noel and Shoulder to Shoulder, five short stories and a volume of reminiscences entitled Old Hampshire Vignettes of Mary Hawker.


The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories


Author : Seán O'Faoláin
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Pages : 422 pages
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The Collected  Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter


Author : Katherine Anne Porter
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Pages : 478 pages
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Collected Stories

Collected Stories


Author : Rhys Davies
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Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Collected Stories

Collected Stories


Author : Martin Green
Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595495672
Pages : 278 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

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The stories in this volume are in five sections. The first contains "Retirement Stories" about senior citizens coping with old age or recalling past loves and adventures. The second section is called "Sequels and Series." It includes three more "In Olden Times" stories about Abe and his family dragon Bob, and three more adventure stories about Alvin Oaks, who's partially solved the Universal Theorem, both introduced in Volume II. Finally, there are three stories about Uncle Pringle, a retired possibly CIA agent turned consultant, who helps people with their problems in sometimes surprising ways. The "Speculative Stories" in the third section include one in which an author's characters come to life, two in which super-intelligent inhabitants of another planet debate the fate of Earth, and one in which "Journeyman Meets Seinfeld." The "Dark Stories" of the fourth section are about the fearsome things that lurk "Out There," and similar menaces. The fifth section has "Stories Written (Mostly) for Fun" plus a few "serious" stories, concluding one about "When My Father Met My Mother." I hope readers will have fun reading all these stories.


The Collected Stories of Bertrand Russell

The Collected Stories of Bertrand Russell


Author : Bertrand Russell
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
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Pages : 360 pages
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"This volume presents a complete collection of Bertrand Russell's stories, both published and unpublished, fictional and factual. . .With the elegance and lucidity of style which won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, this volume gives a sparkling demonstration of Russell's humanity, his sense of fun, and his delighted perception of absurdity." /


Collected Stories

Collected Stories


Author : Tennessee Williams
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
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ISBN : 0811220818
Pages : 610 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (811 users)

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This definitive collection establishes Williams as a major American fiction writer of the twentieth century. Tennessee Williams’ Collected Stories combines the four short-story volumes published during Williams’ lifetime with previously unpublished or uncollected stories. Arranged chronologically, the forty-nine stories, when taken together with the memoir of his father that serves as a preface, not only establish Williams as a major American fiction writer of the twentieth century, but also, in Gore Vidal’s view, constitute the real autobiography of Williams’ "art and inner life."


The Collected Short Stories

The Collected Short Stories


Author : Maureen Seneviratne
Publisher : Swastika Pvt. Limited
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Pages : 380 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Collected Stories

Collected Stories


Author : Paul Bowles
Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241542243
Pages : 672 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

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In these hauntingly beautiful stories of abandonment and vengeance, extreme situations lead to disturbing conclusions. A missionary is sent to a place so distant he finds his God has no power there; a husband abandons his wife as they honeymoon in the South American jungle; a splash of water triggers an explosion of violence; and a boy's drug-induced transformation leads to cruelty enjoyed and suffered. Masterfully written, these are chilling tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes.


The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant

The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant


Author : Guy de Maupassant
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Pages : 262 pages
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The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories


Author : Amanda Cross
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Pages : 200 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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"For more than twenty-five years Amanda Cross has been blazing a trail for the rest of us to follow," declares Sara Paretsky. The New York Times Book Review adds that if by some cruel oversight you havent discovered Amanda Cross, you have an uncommon pleasure in store for you. Pleasure indeed. Amanda Cross is master of the American literary whodunit. In her delicately menacing short fiction, assembled here in one volume for the first time, dangerous impulses seize the most unlikely individuals, and everyday existence is fast eclipsed by the bizarre. With a brilliant touch as light as a butterfly's wing, Cross creates unforgettable characters who probe the baffling conundrums that seek them out: the disappearance of an unpopular university colleague, gone before anyone told her that they loved her . . . the enigma of the nameless toddler who walks out of the bushes one New England summer afternoon . . . the cold-blooded murder of Mrs. Byron Lloyd, shot dead during a writers panel discussion . . . the theft of a seventeenth-century painting from a lonely Texas convent . . . the reappearance of a missing Constable drawing just where it can cause the most trouble . . . and other wonderful mysteries, many of which star the incomparable private investigator Kate Fansler. In a web of irony, wit, and compassion, Cross nets a rich variety of humankind, adjusting the scales of justice so perfectly that readers will rejoice, not only for the consummate resolution of her elegant puzzles but for the excellent company of Kate Fansler and her gifted creator.


The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer


Author : Isaac Bashevis Singer
Publisher : Vintage
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Pages : 632 pages
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The forty-seven stories in this collection, selected by Singer himself out of nearly one hundred and fifty, range from the publication of his now-classic first collection, "Gimpel the Fool," in 1957, until 1981. They include supernatural tales, slices of life from Warsaw and the shtetls of Eastern Europe, and stories of the Jews displaced from that world to the New World, from the East Side of New York to California and Miami.