Day's End and Other Stories

Author: H.E. Bates

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448214904

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Day's End and Other Stories, H. E. Bates's first short story collection published in 1928 when he was just 23, depicts the rural lives of quirky characters cast in his distinctive, beautifully drawn style. Each story has a youthful quality, intimate and often profound, perfectly demonstrating the progression of this masterful wordsmith. Bates explores bittersweet young love in 'The Birthday', the delightful reflections of a man spellbound by the sounds of the sea and the breathing of his new baby in 'The Holiday', and two old friends in 'Fishing', described by David Garnett as a tale that "could hardly be shorter and could hardly be slighter, but it is a complete and perfect little work of art, full of humour and containing a profound reflection on human life." This edition of Day's End and Other Stories, published by Bloomsbury Reader to celebrate H. E. Bates's 110th birthday anniversary, is enhanced with a bonus story ? In View of the Fact That ? a rare gem previously published in a small pamphlet in 1927, and never reproduced.

Kingdom's end and other stories

Author: Saʻādat Ḥasan Manṭo

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860911838

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 3619


Stories set in Bombay and other parts of India deal with prostitutes, pimps, street-traders, gangsters, and those caught up in the Partition of 1947

Song Without End and Other Stories

Author: Neelum Saran Gour

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143414542

Category: Short stories, Indic (English)

Page: 285

View: 680


In 'Connectivity' a retired bureaucrat's telephone line is accidentally connected to that of a grieving man's, while a heart surgeon helps his patient across the great abyss in 'Song without End'.

Day's End and Other Bangla Stories

Author: Amiçya Deba,Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788187075219

Category: Short stories, Bengali

Page: 265

View: 7979


This Volume Has Translations Of Stories By Jagadish Gupta, Jyotirindra Nandy, Subodh Ghosh, Nalendranath Mitra, Banaphoor And Ashapurna Devi Among Many Others.

Memoirs of Love

At Summer's End and Other Short Stories

Author: Aaron Charpentier

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438954522

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 6927


Western societies are beset by what some call stress, others name "angst". The pace of life, the rapidity of change, the lack of time to rest, relax and find inner peace have most of us ill at ease with ourselves. Common symptoms are tension, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, psychosomatic illness, all topped off by an over riding lack of purpose. The authors address all of the most common psychological problems in down to earth language. They encourage the reader to self diagnose not only the symptoms causing discomfort, but to dig up the underlying causes of psychological distress. Included in this brief and concise book are chapters covering specific disorders, diagnosis, who can offer help and a long list of simple, universally available self help aids to better mental health.

Folk Tales of Scotland

The Well at the World's End and Other Stories

Author: William Montgomerie,Norah Montgomerie

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857905953

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4453


The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical realm where mermaids and men, selkies and sailors, ogres and princesses all mingle and are miraculously transformed. First published in 1956, the Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered these captivating stories from all parts of Scotland. This collection became a classic of the storytelling tradition retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike. Now published by Birlinn Limited in a handsome gift edition and illustrated with Norah Montgomerie's own original drawings, it is a book to be treasured for years as the key to an enchanted, timeless world.

Beginnings, Middles, & Ends

Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work

Author: Ogden Willis Rogers

Publisher: White Hat Communications

ISBN: 1929109350

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 4025


A sideways story is some moment in life when you thought you were doing one thing, but you ended up learning another. A sideways story can also be a poem, or prose, that, because of the way it is written, may not be all that direct in its meaning. What’s nice about both clouds, and art, is that you can look at them and just resonate. That can be good for both the heart and the mind. Many of the moments of this book have grown from experiences the author has had or stories he used in his lectures with students or told in his office with clients. Some of them have grown from essays written for others, for personal or professional reasons. They are moments on a path through the discovery of social work, a journey of beginnings, middles, and ends. With just the right blend of humor and candor, each of these stories contains nuggets of wisdom that you will not find in a traditional textbook. They capture the essence and the art and soul of social work. In a world rushed with the illusion of technique and rank empiricism, it is the author’s hope that some of the things here might make some moment in your thinking or feeling grow as a social worker. If they provoke a smile, or a tear, or a critical question, it’s worth it. Everyone makes a different journey in a life of social work. These stories are one social worker’s travelogue along the way.

Critical Survey of Short Fiction: Lee K. Abbott - Morley Callaghan

Author: Charles Edward May,Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560072

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3092

View: 1385


Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.

The Short End of the Stick and Other Stories

Author: Irving Shulman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595009956

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 5824


These nine stories—many of them in novella length—display the entire scope of The Amboy Dukes, author Irving Shulman's unique style. Each offers a highly individual look at a segment of experience—caught mercilessly, ruthlessly explored, and with overtones that echo long after the reader has reached the end of the last page. Titles include: “Tears to Drown the Wind,” “Every Job's an Education” and “Your Hands Entrap my Quivering Heart”.

The End of the Dream & Other Stories

Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803233263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

View: 2439


Gathers nine tales, written in the early part of the century, about the Omaha Indians in the period before contact with whites

World's End and Other Stories

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780395294536

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 9851


The stories deal with the consequences of transplanting a family, an English girl spending a month with a family in France, a biologist rooming with a compulsive liar, and more

"In the Days of Serfdom" and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812291549

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 7960


"In the Days of Serfdom" and Other Stories, originally published in 1911, presents in miniature themes developed in Tolstoy's longer works War and Peace and Anna Karenina. The compelling stories in this collection have largely been ignored by contemporary scholars and teachers because of their general unavailability. Available once again, the stories reveal new thematic and stylisitic dimensions to Tolstoy's oeuvre. While not all of the stories deal with actual serfdom, they all address the legacy of serfdom, of choicelessness, in Tolstoy's Russia. These stories are also thoroughly modern, concerned as they are with the market economy, changing values, and women's roles in society. Artistically and historically significant, they constitute ethical and spiritual questionings that deal with lives out of control, with characters making sense of the experience of living.

The Lost World and Other Stories

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262456

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

View: 1951


Headed by the larger-than-life figure of Professor Challenger, a scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Seemingly impossible to penetrate, this lost world holds great danger for the four men, whether from fiendish ape-men or terrifying prehistoric creatures. Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination.

Stories Without End

24 Open-Ended Stories to Engage Students in Reading, Discussion, and Creative Writing

Author: Taylor Sapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948492119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

View: 2126


Stories Without End engages students with literature through intriguing short stories that make them think and wonder. What if we could teleport anywhere in the world whenever we wanted to? Will robots ever replace human teachers? Why are some people optimists while others are pessimists? Where does our personality come from?It engages students with creative writing as well. Because the stories have no end, students will have to write their own. With the variety of projects following each story, they'll also find themselves writing character sketches, drawing a scene from the story, interviewing people about the theme of the story, or keeping a dream journal. And each story is supported with questions and vocabulary activities to introduce the story as well as discussion questions when students have finished reading.

The Life Manager and Other Stories

Author: Mirela Roznoveanu

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595766722

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 9049


In Mirela Roznoveanu's new book of fiction, human love is everywhere but strangely hard to find. Love animates a world where the tangled web of sexuality, commitment, language, place, and history enthralls us with its tantalizing detours, its cruel pretenders, and its unexpected pleasures. These tumultuous pages introduce us to people we can instantly recognize and never forget. From adventures that vividly signal a lifetime's meaning each returns with something new-something utterly different from that which was sought. Here in her first major work in English, we find the pulsing, streaming vision of time, place, history and character that distinguishes Roznoveanu's work in her native Romanian. Roznoveanu restores a visionary spirit lost to English for two or more generations. These stories come to us in the circuitous wake of the great early modernists, offering prodigious healing power for the grave psychic wounds that have afflicted the human condition since the crucial turning point of 1945. The Life Manager and Other Stories scintillates with cascades of luminous images and narrative reversals that seize our attention and don't let go. This is a book to return to again and again for its endlessly intriguing glimpses of the elusive peace and joy our souls thirst for.

Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

Author: Norma Dunning

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 1772122971

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7234


Eskimo, now that's a word. White word. White word for white people to wrap around their pink tongues. Esquimaux. Spell it any way you want and it still comes out the same, skid row and all. - from "Kabloona Red" In Annie Muktuk and Other Stories, Norma Dunning portrays the unvarnished realities of northern life through gritty characters who find themselves in difficult situations. Dunning grew up in a silenced form of Aboriginality, experiencing racism, assimilation, and colonialism; as she began exploring her Inukness, her writing bubbled up to the surface. Her stories challenge southern perceptions of the north and Inuit life through evocative, nuanced voices accented with Inuktitut words and symbolism. As with Alootook Ipellie's work, these short stories bring Inuit life into the reality of the present. Robert Kroetsch series