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Stories

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Garner is a natural storyteller.' James Wood, New Yorker This handsome edition of Helen Garner's collected short fiction celebrates the seventy-fifth birthday of one of Australia's most loved authors. These storiesthat delve into the complexities of love and longing, of the pain, darkness and joy of lifeare all told with her characteristic sharpness of observation, honesty and humour. Each one a perfect piece, together they showcase Garner's mastery of the form. Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious WindhamCampbell Literature Prize for non-fiction. Garner won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Fiction for Postcards from Surfers , and the Victorian and Queensland Premiers' Awards, as well as the Barbara Jefferis Award, for her novel The Spare Room . Everywhere I Look won the 2017 Indie Book Award for Non Fiction. Garner's stories share characteristics of the postcard: they flash before us carefully recorded images that remind us of harsher realities not pictured. And like postcards they are economically written, a bit of conversation is transcribed, a memory recalled, an event noted, scenes pass as if viewed from a trainmomentarily, distinct and tantalising in their beauty.' New York Times A perfect introduction for first-timers who have not yet experienced the pleasures of Garner's writing.' Sydney Morning Herald Stories and True Stories are handsome companion volumes deservedly celebrating Helen Garner, our greatest contemporary practitioner of observation, self-interrogation and compassion. Everything she writes, in her candid, graceful prose, rings true, enlightens, stays.' Joan London, Sydney Morning Herald 's Year in Reading Published in beautiful editions to celebrate life given shape in words.' Drusilla Modjeska, Sydney Morning Herald 's Year in Reading Both of these books are concerned with moments of heartbreak and of hope, with loneliness and love, and with great cruelties, and the things that drive people to them. They are animated by a desire to understand what seems unfathomable, and to pay attention to the small pleasures of the everyday. Garner's precise descriptions, her interest in minute shifts of emotion, and the ways in which we reveal ourselves to others are always at work in these books, and make them a real joy to read.' Age As I leaf through the volumes, having just re-read both of them, I am still brought up short by another revelatory insight of the everydayI could go on and on, but I am out of words. Many happy returns Helen Garner!' Adelaide Advertiser Her prose is wiry, stark, precise, but to find her equal for the tone of generous humanity one has to call up writers like Isaac Babel and Anton Chekhov.' Wall Street Journal
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781922268372

Stories

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This astonishing collection of all-new tales by some of the most acclaimed writers at work today is called, simply, Stories. Edited by Neil Gaiman ( Sandman, The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline ) and Al Sarrantonio (award-winning author of forty books and editor of numerous collections ), Stories presents never before published short works from a veritable Who's Who of contemporary literaturebreathtaking inventions from the likes of Lawrence Block, Roddy Doyle, Joanne Harris, Joe Hill, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Stewart O'Nan, Chuck Palahniuk, Carolyn Parkhurst, Jodi Picoult, Peter Strauband, of course, the inimitable Neil Gaiman himself.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780061230936

Stories

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Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence and something of a rival of Virginia Woolf, her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is as transparent as clean glass, yet hovers on the edge of poetry. Her characters are passionate men and women swaddled in English reserve -- and sometimes briefly breaking through. And her genius is to pinpoint those unacknowledged and almost imperceptible moments in which those people's relationships -- with one another and themselves -- change forever. This collection includes such masterpieces as "Prelude," "At the Bay" "Bliss," "The Man Without a Temperament" and "The Garden Party" and has a new introduction by Jeffrey Meyers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780679733744

Stories

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This major collection contains all of Doris Lessing's short fiction, other than the stories set in Africa, from the beginning of her career until now. Set in London, Paris, the south of France, the English countryside, these thirty-five stories reflect the themes that have always characterized Lessing's work: the bedrock realities of marriage and other relationships between men and women; the crisis of the individual whose very psyche is threatened by a society unattuned to its own most dangerous qualities; the fate of women. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780394742496

Stories within Stories

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Gifted and highly acclaimed storyteller Peninnah Schram contributes to the ever-growing library of Jewish folklore collections, thus actively helping to restore the rich treasures of Jewish oral tradition in our contemporary world. The stories presented in Peninnah Schram's highly anticipated Stories within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition are drawn primarily from talmudic and midrashic sources, medieval texts, and the Israel Folktale Archives. Each enchanting story-within-a-story is part of the Jewish oral tradition and continues to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences as have all of the author's previous works.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780765761422

Stories about Stories

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Drawing on literary history and folklore, Stories about Stories offers an introduction to the fantasy genre's popularity and cultural importance. Reading works by figures such as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, Alan Garner, Amitav Ghosh, and many others, Attebery explores both the familiar and the forgotten to produce the first comprehensive look at fantasy's uses of myth.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780199316069

Divine Stories

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Divine Stories is the inaugural volume in a landmark translation series devoted to making the wealth of classical Indian Buddhism accessible to modern readers. The stories here, among the first texts to be inscribed by Buddhists, highlight the moral economy of karma, illustrating how gestures of faith, especially offerings, can bring the reward of future happiness and ultimate liberation. Originally contained in the Divyavadana , an enormous compendium of Sanskrit Buddhist narratives from the early Common Era, the stories in this collection express the moral and ethical impulses of Indian Buddhist thought and are a testament to the historical and social power of narrative. Long believed by followers to be the actual words of the Buddha himself, these divine stories are without a doubt some of the most influential stories in the history of Buddhism.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780861712953

Selected Stories

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Although he is best known for his novels-several of which have been made into popular movies-E.M. Forster also published stories. This volume, which collects those stories published during Forster's lifetime, provides an opportunity for readers to discover these less familiar works. Rich in irony and alive with sharp observations on the surprises life holds, the stories often feature violent events, discomforting coincidences, and other disruptive happenings that throw the characters' perceptions and beliefs off balance. In their keen Introduction, David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell discuss Forster's place in both the short-story tradition and in the tradition of gay literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9780141186191

Telling Stories

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Narratives are fundamental to our lives: we dream, plan, complain, endorse, entertain, teach, learn, and reminisce through telling stories. They provide hopes, enhance or mitigate disappointments, challenge or support moral order and test out theories of the world at both personal and communal levels. It is because of this deep embedding of narrative in everyday life that its study has become a wide research field including disciplines as diverse as linguistics, literary theory, folklore, clinical psychology, cognitive and developmental psychology, anthropology, sociology, and history. In Telling Stories leading scholars illustrate how narratives build bridges among language, identity, interaction, society, and culture; and they investigate various settings such as therapeutic and medical encounters, educational environments, politics, media, marketing, and public relations. They analyze a variety of topics from the narrative construction of self and identity to the telling of stories in different media and the roles that small and big life stories play in everyday social interactions and institutions. These new reflections on the theory and analysis of narrative offer the latest tools to researchers in the fields of discourse analysis and sociolinguistics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines. ISBN: 9781589016293

Balcony Stories

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This book is a collection of interesting and beautiful stories. Each one is different from the other; unique and peculiar pathos that sometimes mingles with happiness and the little drama that makes the stories stunningly vibrant. Pleasant and interesting!
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781425015695
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