Pocket Book of Short Stories

Author: Edmund M. Speare

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671689551

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3746

A collection of classic short stories includes works by Hemingway, Maugham, Mann, Tolstoi, Poe, and Balzac

The Short Story of Art

A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & Techniques

Author: N.A

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780679686

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 1383

The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques. The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked. The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Author: Jay Rubin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014139563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

View: 6528

This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today. Short story writers already well-known to English-language readers are all included here - Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new finds. From Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Yuten Sawanishi's 'Filling Up with Sugar', from Shin'ichi Hoshi's 'Shoulder-Top Secretary' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey', The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers.

Short Short Stories

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Short stories

Page: 54

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Dave Eggers has been partly responsible for a rejuvenation of short fiction in the USA, and these short short stories are as original and witty as any of his longer works.

The Short Story of Photography

A Pocket Guide to Key Genres, Works, Themes & Techniques

Author: Ian Haydn Smith

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786272010

Category: Photography

Page: 210

View: 1718

The Short Story of Photography is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of photography. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key photographs from the first experiments in the early 19th century to digital photography. The design of the book allows the student or photography enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key genres, artists, themes, and techniques. Accessible and concise, the book explains how, why, and when certain photographs really have changed the world.

The Pocket Love Story

Author: Ajitabha Bose

Publisher: Author's Ink India

ISBN: 9385137247

Category:

Page: N.A

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"The Pocket Love Story" revolves around the lives of Ramachandra and Tani, where Ramachandra falls in love with Tani but it isn't the same with Tani. She doesn't like him at all. Gradually they become friends and enjoy each other's company. Will she fall in love with him or time will separate them forever. To know read "The Pocket Love Story".

Short Story Masterpieces

Author: Robert Penn Warren,Albert Erskine

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440378648

Category: Fiction

Page: 542

View: 9511

Contains thirty-six stories by world famous authors.

Dog Stories

Author: Diana Secker Tesdell

Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics

ISBN: 9781841596068

Category: Dogs

Page: 378

View: 7459

The unforgettable canines gathered here include Kipling's heroically faithful 'Garm', Bret Harte's irrepressible scoundrel of a 'yaller dog' and the aggressively affectionate three-legged pit bull who lives in a block of flats for dogs in Jonathan Lethem's 'Ava's Apartment'. Here are stories which touchingly illuminate the dog's role in the emotional lives of humans, such as Tobias Wolff's 'Her Dog', where a widower shares his grief for his wife with her grieving pet. Here, too, are humorous glimpses of the canine point of view, from O. Henry's tale of a dissatisfied lapdog's escape to P. G. Wodehouse's cheerfully naïve watchdog who simply wants everybody to get along. These writers and others - Ray Bradbury, JamesThurber and Penelope Lively among them - offer imaginative, lyrical and empathetic portraits of man and woman's most devoted companion

The Gift of the Magi

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775416003

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

View: 3297

The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry. A young and very much in love couple can barely afford their one-room apartment, let alone the extra expense of getting Christmas presents for one another. But each is determined to show their love for the other in this traditional time of giving; each sells a thing they hold most dear in order to afford a present, with poignant and touching results that capture their love for one another.

Stories of the Sea

Author: Diana Secker Tesdell

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780307592651

Category: Fiction

Page: 405

View: 1400

A treasury of top-selected maritime fiction from the past 200 years includes such classics as Edgar Allan Poe's "A Descent into the Maelstrom," Ernest Hemingway's "After the Storm" and Mark Helprin's "Sail Shining in White."

P B Mod Amer Sty

Author: Philip Van Doren Stern

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671488024

Category: Non-Classifiable

Page: 293

View: 7524