Genre: Short Stories
385 titles found
|20th century children's book treasury : celebrated picture books and stories to read aloudselected by Janet Schulman.PZ5 .A127 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of picture book stories by such authors as Ludwig Bemelmans, Ezra Jack Keats, and Maurice Sendak.|
|Acts of worship : seven storiesYukio Mishima ; translated by John Bester.PL833.I7 A24 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Africanía en el cuento cubano y puertorriqueño : Gerardo del Valle, Lydia Cabrera, José Luis González, Antonio Benítez Rojo, Carmelo Rodríguez Torres, Ana Lydia VegaMaría Carmen Zielina.PQ7382 .Z54 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|After rain :William Trevor.PR6070.R4 A6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A dozen stories from an Irish writer. In Gilbert's Mother, a woman discovers her son rapes and kills, but decides not to denounce him because it's partly her fault, she brought him into this world, while The Potato Dealer is on a man's reaction to his wife's confession that a baby is not his.|
|After the quake : storiesHaruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.PL856.U673 K36 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of stories inspired by the January 1995 Kobe earthquake and the poison gas subway attacks two months later takes place between the two disasters and follows the experiences of people who found their normal lives undone by surreal events.|
|Aftermath : an anthology of post-Vietnam fictionDonald Anderson, editor ; foreword by George C. Herring.PS648.V5 A69 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A post-Vietnam anthology. In Soldier's Joy by Tobias Wolff, himself a Green Beret, a veteran misses the war because compared to the present, "You didn't spend every living minute of the day thinking about your own sorry-ass little self." In Vietnam No Big Deal by James Park Sloan, an ex-paratrooper, a veteran comments, "It was just a little war on the border of empires. The same thing has been going on for thousands of years."|
|All stories are trueJohn Edgar Wideman.PS3573.I26 A79 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|All the stories of Muriel Spark.John Edgar Wideman.PR6037.P29 A6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Andreuccio da Perugia : novella dal decameroneGiovanni Boccaccio.PQ4272.E5 F38 1972 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Angel maker : the short stories of Sara MaitlandSara Maitland.PR6063.A355 A6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of stories on women, from biblical heroines to simple housewives. The story, The Burning Times, is on lesbians in the Middle Ages, Fag Hags: A Field Guide, is on women who go out with gay men, and Siren Song is on some revengeful sirens.|
|Aquí cuentan las mujeres : muestra y estudio de cinco narradoras puertorriqueñasedición de María M. Solá.PQ7436.P7 A7 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Arabic short storiestranslated by Denys Johnson-Davies ; with an introduction by Roger Allen.PJ7694.E8 A73 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Armageddon in retrospect : and other new and unpublished writings on war and peaceKurt Vonnegut ; [introduction by Mark Vonnegut].PS3572.O5 A89 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twelve previously unpublished writings on war and peace include such pieces as an essay on the destruction of Dresden, a story about the first-meal fantasies of three soldiers, and a meditation on the impossibility of shielding children from the temptations of violence.|
|Armando Palacio Valdés : Alone, and other storiestranslated from the Spanish by Robert M. Fedorchek.PQ6629.A5 A23 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This is a book of short stories by Armando Palacio Valdes (1853-1938), a Spanish writer well-known for his novels, which include Sister Saint Sulpice and The Fourth Estate. Although his novels were very popular in the English-speaking world in the nineteenth century, Palacio Valdes's shorter pieces were never published in book form and the present volume is, in fact, the first collection of his stories in English translation. Many readers will only now be acquainted with.|
the charming tales that in the last century marked this writer as one of Spain's finest cuentistas. Like Cervantes, Palacio Valdes is fundamentally a humorist, and "Alone" and Other Stories underscores his delicious comic vein with stories like "The Curate's Colt," "The Life of a Canon," and "Seduction." But his serious side is also represented in the collection with his depiction of adolescent joy and anguish. Palacio Valdes was particularly attuned to children and.
dedicated the first volume of his autobiography to them. His special rapport with the young is obvious in his tales, which are replete with perceptive observations of their behavior. "Alone," for example, excels by drawing the reader into that magic and oftentimes sentimental world of father/son love, a world characterized by spontaneous intimacies, intense tenderness, and - in this case - shared estrangement from a woman conspicuously absent from a summer idyll.
"Primitive Society," a story about a group of boys and one little girl, mirrors the outrage of a child who comes to grips with indignation and injustice, while "Polyphemus" chronicles the wretchedness that drives a child to seek solace in the unflagging affection of a dog. Children, however, are not the only memorable figures in Palacio Valdes's stories. As is the case with his novels, most of his short fiction is peopled with heroines who overshadow the men around them.
The cruelly jilted Clotilde of "Clotilde's Romance," the adulterous Maria in "Drama in the Flies," and the young French girl in "Merci, Monsieur," for example, are sharply defined characters. Palacio Valdes writes memorable stories about dogs as well - not only in "Polyphemus," but also in "A Witness for the Prosecution." As in the other stories, he brings to his canine tales both a keen eye for detail and a keen sense of wonder at the motives and bases of human.
behavior. Armando Palacio Valdes is, when all is said and done, an observer firmly anchored in the realist mode.
|Artist of disappearance : three novellasAnita Desai.PR9499.3.D465 A88 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|AstrayEmma Donoghue.PR6054.O547 A93 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Authorship in film adaptationedited and with an introduction by Jack Boozer.PN1997.85 .A92 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
Authoring a film adaptation of a literary source not only requires a media conversion but also a transformation as a result of the differing dramatic demands of cinema. This title presents discussion on the central process of adaptation surrounding the screenplay and screenwriter-director collaboration.
|Baseball in April and other storiesGary Soto.PZ7.S7242 Bas 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California.|
|Battles in the desert & other storiesJosé Emilio Pacheco ; translated by Katherine Silver.PQ7298.26.A25 A27 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Behind the red mist : fictionby Ho Anh Thai ; edited by Wayne Karlin ; chief translator, Nguyen Qui Duc ; with translations by Regina Abrami ... [et al.].PL4378.9.H47 P513 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories by a Vietnamese author. The story, A Sigh through the Laburnums, is on the wife-burning and infanticide which accompany the Indian dowry system, while in the title story, a Vietnamese youth travels back in time to the Vietnam War for a critical look at a generation held up as a role model.|
|Bésame muchoedited by Jaime Manrique with Jesse Dorris.PS648.H57 B43 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Seventeen stories about Latino homosexuals, set in North and South America. They range from Alex R. Silva's Mara's Marvelous Match, in which a transsexual discovers real love, to Adam Griego's Onions Are for Men, on the stress of having to keep quiet about one's homosexuality.|
|Best American short stories.edited by Jaime Manrique with Jesse Dorris.PS648.S5 B4 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Best American short stories of the centuryJohn Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike.PS648.S5 B4 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "The Best American Short Stories of the Century brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary genre. Here are the stories that have endured the test of time: masterworks by such writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Cynthia Ozick, and others. These are the writers who have shaped and defined the landscape of the American short story, who have unflinchingly explored all aspects of the human condition, and whose works will continue to speak to us as we enter the next century."--Jacket.|
|Best European fiction.John Updike, editor ; Katrina Kenison, coeditor ; with an introduction by John Updike.PN6120.2 .B45 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Best of Honolulu fiction : stories from the Honolulu Magazine fiction contestedited by Eric Chock & Darrell Lum.PS283.H3 B35 v.74 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Best of Sabine R. Ulibarrí : selected storiesedited & with an introduction by Dick Gerdes.PQ7079.2.U4 A2 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Best of the South : from ten years of New stories from the South edited by Shannon Ravenelselected and introduced by Anne Tyler.PS551 .B38 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Like the venerable Best American Short Stories series (the 1983 volume of which Tyler and Ravenel edited together), each volume of New Stories from the South collects the best stories published in the previous year's magazines and literary journals. New Stories has been called "maybe the best annual story anthology around" (Kirkus Reviews) and "the collection others should use as a model" (The Charlotte Observer).|
By inviting Anne Tyler to choose and introduce her favorite stories from New Stories from the South, 1986-1995, the series celebrates its first decade with fanfare and colors flying - not to mention the literary fireworks of twenty great short stories.
|Best short stories of Fyodor Dostoevskytranslated, with an introduction by David Magarshack.PG3326 .A2 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Best short stories of O. Henryselected and with an introduction by Bennett A. Cerf and Van H. Cartmell.PS2649.P5 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contains thirty-eight stories from the author's mellow, humorous, and ironic moods.|
|Beyond the border : a new age in Latin American women's fictionedited by Nora Erro-Peralta and Caridad Silva.PQ7087.E5 P8413 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Beyond the Red pony : a reader's companion to Steinbeck's complete short storiesby R.S. Hughes.PS3537.T3234 Z7146 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Binocular vision : new & selected storiesEdith Pearlman.PS3566.E2187 B56 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "No matter the situation in which her characters find themselves--an unforeseen love affair between adolescent cousins, a lifetime of memories unearthed by an elderly couple's decision to shoplift, the deathbed secret of a young girl's forbidden forest tryst with the tsar, the danger that befalls a wealthy couple's child in a European inn of misfits--Edith Pearlman conveys their experience with wit and aplomb, with relentless but clear-eyed optimism, and with a supple prose that reminds us, sentence by sentence, page by page, of the gifts our greatest verbal innovators can bestow" --Inside flap.|
|Black American short stories : one hundred years of the bestedited by John Henrik Clarke.PS647.A35 B56 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Blue bamboo : tales of fantasy and romanceOsamu Dazai ; translated by Ralph F. McCarthy.PL825.A8 A25 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Blue lantern and other storiesVictor Pelevin ; translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield.PG3485.E38 A23 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Comic stories by a Russian writer. In Hermit and Six Toes, chickens debate the nature of the world, which is ruled by bloodthirsty gods in white coats, while in Mid-Game, young Communist activists change sex to become hard-currency prostitutes.|
|Blues for a black cat & other storiesBoris Vian ; edited and translated by Julia Older ; with a foreword by Louis Malle.PQ2643.I152 F613 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A cocky black cat that drinks cognac and can't stay out of holes, a hyperactive plumber who pulls out all the stops, an expiring jazzman who sells his sweat, a green soldier who moves into a terribly serious position - these are a few of the outrageous and poignant creations of Boris Vian in Blues for a Black Cat and Other Stories. Julia Older makes available for the first time in English this collection of his short fiction, which was originally published as Les Fourmis.|
in 1949. It is a delightful introduction to the work of a much-admired French poet, playwright, and song-writer whose celebrity has continued to grow since his untimely death in 1959. These early stories, written in 1944 and 1945, reveal that Vian was already a master of black humor, wordplay, elegant understatement, and leaps of fancy. "Blues for a Black Cat," bubbling with Vian's sense of mischief and evocative of his love for jazz, shows the seamier side of postwar.
Parisian night life. "The Plumber" is the nightmare of every citizen who has been incommoded by expensive repairmen. "Pins and Needles" conveys Vian's daring opposition to World War II (his song "The Deserter" later would be censored by the government for inciting sentiment against the French-Algerian conflict). The other stories - "Cancer," "Dead Fish," "Journey to Khonostrov," "Blue Fairy Tale," "Fog," "Good Students," and "One-Way Street" - are marked by the same.
verbal Niagaras, zany sexual encounters, and absurd situations. But, as Julia Older points out, parody only heightens the masked terrors of war, poverty, ill health, and unemployment that hound the bizarre protagonists of Vian's fablelike narratives.
|Book that was lost and other storiesby S.Y. Agnon ; edited with introductions by Alan Mintz and Anne Golomb Hoffman.PJ5053.A4 A26 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twenty-two stories by a Jewish writer. The story, The Sign, is on his vanished Polish village, Between Two Towns is on the complacency of German Jews prior to the holocaust, and Hill of Sand is on his early years in Palestine.|
|Borges' short stories : a reader's guideRex Butler.PQ7797.B635 Z588 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
A guide to ten of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges' best-known and widely studied short stories. It offers an analysis of such key terms in Borges' work as 'labyrinth' and the 'infinite' and analyses Borges' particular narrative strategies.
|Bread of salt and other storiesN.V.M. González.PR9550.9.G66 B7 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Breakfast at Tiffany's : a short novel and three storiesTruman Capote.PS3505.A59 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The tale of a fun-loving, amoral playgirl in New York City is accompanied by "House of Flowers," "A Diamond Guitar," and "A Christmas Memory"|
|Burning your boats : the collected short storiesAngela Carter ; with an introduction by Salman Rushdie.PR6053.A73 B87 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Forty-two stories. In The Bloody Chamber, a bride discovers she married a sadist, The Quilt Maker is on aging, and Our Lady of the Massacres is on the destruction of Indians.|
|By the rivers of Babylon, and other storiesJorge de Sena ; edited and with a preface by Daphne Patai.PQ9261.S337 A6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|California shortsedited by Steven Gilbar.PS571.C2 C247 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Canadian short storyMichelle Gadpaille.PR9192.52 .G33 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Caribbean new wave : contemporary short storiesselected by Stewart Brown.PR9205.8 .C37 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Carmen and other storiesProsper Mérimée ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Nicholas Jotcham.PQ2362 .A25 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Caterina Edwards : essays on her worksedited by Joseph Pivato.PR9199.3.E364 Z62 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Cathedral : storiesRaymond Carver.PS3553.A7894 C3 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Collection of short stories in which nothing much happens to the subjects of Carver's fiction, which is precisely why they are so harrowing: nothingness is a daunting presence to overcome. And rarely do they prevail, but the loneliness and quiet struggle the characters endure provide fertile ground for literary triumph,|
|Ceremonia secreta y otros cuentos. Edited by Donald A. Yates.Raymond Carver.PQ7797.D394 C4 1965 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Chicano chicanery : short storiesby Daniel Chacón.PS3553.H215 C47 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Chacon's Chicano Chicanery presents a baker's dozen of short stories featuring switched identities (in both Mexico and the United States); an involuntary gang initiation; men's betrayals of their friends and of themselves; and some slippery exploits at the law office and in the chicken-packing factory."--BOOK JACKET.|
|Chicano sketches : short storiesby Mario Suárez ; edited by Francisco A. Lomelí, Cecilia Cota-Robles Suárez, Juan Jose ́Casillas-Núñez.PS3569.U155 C48 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "A key figure in the foundation of Chicano literature, Mario Suarez (1923-1998) was among the first writers to focus not only on Chicano characters but also on the multicultural space in which they live, whether a Tucson barbershop or a Manhattan boxing ring. Many of his stories have received wide acclaim through publication in periodicals and anthologies; this book presents those eleven previously published stories along with eight others from the archive of his unpublished work." "In most of his stories, Suarez sought to portray people he knew from Tucson's El Hoyo barrio, a place usually thought of as urban wasteland when it was thought of at all. Suarez set out to fictionalize this place of ignored men and women because he believed their human stories were worth telling, and he hoped that through his depictions American literature would recognize their existence. By focusing on these barrio characters - the deviant and the virtuous, the mischievous and the mysterious - he also crafted a unique, mild-mannered realism overflowing with humor and pathos."--BOOK JACKET.|
|Children of Asian Americathe Asian American Coalition.PZ5 .C43547 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of stories which reflect the experiences and feelings of young people from various Asian American ethnic communities.|
|Children of the night : the best short stories by Black writers, 1967 to the presentedited by Gloria Naylor.PS647.A35 C5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Thirty-seven stories on the black experience. They range from Ralph Ellison's Backwacking, A Plea to the Senator, which is a satire on racism, to Sherley Anne William's Meditation on History, the story of a slave uprising, to Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson, on a poor girl's visit to a toy shop for the rich.|
|Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co. : short storiesby Frank Chin.PS3553.H4897 C49 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Circe's mountainstories by Marie Luise Kaschnitz ; translated by Lisel Mueller.PT2621.A73 A26 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|City and the pillar and seven early stories : revised, with a new preface by the authorGore Vidal.PS3543.I26 C5 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In 1948, Gore Vidal was a celebrated twenty-two-year-old war novelist about to embark on a career in politics. His future seemed clear. But then he made a choice that changed his life. He published The City and the Pillar, an openly homosexual novel that was taken to be largely autobiographical. "I have read that I was too stupid at the time to know what I was doing," he notes in his introduction to this edition, "but in such matters I have always had a certain alertness. I knew that my description of the love affair between two 'normal' all-American boys, of the sort that I had spent three years in the army with during the war, would challenge every superstition about sex in my native land." His publisher hated the book. The New York Times would not advertise it. The City and the Pillar became a bestseller, nevertheless, and is now a classic. Thomas Mann called it a "noble work." The tragic story of Jim Willard's self-deluded love for another small-town American boy and the portrait of homosexual life in New York and Hollywood in the forties are still moving and truthful, as evocative and topical today as they were nearly fifty years ago. This edition incorporates Vidal's 1965 revisions and some further emendations by the author. Vidal's only collection of short stories, published as A Thirsty Evil in 1956, is also included here, bringing together for the first time his early homoerotic work. These subtle and comic tales, set in Key West, Washington, D.C., Paris, and New York, are at once sophisticated and charming, written with the narrative power for which Gore Vidal is famous.|
|Civil War short stories of Ambrose Biercecompiled with a foreword by Ernest Jerome Hopkins.PS1097 .A6 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Climate and literature : reflections of environmentedited by Janet Pérez and Wendell Aycock.PN56.C612 C55 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected fictionsJorge Luis Borges ; translated by Andrew Hurley.PQ7797.B635 A24 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The works of an Argentinian writer who took the detective story and turned it into metaphysics. They range from the 1935 A Universal History of Iniquity, a series of biographies of reprehensible evildoers, to the surrealistic August 25, 1983 in which Borges meets himself as an old man.|
|Collected short works, 1907-1919Bess Streeter Aldrich ; edited and introduced by Carol Miles Petersen.PS3501.L378 A6 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected stories, 1891-1910Edith Wharton.PS3545.H16 A6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "With this volume (a companion to Collected Stories 1911-1937), The Library of America presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her career. Here, in settings familiar and exotic, are all of Wharton's characteristic qualities and themes: her candid exploration of relations between the sexes; her satire, sometimes gentle, sometimes despairing, of social class and its distinctions; her keen-eyed observation of the minutiae of character; her unflinching recognition of the power of conventional morality and the limits of passion, tempered by her delightful sense of play."--BOOK JACKET.|
|Collected stories, 1911-1937Edith Wharton.PS3545.H16 A6 2001b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "With this volume (a companion to Collected Stories 1891-1910), The Library of America presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her astonishing career. Here, in settings familiar and exotic, are all of Wharton's characteristic qualities and themes: her candid exploration of relations between the sexes; her satire, sometimes gentle, sometimes despairing, of social class and its distinctions; her keen-eyed observation of the minutiae of character; her unflinching recognition of the power of conventional morality and the limits of passion, tempered by her delightful sense of play."--BOOK JACKET.|
|Collected storiesDjuna Barnes ; edited with an introduction by Phillip Herring.PS3503.A614 A6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Distinguished Djuna Barnes biographer Phillip Herring (Djuna: The Life and Work of Djuna Barnes [Viking]) has here gathered all the short stories of Djuna Barnes, including several that have never been published previously. Beginning in 1914, Djuna Barnes contributed regularly to numerous magazines and newspapers works of fiction, poetry, essay, and drama. Unlike some works in other genres in which she wrote, Barnes held her stories in particularly high regard, revising several of the stories collected in A Book (1923; reprinted as A Night Among the Horses in 1929) late in her life. These stories from Spillway, her other early tales, and other stories never before published are collected in this volume. What they reveal is the breadth and consistency of Barnes's story writing, and should help establish her as one of the most interesting and vital storytellers of the great period of American literary output after World War I.|
Barnes is recognized internationally for her masterwork Nightwood and for other works of fiction, including Ryder and Ladies Almanack. She also wrote plays, most notably The Antiphon - which will he republished by Sun & Moon Press next year - and shorter works collected in At the Roots of the Stars: The Short Plays. Her early poetic work, The Book of Repulsive Women, has increasingly gained readers over the past few years. A selection of her drawings, which often accompanied her literary writing, has just been published by Sun & Moon Press as Poe's Mother.
|Collected storiesGabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa and J.S. Bernstein.PQ8180.A73 A27 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected storiesGrace Paley.PS3566.A46 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability At long last, here are all of Grace Paley's classic stories collected in one volume. From her first book, The Little Disturbances of Man, published in 1959, to Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1974) and Later the Same Day (1985), Grace Paley's quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of language have won her readers' hearts and secured her place as one of America's most accomplished writers. Grace Paley's stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, by her extraordinary capacity for empathy, and by her pointed, funny depiction a the small and large events that make up city life. As her work progresses, we encounter many of the same characters and revisit the same sites, bearing witness to a community as it develops and matures, becoming part ourselves of a dense and vital world that is singular yet achingly familiar.|
|Collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke.Grace Paley.PR6005.L36 A6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected stories of Caroline Gordonwith an introduction by Robert Penn Warren.PS3513.O5765 A15 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected stories of Deborah Eisenberg.with an introduction by Robert Penn Warren.PS3555.I793 A6 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected stories of Elizabeth Bowenwith an introduction by Angus Wilson.PR6003.O6757 A15 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected stories of Louis Auchincloss.with an introduction by Angus Wilson.PS3501.U25 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The writer's social observations over a period of 40 years. The stories range from Billy and the Gargoyles, which is on conformist behavior in a New England boys' school to They That Have the Power to Hurt, a romance between a successful woman novelist and a failed man novelist. By the author of Tales of Yesteryear.|
|Collected stories of María Cristina Menaedited, with an introduction by Amy Doherty.PS3525.E39 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Collected stories of Mavis GallantMavis Gallant.PR9199.3.G26 A6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The 50 stories include The Other Paris, on a woman who decides not to divorce her husband so she has someone to share her memories of Paris, plus an essay by the author in which she describes the influence, on her novels, of her expatriate life.|
|Collected stories of Max Brandedited with story prefaces by Robert and Jane Easton ; introduction by William Bloodworth.PS3511.A87 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Max Brand's novels and stories have defined the West for thousands of readers attracted to his bright, vigorous prose. John Cawelti, Russel G. Nye, and other scholars of the western view his work as key in the development of the genre. Between 1917 and 1944 he wrote prolifically, making Max Brand one of America's most popular writers. But Max Brand wasn't his real name, and his work extended well beyond boots and saddles. Born Frederick Schiller Faust, he realized his name would be a hindrance when World War I was raging. He took the name Max Brand and made it famous. Along the way he invented characters who became famous, too: Dr. Kildare, for instance, and secret agent Anthony Hamilton.|
This volume collects eighteen of the very best of Brand's short fiction, taken from different genres and different times of his life. Included are "Above the Law," "Outcast Breed," "The Sun Stood Still," and others of his greatest western stories. Brand's versatility is shown with "Internes Can't Take Money" (the debut of Dr. Kildare), "John Ovington Returns," an early story with elements of fantasy and autobiography, and "The Strange Villa," an action-packed spy story.
|Collected stories of Wallace Stegner.edited with story prefaces by Robert and Jane Easton ; introduction by William Bloodworth.PS3537.T316 A6 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Here at last are the collected stories of one of America's most distinguished and admired writers. In addition to his honored works (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners), Stegner is widely known as one of America's finest teachers of writing. He has taught at Harvard, Wisconsin, and Iowa and has lectured widely.|
|Collected storiesPaul Theroux.PS3570.H4 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Sixty stories in an international setting. Several deal with the political and amorous adventures of an American diplomat in the Far East, one set in India looks at another culture's meaning of perversion, two are on poets living in London.|
|Collected storiesReynolds Price.PS3566.R54 A6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability For over three decades, Reynolds Price has been one of America's most distinguished writers, in a career that has been remarkable both for its virtuosity and for the variety of literary forms he has embraced. Now he shows himself as much a master of the story as he is of the novel, in a volume that presents fifty stories, including two early collections - The Names and Faces of Heroes and Permanent Errors - as well as more than two dozen new stories that have never been gathered together before.|
In his introduction, Mr. Price explains how, after the publication of his first two collections, he wrote no new stories for almost twenty years. "But once I needed - for unknown reasons in a new and radically altered life - to return to the story, it opened before me like a new chance...A collection like this then," he adds, "...will show a writer's pre-occupations in ways the novel severely rations (novels are partly made for that purpose - the release from self, long flights through the Other). John Keats's assertion that 'the excellence of every Art is its intensity' has served as a license and standard for me. From the start my stories were driven by heat - passion and mystery, often passion for the mystery I've found in particular rooms and spaces and the people they threaten or shelter - and my general aim is the transfer of a spell of keen witness, perceived by the reader as warranted in character and act.".
There is, indeed, much for the reader to "witness" here of passion and mystery, of character and act. And the variety of stories - many of them set in Reynolds Price's native North Carolina, but a surprising number set in distant parts: Jerusalem in "An Early Christmas," the American Southwest in "Walking Lessons," and a number in Europe - will astonish even his most devoted readers. In short, The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price is as deeply rewarding a book as any he has yet published.
|Collected storiesRudyard Kipling ; selected and introduced by Robert Gottlieb.PR4852 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contains a selection of Kipling's short stories.|
|Collected storiesTennessee Williams ; with an introduction by Gore Vidal.PS3545.I5365 A6 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The vengeance of Nitocris -- A lady's beaded bag -- Something by Tolstoi -- Big black: a Mississippi idyll -- The accent of a coming foot -- Twenty seven wagons full of cotton -- Sand -- Ten minute stop -- Gift of an apple -- The field of blue children -- In memory of an aristocrat -- The dark room -- The mysteries of the Joy Rio -- Portrait of a girl in glass --- The angel in the alcove -- Oriflamme -- The vine -- The malediction -- The important thing -- One arm -- The interval -- Tent worms -- Desire and the black masseur -- Something about him -- The yellow bird. The night of the iguana -- The poet -- Chronicle of a demise -- Rubio y Morena -- The resemblance between a violin case and a coffin -- Two on a party -- Three players of a summer game -- The coming of something to the Widow Holly -- Hard candy -- Man bring this up road -- The mattress by the tomato patch -- The kingdom of Earth -- "Grand" -- Mama's old stucco house -- The knightly quest -- A recluse and his guest. Happy August the tenth -- The inventory at Fontana Bella -- Miss Coynte of Greene -- Sabbatha and solitude -- Completed -- Das wasser ist kalt -- Mother yaws -- The killer chicken and the closet queen.|
|Collected storiesWilla Cather.PS3505.A87 A6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability These stories tell of the ways in which the American frontier transformed the strangers who came to this country into Americans.|
|Colors of heaven : short stories from the Pacific rimedited and with an introduction by Trevor Carolan.PN6120.2 .C64 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Come into my time : Lithuania in prose fiction, 1970-90edited and with an introduction by Violeta Kelertas.PG8771.E8 C6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Complete fiction of Bruno Schulzwith an afterword by Jerzy Ficowski ; translated from the Polish by Celina Wieniewska.PG7158.S294 A28 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Complete short fiction of Joseph Conradedited with an introduction by Samuel Hynes.PR6005.O4 A6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Complete short stories of Ernest Hemingway.edited with an introduction by Samuel Hynes.PS3515.E37 A15 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contains "The first forty-nine," short stories published in books or magazines subsequent to "The first forty-nine," and previously published fiction.|
|Complete short stories of H.G. Wells.edited with an introduction by Samuel Hynes.PR5772 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Complete short stories of Jack Londonedited by Earle Labor, Robert C. Leitz III, and I. Milo Shepard.PS3523.O46 A6 1993b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Complete short stories of Thomas Wolfeedited by Francis E. Skipp ; foreword by James Dickey.PS3545.O337 A15 1987 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Complete shorter fiction of Virginia Woolfedited by Susan Dick.PR6045.O72 A6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contains forty-five selections of her short stories and sketches presented chronologically.|
|Complete storiesBernard Malamud ; edited and introduced by Robert Giroux.PS3563.A4 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability More than 50 stories on the Jewish experience this century. They chronicle the lives of Old Country ancestors, refugees, immigrants or just simple wanderers like the anti- hero Fidelman. The settings are on both sides of the Atlantic.|
|Complete storiesDavid Malouf.PR9619.3.M265 A6 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In this stunning collection, internationally acclaimed writer David Malouf gives us bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse. These are their stories, whole lives brought dramatically into focus and powerfully rooted in the vividly rendered landscape of the vast Australian continent. Malouf writes about men and women looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, puzzling over not only their own lives but also the place they have come to occupy in the lives of others.|
|Complete storiesFranz Kafka ; edited by Nahum N. Glatzer ; with a foreword by John Updike.PT2621.A26 A2 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "All of Kafka's writing, with the exception of his three novels, is collected here and includes a number of fairly long stories followed by a group of shorter pieces varying in length from several pages to a single paragraph." Booklist.|
|Complete storiesIsaac Asimov.PS3551.S5 A6 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Gathers together previously published stories from one of the masters of science fiction.|
|Complete storiesZora Neale Hurston ; introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sieglinde Lemke.PS3515.U789 A6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Composite novel : the short story cycle in transitionby Maggie Dunn and Ann Morris.PS374.S5 D86 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This groundbreaking study is the first to propose and support a comprehensive theory of genre for composite literary texts. Though recent criticism has used the term "short story cycle" to categorize such classic works as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs, until now no such name has been found to account adequately for other composite works such as William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses or Jean Toomer's Cane. A composite novel, the authors persuasively argue, is a literary work composed of shorter texts that - though individually complete and autonomous - are interrelated in a coherent whole according to one or more organizing principles. The authors trace the 200-year history of the form, from its beginnings in the village-sketch tradition of the early nineteenth century through the experimental works of contemporary writers.|
With its focus on both classic and contemporary texts, The Composite Novel provides an inclusive, multinational, and multicultural perspective that demonstrates the diversity of this long-misunderstood genre. A flexible form that welcomes multiple perspectives, the composite novel has had great appeal to writers from marginalized groups. In particular, Dunn and Morris assert the pivotal role of nineteenth-century women writers in shaping the composite novel, in sharp contrast to the linear narratives popularized by their better-known male counterparts.
To support their argument, the authors provide a bibliographic essay that traces the history of criticism on the composite novel, reflecting the puzzle that the genre posed to previous scholars. A chronological list of major composite novels and their precursors, as well as an annotated list of selected works especially representative of the genre, rounds out the study. With this comprehensive work, the composite novel receives its due as a rich and flexible genre, producing literary masterpieces that expand the limits of literature.
|Contemporary Basque fiction : an anthologyintroduction and commentary by Jesús María Lasagabaster ; translated by Michael E. Morris.PH5397.E8 A58 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Contemporary fiction by Filipinos in Americacollected and edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard.PS647.F5 C657 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Contemporary Japanese literature : an anthology of fiction, film, and other writing since 1945edited by Howard Hibbett.PL782.E1 C6 1977 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A REPRESENTATIVE SELECTION OF THE FINEST WORK-FICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, EVEN FILM WRITING, DONE IN JAPAN SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II.|
|Contemporary short stories from Central Americaedited by Enrique Jaramillo Levi and Leland H. Chambers ; translations coordinated by Leland H. Chambers ; translated by Lynne Beyer ... [et al.].PQ7087.E5 C66 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This volume collects some of the best short fiction from the six Spanish-speaking countries of Central America - Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Selected from stories written between 1963 and 1988, it is the only collection currently available with such broad representation of active Central American writers.|
Many of the stories are quite sophisticated, dealing with middle-class concerns more often associated with the more developed countries of the world, and often utilize elements of the absurd or techniques of magical realism. In "The Circumstantial or the Ephemeral," Guatemalan writer Augusto Monterroso depicts the strain on a couple's relationship when the husband, a distinctly mediocre writer, wins a literary contest. "Floral Caper" by Costa Rican Carmen Naranjo depicts a man who floods his house with flowers to bolster his failed sense of self-esteem, and, in "Love Is Spelled with a G," Panamanian Rosa Maria Britton writes of a young mulatto city girl who attempts to escape the near-hopelessness of her racial and social situation by snagging an anglo U.S. military man for a husband.
|Country of marriageAnthony Giardina.PS3557.I135 I5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories dealing with marriage in our society, when expectations of eternal love are high, infidelity frequent and the classic roles of men and women reversed. Typical of the latter is Days with Cecilia, in which the husband takes care of the children while his wife works and has an affair.|
|Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermathedited and with an introduction by Kenzaburō Ōe.PL782.E8 N3 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An anthology of stories about Japan after the atom bomb is edited by an acclaimed writer and surveys Japan's best storytellers on the bomb's impact on the daily lives of peasants, artists, and children.|
|Critical essays on Zora Neale Hurstonedited by Gloria L. Cronin.PS3515.U789 Z67 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Nineteen reviews and eleven essays trace the critical reputation of Zora Neale Hurston's literary works.|
|Cruel fictions, cruel realities : short stories by Latin American women writersedited and translated by Kathy S. Leonard ; foreword by Ana María Shua.PQ7087.E5 C78 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Nineteen stories by 12 writers from across the region, almost all little-known or never before translated into English. Stories share common theme of human cruelty in different forms (political, personal, religious, etc.). Includes translator's introduction, biographical pages on each author, and extensive bibliography. Some compelling stories. Solid translations, if sometimes too similar in voice"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.|
|Cubana : contemporary fiction by Cuban women[edited by Mirta Yáñez ; foreword by Ruth Behar ; translated by Dick Cluster and Cindy Schuster].PQ7386 .C835 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Sixteen contemporary stories by Cuban women. One describes life in Cuba without Soviet aid, a second is on a father-son relationship, and in a third, a housewife and a career woman imagine each other's lives.|
|Cuentos Chicanos : a short story anthologyedited by Rudolfo A. Anaya and Antonio Márquez.PS647.M49 C8 1984 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of twenty-one short stories in English and Spanish that demonstrate the changes and developments that have occured in the Chicano literary tradition over the last twenty years.|
|Cuentos completosBenedetti.PQ8519.B292 A15 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Cuentos hispanos de los Estados Unidosedited by Julián Olivares.PQ7078 .C84 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|CuentosRubén Darío ; edición de José María Martínez.PQ7519.D3 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Cuentos : stories by Latinasedited by Alma Gómez, Cherríe Moraga, Mariana Romo-Carmona.PN6120.92.H56 C8 1983 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Culture and commerce of the American short storyAndrew Levy.PS374.S5 L48 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Dangerous edges of Graham Greene : journeys with saints and sinnersedited by Dermot Gilvary and Darren J.N. Middleton ; with a foreword by David Lodge and an afterword by Monica Ali.PR6013.R44 Z631895 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
Focusses on the life and literary art of Graham Greene, one of the last century's most celebrated authors. This title brings together writers, journalists and scholars to investigate as well as to assess Greene's prolific oeuvre and intense personal interests.
|Day in the country and other storiesGuy de Maupassant ; translated with an introduction by David Coward.PQ2349.A4 E5 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Includes twenty-seven of the classic tales of nineteenth-century French life, including "The Necklace" and "Le Horla"|
|Day out of days : storiesSam Shepard.PS3569.H394 D39 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In a series of tales set mainly in the West, a man is trapped inside a restaurant where an endless loop of Shania Twain songs is playing, an actor recounts his teenage debaucheries with an old friend, and a squabbling family remains oblivious to their Yucatán vacation.|
|Destiny of Nathalie X and other storiesWilliam Boyd.PR6052.O9192 D47 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Short stories with an international flavor. In Cork, an Englishwoman and a Portuguese poet meet once a year in 1930s Lisbon to fulfill each other's fantastical desires, in Alpes-Maritimes, an Englishman must decide between his German girlfriend and her twin sister to whom he is more attracted, while the title story is on an African film director shooting a movie in Hollywood. By the author of The Blue Afternoon.|
|Diary of a madman and other storiesLu Xun ; translated by William A. Lyell.PL2754.S5 A25 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Diary of Adam and Eve : and other Adamic storiesMark Twain.PS1309 .2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Dinarzad's children : an anthology of contemporary Arab American fictionedited by Pauline Kaldas and Khaled Mattawa.PS647.A72 D56 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Do the windows open?Julie Hecht.PS3558.E29 D6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Nine funny stories on modern life whose heroine is a woman photographer. As she goes about photographing objects of interest she dispenses her opinions. Organic vegetables, reproductive surgeons, smelly buses, you name it, she has an opinion. A debut in fiction.|
|Dorothy L. Sayers : the complete storiesDorothy L. Sayers.PR6037.A95 A6 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Gathered here for the first time in one volume are all the short stories by the legendary mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers. In this beguiling collection, Sayers conveys in her incomparable way the gruesome, the grotesque, and the bewitching. Here is the inimitable aristocrat, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of fiction's most popular detectives of all time, up to his usual exploits as he solves tantalizing puzzles, as only he can. And then there's the clever working-class salesman-sleuth, Montague Egg, who uses his everyday smarts to solve the cases that baffle the professionals." -- Publisher description.|
|Dramatic landscape of Steinbeck's short storiesby John H. Timmerman.PS3537.T3234 Z927 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Dream with no name : contemporary fiction from Cubaedited by Juana Ponce de Leoń and Esteban Riós Rivera.PQ7386.F5 D7 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories from Cuba by writers at home and in exile, set before and after the revolution. The title story is on a street urchin, An Unexpected Interlude between Two Characters is on lesbians, and Ten Years Later is on a woman's return to Cuba from abroad.|
|Drinking coffee elsewhereZZ Packer.PS3616.A335 D75 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Discovered by The New Yorker, Packer "forms a constellation of young black experience"* whether she's writing from the perspective of a church-going black woman who has a crisis in faith, a young college student at Yale, or a young black man unwillingly accompanying his father to the Million Man March. This universally appealing collection of short fiction has already established ZZ Packer as "a writer to watch".|
|Early short storiesAnthony Trollope ; edited with an introduction by John Sutherland.PR5682 .S88 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Trollope's ventures in the field of short fiction came relatively late, following a series of trips abroad. Short stories struck him as a means of bringing together his traveller's tales, while at the same time exploiting the earning opportunities of the new monthly magazines which were springing up in Britain and America during the 1860s. This collection of 'early' short stories covering the years 1860 to 1865, when Trollope was in his prime as a writer, offers some refreshingly un-Trollopian experiments in narrative. The tone varies from rollicking humour to grim, Balzacian realism. There are tender studies of courtship and stories dealing with the current realities of the American Civil War. Some of the stories flout the moral conventions and sexual standards of the mid-Victorian age, and they suffered at the hands of censorious editors, among them Thackeray. The stories are arranged in order of composition, to give a sense of Trollope's rapidly developing skills as a practitioner in the genre. Even those who know Trollope well will find something novel and unusual in this collection.|
|Early storiesAnton Chekhov ; translated with an introduction and notes by Patrick Miles and Harvey Pitcher.PG3456.A15 M5 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Earth song, sky spirit : short stories of the contemporary native American experienceedited with an introduction by Clifford E. Trafzer.PS508.I5 E25 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of thirty short stories written by more than two dozen Native American authors exploring the plight, the pride, and the presence of their people.|
|East, west : storiesSalman Rushdie.PR6068.U757 E27 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of nine stories. In At the Auction of the Rubby Slippers, the author reflects on the role of auctioneers in establishing "the value of our pasts, of our future, of our lives," while an allegory on the immigrant experience is entitled Christopher Columbus and Queen Isabella of Spain Consummate Their Relationship.|
|Ebony towerJohn Fowles.PR6056.O85 E2 1974 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Eight storiesDylan Thomas.PR6039.H52 A6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Elijah's tears : stories for the Jewish holidaysby Sydelle Pearl ; illustrated by Rossitza Skorthcheva Penney.PZ7.P31656 El 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The prophet Elijah appears in five stories about special Jewish days, including Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Succot, Pesach, and shabbat.|
|Embroidered shoes : storiesCan Xue ; translated by Ronald R. Janssen and Jian Zhang.PL2912.A5174 J34 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Short stories by a Chinese writer. One is on a doctor who sleeps in a cistern like a hippo, another is on a homicidal wife whose husband lands in hospital with a stomach full of needles, a third is on a professional runner, relishing the rest that her paralyzed legs bring.|
|Empty family : storiesColm Tóibín.PR6070.O455 E47 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of short fiction includes "The Street," in which Pakistani workers in Barcelona pursue a taboo affair; and "Two Women," in which a taciturn Irish set designer confronts repressed emotions while working in her homeland.|
|Ethnicity and the American short storyedited by Julie Brown.PS153.M56 E84 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Everything ravaged, everything burnedWells Tower.PS3620.O927 E93 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of darkly comic short works includes the stories of a man who is thrown out of his house when his wife discovers his infidelity in a bizarre way, teen cousins who share a woodland comeuppance, and a youth who flees to a carnival life after being bitten by his father.|
|Execution of mayor Yin and other stories from the great proletarian Cultural RevolutionChen Ruoxi ; edited by Howard Goldblatt ; with a new introduction by Perry Link ; translated from the Chinese by Nancy Ing and Howard Goldblatt.PL2840.J6 A6 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Annotation|
|Explanation for chaosJulie Schumacher.PS3569.C5548 E97 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of stories on growing up. The story, The Private Life of Robert Schumann, is on the reaction of a group of girls to advances from their music teacher, while Dummies is on living as a child with an eccentric woman while your mother is in hospital.|
|Exploring Japanese literature : read Mishima, Tanizaki and Kawabata in the originalGiles Murray.PL782.E8 E97 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Classic tales of ritual suicide, decadence and geisha romance by Japan's greatest 20th-century novelists"--Jacket.|
|Fabbricante di specchi : racconti e saggiPrimo Levi ; prefazione di Lorenzo Mondo.PQ4872.E8 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Face relations : 11 stories about seeing beyond coloredited by Marilyn Singer.PZ5 .F1555 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Collection of eleven short stories that explore diversity and racism and the possibilities for resolution and hope.|
|Fantasmas : supernatural stories by Mexican American writersedited by Rob Johnson ; introduction by Kathleen Alcalá.PS648.F3 F344 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Fearless women in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil WarTabea Alexa Linhard.F1234 .L74 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Study of the role women played in the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Examines female figures such as the soldaderas of the Mexican Revolution and the milicianas of the Spanish Civil War and the intersection of gender, revolution, and culture in both the Mexican and the Spanish contexts"--Provided by publisher.|
|Feast in the mirror : stories by contemporary Iranian womentranslated and edited by Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, Shouleh Vatanabadi.PK6449.E7 F43 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "A Feast in the Mirror captures the diverse voices of contemporary Iranian women, offering glimpses into their lives and into the labyrinths of Iranian society today." "Moving from the framework of their own ideas, opinions, and experiences, the authors of the stories collected here explore new literary styles and structures. Khorrami and Vatanabadi provide a contextual introduction to the collection, a brief overview of each story, and biographical notes on the writers."--BOOK JACKET.|
|Fifty storiesKay Boyle ; introduction by Louise Erdrich.PS3503.O9357 A6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Fire from the Andes : short fiction by women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peruedited and translated by Susan E. Benner and Kathy S. Leonard ; foreword by Marjorie Agosín.PQ7816 .F57 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories by women from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru on subjects ranging from politics to fantasy. In one story a woman turns to terrorism from boredom, another is a reworking of the story of Adam and Eve.|
|First crossing : stories about teen immigrantsedited by Donald R. Gallo.PZ5 .F924 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories of recent Mexican, Venezuelan, Kazakh, Chinese, Romanian, Palestinian, Swedish, Korean, Haitian, and Cambodian immigrants reveal what it is like to face prejudice, language barriers, and homesickness along with common teenage feelings and needs.|
|First love, and other storiesIvan Turgenev ; translated by Isaiah Berlin and Leonard Schapiro ; introduced by V.S. Pritcett.PG3421 .A13 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contains a selection of the short stories of Ivan Turgenev, a 19th century writer of tales of Russian peasants and aristocrats.|
|Five thousand and one nightsPenelope Lively.PR6062.I89 F58 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Fourteen stories on relations between men and women. In one story, an estranged couple find common cause in their dislike of their marriage counsellor, in another, a wife patiently waits for the right moment to reveal to her husband she knows of his infidelity.|
|Forbidden journeys : fairy tales and fantasies by Victorian women writersedited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher.PR1309.F3 F6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In many ways themselves restricted to the status of children, Victorian women were less inclined than the men of their time to idealize childhood--and the children's stories they wrote often tended to be darker and wilder than those of their male counter-parts. As the eleven brilliant stories collected here demonstrate, these fairy tales by Victorian women constitute a distinct literary tradition, one startlingly subversive of the society that fostered it. Collected for the first time in one volume, these fairy tales and fantasies are fascinating for more than their social and historical implications: They are extraordinary stories, full of strange delights for readers of any age. From Anne Thackeray Ritchie's adaptations of "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood" and "Beauty and the Beast," and Jean Ingelow's fantastic novel Mopsa the Fairy to Christina Rossetti's unsettling antifantasies in Speaking Likenesses, these are breathtaking acts of imaginative freedom, by turns amusing, charming, and disturbing. In collecting these works, two of our most distinguished Victorian scholars rescue authors such as Ritchie, Ingelow, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Mary Louisa Molesworth from undeserved obscurity. At the same time, Auerbach and Knoepflmacher bring to the fore the power of the shorter prose fantasies of more familiar writers like Rossetti, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and E. Nesbit. Five introductory essays by Auerbach and Knoepflmacher place these stories within the fairy-tale tradition and the context of Victorian juvenile and adult fiction. Defining the tales in relation to the Victorian preoccupation with mythmaking, they identify the astringent social satire and literary mockery present in each work. As entertaining as it is enlightening, this anthology ushers readers into a fantasy world of wit, perversity, and wonder.|
|Fortune yet : money in the art of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short storiesBryant Mangum.PS3511.I9 Z684 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|From blues to bop : a collection of jazz fictionedited by Richard N. Albert.PS648.J33 F76 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Funeral of a giraffe : seven storiesby Tomioka Taeko ; translated by Kyoko Selden and Mizuta Noriko.PL862.O38 A15 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An anthology by a Japanese woman. In Yesteryear the protagonist abandons his wife and when she asks for money rapes her, Days of Dear Death is on a domineering mother, and in A Dog's Eye View a shy man stalks a cousin he loves.|
|Furrows, peasants, intellectuals, and the state : stories and histories from modern Chinacompiled and edited, with an introduction by Helen F. Siu.PL2653 .F87 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|General retires and other storiesNguyen Huy Thiep ; translated from Vietnamese with an introduction by Greg Lockhart.PL4378.9.N5168 A53 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Gibbsville, PA : the classic storiesJohn O'Hara ; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; preface by George V. Higgins.PS3529.H29 A6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability With this book all the Gibbsville stories by the American master John O'Hara are finally collected in a single volume. John O'Hara called it "my Pennsylvania Protectorate," identifying the anthracite coal region of his hometown, Pottsville, in Schuykill County. Between Appointment in Samarra (1934) and his death in 1970, O'Hara set five novels and more than fifty short stories or novellas in the region. With this lasting accomplishment, O'Hara's Gibbsville joined Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha and Wolfe's Altamont as enduring recreations of American life. O'Hara rightly declared, "Every great writer of fiction was a great social historian." And no American writer practiced social fiction better than O'Hara. The miners in the company towns, the country club set, the shopkeepers, the bartenders, the barbers, the collegians: They are here honestly portrayed, safe from time's distortions. Gibbsville, PA permits readers to experience fully the community O'Hara recorded with fidelity.|
|Girls next door : lesbian feminist storiesJan Bradshaw & Mary Hemming, editors ; introduction by Alison Hennegan.PR1309.H57 G57x 1985 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Global cultures : a transnational short fiction readeredited and with an introduction by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl.PN6120.2 .G58 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Gold boy, emerald girlYiyun Li.PL2946.Y59 G65 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of nine short stories that offer a vision of the human fate.|
|Goodbye, Columbus and five short storiesPhilip Roth.PS3568.O855 G6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Contains the title work in which a Radcliffe girl and a Rutgers boy learn about live; and includes five additional short stories by the award-winning American author." "'Goodbye, Columbus' is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin, he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills, who meet one summer break and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love. The novella is accompanied by five short stories that range in tone from the iconoclastic to the astonishingly tender and that illuminate the subterranean conflicts between parents and children and friends and neighbors in the American Jewish diaspora."|
|Grass harp : including A tree of night and other storiesTruman Capote.PS3505.A59 G7 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The protagonists of these nine short stories learn to accept the harsh loneliness of life.|
|Great exotic novels and short stories of Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham.PR6025.A86 A6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Great short works of Guy de Maupassant[foreword by V. S. Pritchett].PQ2349 .A2 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Great taste of straight peopleby Lily James.PS3560.A38343 G7 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Green cane and juicy flotsam : short stories by Caribbean womenCarmen C. Esteves and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, editors.PN849.C32 G74 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Perhaps the most salient feature of the stories collected here is their presentation of the multiplicity of voices of Caribbean women: Parable II, No Dust is Allowed in This House, of Nuns and Punishment, Reminds us of the accomplishments of Caribbean women and promise of their writing.|
|Grit lit : a rough South readeredited by Brian Carpenter and Tom Franklin.PS551 .G75 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Growing up Latino : memoirs and storiesedited with an introduction by Harold Augenbraum and Ilan Stavans ; foreword by Ilan Stavans.PS647.H58 G76 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A comprehensive collection of Latino writing of fiction and nonfiction works in English.|
|Happiness is a chemical in the brain : storiesLucia Perillo.PS3566.E69146 H37 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Happy families : storiesCarlos Fuentes ; translated by Edith Grossman.PQ7297.F793 T5913 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The internationally acclaimed winner of the Cervantes Prize presents a stunning novel about family and love across an expanse of Mexican life.|
|Hard language : short storiesby Mike Padilla.PS3566.A3313 H37 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "A Mexican-American construction worker's jealousy and controlling behavior become entwined with dark resentment of his wife's English-speaking abilities. Among his other startling snapshots, Padilla captures the day the family got together to tear apart old Aunt Eufrasia's house...the uneasy bonds holding together two elderly women, once the best of friends but now only housemates." -- Back cover.|
|Heart-stirring sermon and other storiesAvraham Reisen ; edited, translated, and with an introduction and annotations by Curt Leviant.PJ5129.R37 A26 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This volume marks the first-ever collection in English by Avraham Reisen (1876-1953), the Yiddish short story master whose Chekhovian poignancy and scope have made him one of the twentieth century's most popular Yiddish writers. Like Sholom Aleichem, Reisen was a cultural hero to the Jewish people and a legend in his own time. With a wonderfully direct, humorous, unsentimental, and folkloric style he recreates scenes from a civilization now lost--that of the shtetl in.|
Eastern Europe. He writes about poor and struggling Jews with insight, compassion and humor, about their spiritual values, social justice and sense of community. His hundreds of short fictions dealing with life in the shtetl create an unforgettable portrait of Jews in Eastern Europe, and the 27 stories presented here are among his best. In the title story a young traveling preacher inadvertently makes a sensation in a town notorious for its harsh criticism of sermons.
Other stories include "Matza for the Rich," a testament to the fact that mentchlichkeyt (decency) was not universally practiced in the shtetl; "Lost His Voice," where a cantor fears he can no longer sing; and "The Experienced Bride," in which a shtetl-born mother tells her American daughter about the tradition of match-making. The book concludes with a glossary explaining the meaning of various Yiddish words and phrases.
|Heinemann book of contemporary African short storiesedited by Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes.PR9348 .H45 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa.|
|Her story so far : tales of the girl child in Indiaedited by Monica Das.PK5461 .H47 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Her wild American self : short storiesby M. Evelina Galang.PS3557.A375 H47 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories on Filipina Americans, exploring what it is to be American and female. Our Fathers describes a daughter's reaction upon seeing her father, a lawyer, work in the U.S. as a busboy, while The Look-Alike Women, is on white men's simplistic perceptions of Oriental women.|
|Himalayan voices : an introduction to modern Nepali literaturetranslated and edited by Michael James Hutt.PK2598.Z95 E5 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability While the natural splendor of Nepal has been celebrated in many books, very little of the substantial body of Nepali literature has appeared in English translation. Himalayan Voices provides admirers of Nepal and lovers of literature with their first glimpse of the vibrant literary scene in Nepal today.An introduction to the two most developed genres of modern Nepali literature-poetry and the short story-this work profiles eleven of Nepal's most distinguished poets and offers translations of more than eighty poems written from 1916 to 1986. Twenty of the most interesting and best-known example.|
|How the García girls lost their accentsby Julia Alvarez.PS3551.L845 H66 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In the 1960s, political tension forces the García family away from Santo Domingo and towards the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice. But Mami and Papi are more traditional, and they have far more difficulty adjusting to their new country. Making matters worse, the girls--frequently embarrassed by their parents--find ways to rebel against them.|
|Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians and other unfinished storiesMark Twain ; foreword and notes by Dahlia Armon and Walter Blair ; texts established by Dahlia Armon ... [et al.].PS1302 .A7 1989 vol. 7 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Hush hush : storiesSteven Barthelme.PS3552.A7635 H87 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|I found this funny : my favorite pieces of humor and some that may not be funny at alledited by Judd Apatow.PN6165 .I36 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Apatow shares a collection of "writing from all disciplines-- short stories, poetry, essays, humor writing, journalism, memoir, cartoons, sketches, and even television pilots." Most were selected for their humor, but the author admits to selecting a few because they were so personally meaningful to him.|
|Iguana dreams : new Latino fictionedited by Delia Poey and Virgil Suarez ; with a preface by Oscar Hijuelos.PS647.H58 I38 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This anthology of contemporary fiction represents the wide range of cultures and experiences that mark the diverse ethnic groups of the Latino community.|
|Image and representation : stories of Muslim lives in Indiaeditors, Mushirul Hasan, M. Asaduddin.PK5461 .I534 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contemporary short stories, translated into English from various Indic languages.|
|Imaginary maps : three storiesby Mahasweta Devi ; translated and introduced by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.PK1718.D4737 Z465 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Imagining America : stories from the promised landedited by Wesley Brown & Amy Ling.PS647.E85 I45 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A multicultural anthology of thirty-seven short stories written between 1900 and the early 1990s, telling of how people of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and European descent try to reconcile their visions of America with reality.|
|In another part of the forest : an anthology of gay short fiction[edited by] Alberto Manguel and Craig Stephenson.PN6120.95.H724 I4 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories on homosexuality by gay and straight writers. They include Ernest Hemingway's A Simple Enquiry, on an army interrogation into a soldier's sexual orientation, and Francoise Sagan's The Unknown Visitor, in which a wife discovers her husband's homosexual affair.|
|In Nueva YorkNicholasa Mohr.PS3563.O36 I5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Interpreter of maladies : storiesJhumpa Lahiri.PS3562.A316 I58 1999b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Island like you : stories of the barrioJudith Ortiz Cofer.PZ7.O765 Is 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twelve stories about young people caught between their Puerto Rican heritage and their American surroundings.|
|Italian stories = novelle italiane : a dual-language bookedited by Robert A. Hall, Jr.PQ4254 .I8 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Italian tales : an anthology of contemporary Italian fictionedited by Massimo Riva.PQ4257.E5 I84 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Japanese women writers : twentieth century short fictiontranslated and edited by Noriko Mizuta Lippit, Kyoko Iriye Selden.PL782.E8 J37 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Jesus' son : storiesby Denis Johnson.PS3560.O3745 J47 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Denis Johnson chronicles the wanderings of a young man as he struggles with addictions to drugs and alcohol. Separated into eleven stories, the young man eventually snaps out of his downward spiral and checks into rehab.|
|Jungle booksby Rudyard Kipling.PR4854.J7 E94 1895 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Krik? Krak!Edwidge Danticat.PS3554.A5815 K75 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Ten stories on life in Haiti. In A Wall of Fire Rising, an unemployed worker dreams of escaping to America in a balloon, while in Caroline's Wedding, a woman gives her daughters red underwear to wear as protection from sexual advances by the spirit of their dead father. By the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory.|
|Langston Hughes reader.Edwidge Danticat.PS3515.U274 A6 1958 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Later short storiesAnthony Trollope ; edited with an introduction and notes by John Sutherland.PR5682 .S88 1995b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Having started as a short-story writer in 1859, Trollope had by now mastered the techniques of the form, and he liked to vary his massive full-length fictions with well-crafted short pieces. The stories collected here (which, with the companion volume Early Short Stories, make up a full set) show a writer of extraordinary range, in subject-matter, narrative device, and tone. They include the hilarious 'Father Giles of Ballymoy' (a recollection of the author's youthful adventures in Ireland), 'The Telegraph Girl' (an exposition of Trollope's surprisingly enlightened views on women's employment), and 'The Adventures of Fred Pickering', one of a number of stories concerned with the woes of nineteenth-century authorship. Many of the settings are far flung, reflecting Trollope's indomitable appetite for tourism in his later years, but the collection concludes closer to home with 'The Two Heroines of Plumplington', his last, and most charming, Barchester chronicle.|
|Licks of love : short stories and a sequelJohn Updike.PS3571.P4 L53 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twelve short stories revisit the locales of the author's previous works of fiction and focus on a theme of love, in an anthology that is complemented by a novella-length sequel, "Rabbit Remembered," to his Harry Angstrom series.|
|Lioness in bloom : modern Thai fiction about womentranslated, edited, and with an introduction by Susan Fulop Kepner.PL4208 .L56 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Listening to the voices : stories from the Flannery O'Connor Awardselected by Charles East.PS648.S5 L6 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An annual anthology of fiction by new writers. The stories range from Wendy Brenner's Guest Speaker, in which a woman discovers her full potential, to Nervous Dancer, about a marriage on the rocks.|
|Local newsGary Soto.PZ7.S7242 Lo 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of thirteen short stories about the everyday lives of Mexican American young people in California's Central Valley.|
|Longer stories from the last decadeAnton Chekhov ; translated by Constance Garnett.PG3556.A15 G3 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Look at the birdie : unpublished short fictionKurt Vonnegut.PS3572.O5 L66 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A volume of fourteen early and previously unpublished short works offers insight into the social satirist's developing literary style and includes pieces that explore such themes as innocence, ironic twists of fate, and morality.|
|Loud sounds from the Holy Land : short fiction by Palestinian womenedited and translated by Jamal Assadi with assistance from Martha Moody.PJ8190.82.E5 L68 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Louisa May Alcott's fairy tales and fantasy storiesedited by Daniel Shealy.PS1016 .S54 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A scholarly collection of the fairy tales and fantasy stories of Louisa May Alcott. A critical introduction examines the works and places them in the context of American fantasy.|
|Love in a blue timeHanif Kureishi.PR6061.U68 L66 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Biting tales by a Pakistani-British writer. In D'Accord, Baby, a husband whose wife is having an affair decides to seduce the lover's daughter, while The Flies describes a couple's reaction to an invasion by flies. By the author of My Beautiful Laundrette.|
|Love in infant monkeys : storiesLydia Millet.PS3563.I42175 L68 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants -- all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake through the heart of our fascination with famous people and pop culture. While in so much fiction animals exist as symbols of good and evil or as author stand-ins, they represent nothing but themselves in Millet's ruthlessly lucid prose. Implacable in their actions, the animals in Millet's spiraling fictional riffs and flounces show up their humans as bloated with foolishness yet curiously vulnerable, as in a tour-de-force Kabbalah-infused interior monologue by Madonna after she shoots a pheasant on her Scottish estate. Millet treads newly imaginative territory with these charismatic tales."--Publisher.|
|Luck of Roaring Camp and other writingsBret Harte ; with an introduction and notes by Gary Scharnhorst.PS1824 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Brings together Harte's best-known pieces including "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat," along with essays, a selection of poetry, and three of his condensed novels.|
|Mad dog : storiesHeinrich Böll ; translated by Breon Mitchell.PT2603.O394 M573 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Early stories by a German writer on life during World War II. In Fugitive, an army chaplain betrays a deserter, Trapped in Paris is a love story between a German and a Frenchwoman, and the title story is on the way war brutalizes men.|
|Mademoiselle Fifi and other storiesGuy de Maupassant ; translated with an introduction by David Coward.PQ2349.A4 E5 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Mary Wilkins Freeman readeredited by Mary R. Reichardt.PS1711 .R45 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), born in Randolph, Massachusetts, began to publish stories about New England in the early 1880s. In the following decades, Freeman drew widespread praise for her intimate portraits of women and her realistic depictions of rural New England life. She published short stories, essays, novels, plays, and children's books. Her stories, written in a clear and direct prose, are remarkable for their unpretentious, sympathetic portrayals of the lives of ordinary New Englanders of Freeman's era. Many of the stories depict rebellion against oppressive social and private conditions. Others describe conflicting desires for independence and lasting relationships. This volume of twenty-eight stories is the first to provide a representative sample of Freeman's finest work, from all phases of her career.|
|Masquerade and other storiesby Robert Walser ; translated by Susan Bernofsky ; with a foreword by William H. Gass.PT2647.A64 A23 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Maupassant and the American short story : the influence of form at the turn of the centuryRichard Fusco.PS374.S5 F87 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Maupassant and the American Short Story isolates and develops more fully than any previous study the impact of Maupassant's work on the writing of Ambrose Bierce, O. Henry, Kate Chopin, and Henry James. It introduces a new perspective to assess their canons, reviving the importance of many often-ignored stories and, in the cases of Maupassant and O. Henry, reasserting the necessity of studying such writers to understand the history of the genre. An important moment in the history of the short story occurred with the American misreading of Maupassant's use of story structure. Before the turn of the century, Jonathan Sturges and others published mostly surprise-inversion tales in translation. Especially inspiring Bierce and O. Henry, this skewed sample implied to American writers that Maupassant constructed such plots exclusively. Only a few writers, such as James and Chopin, both of whom read Maupassant in French, appreciated his deft handling of form more fully. Their vision and the impact of Maupassant upon their fiction was largely ignored by later generations of writers who preferred to associate Maupassant and O. Henry with the "trick ending" story. This book details the origins and consequences of this misperception. The book further contributes to the study of the short-story genre. Through an adaptation of Aristotelian concepts, Richard Fusco proposes an original approach to short-story structure, defining and developing seven categories of textual formulas: linear, ironic coda, surprise-inversion, loop, descending helical, contrast, and sinusoidal. As a practitioner of all these forms, Maupassant established his mastery of the genre. By studying his use of form, the book asserts a major reason for his pivotal importance in the historical development of the short story.|
|Mechanics of homosexual intercourse : storiesby Lonely Christopher.PS3612.O48 M43 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Men at war; the best war stories of all time. Based on a plan by William Kozlenko.by Lonely Christopher.PN6071.W35 H4 1942 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Metamorphosis and other storiesFranz Kafka ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel.PT2621.A26 A258 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Metamorphosis and other storiesFranz Kafka ; translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann.PT2621.A26 A2 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
Includes the stories "Metamorphosis"; "Meditation"; "The Judgement"; "The Stoker"; and "The Aeroplanes at Brescia".
|Mexican short stories = Cuentos mexicanosedited and translated by Stanley Appelbaum.PQ7288.E8 M49 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Mirrors beneath the earth : short fiction by Chicano writersedited by Ray González.PS647.M49 M56 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Modern Arabic fiction : an anthologyedited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi.PJ7694.E8 M59 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "This anthology offers a rich and diverse selection of works from more than one hundred and forty prominent Arab writers of fiction. The collection reflects Arab writers' formal inventiveness as well as their intense exploration of various dimensions of modern Arab life, including the impact of modernity, the rise of the oil economy, political authoritarianism, corruption, religion, poverty, and the Palestinian diaspora.".|
"Salma Khadra Jayyusi, a renowned scholar of Arabic literature, has included short stories and excerpts from novels from authors in every Arab country. Modern Arabic Fiction contains writings stretching from the pioneering work of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century authors to the novels of Naguib Mahfouz and the stories of contemporary Arab writers.
In addition to familiar names such as Mahfouz, the anthology presents excerpts from writers well known in the Arab world but just beginning to find an audience in the West, including early-twentieth-century writer Jurji Zaydan, whose historical epics influenced the moral attitudes of several generations of Arab readers; Yusuf Idris's complex and brilliant portraits of Egypt's poor; 'Abd al-Rahman Munif's searing exploration of the ecological and social impact of oil production; and Palestinian writer Ibrahim Nasrallah's bold postmodern examination of alienation in contemporary Arab life.".
"Jayyusi provides biographical information on the writers as well as a substantial introduction to the development of modern Arabic fictional genres that considers the central thematic and aesthetic concerns of Arab short story writers and novelists."--BOOK JACKET.
|Modern Japanese stories : an anthologyedited by Ivan Morris ; with translations by Edward Seidensticker...[et al.] and woodcuts by Masakazu Kuwata.PL782.E8 M65 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Modern Korean fiction : an anthologyBruce Fulton and Youngmin Kwon.PL984.E8 F85 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Monkey brain sushi : new tastes in Japanese fictionedited by Alfred Birnbaum.PL782.E8 M66 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Monterey shortsstories by fiction writers of the Monterey Peninsula ; edited by Walter Gourlay, Chris Kemp and Frances Rossi.PS643 .M66 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Morrow anthology of great Western short storiesedited with an introduction and headnotes by Jon Tuska and Vicki Piekarski.PS648.W4 M69 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of Western fiction comprising 28 stories, many by forgotten writers. They range from Vingie E. Roe's Shadows of Granite Ridge, on the revenge of a mistreated dog, to Conrad Lichter's Valhalla, a tale of courage. Quite a few writers are women.|
|Mother tongueEmine Sevgi Özdamar ; translated by Craig Thomas.PT2675.E93 M813 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Four stories on the lives of Turkish immigrants in Germany. One of them, Blackeye in Germany, is narrated by a man's donkey, while A Charwoman's Career draws on the author's own experiences before she went on to better things: stagehand, actress, playwright, theater director and now novelist. Lots of black humor.|
|Mothers & daughters : an anthology[edited by] Alberto Manguel.PN6120.95.M7 M68 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Music behind the wall : selected storiesAnna Maria Ortese ; translated by Henry Martin.PQ4875.R8 A25 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of surrealistic stories by a late Italian writer. Typical is The Villa, in which a man buys his mother a villa in heaven so she can have a place to entertain.|
|My escapee : storiesby Corinna Vallianatos.PS3622.A48 M9 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|My father's tears : and other storiesJohn Updike.PS3571.P4 M9 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Updike's first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, "My Father's Tears" finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel.|
|My land sings : stories from the Rio GrandeRudolfo Anaya ; illustrated by Amy Córdova.PZ7.A5186 My 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of ten original and traditional stories set in New Mexico, including "Lupe and la Llorona," "The Shepherd Who Knew the Language of Animals," and "Coyote and Raven."|
|My life and other storiesAnton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett.PG3456.A13 G272 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|My mother ; Madame Edwarda ; and, The dead manGeorges Bataille ; translated by Austryn Wainhouse ; with essays by Yukio Mishima and Ken Hollings.PQ2603.A695 A28 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Name and tears & other stories : forty years of Italian fictionedited and translated by Kathrine Jason.PQ4257.E5 N36 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Narradores colombianos en U.S.A. : antología[selección y prólogo de] Eduardo Márceles Daconte.PQ8176 .N37 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Natasha and other storiesDavid Bezmozgis.PR9199.4.B495 N38 2004 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of short stories follows a Russian Jewish family living in Toronto, covering twenty-three years in the life of Mark, from arguments with neighbors to his first sexual encounter with a cousin and the death of his grandfather.|
|New stories from the South.David Bezmozgis.PS551 .N49 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Norton book of American short storiesedited by Peter S. Prescott.PS648.S5 N69 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "...American short stories...tend to be conveyed through a tone of voice that the author invents for that particular story alone -- a first-person narration that reminds us of the oral tradition that lies behind all stories. This anthology recognizes that uniquely American trait in short fiction and preserves it in a collection that should delight readers for many years to come."|
|Nothing but you : love stories from the New Yorkeredited by Roger Angell.PS648.L6 N68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Love becomes life," Roger Angell proposes in his Introduction to Nothing But You: Love Stories from The New Yorker, and the variety of his meticulous and generous selection - thirty-eight stories, the first anthology of New Yorker fiction in three decades - proves his point. With pleasure, sadness, yearning, and dismay, we follow these subtle and surprising investigators of ourselves in love, from the seizures of erotic passion to the revisited depths of romantic despair. Taken separately, these stories suggest the infinite variety of the human heart. Taken together, they are a literary milestone, a comprehensive review of the way we live and love now.|
|Now and at the hour, and other short storiesby Aida L. Rivera.PR9550.9 .R585 1957 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Of women, outcastes, peasants, and rebels : a selection of Bengali short storiesedited, translated, and with an introduction by Kalpana Bardhan.PK1716 .O4 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|On writing short storiesFrancine Prose ... [et al.] ; edited by Tom Bailey.PN3373 .O52 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "On Writing Short Stories is a unique collection of original essays by seven professional writers. It is the only text of its kind to offer writing advice from such authors, editors, and instructors as Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, Frank Conroy, Andre Dubus, Robert Coles, Tom Bailey, and C. Michael Curtis, with a foreword by Tobias Wolff. These experts give voice - voices - to a dialogue about the art and craft of writing short stories." "Ideal for courses and workshops in creative writing, On Writing Short Stories also includes an engaging selection of eighteen short stories, both classic and contemporary, for discussion and analysis."--BOOK JACKET.|
|One-handed pianist and other storiesIlan Stavans.PQ7079.2.S78 A27 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Translations of eight stories and a novella from two books: La pianista manca (1991) and Talia y el cielo (1979; rev. 1989). Work treats identity, literary influence, writer's coming of age: themes Stavans details in an autobiographical epilogue. 'Wonderful fables for the Aeonic Age reader' (Don Webb: American Book Review, June/July 1997, p. 17). Excellent translations by author and several others"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.|
|Other side of heaven : postwar fiction by Vietnamese and American writersedited by Wayne Karlin, Le Minh Khue, and Truong Vu.PN6120.95.V46 O87 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Thirty-eight post-Vietnam War stories by American and Vietnamese writers. In Nguyen Quang Lap's The Sound of Harness Bells, a couple reunited at war's end try to have a child and the result is a monster, the wife having been gassed by Agent Orange, while in Tim O'Brien's Speaking of Courage, a decorated veteran reflects, that "courage was not always a matter of yes and no ... sometimes you were very brave up to a point and then beyond that point you were not so brave."|
|Our word is our weapon : selected writingsSubcommandante Marcos ; edited by Juana Ponce de León ; foreword by José Saramago ; afterword by Ana Carrigan ; timeline by Tom Hansen and Enlace civil.F1256 .M285 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Out of bounds : seven stories of conflict and hopeBeverley Naidoo.PZ7 .N1384 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Seven stories, spanning the time period from 1948 to 2000, chronicle the experiences of young people from different races and ethnic groups as they try to cope with the restrictions placed on their lives by South Africa's apartheid laws.|
|Out of the mirrored garden : new fiction by Latin American womenedited by Delia Poey.PQ7087.E5 O8 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Collection of 17 stories, most not previously published in English, by writers from across the region. Some are well-known in translation (Campos, Peri Rossi, Mastretta, Poniatowska); others less so (Kociancich, Boullosa). Varied styles and story content. Stories strong and translations generally excellent. Includes a short introduction by Poey, biographical paragraphs, and a short bibliography"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.|
|Oxford anthology of the Brazilian short storyedited by K. David Jackson.PQ9676 .O94 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
The short story has a long rich history in Brazil. This anthology contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature. The authors include J M Machado de Assis, Clarice Lispector, Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Mario de Andrade, Graciliano Ramos, Osman Lins, and other major names.
|Oxford book of Caribbean short storiesedited by Stewart Brown and John Wickham.PR9205.8 .O94 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Oxford book of Latin American short storiesedited by Roberto González Echevarría.PQ7087.E5 O9 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Includes 53 stories spanning evolution of short fiction in Brazil as well as Hispanic America across a broad range of writing from colonial era and 19th century to modern favorites such as Lugones, Quiroga, Lima Barreto, Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, Ribeyro, Castellanos, Lispector, Ferré, and Monterroso, in versions by distinguished translators. An essay by the editor traces evolution of the genre. Brief headnotes for each period and author and a short bibliography provide ample contextualization. Recommended for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.|
|Oxford book of modern women's storiesedited by Patricia Craig.PR1309.W7 O9 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Forty stories showing the extent of women's contribution to the short story form. From Willa Cather's Paul's Case, to a chapter from Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club.|
|Palestinian women of Gaza and the West Bankedited by Suha Sabbagh.HQ1728.8 .P35 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This collection introduces the reader to the women of Arab/Palestinian society, their social and political roles, and the challenges they face. In her introduction, Suha Sabbagh outlines the role of women in the struggles of Gaza and the West Bank. She demonstrates that neither the international media nor Arab commentators have accurately assessed the contributions of women's institutions or the support of traditional women for the Intifada. What impact will the politicization of these traditional women have on the predicated social transformations in the emerging Palestinian state? Will the women seek to alter their role in society, and what will be the response to their attempts? The essays in this multidisciplinary work, written from an "insider's" perspective, seek to answer these questions.|
|Palm readings : stories from Southern Californiaedited by Eve La Salle Caram.PS3555.S264 E85 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Paper door and other storiesShiga Naoya ; translated by Lane Dunlop.PL816.H5 A232 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Penguin book of Caribbean short storiesedited by E.A. Markham.PR9205.8. P46 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Spanning the history of the genre, this major anthology reflects the enormous diversity and richness of Caribbean writing." "E. A. Markham's generous selection includes pre-Columbian legends and myths deriving from India and Africa, a mildly Gothic tale from Frank Collymore, updated Anancy stories from Andrew Salkey, a sermon preached by a bishop and the documented experience of Sistren in the 1970s. Many of the stories are an evocative reminder of the turbulent history of the regionenforced transportation of Africans, East Indian indenture and subsequent migration. There are stories from Eric Walrond and Claude McKay, who contributed to the Harlem Renaissance, and works of social realism by, among others, C. L. R. James and Seepersad Naipaul, part of the literary awakening in Trinidad in the late 1920s."--BOOK JACKET.|
|Penguin book of classic children's characters[introduced by Leonard S. Marcus].PZ5 .P377 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contains "stories and picture books presented in their entirety, including full-color artwork, as well as carefully selected excerpts from longer works and novels..."--Fly-leaf.|
|Penguin book of international women's storiesselected and with an introduction by Kate Figes.PN6120.92.W65 P45 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories brings together a vast array of writing from women around the world. These stories mirror the changes and expectations of women's lives everywhere and reflect the diversity of their experience.|
|People on the prowl : short storiesby Jaime Collyer ; translated by Lillian Lorca de Tagle.PQ6653.O396 G4613 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Wonderful translation of Chilean writer's Gente al acecho (1992) comprised of 15 stories and an author's epilogue. Varied themes are neo-Borgesian in cosmopolitan historical and intellectual content, but richer in humor. Tagle's mastery of the text is evident in her engaging work. Cover biography; no further supporting material"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.|
|PilgrimsElizabeth Gilbert.PS3557.I3415 P55 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twelve stories on human relations. In the title story, a girl teases a cowboy to elope with her, knowing he does not have the will, The Finest Wife is on a promiscuous woman who nevertheless is a good wife, and in Landing, a woman is turned on by a parachutist.|
|Place of one's own : stories of self in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singaporeedited by Kwok-kan Tam, Terry S.H. Yip, Wimal Dissanayake.PL2658.E8 P55 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Poetry and short stories of Dorothy Parker.edited by Kwok-kan Tam, Terry S.H. Yip, Wimal Dissanayake.PS3531.A5855 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Poetry and short stories by American author Dorothy Parker, who got her start as a caption writer for Vogue and was instrumental in forming the character of the New Yorker magazine at its founding in 1925.|
|Points of departure : new stories from Mexicoedited by Mónica Lavín ; translated by Gustavo Segade.PQ7288.E8 P65 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Portable American realism and naturalism readeredited and with introductions by James Nagel and Tom Quirk.PS658 .P67 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Portraits of a few of the people I've made cry : storiesChristine Sneed.PS3619.N523 P67 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories that explore the tragicomic aspects of romantic love.|
|Princess and other storiesAnton Chekhov ; translated with an introduction and notes by Ronald Hingley.PG3456.A15 H56 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Pritchett centuryV.S. Pritchett.PR6031.R7 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The works of V. S. Pritchett, a British writer born in 1900 who mastered nearly every form of literature--the novel, short fiction, travel writings, criticism and memoir. Portraits of the Amazon and London vie with his reflections on turning eighty.|
|Progress of loveAlice Munro.PR9199.3.M8 P7 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Eleven stories, including "Miles City, Montanta", "Lichen", and "White dump", reveal the nature of power of love between children and parents, between siblings, and between estranged lovers.|
|Puro conjunto : an album in words and pictures : writings, posters, and photographs from the Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio, 1982-1998edited by Juan Tejeda & Avelardo Valdez.ML3481 .T45 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of thirty-three essays from the program-magazine from the Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio.|
|Reader's guide to the short stories of Eudora WeltyDiane R. Pingatore.PS3545.E6 Z83 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Reading narrative fiction[edited by] Seymour Chatman ; with material contributed by Brian Attebery.PN6120.2 .R44 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Reading response logs : inviting students to explore novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and moreMary Kooy, Jan Wells.LB1632 .K66 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Recovering the U.S. Hispanic literary heritage. Vol. Vedited by Kenya Dworkin y Méndez, and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz.PS153.H56 R43 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Red convertible : selected and new stories, 1978-2008Louise Erdrich.PS3555.R42 R44 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of three dozen short works includes six previously unpublished pieces and offers insight into the author's use of plot twists and contrasting psychological landscapes.|
|Reflections in a male eye : John Huston and the American experienceedited by Gaylyn Studlar and David Desser.PN1998.3.H87 R44 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In a career that spanned six decades, the legendary John Huston directed 38 films, including The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African Queen, Prizzi's Honor, and The Dead, as well as three documentaries on the experience of World War II combat and its aftereffects.|
Despite his achievements, Huston's work has often been spurned by movie critics and film scholars. This anthology, the first in-depth study of Huston's films since his death in 1987, challenges the conventional wisdom through a vigorous reassessment of the director's work. Bringing together recent essays, classic pieces by Andrew Sarris and James Agee, as well as two Huston short stories and an interview with the filmmaker, Reflections in a Male Eye explores the ideology of Huston's films, their social and political backdrop, and his vision of the American male.
Arguing that Huston's point of view was revealed subtly through his selection of topics and direction, Robert Sklar, Gary Edgerton, John Engell, and Stephen Cooper contend that it was the historical and political context of Huston's films - not just directorial personality - that gave his work a distinct stamp. Other contributors, among them James Naremore, Martin Rubin, and Virginia Wright Wexman, examine the representation of masculinity, the image of the male body, and the use of problematical heroes in Huston's films. They consider such issues as male bonding, sensitivity, powerlessness, and failure alongside Huston's questioning of American idealism and traditional male gender roles.
Reflections in a Male Eye includes a complete filmography covering Huston's work as actor, director, and screenwriter and numerous stills and frame enlargements.
|Running mother and other storiesGuo Songfen ; edited and with an introduction by John Balcom.PL2860.U56 A6 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This volume marks the first collection and translation of Guo Songfen's fiction into English, offering Western readers a unique opportunity to experience the author's rich and evocative style.|
|Sailing to ByzantiumRobert Silverberg.PS648.S3 S25 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Sampling the book : Renaissance prologues and the French conteursDeborah N. Losse.PQ643 .L67 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This is the first comprehensive study of the prefaces of the major French Renaissance writers of short narrative form. The recent renewal of interest in the art of printing, in the performative aspects of prefatory discourse, and in reader response has stimulated research in liminary forms.|
Sampling the Book sets the prologues of better-known storytellers - such as Rabelais, Bonaventure Des Periers, and Marguerite de Navarre - in the context of the prologues of both major and minor conteurs: Philippe de Vigneulles, Noel du Fail, Jacques Yver, le Seigneur de Cholieres, Nicholas de Troyes, Beroalde de Verville, and others.
Renaissance printing practices had a profound effect on the development of the prologue. As printed works began to reach an increasingly expanded public, writers began to use the liminary space of their works not only to announce the title and contents of the work to follow but to try to influence the reception of the text by offering guidelines to the reader.
This study begins with a discussion of how the Renaissance storyteller carries on the Medieval tradition of grounding the text in authoritative sources while taking credit for innovations in narrative technique. The unique voice of the author assumes an expanding role in the prefatory pages as we progress from the early prologue of Philippe de Vigneulles to the prologues of Bonaventure Des Periers, Noel du Fail, Jacques Yver, and le Seigneur de Cholieres. Deborah N.
Losse goes on to explore the relationship between history and fiction in the prologues of the storytellers and describes the fictional contract between writer and reader as it comes into play in the liminary pages of the work.
Metaphors used to illustrate the generating circumstances of the work to follow occupy a central place in the prefaces of Renaissance storytellers. Developing Paul Ricoeur's description of metaphor as a decoding tool, Losse describes how the conteurs use prefatory metaphors to set up a "good reading" of the text. There follows an extensive analysis of the prefatory functions as applied to the prologues of storytellers ranging from Marguerite de Navarre to Beroalde de Verville.
Reference is also made to the typology set up by Gerard Genette, but efforts are made to indicate how the Renaissance prologues chart their own prefatory course.
Also treated are the prefatory remarks of women writers such as Helisenne de Crenne, Jeanne Flore, and Louise Labe, which depart in several important ways from the liminary discourse of their male contemporaries. These writers - on occasion - subvert prefatory convention to criticize the male sex or exclude the male voice entirely from the prefatory pages of their works. Losse shows that issues of gender and social standing have exerted a lasting influence on prefatory forms.
|Samuel Beckett: the complete short prose, 1929-1989edited and with an introduction and notes by S.E. Gontarski.PQ2603.E378 A24 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An anthology of short stories by a poet and dramatist who considered his prose fiction "the important writing." The collection represents the seeds of creation for his later works in which he looked at the tragicomic plight of man. The titles range from Assumption, published in a magazine when Beckett was 23, to Stirrings Still, written when he was 82.|
|Se habla español : voces latinas en USAseleccíon de Edmundo Paz Soldán y Alberto Fuguet.PS508.H57 S42 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Gathers stories by Latin American authors about the United States, its society, and its culture, as seen by Spanish-speaking visitors, immigrants, and residents.|
|Secret of cartwheels : short storiesby Patricia Henley.PS3558.E49633 S4 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Selected short stories of Edith Whartonintroduced and edited by R.W.B. Lewis.PS3545.H16 A6 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton, R.W.B. Lewis, Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, has culled twenty-one of her best stories, here available in a single volume for the first time.|
|Selected short stories of Franz Kafkatranslated by Willa and Edwin Muir ; introduction by Philip Rahv.PT2621.A26 A257 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Selected short stories of William Faulkner.translated by Willa and Edwin Muir ; introduction by Philip Rahv.PS3511.A86 A6 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Thirteen stories deal with small town southern life, love, betrayal, murder, and arson. Faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the stories in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929, when he published the Sound and the Fury. They deal with many of the themes found in the novels and with the subjects and characters of small town Mississippi life that are uniquely Faulkner's. In a Rose for Emily, the first of his stories to appear in a national magazine, a straightforward, neighborly narrator relates a tale of love, betrayal, murder, and implied necrophilia. The vicious Snopes family of the Hamlet trilogy turns up in Barn Burning (1938), about a son's response to the activities of his arsonist father. Other inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha County appearing here include Jason and Caddy Compson, childish witnesses to the terror of the pregnant black laundress in That Evening Sun (1930), who fears that her lover will murder her.|
|Selected storiesAlice Munro.PR9199.3.M8 A6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twenty-eight stories set in farms and small towns around Lake Huron. They include Dance of the Happy Shades, on a retired piano teacher, and Walker Brothers Cowboy, on two children making calls with their salesman father during the 1930s depression.|
|Selected stories and sketchesBret Harte ; edited with an introduction by David Wyatt.PS1822 .W93 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Selected stories of Patricia Highsmithwith a foreword by Graham Greene.PS3558.I366 A6 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability In a cruel twist of irony, Texas-born Patricia Highsmith is only now, six years after her death, being recognized for her inestimable genius in her native land. With the savage humor of Evelyn Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe, she brought a distinct twentieth-century acuity to her prolific body of noir fiction. Called "the poet of apprehension" by Graham Greene, Highsmith was unrivaled in capturing the ways in which our seemingly benign neighbors can become the psychopaths next door. Now, five of her classic short story collections are combined in a single volume, The selected stories of Patricia Highsmith, with a foreword by Graham Greene.|
|Selected stories of Siegfried Lenzedited and translated by Breon Mitchell.PT2623.E583 A26 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Sette raccontiAlberto Moravia.PQ4829.O62 S4 1972 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Shattered : stories of children and waredited by Jennifer Armstrong.PZ5 .S5147 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories explore the ways in which children are affected by war, from two Native American soldiers fighting in the Civil War, to an Afghan girl whose village is destroyed by the Soviets.|
|Short fiction by Hispanic writers of the United Statesedited by Nicolás Kanellos.PS647.H58 S48 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Introduced by informative entries which place the authors in their cultural and historical context, the selections in this collection are as diverse as Hispanic culture itself and as varied as the personalities of their authors.|
|Short stories by Latin American women : the magic and the realedited by Celia Correas de Zapata ; foreword by Isabel Allende.PQ7087.F5 S46 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Celia Correas de Zapata, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Latin American fiction written by women, has collected stories by thirty-one authors from fourteen countries, translated into English by such renowned scholars and writers as Gregory Rabassa and Margaret Sayers Peden. Contributors include Dora Alonso, Rosario Ferré, Elena Poniatowska, Ana Lydia Vega, and Luisa Valenzuela. The resulting book is a literary tour de force, stories written by women in this hemisphere that speak to cultures throughout the world. In her Foreword, Isabel Allende states, "This anthology is so valuable; it lays open the emotions of writers who, in turn, speak for others still shrouded in silence.|
|Short storiesby Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ; edited by Rodger L. Tarr.PS3535.A845 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The stories, many about the Florida backwoods, were written between 1928 and 1953 for Saturday Evening Post, New Yorker and Scribner's Magazine. By the winner of the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling.|
|Short stories in Italianedited by Nick Roberts.PQ4257.E5 S56 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Short stories in Spanishedited by John R. King.PQ6267.E8 S56 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Offers bilingual versions of short stories by twentieth-century Spanish and Latin American authors, arranged in order of increasing complexity.|
|Short storiesLangston Hughes ; edited by Akiba Sullivan Harper ;with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad.PS3515.U274 A6 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Offers a collection of stories written between 1919 and 1963 that follow Hughes' literary development and the growth of his personal and political concerns.|
|Short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald : a new collectionedited and with a preface by Matthew J. Bruccoli.PS3511.I9 A6 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "The 43 stories in this collection include both the famous ones and several that are less well known." Booklist. "Collection of 43 short stories that illustrate Fitzgerald's depth and range of literary talent...including commercial work for the Saturday Evening Post."|
|Sky, the stars, the wildernessRick Bass.PS3552.A8213 S5 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A novella and two stories. The title novella, set on a ranch in Texas, is on a woman's love of the land, Where the Sea Used to Be is on the rivalry of two oil men, while in The Myth of the Bears a mountain man tracks a runaway wife who seems to leave an unusual number of helpful clues.|
|Slate of life : more contemporary stories by women writers of Indiaedited by Kali for Women ; introduction by Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Satya P. Mohanty.PK5461 .S52 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Contemporary stories by Indian women writers. The editors caution that the female protagonists should be viewed as ordinary people, not "as exotic natives or as mere victims of patriarchal, class and caste violence." A sequel to Truth Tales.|
|Slave girl : and other stories about womenIvo Andrić ; edited by Radmila J. Gorup ; introduction by Zoran Milutinović.PG1418.A6 A2 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
Includes examples of the oppression of women and the disaster that ensues if any should defy the established rules.
|Smut : storiesAlan Bennett.PR6052.E5 S68 2011b Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Something in common : contemporary Louisiana storiesedited by Ann Brewster Dobie ; with an introduction by Lewis P. Simpson.PS558.L8 S66 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|SonsFranz Kafka ; introduction by Mark Anderson.PT2621.A26 A2 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Soviet literary culture in the 1970s : the politics of ironyAnatoly Vishevsky ; with an anthology of ironic prose translated by Michael Biggins and Anatoly Vishevsky.PG3097 .V57 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Hope and faith were in short supply among Soviet liberals by the late 1960s. Writing about the popular culture of the Soviet intellectual during the years of post-Stalinist thaw, Anatoly Vishevsky cites the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia as a formal landmark that inaugurated the period in which irony was propelled to the forefront of the literary and cultural scene. Irony was the direct product of disillusion and despair over the apparent abandonment of the promising.|
post-thaw ideals and values. This period that ended with the beginning of perestroika and glasnost, Vishevsky believes, also was the incubator of many processes now prevalent in the country's literature and culture. Although censorship kept this ironic worldview off the main stage of Soviet literature, it surfaced in peripheral forms - stand-up comedy, songs of the "bards," short stories in periodicals and newspapers, radio and TV shows, local cinematography, regional.
literature - works that friends discussed over kitchen tables, "where most heated debates usually took place in the Soviet Union." A major part of the book is devoted to a corpus of writing never before treated critically: the ironic stories that appeared in the late 1960s and the 1970s in Soviet humor periodicals and in the humor pages of newspapers and magazines. These stories, each three to ten typed pages, were presumably tolerated by the Soviet authorities because.
of their brevity and their often unassuming placement in the back pages of magazines. The stories collected here, translated for the first time in English and including several by Aksyonov and Bitov, constitute a new subgenre in the history of Russian literature - the ironic short story.
|Speaking of the short story : interviews with contemporary writersedited by Farhat Iftekharuddin, Mary Rohrberger, and Maurice Lee.PS374.S5 S68 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Here twenty-one interviews (eighteen with contemporary writers and three with scholars of the short story) reveal the demanding and exhilarating requirements the short story imposes upon its practitioners. Although amateurs delight in writing stories, form proves to demand a master touch, like that of the interviewees.|
|Spilling the beans in Chicanolandia : conversations with writers and artistsFrederick Luis Aldama.PS153.M4 A437 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Stars of Constantinople : storiesby Ólafur Jóhann Sigurdsson ; translated by Alan Boucher.PT7511.O44 A6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability For many years Olafur Johann Sigurdsson was Iceland's premier writer. Prolific in a number of genres, he was the author of nine novels, five volumes of short stories, five books of poems, and several books for children. In 1976 he was the first Icelander to receive the Nordic Council Prize, which is given annually to the author of the most outstanding work of literature in all the Nordic countries. Sigurdsson was born in 1918, when Iceland was still a poor, predominantly.|
rural land of farmers and fishermen. But during his lifetime he witnessed his country's swift transformation into a largely urban, technologically advanced society. The tensions between Iceland's traditional past and modern present are a signature theme in much of his work and are in strong evidence in The Stars of Constantinople. The twelve stories collected here, the first comprehensive sampling of Sigurdsson's writing available in English, were published in Iceland.
over a period of some thirty-five years and provide an excellent introduction to his fiction. They embrace a range of emotions and experiences, from the innocence of childhood in the isolation of the countryside, to the loneliness of life in a growing town, to the frustrations of old age. The two long stories with which the collection begins, "The Changing Earth" and "Pastor Bodvar's Letter," represent the two poles of that range. In the first the effects of the.
revolving seasons on the Icelandic countryside form a backdrop to the coming-of-age of a farm youth who experiences first disillusionment and then a new sense of freedom as he matures and begins to appreciate the nature of love. "Pastor Bodvar's Letter" offers an ironic portrait of an aging, largely content man who, as he nears the end of his days, must come to terms with his life's disappointments. Many of the stories, particularly those told from the point of view of.
children, have the quality of fables. In the title story a boy is seduced by the boundless possibilities of a more exotic world represented by the trinkets proffered by a pair of wayfarers. In another, a child, inspired by an itinerant carpenter who has come to work at his family's farm, dreams of building a pyramid. Other stories are concerned with the fragility of human connections in an ever more impersonal society. In "The Hand" a solitary man and an old woman,
lodgers in the same house, forge a tentative yet important bond. In "The Blind Boy" a composer, unable to complete his commissions, nonetheless is able to create beautiful music that soothes a sightless child. All twelve of these accomplished, elegantly written stories are testaments to Sigurdsson's remarkable talent and his highly personal, yet universal, vision.
|Steppe and other storiesAnton Chekhov.PG3456 .A13 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Steppe and other storiesAnton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett.PG3456.A13 G38 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid talesby Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith.PZ8.S3134 St 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.|
|Store of a million items : storiesMichelle Cliff.PR9265.9.C55 S86 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability With a precise economy of language and unsentimental intelligence, these stories show people confronting the central dualities of a complex world: black and white, colonialism and revolution, America and the Third World, and femininity and masculinity.|
|Stories from Iran : a Chicago anthology, 1921-1991edited by Heshmat Moayyad.PK6449.E7 S86 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Stories of Eva LunaIsabel Allende ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.PQ8098.1.L54 C8413 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Stories of GodRainer Maria Rilke ; translation by M.D. Herter Norton.PT2635.R45 G3E 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Rainer Maria Rilke felt that the world and all its joys most truly belonged to the young, and in 'Stories of God' he captured for them the magic, charm and wisdom of fairy and folk tales.|
|Stories of John Cheever.Rainer Maria Rilke ; translation by M.D. Herter Norton.PS3505 .H6428 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability From the Publisher: When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection. Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life."|
A collection of sixty-one of Cheever's short stories, including four that have never been published in book form.
|Stories of John Edgar Widemanby John Edgar Wideman.PS3573.I26 A6 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Collection of short stories by the author covering the past ten years of his writing.|
|Stories of menAnton Chekhov ; translated by Paula P. Ross.PG3456.A15 R67 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Stories of Stephen Dixon.Anton Chekhov ; translated by Paula P. Ross.PS3554.I92 A6 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An anthology from a master of plotting and dialogue. There are 60 stories and they center on the lives of older men, usually from suburbia and undergoing mid-life crises.|
|Stories of womenAnton Chekhov ; an original translation by Paula P. Ross.PG3456.A15 R67 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories of Women, a new translation by Paula P. Ross, contains examples of Chekhov's finest work written between 1882 and 1903, including twelve early stories that appear in English here for the first time. This collection focuses on the plight of women - privileged and peasant - and shows Chekhov's eloquent compassion for their unenviable social position.|
Anton Chekhov's inspiration for these extraordinarily intense yet delicate vignettes was drawn from the teeming world of nineteenth-century Russia, a time in which women were considered little more than the possessions of their male masters. Consigned to second-class status by a male-dominated society, women literally had nothing to call their own.
The evolution of women's awareness in Russia began primarily with the emancipation of the serfs by Alexander II in 1861 and the granting of permission for women to attend university lectures. Before this important change in social policy, a woman's education was limited to practical domestic duties for the less well off, or finishing schools for those of the gentry. At this time women of means began to travel abroad to schools where they were introduced to liberal ideas.
Upon their return to Russia, these women began to participate in protests, which led to a reactionary movement in the 1880s and the closing of university doors to women until 1897.
Education did become a means to achieve independence, but the traditional employment of educated women remained limited: they were typists, sales clerks, librarians, elementary school teachers, governesses, and the like. Peasant women labored in the homes, fields, and factories. But women of character and breeding found ways of overcoming their second-class status.
The particular stories of Chekhov that Ms. Ross has selected and carefully translated describe Russian women in all their complexity. Weak or strong, simple or complex, ignorant or intelligent, cruel or generous, vindictive or cowardly, dominating or self-effacing, the women in these deeply moving, and sometimes humorous, tales determine their own actions and attitudes - carving out their own sense of identity and self-worth - under circumstances that are not of their own making.
The powerful influence of custom, prejudice, tradition, blinding ignorance, and overwhelming dependence shapes the decision of each woman and speaks to the soul of contemporary women as well. The lack of appreciation Russian men showed for their women as nurturers, burdenbearers, and lovers, and the poor communication between spouses precipitated a despair and defeatism that speaks to the plight of the modern Western woman.
. Stories of Women will intrigue aficionados of Russian literature (who will find that Ross's "literal" translation retains the flavor of the original) and those who are new to Chekhov's work. But it cannot fail to capture the interest of all who are concerned about the cause of women.
|Strange pilgrims : twelve storiesby Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.PQ8180.17.A73 D6313 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability The 12 stories in this shimmering collection poignantly depict South Americans adrift in Europe. Combining terror and nostalgia, surreal comedy and the poetry of the commonplace, Strange Pilgrims is a triumph of narrative sorcery by the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude.|
|Student companion to John SteinbeckCynthia Burkhead.PS3537.T3234 Z6195 2002 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Describes American author John Steinbeck's life and career, and profiles his major novels and short stories.|
|Sudden fiction : American short-short storiesedited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas ; with a frontistory by Robert Coover ; and afterwords, about the short-short story form by forty of America's finest writers.PS648.S5 S8 1986 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Presents over seventy short stories five pages long or less by such American authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury, Langston Hughes, and Raymond Carver, and includes authors' commentary on the genre.|
|Sudden flash youth : 65 short-short storiesedited by Christine Perkins-Hazuka, Tom Hazuka, and Mark Budman.PS648.S5 S84 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Presents a collection of short stories about significant moments which marked a turning point in the lives of young protagonists by such authors as Anne Mazer, Alan Stewart Carl, Dave Eggers, and Peter Bacho.|
|Survivor's medicine : short storiesby E. Donald Two-Rivers.PS3570.W6 S8 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twenty-two stories by an Indian from Ontario. In On the Run, a man studies law so he can obtain the release of his girlfriend from jail, while The Horse Barn and Little Lady Jane is on an incident with horse manure which puts an end to a romance.|
|Tablet & pen : literary landscapes from the modern Middle Eastedited by Reza Aslan.PJ409 .T33 2011 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Spans a century of poems, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays by Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Azra Abbas, Ghulam Abbas, Abu Salma, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Sa'id Asbar), Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Pegah Ahmadi, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Nazik al-Malāʼikah, Mozaffar al-Nawwab, Melih Cevdet Anday, ʻArrār (Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal), Manouchehr Atashi, Reza Baraheni, Faraj Bayraqdar, Simin Behbahani, Alireza Behnam, Sadeq Chubak, Ismat Chughtai, Zayd Mutee' Dammaj, Simin Daneshvar, Mahmoud Darwish, Parvin E'tesami, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Forugh Farrokhzad, Altaf Fatima, Khalil Gibran, Hoiushang Golshiri, Melisa Gürpinar, Yahya Haqqi, Haydar Haydar, Sadegh Hedayat, Nâzim Hikmet, Abdullah Hussein, Intizaar Hussein, Yusif Idris, Muhammad Iqbal, Ali Sardar Jafri, Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh, Ghassan Kanafani, Orhan Veli Kanik, Refik Halit Karay, Cemil Kavukçu, Yaşar Kemal, Naguib Mahfouz, ʻAbd al-Raḥīm Mahmud, Saʻādat Ḥasan Manto, Miraji (Muḥammad S̲ānāʼullāh Dār), Zakaria Mohammad, Nader Naderpour, Kishwar Naheed, Aziz Nesin, Orhan Pamuk, Zoya Pirzad, Hamid Reza Rahimi, N.M. Rashed, Fahmida Riaz, Oktay Rifat, Zeeshan Sahil, Ahmad Shamloo, Cemal Süreya, Zakariyya Tami, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. Goli Taraghi, Akhtar ul-Iman, Saadi Youssef, Can Yücel, Nima Yushij, and Haifa Zangana.|
|Tale of the old fisherman : contemporary Urdu short storiesedited and with an introduction by Muhammad Umar Memon.PK2211.E8 T3 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Tales from Djakarta : caricatures of circumstances and their human beingsPramoedya Ananta Toer.PL5089.T8 A6 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Tales from EarthseaUrsula K. Le Guin.PZ7.L5215 Tal 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Explores further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history and magic of the place.|
|Tales from the Irish Club : a collection of short storiesby Lester Goran.PS3557.O63 T35 1996 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Eleven stories about Irish-Americans in Pittsburgh. In The Payment, a married man discovers he is addicted to prostitutes, a type of woman he first met during the Vietnam War, Mortality is the marriage of a three-time widow, and The Madonna of the Jukebox is on a holy image which appears in a bar.|
|Tales of Henry James : the texts of the tales, the author on his craft, criticismselected and edited by Christof Wegelin and Henry B. Wonham.PS2111 .W44 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Presents the text and critical analysis of nine short stories of author Henry James representing the major achievements of his career as a fiction writer.|
|Tales of tears and laughter : short fiction of Medieval Japantranslated by Virginia Skord.PL782.E8 T36 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Telling moments : autobiographical lesbian short storiesedited by Lynda Hall.HQ75.3 .T45 2003 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability "Telling Moments collects contemporary short stories by a diverse group of twenty-four lesbian writers. Engaging themes of life and death, aging, mother-hood, race, love, work, and travel, the writers offer brief glimpses into lesbian lives.".|
"The tales encompass sheer joy, amazing strength, poignant memories, and lively humor. Anna Livia's protagonist appreciates her mother's artful garden creation. Ruthann Robson tells of a survivor of the health care system. In Marion Douglas's story a teenager dances with an alluring classmate. Donna Allegra's strong construction worker copes with the death of her mother. And Karla Jay sets her character forth to swim with sharks. Most of the stories are accompanied by an author photo, biographical sketch, and - a most significant feature - commentary from the author on her writing process and the autobiographical nature of her story, illustrating the truth behind the fiction."--BOOK JACKET.
|There once lived a girl who seduced her sister's husband, and he hanged himself : love storiesLudmilla Petrushevskaya ; selected and translated with an introduction by Anna Summers.PG3485.E724 A2 2013 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Thing around your neckChimamanda Ngozi Adichie.PR9387.9.A34354 T55 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of twelve stories includes the tale of a medical student in hiding with a poor Muslim woman, and a woman who discovers a devastating secret about her brother's death.|
|This is how you lose herJunot Díaz.PS3554.I259 T48 2012 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|This is not a story and other storiesDenis Diderot ; translated with an introduction by P.N. Furbank.PQ1979 .A25 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Tijuana : stories on the borderFederico Campbell ; translated and introduced by Debra A. Castillo.PQ7298.13.A392 T5413 1995 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A novella and four stories set in Mexico. In the novella, Everything About Seals, a relationship is revealed through the act of a man stalking a woman. Of the stories, Tijuana Times is on a youth gang, and Anticipating Incorporation is on a man's military service.|
|Tolstoy's short fiction : revised translations, backgrounds and sources, criticismedited and with revised translations by Michael R. Katz.PG3366.A13 K38 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Tongues on fire : Caribbean lesbian lives and storiesedited by Rosamund Elwin.PR9205.8 T65 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Traces : storiesIda Fink ; translated by Philip Boehm and Francine Prose.PG7165.I44 A24 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Twenty-one short stories tracing the experiences of Jews during the Holocaust in Poland. The protagonists are mainly women and their stories are tinged with the irony of life. Typical is Sabina under the Sacks, in which a woman escapes from an unhappy marriage, only to be trapped in a roundup.|
|Tradition and modernity in the African short story : an introduction to a literature in search of criticsF. Odun Balogun.PR9344 .B35 1991 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Tropical synagogues : short storiesby Jewish-Latin American writers ; edited, and with an introduction by Ilan Stavans.PQ7087.E5 T76 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Most readers north of the Rio Grande are not aware that waves of immigrants have created an ethnically diverse culture in Latin America, a mosaic of particular visions and voices that includes a cohesive Jewish community with roots in Eastern Europe and as far back as pre-Columbian Spain.|
In this unique anthology, Ilan Stavans - who is at home both in Jewish and Latino cultures - introduces us to engaging writers, the histories of the different communities in which they emerged, their literary tradition and cultural predicament.
Organized from a geographic and historical perspective, Tropical Synagogues includes stories by acclaimed and new voices - some appearing in English for the first time. We encounter the beginnings of the Jewish literary tradition on the continent in the work of Alberto Gerchunoff, who immigrated to Argentina during the late nineteenth century and influenced future generations of writers such as Isidoro Blaisten, German Rozenmacher, Gerardo Mario Goloboff, and Mario Szichman.
Stories also appear by celebrated writers such as Moacyr Scliar, Clarice Lispector, Isaac Goldemberg, and Victor Perera, who may be more familiar to English-speaking readers. Another vital part of this tradition are the innovative women writers who have been a major force in the development of Latin American fiction, represented here by Alicia Steimberg, Nora Glickman, Aida Bortnik, Margo Glantz, Esther Seligson, Elisa Lerner, Angelina Muniz-Huberman, and Alicia Lubitch Domecq.
. The image of the "tropical synagogue" evokes the collective voice and imagination that come to life on the pages of this book. Conjuring a fantastic synthesis of the Old and New World, tradition and exoticism, sensuality and metaphysics, it is a telling metaphor for the little known but compelling short fiction collected here.
|Truth tales : contemporary stories by women writers of Indiaedited by Kali for Women ; introduction by Meena Alexander.PK5461 .T78 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Tumble home : a novella and short storiesAmy Hempel.PS3558.E47916 T86 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A novella on life in a sanatorium featuring a woman who has suffered a nervous breakdown. She tells her story in a letter to a friend. The novella is accompanied by seven stories, one of which is on a children's party, another on living near a cemetery. By the author of At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom.|
|Two stories of Pragueby Rainer Maria Rilke ; introduced and translated by Angela Esterhammer.PT2635.I65 Z4513 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Two stories on the ethnic conflict between Czechs and Germans at the end of the 19th Century. In "King Bohush," a hunchback is murdered by Czech nationalists believing he betrayed them to the authorities, in "Two Siblings, " a girl loses her mother and brother after moving to the capital, but manages to survive.|
|Unaccustomed earthJhumpa Lahiri.PS3562.A316 U53 2008 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Exploring the secrets and complexities lying at the heart of family life and relationships, a collection of eight stories includes the title work, about a young mother in a new city whose father tends her garden while hiding a secret love affair.|
|Uncollected stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman[compiled by] Mary R. Reichardt.PS1711 .R45 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Few who appreciate the heritage of the short story would question Mary Wilkins Freeman's important position in turn-of-the-century American fiction or her major contributions to the development of the short story form. Freeman (1852-1930), one of the first women elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1927), was a regional writer who excelled in the careful delineation of local characters and customs and in exact transcription of indigenous dialect. She.|
also is noted for her contribution to modern psychological literature. This volume brings together for the first time twenty of the best of her "lost" tales. It contributes to the growing reevaluation of this exceptional author of such often anthologized stories as "The 'Revolt' of Mother" and "A New England Nun." The stories in this volume are chronologically arranged. They reveal both familiar and new terrain. Freeman once again delves into the inner lives of New.
England women. Yet, unlike many of her well-known stories, in these there are new moods and experiments. Four stories involve male protagonists. Three are mystery stories. Three are tales of women artists. Two illustrate Freeman's attempt in her later fiction to incorporate "modern" themes. A prolific writer, Freeman published nearly two-hundred-fifty short stories during her lifetime. Almost a hundred of those stories, however, were not collected. For more than half a.
century they have remained virtually inaccessible. This volume brings together twenty of the best of Freeman's uncollected stories from such magazines as Century, Collier's, Harper's Monthly, Good Housekeeping, The Golden Book, Woman's Home Companion, Independent, and Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. This collection restores significant works to the treasury of American literature.
|Uncollected stories of William Faulkneredited by Joseph Blotner.PS3511.A86 A6 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Offers forty-six stories, including twenty that were incorporated into longer works after magazine publication, eleven that appeared in periodicals, and fifteen never published at all.|
|Under African skies : modern African storiesedited, and with an introduction by Charles R. Larson.PQ8011 .U7 1997 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An anthology of short stories by African writers from a dozen countries. The subjects range from war and politics to problems with domestics and African humor. Some stories were written in English, others are translations from Arabic, French and Portuguese. All were written in the latter part of this century.|
|Unraveling the real : the fantastic in Spanish-American ficcionesCynthia Duncan.PQ7082.F35 D86 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
Exploring the fantastic in Spanish American literature as an expression of subversiveness that threatening to undermine the culture
|Unspeakable women : selected short stories written by Italian women during Fascismtranslations, introduction, and afterword by Robin Pickering-Iazzi.PQ4257.E5 U67 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Victorian fairy tale bookedited and with an introduction by Michael Patrick Hearn ; with illustrations from the original editions.PR1309.F26 V48 1990 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of classic Victorian fairy tales by such authors as John Ruskin, Charles Dickens, and Oscar Wilde.|
|View from Castle Rock : storiesAlice Munro.PR9199.3.M8 V54 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collections of stories about the Laidlaw family starting in the wilds of the Scottish Borders, their voyage to Canada, to stories set in Alice (Laidlaw) Munro's present time.|
|Vintage Book of contemporary Chinese fictionedited by Carolyn Choa and David Su Li-qun.PL2658.E8 P53 2001 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Vintage book of Latin American storiesedited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega.PQ7087.E5 V56 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Voices we carry : recent Italian/American women's fictionedited by Mary Jo Bona.PS647.I82 V65 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|War by candlelight : storiesDaniel Alarcón.PS3601.L333 W37 2006 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Nine short stories about people who have been displaced by war or economic crises take readers from the jungles and the streets of Lima, Peru, to the sites of dangerous border crossings, and to intimate New York apartments. Something is happening around the globe: mass movements of peoples, dislocations of language and culture in the wake of war and economic crises. Our world is changing. In this exquisite collection, Daniel Alarcon takes the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people. Wars, both national and internal, are waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments. These are lives at the margins of the globalized and not yet globalized worlds. The stories of those who shuttle between them and never quite feel at home in the cities where they were born. An unrepentant terrorist remembers where it all began. A would be emigrant contemplates the ramifications of leaving and never coming back; a reporter turns in his pad and pencil for the inglorious costume of a street clown. War by Candlelight is a devastating portrait of a world in flux. Daniel Alarcon is an extraordinary new voice in literary fiction--one you will not soon forget.|
|War dancesby Sherman Alexie.PS3551.L35774 W37 2009 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.|
|Ward number six and other storiesAnton Chekhov ; translated with an introduction by Ronald Hingley.PG3456.A15 H56 1988 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Weeping woman : La llorona and other storiesby Alma Luz Villanueva.PS3572.I354 W44 1994 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Welcome to the monkey house : a collection of short worksby Kurt VonnegutPS3572.O5 A6 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Tender stories of love, incisive essays on human greed and misery, and imaginative tales of futuristic happenings reveal Vonnegut's versatility and vision.|
|What is all this? : uncollected storiesStephen Dixon.PS3554.I92 W53 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Using the canvas of his native New York (with one significant exception that affords him the opportunity to create a furiously political fable) Dixon astutely captures the edgy madness that infects the city through the neuroses of his narrators with a style that owes as much to Neo-Realist cinema as it does to modern literature.|
|What love is : the second Arcadia book of gay short storiesedited by Peter Burton.PR1309.H57 W48 2010 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|What remains and other storiesChrista Wolf ; translated by Heike Schwarzbauer and Rick Takvorian.PT2685.O36 A27 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability What Remains collects Christa Wolf's short fiction, from her early work in the sixties to the recently published title story, which was widely debated when it appeared in Germany in 1990. These powerful and often very personal stories examine a wide range of topics, from sexual politics to the nature of memory. In "What Remains", an East German writer who is under observation by the secret police traces the way in which this almost constant surveillance gradually destroys every shred of normalcy in her life. In "Exchanging Glances", a woman remembers, from a far distance in time, place, and politics, the flight of her family from the advancing Russian Army during World War II. And in the biting and very funny satire "The New Life and Opinions of a Tomcat", we meet Max the cat, the devoted pet of a professor of applied psychology who is working on the realization of TOHUHA (Total Human Happiness), or the abolition of tragedy. What Remains offers a fascinating introduction to Wolf's work.|
|When I was mortal : short storiesJavier Marías ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.PQ6663.A7218 A23 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|White boys : storiesReginald McKnight.PS3563.C3833 W47 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories on black-white and black-black relations. In the title story, two Air Force families--one black, one white--discover in each other everything they expected, while in Palm Wine, an African-American in Africa learns his black skin earns him no merit points.|
|White snake and other stories = [Pai she]by Geling Yan ; translated by Lawrence A. Walker.PL2925.K55 A28 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Stories on the Cultural Revolution by a woman writer from China. In the title story a woman prisoner falls for a handsome interrogator, only to discover the interrogator is a woman, while in Celestial Bath, a teenager turns prostitute to earn money for a ticket back to the city after her obligatory service in the country.|
|Who's Irish? : storiesby Gish Jen.PS3560.E474 W48 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An anthology of short stories captures the lives and fortunes of Chinese Americans as they make their way through American society.|
|Wild ducks flying backward : the short writings of Tom Robbins.by Gish Jen.PS3568.O233 W55 2005 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country-music lyrics. Embedded in this primarily journalistic compilation are a couple of short stories, a sheaf of largely unpublished poems, and an off-beat assessment of our divided nation.|
|Winter's talesIsak Dinesen.PT8175.B545 V513 1993 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Tells the stories of a struggling author, Danish country life, a brave Frenchwoman, a young sailor, a young married couple, a dreamer, and a wealthy child.|
|Witness to the league of blond hip hop dancers : a novella and short storiesDonna Allegra.PS3551.L3838 W5 2000 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|Woman's kingdom and other storiesAnton Chekhov ; translated with an introduction and notes by Ronald Hingley.PG3456.A15 H56 1989 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability|
|World between : poems, short stories, and essays by Iranian-Americansedited by Persis M. Karim and Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami.PS508.I69 W67 1999 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability An anthology of stories, essays and poems about Iranians in Iran and America. Subjects raised include the plight of people who are seen as potential terrorists simply because they are Iranians.|
|Writing for their lives : death row U.S.A.edited by Marie Mulvey-Roberts ; foreword by Jan Arriens.HV8699.U5 W75 2007 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability |
Going beyond graphic descriptions of death row's madness and suicide-inducing realities, this book offers accounts of prisoners rediscovering the value of life from within the brutality and boredom of the row. It aims to bring together the writings of prisoners and the words of those who work in the field of capital punishment.
|Writing our way home : contemporary stories by American Jewish writersedited by Ted Solotaroff and Nessa Rapoport.PS647.J4 O64 1992 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability This extraordinary collection is the first to present the unprecedented range of American Jewish fiction today, from the acclaimed immigrant and post-immigrant masters such as Singer, Bellow, Roth, Ozick, Malamud, and Paley to the new voices of post-acculturation like those of Mark Helprin, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Daphne Merkin, Allegra Goodman, and Adam Schwartz. Writing Our Way Home limns the dramatic transformation of Jewish life in the past three decades. Its stories arise from such developments as the emergence of feminism, the impact of Israel, the broken silence about the Holocaust, the return to - as well as flight from - tradition, and the birth of an egalitarian religious creativity alongside the further advance of assimilation. It also exhibits the writers' growing knowledge of modern and biblical Hebrew, the wellspring of a new Jewish literature. In bringing our consciousness of American Jewish fiction up to date, the editors emphasize the "open literary community" that has come into being. As Ted Solotaroff characterizes it, "the religious and the secular, the experimental and the traditional, the realistic and the surreal cohabit, and even sometimes nuzzle, more or less peaceably." At the same time, the editors find some developments particularly promising, such as the rekindled literary strategies of Judaism employed by writers "culturally confident" enough, as Nessa Rapoport points out, to turn nostalgic stereotypes into archetypes. Rich and provocative in themselves, these twenty-four stories announce that the Jewish imagination in late-twentieth-century America is flourishing in unforeseen and dazzling ways as its authors continue to extend a remarkably adaptive literary tradition across an array of contemporary contexts.|
|Year of our revolution : new and selected stories and poemsJudith Ortiz Cofer.PZ7.O765 Yg 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability A collection of poems, short stories, and essays address the theme of straddling two cultures as do the offspring of Hispanic parents living in the United States.|
|Year's best fantasy and horror : eleventh annual collectionedited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling.PN6120.95.F25 Y4 1998 Book Stacks (A-K 3rd Floor, L-Z 2nd Floor) Check availability Widely and consistently praised for collecting the finest works of fantastic fiction from a diverse array of sources, this annual anthology continues its tradition of excellence with four dozen gems. The fiction and poetry assembled here range from sprightly fairy tales to gothic horror stories, from magical realist fantasias to dark tales in the Grand Guignol style. Rounding out the volume are the editors' invaluable overviews of the year in fantastic fiction and a long list of Honorable Mentions, making this book an excellent reference source as well as the best reading available in fantasy and horror.|