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The Granta Book Of The African Short Story

Author : Helon Habila
ISBN : 9781847084385
Genre : Fiction
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The Granta Book of the African Short Story introduces a group of African writers described by its editor, Helon Habila, as ‘the post-nationalist generation’. Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent - from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya - Habila has focused on younger, newer writers, interspersed with some of their older, more established peers, to give a fascinating picture of a new and more liberated Africa. Disdaining the narrowly nationalist and political preoccupations of previous generations, these writers are characterized by their engagement with the wider world and the opportunities offered by the internet, the end of apartheid, the end of civil wars and dictatorships, and the possibilities of free movement around the world. Many of them live outside Africa. Their work is inspired by travel and exile. They are liberated, global and expansive. As Dambudzo Marechera wrote: "If you write for a particular nation, or tribe, then f*** you." These are the stories of a new Africa, punchy, self-confident and defiant. Includes stories by: Rachida El Charni; Henrietta Rose-Innes; George Makana Clarke; Ivan Vladislavik; Mansoura Ez Eldin; Fatou Diome; Aminatta Forna; Manuel Rui; Patrice Nganang; Leila Aboulela; Zoe Wicombe; Ala Al-Aswany; Doreen Baingana; EC Osonduq
Category: Fiction

Short Stories

Author : Alfred Ludlow White
ISBN : PRNC:32101062349442
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The Short Story

Author : Valerie Shaw
ISBN : 9781317872788
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 86.32 MB
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Throughout this text, Valerie Shaw addresses two key questions: 'What are the special satisfactions afforded by reading short stories?' and 'How are these satisfactions derived from each story's literary techniques and narrative strategies?'. She then attempts to answer these questions by drawing on stories from different periods and countries - by authors who were also great novelists, like Henry James, Flaubert, Kafka and D.H. Lawrence; by authors who specifically dedicated themselves to the art of the short story, like Kipling, Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield; by contemporary practitioners like Angela Carter and Jorge Luis Borges; and by unfairly neglected writers like Sarah Orne Jewett and Joel Chandler Harris.
Category: Literary Criticism

Forty Stories

Author : Donald Barthelme
ISBN : 0141180943
Genre : Experimental fiction, American
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This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.
Category: Experimental fiction, American

The Elements Of The Short Story

Author : Edward Everett Hale
ISBN : UCAL:$B275484
Genre : Short stories, American
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Category: Short stories, American

Betrayed By A Vampire

Author : AnnaRose Vittoria
ISBN : 9783864799402
Genre : Fiction
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Emily and Jagger are back! Emily's coping with the fact that Jagger's a vampire, and especially with how Jagger is so longing to bite her, since he's finally found the girl he's willing to spend eternity with. Will she give in? Sequel to Dark Vampire Knight:TO LOVE A VAMPIRE. Book Two of the Dark Vampire Knight Series.
Category: Fiction

The Best Short Stories Of Theodore Dreiser

Author : Theodore Dreiser
ISBN : 0884115399
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of short stories by the noted American author including "Free," "Khat," and "Marriage for One."
Category: Fiction

Classic Collection

Author : Geeta Menon
ISBN : 8170119707
Genre : Children
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Category: Children