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Sixty Stories

Author : Donald Barthelme
ISBN : 0141180935
Genre : Literary Collections
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This excellent collection of Donald Barthelme's literary output during the 1960s and 1970s covers the period when the writer came to prominence--producing the stories, satires, parodies, and other formal experiments that altered fiction as we know it--and wrote many of the most beautiful sentences in the English language. Due to the unfortunate discontinuance of many of Barthelme's titles, 60 Stories now stands as one of the broadest overviews of his work, containing selections from eight previously published books, as well as a number of other short works that had been otherwise uncollected.
Category: Literary Collections

American Short Story Since 1950

Author : Kasia Boddy
ISBN : 9780748631636
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The American Short Story since 1950 offers a reappraisal and contextualisation of a critically underrated genre during a particularly rich period in its history. It offers new readings of important stories by key writers including Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, Lorrie Moore and Grace Paley. These readings are related throughout to the various contexts in which stories are written and published, including creative writing schools, story-writing handbooks, mass market and 'little' magazines.
Category: Literary Criticism

About Sixty Why Every Sherlock Holmes Story Is The Best

Author : Christopher Redmond
ISBN : 9781479423736
Genre : Fiction
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"Sixty original tales of Sherlock Holmes -- which one is the best? In sixty essays, sixty Sherlockians make the case for each of the stories. Their arguments range from the playful to the academic, and are as varied as the authors themselves. As editor Christopher Redmond says, ""What they have written is compelling evidence that any one of the Sherlock Holmes stories can be the best; it’s all a matter of what the reader is looking for."" Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales range from Victorian horror, to jewel heists, to society scandals. As these authors show, there's a Sherlock Holmes adventure for every taste. This volume benefits the Beacon Society. No royalties from the sale of this volume will be paid to either the authors or the editor. Royalties earned will, with the cooperation of the publisher, be turned over in their entirety to the Beacon Society, a not-for-profit organization of Sherlockians with the purpose of introducing young people to Sherlock Holmes through classrooms and libraries."
Category: Fiction

Forty Stories

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 9780141389325
Genre : Fiction
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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: Fiction

Portraits Of Recovery

Author : Adam Gaynor
ISBN : PSU:000032465754
Genre : Self-Help
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A moving compilation of personal testimonies introduces sixty men and women who have moved from addiction to recovery from substance abuse, as each of them relates his or her own story in the hope that readers will be inspired and motivated by their efforts. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Self-Help

Sixty Spooky Strange And Surprising Stories About Abingdon

Author : Judy Stubley
ISBN : 9781780885247
Genre : Abingdon (England)
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One day Judy was working in Abingdon Library, on her novel ‘The Story Traveller’, when she was approached by Brother Cedric- a ghost who died in 1327.At first she thought she was having a weird day dream, however on her next visit to the Library Brother Cedric again made himself known and asked her to ghost write his book for him. But then as Judy says in her foreword: ‘What writer wouldn’t jump at the chance to be a ‘ghost writer’ to a real ghost.’Brother Cedric, who used to illustrate the manuscripts at the Abbey, has been haunting the town ever since his untimely death. He has witnessed all the major events that have occurred since then and, as he has always taken an enormous interest in the local printers to the point of haunting them, he knows a great deal of other information about the town and its people.He is well aware that many wonderful history books have been written about Abingdon, but he wanted to write a book more specifically for children, to whet their appetites. That is why he sees this book as a ‘pick and mix’, in the hope that his young readers will want to delve even closer into the rich tapestry that makes up the stories of Abingdon.
Category: Abingdon (England)

Sudden Fiction International

Author : Robert Shapard
ISBN : 0393306135
Genre : Fiction
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Following the recent popular success of Sudden Fiction, this volume enters new realms to gather more than fifty of the best and most compelling short stories--each complete and no more than five pages--from all over the world.
Category: Fiction

Flying To America

Author : Donald Barthelme
ISBN : 9781582439174
Genre : Fiction
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A volume of the National Book Award–winning author’s uncollected—and three previously unpublished—short stories “arrives like a wonderous jewel unearthed” (Literary Journal). Donald Barthelme is widely recognized as one of the most influential and inventive writers of the 20th century. In this volume of unpublished or previously uncollected stories, he displays his keen eye for the absurd as well as his uniquely engaging, epiphanic, and richly textured style. The stories collected here delve into the themes that most fascinated Barthelme: the perils of the unfulfilled existence; the relationships between politics, art, sex, and life; and the importance of continuing to ask questions even though we are unable to learn the answers. Spanning Barthelme’s career, this posthumous collection includes his first published story, ‘Pages from the Annual Report,’ which appeared in 1959 under a pseudonym, as well as his last, ‘Tickets,’ published in The New Yorker shortly before he died in 1989. From this broad scope, “it is possible . . . to trace the author’s development from an early postmodern baroque . . . to the fragmentary, almost minimalist style of his late-’60s and early-’70s prime” (Los Angeles Times).
Category: Fiction

In Bed With Sherlock Holmes

Author : Christopher Redmond
ISBN : 9781770700376
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Bed with Sherlock Holmes provides a witty and well-researched discussion of the sexual elements in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and in Conan Doyle’s own life. An expert commentator on all things Victorian, Doyle also reflects that period’s attitudes toward sex and erotic love. This commentary will make the Sherlock Holmes stories even more interesting and intriguing since Redmond uses published and unpublished articles, books and letters, as well as quotes from speeches given at meetings, to enliven the text and give a broad out-look to this unusual assessment of Doyle’s best known stories. Each chapter opens with one of the original Sidney Paget illustrations. Bibliography. Index.
Category: Literary Criticism