Under the Jaguar Sun

By Italo Calvino

“The concept . . . referred to as up the flavors of an problematic and ambitious food, bent on making the flavors’ optimum notes vibrate, juxtaposing them in modulations, in chords, and particularly in dissonances that may assert themselves as an incomparable experience.” — From Under the Jaguar Sun
 
those intoxicating tales delve right down to the middle of our senses of flavor, listening to, and odor. Amid the flavors of Mexico’s fiery chiles and spices, a pair on vacation discovers darkish truths concerning the maturing of hope within the identify tale, “Under the Jaguar Sun.” In “A King Listens,” a gripping portrait of a frenzied brain, the menacing echoes in a massive palace spur a tyrant’s ideas to the heights of paranoid depth. “The identify, the nostril” drives to a startling end as males throughout time and house pursue the ladies whose aromas have enchanted them. Mordant and deliciously offbeat, this trio of stories is a deal with from a grasp of brief fiction.

“[Calvino is] a discovered, bold, ingeniously proficient magus . . . Under the Jaguar solar . . . fuses fantasy with neuron . . . The reader is probably going to salivate.” — Cynthia Ozick, New York occasions ebook Review

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Apples and Pears: And Other Stories

Guy Davenport hyperlinks the basic principles of our cultural panorama in tales that nod to the philosophers, artists, and writers who got here earlier than him

truth, fiction, background, and paintings all converge during this assortment as man Davenport explores advanced rules inside narratives which are packed with emotional intensity. Fearless and creative common, those tales take many types, equivalent to the imagined international battle I journals of sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska in “The Bowmen of Shu” and the parallel stories of poets Matsuo Basho and Ezra Pound mountaineering a similar mountain path centuries aside in “Fifty-Seven perspectives of Fujiyama.”
 
within the identify tale, which additionally gains illustrations through the writer, a bunch of philosophers attempts to set up a utopia in Amsterdam, harkening again to a prelapsarian international of easy sexuality and nature untarnished through human impact. the concept the earlier forever affects the current is on the center of Apples and Pears as Davenport relocates his references from all eras to modern times—and as he makes use of measured, poetic language to discover the cyclical nature of culture.

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The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions

By David Stuart Davies, Oliver Onions

Advent by way of David Stuart Davies. Oliver Onions is exclusive within the nation-states of ghost tale writers in that his stories are up to now ranging of their historical past and substance that they're no longer simply labeled. His tales are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their results heightened via targeted personality reports graced with a strong poetic attractiveness. purely Oliver Onions is going for the cerebral instead of the jugular. even if, make no mistake, his ghost tales in attaining the specified influence. They draw you in, enmeshing you of their unnerving and annoying narratives. This assortment comprises such masterpieces because the Rosewood Door, The Ascending Dream, The Painted Face and The Beckoning reasonable One, a narrative which either Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft considered as some of the most powerful and refined ghost tales in all literature. lengthy out of print, those vintage stories are a treasure trove of nightmarish gem stones.

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Mundo de papel Vol. 2: (Cuentos para un año) (Otras Latitudes nº 29) (Spanish Edition)

Publicamos por primera vez en España todos los cuentos que escribió Luigi Pirandello, Premio Nobel de Literatura 1934. Son los angeles parte menos conocida de su producción literaria, pero es l. a. que él más amaba y en los angeles que trabajó desde su adolescencia hasta el ultimate de su vida. Es en los relatos donde Pirandello se muestra más ordinary e imaginativo y contienen los angeles clave de su gran capacidad para crear personajes.
Por los angeles diversidad de temas, estilos y estructuras estos cuentos suponen un fresco, lleno de humor y ternura, de los angeles Italia de los angeles época —especialmente de su Sicilia natal—, que nos hace entender l. a. cultura y l. a. sociedad de aquel país, a los angeles vez que representa l. a. condición humana.
Pirandello escribía en una carta a su hermana: «Yo vivo por l. a. alegría de ver narrar l. a. vida desde mis páginas, extrayéndola de mi cuerpo, de mi sangre, de mi carne, de mi cerebro. Es un trabajo constante de destrucción para crear». Se había propuesto escribir 365 cuentos; fueron algunos menos porque una pulmonía se lo llevó de este mundo, como si fuese uno de los personajes de sus relatos.

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Counternarratives

Now in paperback, a bewitching selection of tales and novellas which are “suspenseful, thought-provoking, mystical, and haunting” (Publishers Weekly)

starting from the 17th century to the current, and crossing a number of continents, Counternarratives attracts upon memoirs, newspaper debts, detective tales, and interrogation transcripts to create new and unusual views on our previous and current. “An Outtake” chronicles an escaped slave’s tackle liberty and the yank Revolution; “The unusual historical past of Our woman of the Sorrows” offers a weird and wonderful sequence of occasions that spread in Haiti and a nineteenth-century Kentucky convent; “The Aeronauts” soars among bustling Philadelphia, still-rustic Washington, and the theater of the U. S. Civil conflict; “Rivers” portrays a loose Jim assembly up a long time later along with his former raftmate Huckleberry Finn; and in “Acrobatique,” the topic of a well-known Edgar Degas portray talks again.

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Bright Shards of Someplace Else: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Ser.)

In the 11 kaleidoscopic tales that make up Bright Shards of somewhere Else, Monica McFawn strains the combustive, hilarious, and profound results that take place whilst humans misinterpret the minds of others. The characters―an array of artists, scientists, songwriters, nannies, horse running shoes, and poets―often attempt to pin down another’s standpoint, in basic terms to discover that their very own worldview is much from fixed.

The characters in McFawn’s tales lengthy for and worry the encroachment of others. a tender boy reduces his nanny’s mobilephone invoice with a choice, then convinces her he can clear up her different difficulties. a guy who works at a butterfly-release company turns into dangerously keen about fixing a well-known mathematical evidence. A poetry professor unearths himself entangled within the research of a murdered pupil. within the ultimate tale, an getting older lyricist reconnects with a popular singer to jot down an album within the Appalachian Mountains, purely to be interrupted through the looks of his drug-addicted son and a legendary tale of recovery.

via turns exuberant and philosophically adroit, Bright Shards of somewhere Else reminds us of either the bounds of empathy and its absolute necessity. Our misreadings of others might be unavoidable, yet they themselves will be issues of attractiveness, appeal, and connection.

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Angel Dust Apocalypse

By Jeremy Robert Johnson

"A remarkable author. heavily notable brief stories--and i like brief tales. just like the better of Tobias Wolff. whereas I learn them, they made time stand nonetheless. that is great."--CHUCK PALAHNIUK, writer of Fight Club

Meth-heads, man-made monsters, and murderous Neo-Nazis. Blissed out membership teenagers loss of life on the velocity of sound. The un-dead and the very soon-to-be-dead. they're all the following, attempting to claw their means free.

From the radioactive streets of a war-scarred destiny, the place the nuclear bombs became self-aware, to the fallow fields of Nebraska the place the youngsters are mainlining lightning insects, it is a international either alien and very human. it is a position the place self-discovery contains scalpels and horse tranquilizers; the place the medical professionals are extra doped-up than the sufferers; the place obsessive-compulsive acid-freaks have unlocked the gateway to God and cannot shut the door.

This isn't a secure position. you could flip again now, otherwise you can head immediately into the center of...

the ANGEL dirt APOCALYPSE

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Satanskin

A suite of surrealistic black myth fables which reveal an occult international of intercourse magick, lunar mutiny, excremental demonolatry, in utero lycanthropy, sadomasochistic vampirism, oneiric submit mortem malediction, and different strange manias; a booklet steeped in arcane legislation, suffused with the body spray of graveyard erotica.

The e-book of James Havoc's anti-novel Raism was once greeted with equivalent extremes of revulsion and enjoyment. In Satanskin, he has taken the motifs of that e-book and woven them right into a sequence of ugly morality stories defined in his personal special language.

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