Favorite Folktales from Around the World (The Pantheon Fairy by Jane Yolen

By Jane Yolen

Here among covers you will discover an inexhaustible resource of enjoyment for kids and adults alike: the world's top folktales, selected by way of the across the world recognized storyteller Jane Yolen. Over one hundred fifty stories are compiled from Iceland to Syria, Cuba to Papua.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library

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City of Brotherly Love by Ned Bachus

By Ned Bachus

the folks you meet in those tales are only such as you and me. We fight. it's not relevant if we are black or white, male or woman, deaf or listening to, divorced or married, younger or death, in love or out, family members or strangers, puppy or human. How will we negotiate among what is inside of us and the area outdoor? that's the critical query of reasonable, day after day dwelling and of those 11 sincere and evocative tales in urban of concord. a few of these characters reach holding others if now not themselves, a few examine what's or isn't in the market for them. a few perform ritualistic bonding; a few discover ways to move it on their own.

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Spit Delaney's Island by Jack Hodgins

By Jack Hodgins

Jack Hodgins‘ first ebook, released initially in 1976, is once more in print — in a brand new version. Winner of the Eaton's booklet Prize and nominated for the Governor General's Award, Spit Delaney's Island, a suite of brief tales, placed Vancouver Island at the map as a Canadian literary locale and set Hodgins off on his literary career.
Hodgins' prose brings Vancouver Island to lifestyles in its contact, its flavor and the sound of its dialects — a determinedly actual international. whilst he imbues his individuals with a feeling that there's anything extra that they can't see yet which they feel and try in the direction of — a secret or maybe magic that they could virtually contact yet which continues to be ceaselessly elusive.
Often in comparison to Faulkner's fiction of the deep South, Hodgins' tales boost via those that appear to stay on the fringe of the realm, constantly at risk of falling off that part. there's Spit himself, the keeper of a steam locomotive that has been exiled to Ottawa for show; there are loggers, state better halves, bookstall proprietors, and those that “live up the mountain” in remoted communes.

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Los milagros de la vida (Cuadernos del Acantilado nº 46) by Stefan Zweig,Berta Vias Mahou

By Stefan Zweig,Berta Vias Mahou

Un pintor recibe el encargo de realizar un cuadro de los angeles Virgen con el Niño. El cuadro acompañará en un retablo a otro de increíble belleza, lo que enorgullece pero asusta al artista. Tras buscar y buscar sin éxito una modelo, un día, por casualidad, encuentra a una joven judía que representa toda los angeles belleza, ternura e inocencia que él necesita. Tras convencerla para que pose, y una vez que ella vence sus miedos y recelos, se establece entre ellos una relación especial. Sin embargo, ambos malinterpretan los sentimientos del otro: él, maduro ya, ve en ella una misión que cumplir, mostrarle el camino hacia l. a. conversión. Ella, joven e inexperta, quiere ver, en el hombre que se fija en ella, unas intenciones que expliquen los anhelos y cambios que está experimentando su cuerpo. Hasta que interviene el destino.

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Der Georg: Texte und Bilder (German Edition) by Georg Paulmichl

By Georg Paulmichl

"Was der Georg Paulmichl schreibt, ist für mich die höchste Stufe der Poesie, die ein heute lebender Mensch erklimmen kann", so der große Schauspieler Dietmar Schönherr über den Südtiroler Dichter und Maler.
Paulmichl beleuchtet in seiner Kurzprosa die Alltäglichkeiten der Welt und der Menschen wach und sensibel, stets mit einem schrägen Blick auf das Absurde und Groteske, das sich hinter dem Gewöhnlichen versteckt. Skurrile Wortschöpfungen, oft demaskierend verwendete Floskeln und ein zweideutiges Spiel mit altvertrauten Klischees machen Paulmichls Texte zu literarischen Schätzen.
Neben einer Auswahl der besten Texte der vergangenen 20 Jahre enthält dieser Band zahlreiche neue Prosastücke und Bilder Paulmichls sowie ein Vorwort von Felix Mitterer.

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If I Die Today by Shashi Deshpande

By Shashi Deshpande

Guru, an end-stage melanoma sufferer, involves a quiet clinical campus and speedy befriends his host’s pals and neighbours, his heat and sympathetic demeanour encouraging them to speak in confidence him. Out of those conversations emerges a name—Prabhakar Tambe—which spreads a pall of uneasiness over the medical professionals and triggers a series of occasions that results in catastrophic results.

Rumours begin to fly, outdated tensions and rivalries among colleagues and buddies re-surface, and each relatives at the campus is stuck in an internet of suspicion. inside weeks, humans die in mysterious situations and apparently existence is just not a similar back for the medical professionals and their families.

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Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place: Stories by Malcolm Lowry,Nicholas. Bradley

By Malcolm Lowry,Nicholas. Bradley

Seven tales and novellas by means of the writer of Under the Volcano, a grasp of twentieth-century fiction.
 
For lovers of the radical Under the Volcano, this number of stories—many of them released for the 1st time posthumously—provides nice perception into the author’s genius. The tales diversity from heartfelt tragedy to exuberant triumph. within the novella “Through the Panama,” a burned-out, alcoholic author attempts to make feel of the literature that has stored him afloat whereas the heart beat of his existence grows more durable to differentiate. In “The wooded area route to Spring,” a pair that has survived hell reveals new lifestyles within the seclusion of an enormous wooded area. And in “The Bravest Boat,” a tender boy sends a message around the ocean to an unknown recipient. jointly, those tales display a author who traveled generally, saw keenly, and maintained an engrossing literary sort that also reverberates today.
 

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Perle alla luce del giorno (Italian Edition) by Savyon Liebrecht,Alessandra Shomroni

By Savyon Liebrecht,Alessandra Shomroni

Attraverso tredici racconti Savyon Liebrecht, una delle maggiori scrittrici israeliane, regala al lettore un caleidoscopio della vita del suo paese.

Storie e destini di tante donne che nella loro diversità compongono un affresco di un paese complesso e affascinante.

Una giovane donna soldato viene assegnata come insegnante in una classe difficile ed è costretta a scappare in lacrime. Una pediatra canadese ritorna nel suo povero villaggio natale in Israele in keeping with organizzare un centro according to bambini autistici. A Gerusalemme una donna ultra-ortodossa visita il figlio omosessuale nell’ospedale dov’è in fin di vita, dopo anni di lontananza. Un bambino russo che ha perso i genitori riesce a sopravvivere nelle strade di Tel Aviv. Una turista israeliana va alla ricerca in Italia della donna Rom che l’aveva salvata advert Auschwitz. Una donna polacca che ha preso possesso della casa di una famiglia di ebrei deportati lotta tutta los angeles vita con il senso di colpa.

Tredici storie percorse da una vena di tristezza in cui i protagonisti, nella maggior parte dei casi, sono persone emarginate alla ricerca di riscatto. Savyon Liebrecht traccia un ritratto di questi personaggi con grande bravura, confermandosi come una delle grandi maestre internazionale nell’arte del racconto.

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La Tigresse: And Other Short Stories by Bel Kaufman

By Bel Kaufman

A new number of brief tales from the bestselling writer of Up the Down Staircase


La Tigresse and different brief tales
collects Bel Kaufman’s brief tales jointly for the 1st time—and introduces 8 tales by no means prior to released. within the name piece, first released in Esquire in 1948, an getting older femme fatale unearths herself ultimately knowing what it skill to really love an individual whilst she meets—and has a quick affair with—a undeniable, balding Frenchman who affectionately calls her “la tigresse.” In her tale “From a Teacher’s Wastebasket,”Kaufman unearths the origins of her bestselling novel Up the Down Staircase. In “Varya,” we benefit from the tale of a free-spirited, determinedly confident Russian immigrant who wins over an individual who crosses her direction. In her deft, perceptive tales, Kaufman embraces the significance of pleasure and of dwelling lifestyles to the fullest.

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Unfamiliar Territory: Stories from a Small Island by Wendy Malpass

By Wendy Malpass

Sri Lanka is a paradise isle of palm fringed shorelines and breathtaking hill kingdom, but scratch the skin and you'll find not anything is as idyllic because it turns out. Lovingly informed, those tales evoke a land of light and tears, and lives wealthy in nuance. relocating and poignant, they're stories of sorrow and redemption, and of conquer adversity.

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