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Wilderness Tips

Here are brilliantly rendered stories that explore themes of loss and discovery, of the gap between youthful dreams and mature reality, of how we connect with others and with the sometimes hidden part of ourselves.In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the single instant that shapes a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress throu

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Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories

31 stories:Mademoiselle Fifi --My wife --A grandmothers advice --In the Spring --Graveyard sirens --Madame Baptiste --Rust --Marroca --The log --The relic --The bed --Mad? --The awakening --An artifice --On horseback --The burgler --A Christmas Eve festival --Word of love --An adventure in Paris --Two friends --Christmas Eve --The substitute --Monsieur Jocaste --Pierrot -

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Mystification

The death of Edgar Allan Poe on October 7, 1849, has remained mysterious: the circumstances leading up to it are uncertain and the cause of death is disputed. On October 3, Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, in great distress, and... in need of immediate assistance, according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to the Wash

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When I Was Mortal

Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers, professional liars, assassins, and failed bodyguards populate the short stories in When I Was Mortal. Plots turn on curious exigencies�a woman about to star in her first porn film; a night doctor who adds new meaning to specialist; a ghost whose neglect is greatly resented. In the space of

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The Loud Table

The Loud Table by Jonathan Carroll is an sf-fantasy about four elderly men who regularly hang out. One of the men is worried that he�s getting Alzheimer�s, but the truth might be even more discomforting.At the Publishers request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR ��From the renowned author of �The Lottery� and The Haunting of Hill House, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, essays, and other writings.Features �Family Treasures,� nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Short StoryShirley Jackson is one of the most important American writers of the

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Polzounkov

Polzounkov - qui met en scene un bouffon revendicateur et ridicule - sinscrit dans une vaste entreprise de retraduction de lintegrale de Dostoievski. Tel quon le lisait jusquici en traduction, Dostoievski paraissait avoir ecrit comme un romancier francais du XIXeme siecle. Les traducteurs, ecrit Andre Markowicz, ont toujours ameliore son texte, ont toujours voulu le r

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Ms. Found In A Bottle

MS. Found in a Bottle is a short story classic written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1833. The plot follows an unnamed narrator at sea who finds himself in a series of harrowing circumstances. As he nears his own disastrous death while his ship drives ever southward, he writes an MS. or manuscript telling of his adventures which he casts into the sea. Some cr

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Brief Candles(The Albatross Continental Library 247)

This collection of Huxley stories contains After the Fireworks which is the length of a short novel and deals with the predicament of a well-known writer who finds himself approached as an oldish man, by an importunate female admirer who aspires at all costs to be his mistress. Three more stories - Chawdron, The Rest Cure and The Claxtons complete the volume.

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The Complete Short Stories of Saki (Vintage Classics)

The buttoned-up world of the British upper classes is exploded by the brilliance, wit and audacity of Sakis bomb-like stories. In The Open Window an imaginative teenager gives a visitor the fright of his life. In The Unrest Cure the ordered home of a respectable country gent is rocked to its core. And Laura expresses the hope of revenge via reincarnation. For punchl

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