Rock Paper Scissors

Author: Maxim Osipov
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681373335
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The first English-language collection of a contemporary Russian master of the short story. Maxim Osipov, who lives and practices medicine in a town ninety miles outside Moscow, is one of Russia’s best contemporary writers. In the tradition of Anton Chekhov and William Carlos Williams, he draws on his experiences in medicine to write stories of great subtlety and striking insight. Osipov’s fiction presents a nuanced, collage-like portrait of life in provincial Russia—its tragedies, frustrations, and moments of humble beauty and inspiration. The twelve stories in this volume depict doctors, actors, screenwriters, teachers, entrepreneurs, local political bosses, and common criminals whose paths intersect in unpredictable yet entirely natural ways: in sickrooms, classrooms, administrative offices and on trains and in planes. Their encounters lead to disasters, major and minor epiphanies, and—on occasion—the promise of redemption.

The Blue Lattice Network And Other Stories

Author: Anna Lisa L. Young
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365793664
File Size: 22,92 MB
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The Legend Of Rock Paper Scissors

Author: Drew Daywalt
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063026856
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New York Times Bestseller! 5 Starred Reviews! "Will have listeners in stitches." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Purely absurd, sidesplitting humor." —Booklist (starred review) "Demands bombastic, full-volume performances." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Perfect for a guffawing share with younger sibs or buddy read." —BCCB (starred review) "The sort of story that makes children love to read." —School Library Journal (starred review) From acclaimed, bestselling creators Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, and Adam Rex, author-illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious picture book about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. "I couldn’t stop laughing while reading this aloud to a group of kids," commented the founder of Bookopolis.com, Kari Ness Riedel.

Rock Paper Scissors

Author: Sheldon Kopp
Editor: Compcare Publications
ISBN: 9780896381933
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Kopp reveals that "personal power doesn't come from trying to control external events and other people". He points out that the only power to which each person is entitled is the responsibility to take charge of himself or herself.

The Mechanics Of Falling And Other Stories

Author: Catherine Brady
Editor: West Word Fiction
ISBN:
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The stories in this collection explore those moments when the seemingly fixed coordinates of our lives abruptly give way—when mother love fractures, a faithful husband abandons his family, a conscientious middle-class life implodes, or loyalty demands an excruciating sacrifice. The characters share a fundamental predicament, the struggle to name and embrace some faith that can break their fall. In equal measure, they hunger for and resist this elusive possibility and what it demands of them.The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories deals with a range of circumstances and relationships, and with characters who must decide what they are willing to risk for the sake of transformation, or for the right to refuse it. The stories trace the effort to traverse the boundaries between one state and another—between conviction and self-doubt, recklessness and despair, resignation and rebellion. And each story propels the reader to imagine what will happen next, to register the unfinished and always precarious quality of every life.

Our Hearts The Lancer S Wife And Other Stories

Author: Guy de Maupassant
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Our Hearts The Lancer S Wife The Prisoners And Other Stories

Author: Guy de Maupassant
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Peter The Great S African

Author: Alexander Pushkin
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681376008
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Newly translated, unfinished works about power, class conflict, and artistic inspiration by Russia's greatest poet. This volume presents Pushkin at his most questioning and experimental. "Peter the Great's African" is his first attempt at representing the man he saw as the most important of all Russian tsars. Here Pushkin presents him from the perspective of Pushkin's maternal great-grandfather, a former African slave whom Peter the Great educated and made into one of his closest confidants; Pushkin's central concern in this story is the success or failure of Peter's attempt to refashion his vast, archaic empire and turn it into an integral part of Europe. "The History of the Village of Goriukhino"--one of Pushkin's wittiest works--shows him grappling, through parody and self-parody, with the question of what it means to write history; it points the way towards the serious, archivally based historical works to which Pushkin dedicated several of his last years. "Dubrovsky" is both a gripping adventure story and a vivid picture of provincial Russia in the late eighteenth century, with its simmering class conflicts ready to explode in violence. "The Egyptian Nights" is an examination, in both prose and poetry, of questions of the deepest importance to Pushkin: from the nature of artistic inspiration to the problem of the poet's place in a rapidly changing and ever more commercialized society. These unfinished works are as remarkable as Pushkin's one completed novel, The Captain's Daughter--of interest both in their own right and for the insight they allow us into the poet's creative laboratory.

Appalachian Journal

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A regional studies review.

Small Press Record Of Books In Print

Author: Len Fulton
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Canadian Books In Print

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School Library Journal

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Lesbians In Print

Author: Margaret Gillon
Editor: Odd Girls Press
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Option

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Bowker S Guide To Characters In Fiction 2007

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ISBN: 9780835247498
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Labor Writing Technologies And The Shaping Of Composition In The Academy

Author: Pamela Takayoshi
Editor: Hampton Press (NJ)
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The changing nature of the workforce and the increasing presence of technologies in composition studies promise to affect not only the ways we work, but the very shape of the discipline. This volume takes on the challenge of thinking about the intersections of work, technology, and composition studies in ways that are unprecedented. These areas interact in numerous and significant ways, yet the focus is often on the concepts in isolation from one another. Authors in this collection explore technology and labor issues across a range of institutional locations to focus on working as scholars, administrators (of writing programs, writing across the curriculum programs, assessment programs), teachers, workers held accountable to bureaucrats, and gendered and raced workers, and the future roles compositions will adopt in the university and how technology affects those identities. The chapters address the nature of composition labor in a technological society, the new geographies of composition, variety of identity and agency that are enabled and denied, academic labor outside the classroom and academy, and how virtuality impacts labor. They provide varied perspectives on what issues are [of] import and alert researchers and teachers that a serious consideration of labor and writing technologies are needed to expand notions of what composition studies can and must be. --Publisher's description.

Cherubimbo And Other Stories

Author: Gabriel S. de Anda
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462847331
File Size: 55,48 MB
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Few writers can create worlds so rich and fully-realized the reader immediately feels at home, even when the concepts have not yet been fully laid out. Fewer still can do so with language so rich and lyrical it is a joy to read, with details so rooted in the human experience that one cannot help but be absorbed into the story. Gabriel de Anda is such a writer. Whether delineating the struggles of a law firm dealing with the demands of an ex-partner --- about as ex as one can get --- or the dichotomy of rich and poor spreading out among the galaxies or even musing on the irrelevance of a classic icon which somehow makes it seem more relevant than ever de Anda nails it. Readers, you are in for a treat.

Machine Of Death

Author: Ryan North
Editor: Machines of Death LLC
ISBN: 0982167121
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Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.

2005 Novel Short Story Writer S Market

Author: Anne Bowling
Editor: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582972749
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Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing

Pool Hopping

Author: Anne Fleming
Editor: Polestar Press
ISBN:
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The fascinating characters in this short story collection come from differing backgrounds and generations, but all sense disorder lurking beneath the fragile surface of existence. These finely crafted, witty, and engaging stories were short-listed for the 1999 Governor-General's Fiction Award.