The Black Mirror And Other Stories

Author: Franz Rottensteiner
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819568311
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Handsomely equipped with a comprehensive introductory historical essay, editor's notes and selected bibliography, this distinguished anthology is a model of genre research. These previously untranslated stories, published from 1871 onward, offer reading virtually unknown to most American (and many German) readers. Some authors combine scientific and philosophical issues, like Kurd Lasswitz in his witty tale "To the Absolute Zero of Existence: A Story from 2371," while others, as in Erik Simon's 1983 title story, pose psychological puzzles involving alien phenomena. Though the earlier stories in particular demand painstaking reading, all of them repay it with rewarding insights into German and Austrian culture and the many possible uses and misuses of science.

Alicia Warlock A Mystery And Other Stories

Author: Wilkie Collins
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The Green Casket And Other Stories

Author: Mrs. Molesworth
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Catalogue Of The Books In The Department Of English Prose Fiction Which Belong To The Public Library Of Cincinnati

Author: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
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Catalogue Of Books In English French And German

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The Black Mirror

Author: Raymond Tallis
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782397396
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In this beautifully written personal meditation on life and living, Raymond Tallis reflects on the fundamental fact of existence: that it is finite. Inspired by E. M. Forster's thought that 'Death destroys a man but the idea of it saves him', Tallis invites readers to look back on their lives from a unique standpoint: one's own future corpse. From this perspective, he shows, the world now vacated can be seen most clearly in all its richness and complexity. Blending lyrical reflection, humour and the occasional philosophical argument, Tallis explores his own post-mortem recollection and invites us to appreciate anew the precariousness and preciousness of life.

Catalogue Of English Prose Fiction In The Library Jan 1895

Author: Public Library of Brookline
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Catalogue Of English Prose Fiction In The Brookline Public Library

Author: Brookline Public Library (Brookline, Mass.)
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The Face In The Mirror And Other Stories

Author: Helen Mathers
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The World Thinker And Other Stories

Author: Jack Vance
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575109874
File Size: 72,29 MB
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This volume includes Vance's first published story ("The World-Thinker") and a selection of other stories including the novella "Telek". Contents: The World-Thinker, Dream Castle ("I'll Build Your Dream Castle"), Seven Exits from Bocz, The God and the Temple Robber ("The Temple of Han"), Telek, Men of The Ten Books, D.P., Noise ("Music of the Spheres"), The Absent Minded Professor ("First Star I See Tonight"; "Murder Observed"), The Devil On Salvation Bluff, Where Hesperus Falls, The Phantom Milkman, A Practical Man's Guide, The House Lords, The Secret All Jack Vance titles in the SFGateway use the author's preferred texts, as restored for the Vance Integral Edition (VIE), an extensive project masterminded by an international online community of Vance's admirers. In general, we also use the VIE titles, and have adopted the arrangement of short story collections to eliminate overlaps.

The Cossacks Sevastopol The Invaders And Other Stories

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
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The Cossacks

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
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Catalogue Of Books Added To The Mercantile Library Of San Francisco From February 1 1874 To September 1 1875

Author: Mercantile Library Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
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The Johari Mirror And Other Stories

Author: James Dinwiddie
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412010845
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Here are ten stories that impart unexpected insights from a unique and gifted writer. The surfing pilgrims who lose their paradise in the title story, The Johari Mirror; the rock-and-roll travelers in Dead Fish Eye; the clay-stained miners of The Jackass Hill Insane Asylum; all exhibit their mortal flaws, innocence, and conceits; in worlds where lives shift unpredictably, outcomes are mysterious. In Los Angeles, in the swinging sixties, a college student meets up with the Manson Family and confronts their evil. In Ohio, the Great Serpent Mound becomes metaphor for death and rebirth in the nuclear age. In 1950's Tennessee, a young boy is treetop witness to violence and Ethnic Evolution. A park ranger in Tears to the National Anthem recounts a momentous and strange mass-weeping on the White House lawn. These stories reveal the late 20th Century in exhilarating and profound transition; a life lived in the shadow of chaos. A successful Russian immigrant murders his family and commits suicide, echoing Crime and Punishment in the derangement of A Real Russian Tragedy. The Not So New Age pilgrims sing in dolphin and get a good dose of unmasking. Elvis Presley and Frederick Chopin return to remind us of the arousing possibilities of music, and of its tragic disappointment. The Johari Mirror presents the range and versatility, the artistry of language and ideas -- from tightly controlled to dazzlingly free, from mock-adolescent to piercing critic -- of a bold and illuminating writer. The voices and tales, fiction, memoir and commentary, all make the page sing in genuinely prophetic tones. Visit the author's web site at www.worldcat.com

Pilot And Other Stories

Author: Harry Plunket Greene
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The Wild Ass Skin The Chouans And Other Stories V 2 The Country Doctor The Quest Of The Absolute And Other Stories

Author: Honoré de Balzac
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The Secret Sharer And Other Stories Norton Critical Editions

Author: Joseph Conrad
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393269167
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This Norton Critical Edition includes four stories—two set on stormy seas, two on calm seas, all four based on the same incident—that speak to each other in interesting ways. The stories in this Norton Critical Edition maintain the connection and sequencing that Joseph Conrad saw among them. In his “Author’s Note” to ‘Twixt Land and Sea, Conrad writes of his two “Calm-pieces” (“The Secret Sharer” and The Shadow-Line) and his two “Storm-pieces” (The Nigger of the “Narcissus” and “Typhoon”). This edition is based on the first English book edition for the stories and the first American edition for the “Author’s Note” for The Shadow-Line, “Typhoon,” and “The Secret Sharer.” The stories are accompanied by explanatory annotations, a note on the texts (including a list of textual emendations), and a preface. “Backgrounds and Contexts” brings together relevant correspondence and contemporary reviews from both British and American sources. Also included are documents related to Conrad’s sources for the stories, among them Charles Arthur Sankey’s “Ordeal of the Cutty Sark: A True Story of Mutiny, Murder on the High Seas.” To help readers navigate, the editor includes a glossary of nautical terms as well as diagrams of the kinds of ships that appear in the stories. “Criticism” includes fifteen essays representing both new and established voices. The essays are arranged by story, with the focus on Conrad’s major themes—colonialism, narrative, gender, and race. Albert J. Guerard, Lillian Nayder, Mark D. Larabee, Fredric Jameson, F. R. Leavis, and John G. Peters are among the contributors. A chronology of Conrad’s life and work and a selected bibliography are also included.