Download E-books Stories and Prose Poems PDF

A re-creation of the Russian Nobelist's selection of novellas, brief tales, and prose poems Stories and Prose Poems collects twenty-two works of wide-ranging variety and personality from the Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, whose shorter items exhibit the extreme mastery of language that areas him one of the maximum Russian prose writers of the 20th century.
When the 2 wonderful tales "Matryona's condominium" and "An Incident at Krechetovka Station" have been first released in Russia in 1963, the Moscow Literary Gazette, the mouthpiece of the Soviet literary institution, wrote: "His expertise is so person and so outstanding that to any extent further not anything that comes from his pen can fail to excite the liveliest interest." The novella For the great of the reason and the fast tale "Zakhar-the-Pouch" in particular―both released within the Soviet Union sooner than Solzhenitsyn's exile―fearlessly tackle the deadening stranglehold of Soviet forms and the scandalous forget of Russia's cultural background.
But readers who most sensible understand Solzhenitsyn via his novels could be extremely joyful to find the unbelievable crew of 16 "prose poems." In those works of various lengths―some as brief as an aphorism―Solzhenitsyn distills the enjoyment and bitterness of Russia's destiny into language of unmatched lyrical purity.

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Download E-books Clarkesworld Issue 78 PDF

By Neil Clarke

Clarkesworld is a Hugo Award-winning technology fiction and fable journal. every month they post unique fiction, articles, interviews and art.

This factor positive aspects the subsequent tales: "The Weight of a Blessing" via Aliette de Bodard, "The final Survivor of the nice Sexbot Revolution" through A.C. clever and "86, 87, 88, 89" by way of Genevieve Valentine. Non-fiction contains an interview with M. C. Planck, an editorial on Videodrome at Thirty through Keith Phipps, an one other be aware column by means of Alethea Kontis and an article via Neil Clarke.

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Download E-books The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories PDF

6 brief tales Translated from the Russian in 1958, written within the overdue 1800's: woman MacBeth of Mtsensk' the Enchanted Wanderer; The previous Genius; Lefty, The Sentry; The makeup Artist. B & W illustrations

assessment through Peter Kulakov:If you must comprehend a true Russian soul learn this publication. it might probably appear that Leskov is important and detrimental in regards to the Russian Orthodoxy but if you end the booklet you will see how nice he's in upholding the rules of a real godliness.

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Download E-books Selected Stories PDF

By Stefan Zweig

Superb evening is the tale of 1 reworking night within the lifetime of a wealthy and bored younger guy. He spends an afternoon on the races and a night within the seedy yet exciting corporation of the dregs of society. His stories jolt him out of his languor and provides him a newfound take pleasure in for all times, that's then lower brief by way of the good battle. The Invisible assortment and Buchmendel, of Zweig's strongest works, discover lives led within the unmarried minded pursuit of paintings and literature opposed to a backdrop of poverty and corruption. Letter from an Unknown girl is a poignant and heartbreaking story of the energy and insanity of unrequited love. This tale was once made right into a movie by way of Max Ophuls starring Joan Fontaine (1948). within the Fowler Snared, it's the guy whose ardour continues to be unrequited. Twenty-Four Hours within the lifetime of a lady is the tale of a middle-aged English widow who travels to flee loneliness and tedium. One night whereas having fun with the dependent surroundings of the Monte Carlo on line casino, she turns into mesmerised through the obsessive playing of a tender Polish aristocrat. This fateful stumble upon results in ardour, melancholy and dying, altering their lives forever.

Translated from the German via Eden and Cedar Paul, Stefan Zweig's chosen tales is released through Pushkin Press.

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Download E-books The Enchanted Wanderer: And Other Stories (Vintage Classics) PDF

Nikolai Leskov's writing exploded the conventions of nineteenth-century Russian fiction. here's the opposite Russia, legendary and untamed: an uneasy synthesis of Orthodoxy and previous Believers, a land populated by way of squaddies and priests, serfs and princes, Tartars and gypsies—a huge kingdom brimming with the promise of magic.

These seventeen stories, a few rooted within the oral culture, others forged as refined anecdotes, are all informed within the voices of storytellers addressing their audience—allowing us, as readers, to affix a bunch of listeners. leading edge in shape and wealthy in wordplay, the narratives unfurl in startlingly smooth methods. the nice reward of this new translation permits us to listen to the entire nuances of Leskov’s great language.

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Download E-books The Midas Plague (The Galaxy Project Book 17) PDF

Even if the 3 half serial starting within the June 1952 factor in collaboration with Cyril Kornbluth had demonstrated Frederik Pohl as a powerful contributor, this novelette within the April 1954 factor was once his first solo contribution and marked him as a tremendous addition to the growing to be roster of social satirists enlisted by way of Horace Gold, the editor of GALAXY journal. The audacious and patchwork thought underlying this tale (the richer you're the much less you're pressured to devour; the best poverty is concerned with the aggregation of products) was once Horace Gold’s and in keeping with Pohl he had provided it to nearly all of his typical participants, inquiring for a narrative founded at the proposal. the assumption lacks all credibility, every person (including Pohl) instructed him and everybody refused to jot down whatever so patently unimaginable until eventually, in line with Pohl, Horace browbeat him into an try out and Pohl made up our minds that it used to be much less hassle to bring whatever than proceed to withstand. To his utter surprise, the tale used to be bought by means of Gold and his readership with nice glee, was once one of the most well liked GALAXY ever released (or Pohl) and the most anthologized. no matter if this established the audacity and scope of Gold’s unreason or even if it proven Gold’s genius (or either) Pohl used to be completely not able to come to a decision. The sculpted consumer-obsessed society was once used back by way of Pohl many years later within the novelette the guy WHO ATE the area which was once way more credible (consumption-obsession as one of those own tyranny) and, maybe for that very cause, less profitable, slightly remembered.


Frederik Pohl (b. 1919) has been on the middle of technology fiction for three-quarters of a century. As an editor at GALAXY, Gold’s successor for a decade, because the editor a decade past of striking and different rivals of staggering, because the technological know-how fiction editor at Bantam Books and as an editor of the 1st unique anthology sequence, megastar technology FICTION, Pohl has been possibly extra influential than any editor except John W. Campbell. His novels and brief tales on my own or in collaboration because the house retailers were on the innovative of the sector; GATEWAY and guy PLUS each one gained either Nebula and Hugo in successive years. Writers he first released or made fashionable as an editor contain R.A. Lafferty, Cordwainer Smith and Joanna Russ. His mainstream novel, THE YEARS OF town is maybe his most interesting. he's a Grandmaster of the technology Fiction Writers of the US. His newest novel, released in 2011 is the entire LIVES HE LED.


Horace Gold led GALAXY journal from its first factor dated October 1950 to technology fiction’s so much renowned, greatly circulated and influential journal all through its preliminary decade. Its mythical significance got here from ebook of complete size novels, novellas and novelettes. GALAXY released approximately each immense within the technological know-how fiction field.

The Galaxy undertaking is a range of the simplest of GALAXY with new forewords via a few of today’s top technological know-how fiction writers. The preliminary decisions in alphabetical order comprise paintings by means of Ray Bradbury, Frederic Brown, Lester del Rey, Robert A. Heinlein, Damon Knight, C. M. Kornbluth, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Frederik Pohl, Robert Scheckley, Robert Silverberg, William Tenn (Phillip Klass) and Kurt Vonnegut with new Forewords through Paul di Filippo, David Drake, John Lutz, Barry Malzberg and Robert Silverberg. The Galaxy venture is dedicated to publishing new paintings within the spirit GALAXY journal and its founding editor Horace Gold.

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Download E-books The Strange Tale of Panorama Island PDF

By Suehiro Maruo

On a distant and mysterious island, one guy builds a playground of hedonistic extra - replete with waterfalls, grand palaces, and gardens - a backdrop for his decadent feasts, orgies, and darkish secrets and techniques.

Set in Twenties Japan, The unusual story of landscape Island follows the twisted course of failed novelist Hitomi, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the son of a wealthy industrialist kinfolk. Hitomi learns of the wealthy man's surprising passing and creates a determined plan. He fakes his personal dying, digs up and hides the opposite man's physique, after which washes himself up ravenous on a seashore close to the house of the lifeless man's kin. After effectively impersonating the now-dead son, Hitomi takes over all facets of the industrialist's existence, together with his corporation, his fortune, and finally his spouse. The failed writer quickly redirects the family's wealth to his personal perverse aims.

A photo novel in keeping with the respected novella by way of Edogawa Rampo. Rampo used to be the godfather of eastern pulp mysteries. wonderful art via grasp manga artist Suehiro Maruo deftly illustrates this eastern pulp vintage in tremendous detail.

* thirteenth Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for brand spanking new Artist

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Download E-books Goose of Hermogenes PDF

By Ithell Colquhoun

The heroine of this tale (described simply as "I") is pressured to go to a mysterious uncle who seems to be a black magician who lords over a type of Prospero's Island that exists out of time and house. Startled by means of his weird and wonderful habit and bizarre nocturnal hobbies, she finally learns that he's looking for the philosopher's stone. while his sinister attentions fall upon the invaluable jewel heirloom in her ownership, bewilderment becomes stark terror and he or she realizes she needs to give you the chance off the island. An esoteric dreamworld myth composed of uncorrelated scenes and imagery regularly derived from medieval occult resources, Goose of Hermogenes can be defined as a gothic novel, an occult picaresque, or a surrealist fable. in spite of the fact that one desires to process this imprecise story, it is still at the present time as vividly unforgettable and stressful as whilst it was once first released by means of Peter Owen in 1961.

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Download E-books The Kreutzer Sonata Variations: Lev Tolstoy's Novella and Counterstories by Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy PDF

A paintings unheard of in international literature, this exact quantity encompasses a new translation of Lev Tolstoy’s arguable novella The Kreutzer Sonata, which used to be first and foremost banned by means of Russian censors. furthermore, to be had to English readers for the 1st time is an engaging and formerly missed constellation of counterstories written by way of the author’s spouse and son in direct reaction to Tolstoy’s provocative story, every one a passionate try and undo the message of the unique paintings. those noticeably conflicting stories, followed by means of excerpts from relatives letters, diaries, notes, and memoirs, supply readers with a brilliant and hugely revealing case research of the strong disputes referring to sexuality and gender roles that erupted in the cultural context of late-nineteenth-century Russian, in addition to eu, society.

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