1991 notebook Outstanding stories Trancedi the Two headed baby Babel s Di Grasso the South American one about potatoes Wonderful book Readers of short short fiction can
NEGOTIATE THIS 300 PAGE COLLECTION OF this 300 page collection of fiction easily within one day Several stories address the standard right to ife issues and are of particular interest for the pro ife reader and academic right to ife issues and are of particular interest for the pro ife reader and academic by Jamaica Kincaid mentions abortifacients An Insolvable Problem of Genetics by Josef Skvorecky refers to abortion as population control and suggests that a character s over had aborted I was ask to read this book for my writing intensive class It was ove at first sight after reading the first story not really the first one on the book Happy Endings From here on I was hooked I couldn t wait for my professor to assign us stories to read and when I said I couldn t wait I mean it I read most of it before I was even ask to Some of my top
favorite stories are The Grasshopper and the bell cricketThe elephantLost KeysTheres a stories are The Grasshopper and the bell cricketThe elephantLost KeysTheres a with the habit of hitting me in the head with an umbrellaI recommend this book to my friends who dont ike to read but feel ike they should To people who ove short stories or are trying to fall in Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth love with them and just to those of us whoove to read but don t have enough time for novels Short short fiction had an in vogue period back in the 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts late 80s early 90s when every bookstore anditerary magazine seemed to be touting it I haven t studied this uestion but my guess is that these days short fiction is still popular but that very short pieces are no Moonrise (Snowfall, longer the flavor of the month Personally I think the style has its merits and can provide uick intense snapshots of things but if it is good iteaves you wanting Anyway this is a worthy collection of short pieces collected from all around the globe The USA probably has the most items in here but many nations across the globe are represented sometimes by prominent writers and sometimes not To be honest. “Sudden Fiction International is even better than its predecessor It's a fine te.
FREE DOWNLOAD Sudden Fiction International Sixty Short Short StoriesAustralia I ove this collection of stories Two of my favorites are On Hope by Spencer Holst and the The grasshopper and the bell cricket by Kawabata I carried this book in my backpack along with everything else during college so that I could grab a uick blast of iterature between classes in nursing school It was the perfect mental palate cleanser between AnatomyPhysiology and Pharmacology A wonderful international selection whose 37 stories I iked of which these 5 I enjoyed the most Kenneth Bernard USA PreparationsRon Carlson USA Bigfoot Stole My WifePaul Bart n Haiti Emilie Plead Choose One EggFernando Sorrentino Argentina There Is a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an UmbrellaBai Xiao yi China The Explosion in the PARLOUR THIS IS A VERY NICE This is a very nice collection of short stories excellent bedtime reading As in all collections the appeal is uneven I found three stories absolutely delightful Don t You Blame Anyone by Julio Cort zar which describes in agonizing detail a man s struggle to pull a sweater over #his head The Elephant by Slawomir Mrozek about what happened when #head The Elephant by Slawomir Mrozek about what happened when zoo director uses an inflatable rubber elephant instead of a real one in order to save money Bigfoot Stole My Wife by Ron Carlson which is essentially about credibility There are others that I admired very much such as The Grass Eaters by Krishnan Varma and The Verb to Kill by Luisa Valenzuela Unfo This is really
an great collection of short stories I wish I had it in front of me right now because there aregreat collection of short stories I wish I had it in front of me right now because there are a few that stand alone unfortunately my knack for recalling details isn t what it should be I remember one short story in particular about a group of kids that steal their dad sparent s heads and run off playing with them on It was so enchanting Granted some of the stories eave a ot to be desired but putting together a collection of short stories by international authors is a feat to pull off Overall I think they were successful with this one. New friends old friends almost every stop a brief wonder in itself” Alan Cheus. ,
I can t say I was deeply moved by much here but that could be due to the nature of a collection ike this than to the uality OF THE WRITING ONCE YOU BEGIN the writing Once you begin into the mood and style of a writer
S Work All Of A Sudden The Piece Ends Andwork all of a sudden the piece ends and are on a different continent and istening to a very different voice Looking at what other Goodreaders have to say it seems Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch like we all have different favorites from this grab bag Here are a few of mine RK Narayan s story about a grumpy ascetic whoives across the Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood lane from a woman of ill repute had a nice twist at the end Monica Wood s Disappearing a mysterious piece about a fat woman who begins swimming aot in a public pool and starts getting thinner and thinner Jeanette Winterson s intense surreal piece got my full attention She mixes together elements of classic myths and contemporary attitude and feminism Big names Forbidden Reading like Nadine Gordimer and Donald Barthelme make interesting contributions hers a dark tale of a sick suicidal woman and his an amusingook at a classroom where everything they deal with seems to die tragically I also A Northern Line Minute: The Northern Line liked J Bernlef s realistic suspenseful tale of a boy whose father is attacked by rabid dog Some of these are great some not so much This is a big collection 60 stories from all over the world so it would be really something if they got it wrong Then again it would be really something if they nailed every single one of them So there s some really good ones and some plain indifferent It s a respectable effort because it introduces writers you may not be aware of and the Afternotes at the end is a fine introduction I guess it s all a matter of taste and these are my favoritesHappy Endings Margaret Atwood CanadaGirl Jamaica Kincaid AntiguaThe Other Wife Colette FranceWelcoming The Board Of Directors Peter Handke AustriaDisappearing Monica Wood United StatesBigfoot Stole My Wife Ron Carlson United StatesTerminal Nadine Gordimer South AfricaThe Last Days Of A Famous Mime Peter Carey. Aching tool a good gift it's Around the World in Sixty Stories with many surprises.