By Isabel Allende
Veintitrés relatos de amor y violencia secretamente entrelazados por un fino hilo narrativo y un rico lenguaje que recrea azarosas peripecias en un mundo exuberante y voluptuoso.
Una niña solitaria se enamora del amante de su madre y practica misteriosas ceremonias rituales; una mujer permanece medio siglo encerrada en un sótano, víctima de un caudillo celoso; en el fragor de una batalla, un hombre viola a una muchacha y mata a su padre... Éstas son algunas de las historias reunidas en este volumen, que recupera con pulso vibrante los inolvidables protagonistas de l. a. novela Eva Luna: Rolf Carlé, los angeles maestra Inés, el Benefactor...
«Estos cuentos son delicados, sus imágenes parecen poesía. Y, como l. a. poesía, esta prosa requiere l. a. más cuidadosa atención.»
Barbara Kingsolver, The long island occasions ebook Review
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1 - Le Prince blessé, pages 7 à 42
2 - Monsieur Lery, pages forty three à 62
3 - Monsieur Charton, pages sixty three à 78
4 - Le Têtard, pages seventy nine à 84
5 - Les Enfants de l'ombre, pages eighty five à 104
6 - Les Lionnes, pages one zero five à 110
7 - Les Mains d'Anicette, pages 111 à 131
8 - Le Papillon, pages 133 à 138
9 - Péniche, pages 139 à 154
10 - l. a. Couleuvre, pages one hundred fifty five à 161
11 - los angeles Fée et le soldat, pages 163 à 178
12 - Les Loups, pages 179 à 186
13 - L'Homme citadel, pages 187 à 207
14 - l. a. Créature, pages 209 à 213
15 - Béni soit l'atome, pages 215 à 240
16 - Elle, pages 241 à 245
From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and big apple instances bestselling writer of Serena, comes a brand new selection of unforgettable tales set in Appalachia that makes a speciality of the lives of these haunted through violence and tenderness, wish and fear—spanning the Civil conflict to the current day.
The darkness of Ron Rash’s paintings contrasts with its unforeseen sensitivity and stark attractiveness in a way which can in basic terms be entire through this grasp of the fast tale form.
Nothing Gold Can remain contains 14 tales, together with Rash’s “The Trusty,” which first seemed within the New Yorker.
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PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and manhattan instances bestselling writer Ron Rash turns back to Appalachia to trap lives haunted via violence and tenderness, desire and worry, in unforgettable tales that span from the Civil battle to the current day.
In the name tale, drug-addicted associates go back to the farm the place they labored as boys to thieve their former boss's gruesomely strange warfare trophies. In "The Trusty," which first seemed within the New Yorker, a prisoner despatched to fetch water for his chain gang attempts to sweet-talk a farmer's younger spouse into assisting him break out, basically to discover that she is as trapped as he's. In "Something wealthy and Strange," a diver is named upon to drag a drowned girl's physique loose from lower than a falls, yet he reveals her eerily at peace lower than the skin. The violence of Rash's characters and their uncooked settings are matched in basic terms by means of their resonance and stark good looks, a masterful mix that has earned Rash an avalanche of compliment.
The total fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, whom Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa calls “the most vital Spanish-language author given that Cervantes”
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For the 1st time in English, the entire most sensible Latin American author Jorge Luis Borges’s amazing fictions are accrued in one quantity in fantastic new translations by way of Andrew Hurley. From his 1935 debut with The common historical past of Iniquity via his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, the enigmatic prose poems of The Maker, as much as his ultimate paintings within the Nineteen Eighties, Shakespeare’s reminiscence, those enigmatic, intricate, ingenious innovations reveal Borges’s expertise for turning fiction on its head through fidgeting with shape and style and toying with language.
For a few fifty years, in fascinating and creative fictions that reimagined the very type of the quick tale, Borges again repeatedly to his celebrated issues: desires, duels, labyrinths, mirrors, endless libraries, the manipulations of probability, gauchos, knife warring parties, tigers, and the elusive nature of id itself. Playfully experimenting with ostensibly subliterary genres, Borges took the detective tale and became it into metaphysics; he took myth writing and made it, with its wondering and reinventing of daily fact, significant to the craft of fiction; he took the literary essay and utilize it reviewing fully imaginary books.
Commemorating the one centesimal anniversary of his beginning, this version ultimately brings jointly all of Borges’s magical brief tales. accrued Fictions is the definitive one-volume compendium for all those that have lengthy enjoyed Borges, and an outstanding advent to the Argentine master’s paintings if you haven't begun to find him.
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Although Jorge Luis Borges released his first e-book in 1923--doling out his personal funds for a restricted variation of Fervor de Buenos Aires--he remained in Argentinian obscurity for nearly 3 many years. In 1951, notwithstanding, Ficciones seemed in French, quickly after through an English translation. This assortment, which incorporated the cream of the author's brief fictions, made it transparent that Borges used to be a world-class (if hugely unclassifiable) artist--a wonderful, lyrical miniaturist, who may well pose the good questions of life at the head of pin. And via 1961, while he shared the French Prix Formentor with Samuel Beckett, he appeared by surprise to tower over a half-dozen literary cultures, the very exemplar of modernism with a human face.
By the time of his demise in 1986, Borges have been granted previous grasp prestige through nearly everyone (except, unluckily, the gents of the Swedish Academy). but his paintings remained dispersed between a half-dozen diversified collections, a few of them more and more challenging to discover. Andrew Hurley has performed readers a superb carrier, then, through amassing the entire tales in one, meticulously translated quantity. It's a excitement to be reminded that Borges's style--poetic, dreamlike, and compounded of innumerable small surprises--was already in position via 1935, whilst he released A common historical past of Iniquity: "The earth we inhabit is an blunders, an incompetent parody. Mirrors and paternity are abominable simply because they multiply and confirm it. " (Incidentally, the thrifty writer later recycled the second one of those aphorisms in his vintage little bit of bookish metaphysics, "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Teris. ") The glories of his heart interval, after all, have infrequently elderly an afternoon. "The backyard of the Forking Paths" continues to be the simplest deconstruction of the detective tale ever written, even within the post-Auster period, and "Pierre Menard, writer of the Quixote" places the so-called dying of the writer in pointed, hilarious perspective.
But Hurley's omnibus additionally brings domestic precisely how constant Borges remained in his issues. As overdue as 1975, in "Avelino Arredondo," he used to be nonetheless asking (and sometimes even answering) an identical riddles approximately time and its human repository, reminiscence: "For the guy in legal, or the blind guy, time flows downstream as if down a mild decline. As he reached the midpoint of his reclusion, Arredondo greater than as soon as completed that almost undying time. within the first patio there has been a wellhead, and on the backside, a cistern the place a toad lived; it by no means happened to Arredondo that it was once the toad's time, bordering on eternity, that he sought. " all through, Hurley's translation is crisp and warranted (although this reader will consistently have a gentle spot for "Funes, the Memorious" instead of "Funes, His reminiscence. ") and because of his efforts, Borgesians will locate no better--and not more pleasurable--rebuttal of the author's description of himself as "a shy kind of guy who couldn't carry himself to write down brief tales. " --James Marcus
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Undeniably essentially the most influential writers to emerge during this century from Latin the US or at any place else, Borges (1899-1986) is healthier identified for his brief tales, all of which seem the following for the 1st time in a single quantity, translated and annotated through college of Puerto Rico professor Hurley. some of the tales go back to an identical set of pictures and subject matters that mark Borges's most sensible identified paintings: the code of ethics embraced by means of gauchos, knifefighters and outlaws; labyrinths; confrontations with one's doppelganger; and discoveries of artifacts from different worlds (an encyclopedia of a mysterious area in Iraq; an odd disc that has just one facet and that offers a king his strength; a menacing publication that infinitely multiplies its personal pages; fragmentary manuscripts that narrate otherworldly debts of lands of the immortals). much less common are episodes that narrate the violent, sordid careers of pirates and outlaws like Billy the child (particularly within the early assortment A common historical past of Iniquity) or makes an attempt to dramatize the awareness of Shakespeare or Homer. Elusive, erudite, melancholic, Borges's fiction will intrigue the final reader in addition to the student. this is often the 1st in a sequence of 3 new translations (including the accrued Poems and picked up Nonfictions, all timed to coincide with the centennial of the author's birth), as a way to supply an alternative choice to the broad yet very arguable collaborations among Borges and Norman Thomas di Giovanni. First serial rights to the recent Yorker, the hot York evaluate of Books and Grand road.
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A publishing occasion: Bestselling writer Ken Liu selects his award-winning technology fiction and delusion stories for a groundbreaking collection—including a brand-new piece unique to this volume.
With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary international via typhoon, Ken Liu now stocks his best brief fiction within the Paper Menagerie. This captivating assortment good points all of Ken’s award-winning and award-finalist tales, together with: “The guy Who Ended heritage: A Documentary” (Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards), “Mono No Aware” (Hugo Award winner), “The Waves” (Nebula Award finalist), “The Bookmaking conduct of choose Species” (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), “All the Flavors” (Nebula award finalist), “The Litigation grasp and the Monkey King” (Nebula Award finalist), and the main offered tale within the genre’s background, “The Paper Menagerie” (The merely tale to win the Hugo, Nebula, and international fable awards).
A must-have for each technology fiction and myth fan, this pretty publication is an anthology to savour.
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More doctors than saloons-half the town must be sick most of the time. ' " "That could be the one," she admitted. "What are we waiting for? " he said defensively. " "Huh? What do you mean? " "I don't know. I'd just like to forget all about our Mr. " "But there's no harm in this, bright eyes. , I'll take the el. " "If you insist on going, we'll both take the el. " He pulled at his lip. "Maybe you're right. We don't know where Hoag is. If you prefer it-" "I certainly do. " "Yeah, I guess so. " She brushed it away.
Wisely, she decided not to argue it with him just then-they had been married quite some time. At her request they went home instead of back to the office. "I don't feel up to it. Teddy. " he asked anxiously. " She napped most of the afternoon. The tonic, she reflected, that Dr. Potbury had given her did not seem to have done her any good-left her dizzy, if anything, and with a furry taste in her mouth. Randall let her sleep. He fiddled around the apartment for a few minutes, set up his dart board and tried to develop an underhand shot, then desisted when it occurred to him that it might wake Cynthia.
The telephone rang. It startled him almost out of rational response. He and his sorrow had been sitting there watching for so long that he was hardly aware that there could be anything else in the world. But he pulled himself together and answered it. "Hello? " "Mr. " "Owe me what? " "Why, this is Jonathan Hoag, Mr. Randall. When you-" VII "Hoag! " "Yes, Mr. Randall. I want to apologize for my peremptory manner yesterday morning and to beg your indulgence. I trust that Mrs. Randall was not upset by my- By this time Randall was sufficiently recovered from his first surprise to express himself.