EBOOK or PDF (Sudden Fiction International Sixty Short Short Stories) Ð Robert Shapard
This is really an great collection of short stories I wish I had it in front of me right now because there are definitely 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 leave a lot to be desired but putting together a
Collection Of Short Stories of short stories international authors is a feat to pull off Overall I think they were successful with this one This is a very nice international 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 a 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 Unfortunately there are also some that left me cold either because of cultural differences or " Luisa Valenzuela Unfortunately there are also some that left me cold either because of cultural differences or own impatience The fault is probably mine Still on the strength of the ones that grabbed me it s a great reading experience A wonderful international selection whose 37 stories I liked 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 I love this collection of stories Two of my. “Sudden Fiction International is even better than its predecessor It's a fine te. ,
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 man with the habit of hitting me in the head with an umbrellaI recommend this book to my friends who dont like to read but feel like they should To people who love short stories or are trying to fall in love with them and ust to those of us who love to read but don t have enough time for novels
Readers of short short fiction can negotiate this 300 page collection international fictionof short short fiction can negotiate this 300 page collection international fiction within one day Several stories address the
STANDARD TO LIFE ISSUES ANDright to life issues and of particular interest for the pro life reader and academic Girl 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 lover had aborted Tancredi by Barbara Alberti and Looking for a Rain God by Bessie Head concern infanticide The Grass Eaters by Krishnan Varma casually refers to infanticide Terminal by Nadine Gordimer features euthanasiaMany stories are simply delightful reads either comical Julio Cortazar s Don t You Blame Anyone or Ron Carlson s Bigfoot Stole My Wife or nostalgic manifesting the European comprehension of the importance of one s history Siv Cedering s Family Album Some stories are ust idiotic Richard Brautigan s The Weather in San Francisco Charles Baxter s Introduction is worthwhile reading for both casual reader and academic not only to understand the history behind the short short story but also to explain how this category of fiction became popular in an Internet Facebook world 1991 notebook Outstanding stories Trancedi the Two headed baby Babel s Di Grasso the South American one about potatoes Wonderful book. New friends old friends almost every stop a brief wonder in itself” Alan Cheus.
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Kawabata I Carried This BookI carried this book my backpack along with everything else during college so that I could grab a uick blast of literature between classes in nursing school It was the perfect mental palate cleanser between AnatomyPhysiology and Pharmacology 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 reallythe world so it would be really something if they got it wrong Then again it would be really 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 Endand the Afternotes at the end 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 Australia Some of these are great some not so much Short short fiction had an in vogue period back in the late 80s early 90s when every bookstore and literary 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 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 it leaves you wanting Anyway this is a worthy coll I was ask to read this book for my writing intensive class It was love 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. Aching tool a good gift it's Around the World in Sixty Stories with many surprises.