The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories

Titre : The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
Auteur : Malcolm Bradbury
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141965154
Libération : 1988-02-25

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This anthology is in many was a ‘best of the best’, containing gems from thirty-four of Britain's outstanding contemporary writers. It is a book to dip into, to read from cover to cover, to lend to friends and read again. It includes stories of love and crime, stories touched with comedy and the supernatural, stories set in London, Los Angeles, Bucharest and Tokyo. Above all, as you will discover, it satisfies Samuel Butler's anarchic pleasure principle: 'I should like to like Schumann's music better than I do; I daresay I could make myself like it better if I tried; but I do not like having to try to make myself like things; I like things that make me like them at once and no trying at all ...'

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories

Titre : The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
Auteur : Malcolm Bradbury
Éditeur : Viking
ISBN-13 : 0241952867
Libération : 2011

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Penguin brings you the finest short stories by the greatest writers 'The short story has become one of the major forms of modern literary expression - in some ways the most modern of them all.' The story of the British short story since the Second World War is one of change and revolution and this powerful and moving collection brilliantly demonstrates the evolution of the form. Containing thirty-four of the most widely regarded postwar British writers, it features tales of love and crime, comedy and the supernatural, the traditional as well as the experimental. This many-storied, many-splendored collection is a brilliant portrait of the generation of writers who have immediately influenced the brightest, sharpest and most intriguing writers who continue to emerge today.

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories

Titre : The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
Auteur : Malcolm Bradbury
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780140063066
Libération : 1988-02-25

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Gathers stories by Lowry, Beckett, Bowen, Pritchett, Rhys, Golding, Amis, Lessing, Spark, Fowles, Ballard, and Weldon

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story 2

Titre : The Penguin Book of the British Short Story 2
Auteur : Philip Hensher
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141979298
Libération : 2015-11-05

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TELEGRAPH, INDEPENDENT, FINANCIAL TIMES AND OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 Hilarious, exuberant, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular, and above all unexpected: these two extraordinary volumes contain the limitless possibilities of the British short story. This is the first anthology capacious enough to celebrate the full diversity and energy of its writers, subjects and tones. The most famous authors are here, and many others, including some magnificent stories never republished since their first appearance in magazines and periodicals. The Penguin Book of the British Short Story has a permanent authority, and will be reached for year in and year out. This volume takes the story from the 1920s to the present day. Edited and with an introduction by Philip Hensher, the award-winning novelist, critic and journalist.

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story 1

Titre : The Penguin Book of the British Short Story 1
Auteur : Philip Hensher
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141979281
Libération : 2015-11-05

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TELEGRAPH, INDEPENDENT, FINANCIAL TIMES AND OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 Hilarious, exuberant, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular, and above all unexpected: these two extraordinary volumes contain the limitless possibilities of the British short story. This is the first anthology capacious enough to celebrate the full diversity and energy of its writers, subjects and tones. The most famous authors are here, and many others, including some magnificent stories never republished since their first appearance in magazines and periodicals. The Penguin Book of the British Short Story has a permanent authority, and will be reached for year in and year out. This volume takes the story from its origins with Defoe, Swift and Fielding to the 'golden age' of the fin de siècle and Edwardian period. Edited and with an introduction by Philip Hensher, the award-winning novelist, critic and journalist.

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories

Titre : The Penguin Book of First World War Stories
Auteur : Ann-Marie Einhaus
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141916491
Libération : 2007-10-25

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An anthology of Great War short stories by British writers, both famous and lesser-known authors, men and women, during the war and after its end. These stories are able to illustrate the impact of the Great War on British society and culture and the many modes in which short fiction contributed to the war's literature. The selection covers different periods: the war years themselves, the famous boom years of the late 1920s to the more recent past in which the First World War has received new cultural interest.

The Penguin Book of the British Short Story

Titre : The Penguin Book of the British Short Story
Auteur : Philip Hensher
Éditeur : Penguin Classics
ISBN-13 : 0141395990
Libération : 2015-11-05

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Hilarious, exuberant, subtle, tender, brutal, spectacular, and above all unexpected: these two extraordinary volumes contain the limitless possibilities of the British short story. This is the first anthology capacious enough to celebrate the full diversity and energy of its writers, subjects and tones. The most famous authors are here, and many others, including some magnificent stories never republished since their first appearance in magazines and periodicals. The Penguin Book of the British Short Storyhas a permanent authority, and will be reached for year in and year out. This volume takes the story from its origins with Defoe, Swift and Fielding to the 'golden age' of the fin de siècle and Edwardian period. Edited and with an introduction by Philip Hensher, the award-winning novelist, critic and journalist. 'This relation is matter of fact, and attended with such circumstances, as may induce any reasonable man to believe it.' Daniel Defoe, A relation of the apparition of Mrs Veal

The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories

Titre : The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories
Auteur : Joost Zwagerman
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141395739
Libération : 2016-09-29

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'The stories here will provoke, delight and impress. Joost Zwagerman's selection forms a fascinating guidebook to a landscape you'll surely want to wander in again.' Clare Lowden, TLS 'There is a lot of northern European melancholy in the collection, though often tinged with wry humour...an excellent book' Jonathan Gibbs, Minor Literatures 'We were kids - but good kids. If I may say so myself. We're much smarter now, so smart it's pathetic. Except for Bavink, who went crazy' A husband forms gruesome plans for his new fridge; a government employee has a haunting experience on his commute home; prisoners serve as entertainment for wealthy party guests; an army officer suffers a monstrous tropical illness. These short stories contain some of the most groundbreaking and innovative writing in Dutch literature from 1915 to the present day, with most pieces appearing here in English for the first time. Blending unforgettable snapshots of the realities of everyday life with surrealism, fantasy and subversion, this collection shows Dutch writing to be an integral part of world literary history. Joost Zwagerman (1963-2015) was a novelist, poet, essayist and editor of several anthologies. He started his career as a writer with bestselling novels, describing the atmosphere of the 1980s and 1990s, such as Gimmick!(1988) and False Light (1991). In later years, he concentrated on writing essays - notably on pop culture and visual arts - and poetry. Suicide was the theme of the novel Six Stars (2002). He took his own life just after having published a new collection of essays on art, The Museum of Light.

The Penguin Book of American Short Stories

Titre : The Penguin Book of American Short Stories
Auteur : James Cochrane
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141959665
Libération : 1982-05-27

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'American literature and the short story might be said to have come of age at about the same time, and this, along with something in the bustling and energetic American temperament, might go some way towards explaining why the two go together as well as they do.' Twenty-one short stories from some of the best American writers over the last two hundred years provide a mesmerizing, multi-faceted portrait of a country, a people and the unique literature produced by this most exuberant of nations.

The Penguin Book of English Short Stories

Titre : The Penguin Book of English Short Stories
Auteur : Christopher Dolley
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141960067
Libération : 1992-04-30

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This volume contains sixteen examples of the English short story at its best: immediately captivating and hugely entertaining. Some stories are classics, such as James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’; others – like ‘Mr Loveday’s Little Outing’ by Evelyn Waugh – are relatively unknown and a joy to discover. The collection also includes Charles Dickens’ premonitory tale, ‘The Signalman’ which was inspired by his own horrific experiences in a train crash. Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Voyage’, meanwhile, is a sensual narrative centring on a boat journey and set in her native New Zealand. Virginia Woolf’s ‘Kew Gardens’ is different again, dramatically evoking its setting, awash with colour and light. Tragic or comic, traditional or modernist, each and every piece demonstrates perfectly how the short story form can be as engaging and satisfying as a novel, if not more so.