A Beautiful Life and Other Stories

little sister in the hammock, and I swung her too high and she spilled out onto the
ground. She lay there motionless for what seemed an eternity. I was terrified I had
hurt her badly. My heart was pounding. Then one of the parents came, picked ...

A Beautiful Life and Other Stories

Author: Writers' Discussion Group (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Publisher: Righter Bookstore

ISBN: 1934936669

Page: 404

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An eclectic variety of stories, articles, travelogues, commentary, life stories and poetry by 25 talented writers. This is the fifth book by The Writers¿ Discussion Group of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of ...

Stories of Your Life and Others

Author: Ted Chiang

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1931520895

Page: 288

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An award-winning book from the author of Exhalation, this short story collection “blend[s] absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space. . . . raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human.” —The New York Times Includes “Story of Your Life” the basis for the major motion picture Arrival Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic.

Life Strife Other Stories

Twilight Years Of My Life It feels like I'm in the twilight years of my life, But at just
26 it feels right. Gave up drinking, To concentrate more on thinking. Penning the
stuff that matters, Like everyday observations & hearts being shattered. Chill out ...

Life  Strife   Other Stories

Author: John Badham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 144782301X

Page: 156

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TEN YEARS WORTH OF POETRY. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AS IT COVERS A DEVIRSE AMOUNT OF GENRES.

Chimpanzee Man and Other Stories

nothing wonderful ever going to happen to me, come into my life? Sometimes I
wish I could do something marvelous, heroiciget out of my daily grind, my rut. If I
do get married, I'll live the same old dull life everybody here in Nazareth lives.

Chimpanzee Man and Other Stories

Author: Dominick Ricca

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477143580

Page: 468

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My Father s Tears and Other Stories

My great-cousin was a dapper chickenfarmer who by the time of our last visits
had become noticeably shorter than I. He had ... Thinking back, trying to locate in
my life other moments of that full-glass feeling, I recall one in Passaic, New
Jersey, ...

My Father s Tears and Other Stories

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141924551

Page: 304

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A beautiful, moving collection of short stories, in many of which Updike revisits the haunts of his childhood from the vantage point of old age. In 'Fiftieth' old friends reconnect at a class reunion, and one of them is left wondering, 'What does it mean: the enormity of having been children and now being old, living next to death.' In the story 'The Full Glass' the protagonist describes somewhat ruefully the rituals of old age. Before going to bed, he raises his nightly water glass 'drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.' In 'Varieties of Religious Experiences' a grandfather, visiting his daughter in Brooklyn Heights, watches the tower of the World Trade Centre fall, and his view of a God is forever altered. Again and again in these memorable stories, Updike strikes to the heart, giving words to what is so often left unsaid. He is at once witty, devastatingly observant, touching - and, of course, a consummate storyteller. This is a collection that will be admired and cherished.

Fools Other Stories

And that Teach , is the story of your life . Yes , I can see you probably suspect
who I am . That is the story of your life as told by you to my loving sister . You
know her ? Mimi ? I'm Zani Vuthela , the brother of that bright little girl whom you ...

Fools   Other Stories

Author: Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele

Publisher:

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Page: 229

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A Gentle Creature and Other Stories

“All my life, and it seems I will end it the same way!” 'No, you mustn't', she said,
troubled. “That will not happen; that way I might spend all my life with my
grandmother. Look, you know living like that's not good for you?” 'I do, Nastenka, I
do!

A Gentle Creature and Other Stories

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191593699

Page: 160

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In the stories in this volume Dostoevsky explores both the figure of the dreamer divorced from reality and also his own ambiguous attitude to utopianism, themes central to many of his great novels. In White Nights the apparent idyll of the dreamer's romantic fantasies disguises profound loneliness and estrangement from 'living life'. Despite his sentimental friendship with Nastenka, his final withdrawal into the world of the imagination anticipates the retreat into the 'underground' of many of Dostoevsky's later intellectual heroes. A Gentle Creature and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man show how such withdrawal from reality can end in spiritual desolation and moral indifference and how, in Dostoevsky's view, the tragedy of the alienated individual can be resolved only by the rediscovery of a sense of compassion and responsibility towards fellow human beings. This new translation captures the power and lyricism of Dostoevsky's writing, while the introduction examines the stories in relation to one another and to his novels. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Dilemma and Other Stories

Vijayadānna Dethā, Madhu Kishwar. While her parents indulged in mutual
recriminations , the daughter quietly walked away . ... Though our life stories are
no different from each other ' s , they appear different to us . All the women in this
world ...

The Dilemma and Other Stories

Author: Vijayadānna Dethā

Publisher:

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Page: 169

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Translated By Ruth Vanita From The Hindi Tranlation Of The Original Rajasthani Folktales. The Book Articulates The Anguish Of Women From A Region Of India Which Is Considered The Most Oppressive For Women. But None Of The Women In This Collection Of Rajasthani Folk Tales Are Passive Victims. An Interesting Read. Condition Good.

My Life and Other Stories

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

My Life  and Other Stories

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342693061

Page: 260

View: 199

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

On the Volga and Other Stories

W My husband ' s love will not be changed by wrinkles ; he will see in them a
welcome sign of the long - sustained ... that I would not throw away the vision
which came to me once in my life , one bright May morning which I shall never
forget ; I ...

On the Volga and Other Stories

Author: Panteleĭmon Romanov

Publisher:

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Page: 286

View: 373

T P s and Cassell s Weekly

For your convenience we will repeat them : “ Short Story Writing , Advice to
Beginners by 16 Famous T.P.'s NOTICE ... My Life and Other Stories " ( Daniel ,
1920 ) , “ The Black Monk and Other Stories ( Duckworth's " Readers ' Library , " .

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The Devil and Other Stories

And in place of him who would not reply I answered my own questions . “ Why ?
In order to live in a future life , ' I said to myself . “ Then why this obscurity , this
torment ? I cannot believe in a future life . I believed when I did not ask with my ...

The Devil and Other Stories

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Page: 296

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"These stories range over much of the Russian world of the nineteenth century, from the nobility to the peasantry, the military to the clergy, from merchants and cobblers to a horse and a tree. Together they present a fascinating picture of Tolstoy's skill and artistry."--Jacket.

Urinal and Other Stories

( smiles ) I refused to read from my biography the other night , because it tells
many lies about my life . It says my dreadful secret is my desire . It ' s the wrong
story , and its poor author paid the price . But there is still some truth to what
Oscar ...

Urinal and Other Stories

Author: John Greyson

Publisher: Artmetropole/Power Plant

ISBN:

Page: 302

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Halftime and Other Stories

And as I lug the large gray , impossibly stuffed duffel up the stairs , it occurs to me
that this visit with my family is going to be different ; that is , here among ...
Because we were already friends , we didn't have to tell each other our life stories
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Halftime and Other Stories

Author: John Lovett

Publisher:

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Page: 304

View: 292

The Athenaeum

Stories of seafaring life . The Mills of the Gods , and other stories . By Elizabeth
Robins . ( Thornton Butterworth . ) A Market Bundle . ... My Life , and other stories
. By Anton Tchehov . Translated by S. S. Koteliansky and Gilbert Cannan .

The Athenaeum

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