Modern Prose (Novelty)

The Official Report on Human Activity

The Official Report on Human Activity


kim D Hunter

ISBN: 9780814345207
Year of publication: 2019

THE OFFICIAL REPORT ON HUMAN ACTIVITY Stories by kim d. hunter The Official Report on Human Activity or Long for an Elephant An Essay 1. Ipso in the Elephant When Ipso gave birth to what most agreed was an elephant, there were those who tried to act as though it was normal. Well, yes, he was a man, they said, and no one had known he was pregnant, but it was, after all, a small elephant. Prior to the birth, he had been eating strangely and spending an inordinate amount of time alone. But none ...

Keywords: Short Stories (single Author)
Improvement

Improvement


Joan Silber

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2017

Improvement 1 Everyone knows this can happen. People travel and they find places they like so much they think theyve risen to their best selves just by being there. They feel distant from everyone at home who cant begin to understand. They take up with beautiful locals of the opposite sex, they settle in, they get used to how everything works, they make homes. But maybe not forever. I had an aunt who was such a person. She went to Istanbul when she was in her twenties. She met a good-looking ...

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Star

Star


Yukio Mishima

ISBN: 9780811228428
Year of publication: 2019

Yukio Mishima STAR 1 I glanced into my assistants little mirror at the crowd gathered in the street. The fans were relentless. They leaned with all their weight against the ropes, reaching to get just a little closer to me, cheering and screaming to catch my attention. It was a good crowd, full of pretty girls and boys alike who were skipping work or school to stand here in the bright May sun. Each and every one of them had shown up in the uniform an ensemble of my own design that Id ...

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The Boatbuilder

The Boatbuilder


Daniel Gumbiner

ISBN: 9781944211547
Year of publication: 2018

Daniel Gumbiner THE BOATBUILDER For my parents, Richard and Ellen Gumbiner I have had an entirely new feeling about life ever since making an ax handle E.B. White, in a letter to his wife CHAPTER 1 BERG CRACKED THE WINDOW and squeezed his way into the farmhouse. He had first seen this farmhouse while walking the dog on the hiking trail that circumnavigated the bay. In the morning the house seemed to be occupied, but during the day it was empty and often some of the windows were left open. People ...

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Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me


Ian McEwan

ISBN: 9781473567795
Year of publication: 2019

Ian McEwan MACHINES LIKE ME AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU To Graeme Mitchison 19442018 But remember, please, the Law by which we live, We are not built to comprehend a lie RUDYARD KIPLING, The Secret of the Machines ONE It was religious yearning granted hope, it was the holy grail of science. Our ambitions ran high and low for a creation myth made real, for a monstrous act of self-love. As soon as it was feasible, we had no choice but to follow our desires and hang the consequences. In loftiest terms, we ...

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Lights All Night Long

Lights All Night Long


Lydia Fitzpatrick

ISBN: 9780525558736
Year of publication: 2019

Lydia Fitzpatrick LIGHTS ALL NIGHT LONG For my family We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory. Louise Glck, Nostos CHAPTER ONE The air in the Baton Rouge airport tasted like toothpaste. Chemical-tinged and cold enough to give Ilya goosebumps, to make him wonder where he had left his winter coat, whether it was somewhere in the Leshukonskoye airport or wadded in the backseat of Maria Mikhailovnas car or still at home on the hook that had given it a permanent hump behind the ...

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The Man Who Couldn't Die

The Man Who Couldn't Die


Olga Slavnikova

ISBN: 9780231546416
Year of publication: 2019

Olga Slavnikova THE MAN WHO COULDNT DIE THE TALE OF AN AUTHENTIC HUMAN BEING INTRODUCTION Ressentiment Monsters MARK LIPOVETSKY I met Olga Slavnikova in 1987 or 1988. Back then we both lived in Sverdlovsk now Ekaterinburg she worked as an editor at Ural, the local thick and respectable literary magazine, and I was publishing my first articles in it. She had just finished a journalism degree at Ural State University my alma mater too and was launching her literary career, both as a prose writer ...

Keywords: Russian and Former Soviet Union
The Maya Pill

The Maya Pill


German Sadulaev

ISBN: 9781564789068
Year of publication: 2013

German Sadulaev THE MAYA PILL Translated and with an afterword by Carol Apollonio - Atan khalam sarvatum1 In early spring of the year two thousand and XX from the birth of the prophet Jesus Christpeace be unto himI, Maximus Semipyatnitsky, have set pen to paper. My goal: to snatch humanity from the talons of Maya, of illusion. I shall tell the whole truth, reveal hidden verities, openly proclaim treasured secrets. The fortunate among my readers will profit from the knowledge I reveal here and ...

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Fire Hides Everywhere

Fire Hides Everywhere


Julian Feeld

ISBN: 9781785355493
Year of publication: 2017

Julian Feeld FIRE HIDES EVERYWHERE Acknowledgments There are many people to whom I owe much. Id like to thank Remi Slade-Caffarel, Genevieve Gagne-Hawes, Mathilde Huron, Kathleen Craig, Louisa Pillot, and Alicia Heimersson for reading, being read to, editing, and generally providing help along the way. Id also like to thank my family for their love and support: Audrey, Gerard, Christian, Claire thats you. In this third and perfectly acceptable sentence I think I will direct the stream of my ...

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Murmur

Murmur


Will Eaves

ISBN: 9781942658641
Year of publication: 2019

Will Eaves MURMUR He roves not like a runagate through all the world abroad This country hereabout the which is large is his abode. He doth not, like a number of these common wooers, cast His love to everyone he sees. Thou art the first and last That ever he set mind upon. Alonely unto thee He vows himself as long as life doth last. Moreover he Is youthful and with beauty sheen endued by natures gift, And aptly into any shape his person he can shift. Thou canst not bid him be the thing, though ...

Keywords: LGBT
Enough

Enough


Donald E Westlake

ISBN: 9780871312266
Year of publication: 1977

Donald E. Westlake Enough Enough: too much. AMBROSE BIERCE The Devils Dictionary For Aram Avakian, fondly, this two-reeler. A Travesty If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing and from robbing he comes next to drinking and sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. THOMAS DE QUINCEY Murder Considered As One Of The Fine Arts One The Adventure of the Missing R Well, she was dead, and there was no use crying over spilt milk. I ...

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I Am God

I Am God


Giacomo Sartori

ISBN: 9781632062147
Year of publication: 2019

Giacomo Sartori I AM GOD For Piuma Lange, who having passed on a weakness for the page, then bequeathed me her indomitable fragility. Is it not a paradox that the Christian Religion has in large part been the source of atheism or more generally of religious unbelief Yet I think that is the case. Man is not naturally incredulous because he does not reason much and does not care a great deal about the causes of things. Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone Michael Caesar and Franco DIntino, eds. Whatever ...

Keywords: funny love stories religious satire romantic comedy novels satire of capitalism scientific satire
Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch

Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch


Eva Mazza

ISBN: 9781928420415
Year of publication: 2019

Eva Mazza SEX, LIES STELLENBOSCH For Girlfriends, especially the first four: T, M, C C BBD my daughters, all four Part One One Her cheek peeled reluctantly from the pillow. A union forged by drink and drool the latter, an unglamorous snail-trail from the left corner of her mouth. Eyes wide open. Whats the time Jen turned her body gingerly onto her side. Her phone read 05:00 am. The party was over Crap Im in the dog box, thats for sure. Only after shed made the enormous effort to move her face ...

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Amber

Amber


Stephan Collishaw

ISBN: 9781910570012
Year of publication: 2015

Stephan Collishaw AMBER For Marija Prologue Heres a tale, Vassily said, his hand stroking his thick dark beard. There was a trader from Egypt who had in his possession a beautiful jewel. He arrived at the court of Timor the Lame in Samarkand. Amir Timor was away in battle and so it was to his wife, the young queen, that the trader was introduced. When the wife of the Amir Timor first laid eyes upon the jewel the Egyptian was carrying, she knew she must have it to present as a gift to her husband ...

Keywords: Afghan War contemporary fiction Historical Fiction Military
Searching for Caleb

Searching for Caleb


Anne Tyler

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Year of publication: 1975

More praise for SEARCHING FOR CALEB The Pecks are marvelous literally marvelous, by turns heartbreaking and hilarious. . . . It is not possible for me to convey adequately the magic of this book. There is not a wrong word or a false emotion. . . . These people seem part of our own lives and the search for Caleb becomes as important to us as it does to them. The Washington Post It is about growing up, mating and breaking away. It is about living by prescription and living by instinct. It is ...

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