By Carol Emshwiller
By Rafik Schami,Michael Köhlmeier,Root Leeb,Franz Hohler,Monika Helfer,Nataša Dragnić
Den Auftakt dieser neuen, von Rafik Schami herausgegebenen Reihe, macht der Themenband REISEN. Ein Band, dessen Kurzgeschichten das Thema REISEN umkreisen, es erkunden, im Innen und Außen erfahrbar machen, lebendig gestalten, facettenreich beleuchten, mit sprachlicher Virtuosität funkelnd erhellen, in poetischem Ton feiern. Ein Band, der zugleich auch die so ausdrucksstarke Gattung der Kurzgeschichte im deutschsprachigen Raum aus dem Dunkel holt, ins rechte Licht rückt, würdigt, mit einer literarischen Hommage feiert. Es ist eine faszinierende Vielstimmigkeit, die sich hier Gehör verschafft - und es ist einfach schön zu wissen: In den folgenden fünf Jahren erscheint mit den Vorboten des Frühlings ein neuer Band.
Sechs beliebte Autorinnen und Autoren schreiben. Jedes Jahr erscheint ein neuer Band mit einem neuen reizvollen und inspirierenden Thema.
Ein wunderbares Geschenk für alle Liebhaber der Kurzgeschichte.
Ein wunderbares Projekt und eine echte Herzensangelegenheit von Rafik Schami, dem prominenten Herausgeber und Mitautor der Sechs-Sterne Reihe!
By Guy Davenport
encouraged by means of resources as varied as Virgil, Dumas, and the day-by-day newspaper, the eight tales in man Davenport’s Eclogues reflect the wide-ranging passions and curiosities of 1 of America’s most unusual and agile writers. Taking the shape of diary entries and pastoral poetry, and with allusions to Italo Calvino and the Greek gods, those tales are top examples of Davenport’s ingenuity and mastery of technique.
Eclogues includes philosophical explorations and portrayals of deeply human feelings with tales corresponding to “The timber of Lystra,” Davenport’s meditation at the intersection of early Christian doctrine and Greek fable, and “On a few strains of Virgil,” during which a gaggle of young children experiments with sexuality in the course of a lazy summer season in Bordeaux. The author’s playfulness and defiance of expectancies make for a desirable and striking read.
By Ashley Farmer
By Michael Filimowicz
By Sergio Pitol
By Berry Fleming
This name ends up in one other significant comedy of manners as Otis, whose Southern experience of duties won’t allow him to completely stay away from this project, is reluctantly sucked right into a kin reunion on the burial website: a burial attended by way of a solid of splendidly eccentric characters who even have no wisdom of the deceased.
This novella is an instantaneous descendant of Fleming’s past comedian novels: Colonel Effingham’s Raid, Lucinderella, and Captain Bennett’s Folly. certainly, the various zany, colourful, and irreverent characters of Lucinderella and Captain Bennett make their reappearances the following, as does his fictional city of Fredericksville.
in lots of methods, this novel is akin to Federico Fellini’s movie vintage 8 1/2, the place the Italian director is surrounded by way of the characters in his existence and in his motion pictures. Fleming (who was once additionally pressured to self-publish his books in the course of his many years of anonymity) brings to existence his roots and his creations with a superb mix of satire, mirrored image, and nostalgia.
as well as Family Reunion are a few effective examples of the author’s reward for brief fiction: items that contact the center, the humorous bone, and the imagination.
By Trebor Healey
By Jason Murk
By Moira Crone
In What will get Into Us, the hot selection of brief tales by means of Moira Crone, a curious baby discovers that a few think "the gods who made this international did not make it correct, and they're extraordinarily sorry approximately it." A nine-year-old woman is the single person who realizes that her mother's psychological sickness has positioned the family's survival at stake. A shy African American lady confronts evil at once in a terrifying act of affection. A teenage orphan replaces a wayward son in a privileged yet unsatisfied relatives. a tender chippie comes to a decision that if his child goes to be born correct, he'll need to devote a criminal offense and construct the area anew.
Fayton, North Carolina, is a rural city during which we all know every body else's company. Crone explores this fictional panorama and its population from many angles. The tales keep on with the lives of fellows and girls who grew up jointly in Fayton. choked with memorable characters from a number of generations, this tale cycle evolves right into a chronicle of a sector and its characters. via it, Crone meditates at the mixture of historical past and spirit that shapes souls and creates group.
From the views of its a variety of protagonists—white and black, female and male, younger and old—we watch as Fayton involves take care of the charged problems with race, feminism, southern traditions, and the unexpected adjustments wrought by way of economics and know-how. What will get Into Us is a robust tale cycle that resonates as deeply as a vintage novel.
Moira Crone is the writer of the radical Period of Confinement and collections of brief tales. 4 of her tales have seemed in New tales from the South: The Year's Best. This assortment comprises her novella, "The Ice Garden," which gained the 2004 William Faulkner/Wisdom Prize.