E–book [Sudden Fiction International Sixty Short Short Stories] ô Robert Shapard
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 uess 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 the flavor of the month Personally I think the style has its merits and can provide uick snapshots of things but if it is The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States good it leaves you wanting Anyway this is a worthy collection of short pieces collected from all around thelobe The USA probably has the most items in here but many nations across the lobe are represented sometimes by prominent writers and sometimes not To be honest I can t say I was deeply moved by much here but that could be due to the nature of a collection like this than to the uality of the writing Once you begin etting into the mood and style of "a writer s work all of a sudden the piece ends and you are on a different "writer s work all of a sudden the piece ends and you are on a different and listening to a very different voice Looking at what other Goodreaders have to say it seems like we all have different favorites from this Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth grab bag Here are a few of mine RK Narayan s story about arumpy ascetic who lives across the lane from a woman of ill repute had a nice twist at the end Monica Wood s Disappearing a mysterious piece about a fat woman who begins swimming a lot in a public pool and starts 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts getting thinner and thinner Jeanette Winterson s intense surreal pieceot my full attention She mixes together elements of classic myths and contemporary attitude and feminism Big names like Nadine Gordimer and Donald Barthelme make interesting contributions hers a dark tale of a sick suicidal woman and his an amusing look at a classroom where everything they deal with seems to die tragically I also liked J Bernlef s realistic suspenseful tale of a boy whose father is attacked by rabid dog A wonderful international selection whose 37 stories I liked of which these 5 I enjoyed the most Kenneth Bernard USA Preparatio. “Sudden Fiction International is even better than its predecessor It's a fine te. Very nice international collection of stories excellent
bedtime as in all collections the appeal reading As in all collections the appeal 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 my own impatience The fault is probably mine Still on the strength of the ones that Moonrise (Snowfall, grabbed me it s areat reading experience 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 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 just to those of us who love to read but don t have enough time for novels I love this collection of stories Two of my favorites are On Hope by Spencer Holst and the The rasshopper and the bell cricket by Kawabata I carried this book in my backpack along with everything else during college so that I could rab a uick blast of literature between classes in nursing school It was the perfect mental palate cleanser between AnatomyPhysiology and Pharmacology. New friends old friends almost every stop a brief wonder in itself” Alan Cheus.
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Emilie Plead Choose One EggFernando Sorrentino Argentina There Is APlead Choose One EggFernando Sorrentino Argentina There Is a in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an UmbrellaBai Xiao yi China The Explosion in the Parlour Readers of short short fiction can negotiate this 300
PAGE COLLECTION OF INTERNATIONAL FICTION EASILY WITHIN ONE DAYcollection of international fiction easily within one day stories address the standard right to life issues and are of particular interest for the pro life reade This are of particular interest for the pro life reade This a big collection 60 stories from all over the world so it would be really something if they Hello, Snow! got it wrong Then again it would be really something if they nailed every single one of them So there s some reallyood 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 end is a fine introduction I A Little Dinner Before the Play 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 This is really anreat 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 Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies 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 by international authors is a feat to pull off Overall I think they were successful with this one 1991 notebook Outstanding stories Trancedi the Two headed baby Babel s Di Grasso the South American one about potatoes Wonderful book Some of these arereat some not so much This is Aching tool a Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch goodift it's Around the World in Sixty Stories with many surprises.