Download E-books The Forest of Thieves and the Magic Garden (Penguin Classics) PDF

Lively stories of asceticism, wickedness, and advantage from one in every of India's nice non secular traditions

superbly translated from the Sanskrit, the tales during this quantity mirror the very important culture of Jain storytelling among the 7th and 15th centuries. a few of their characters locate bliss by means of renouncing the realm, others through dwelling inside it in peace and moderation. There are tales depicting the painful results of a enjoyed one's changing into a monk and the triumph of Jain ladies who win their husbands over to their faith. The climactic tale follows an unsuspecting traveler's trip via a woodland of harmful passions. starting from uncomplicated people stories to stylish narratives of rebirth, The woodland of Thieves and the Magic Garden opens a window onto a wealthy non secular tradition.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes by way of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Nightmare Magazine Issue 6 (March 2013) PDF

In our March 2013 factor, now we have unique fiction from David Tallerman ("The sign up the Moonlight") and Jeff VanderMeer ("No Breather on this planet yet Thee"), besides reprints by means of Molly Tanzer ("The Infernal heritage of the Ivybridge Twins") and Livia Llewellyn ("Jetsam").

We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a exhibit on our disguise artist, and a function interview with bestselling writer Jonathan Maberry.

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Download E-books Sorry Please Thank You: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Charles Yu

The writer of the generally praised debut novel How to stay effectively in a technological know-how Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and totally unique choice of brief stories.
 
A big-box shop worker is faced through a zombie throughout the graveyard shift, an issue that pales compared to his lack of ability to invite a coworker out on a date . . . A fighter leads his band of digital warriors, thieves, and wizards throughout a dangerous computer-generated panorama, yet does he have what it takes to be a hero? . . . a firm outsources grief for revenue, its slogan: “Don’t consider like having a nasty day? allow another individual have it for you.”
 
Drawing from either popular culture and technological know-how, Charles Yu is a superb observer of up to date society, and in Sorry Please Thank You he fills his tales with equivalent elements laugh-out-loud humor and piercing perception into the human situation. He has already garnered comparisons to such masters as Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, and during this new assortment now we have resounding evidence that he has arrived (via a wormhole in space-time) as an enormous new voice in American fiction.

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Download E-books Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories (Science and Fiction) PDF

By Brad Aiken

This e-book positive factors 9 brief tales that supply an interesting glimpse into our clinical destiny, together with vaccination suggestions opposed to unknown deathly pathogens, nanomedicine to treatment ailments and retard getting old, bionics, and cloning and euthanasia.

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Download E-books Cuentos de la China Contemporanea (中国当代短篇小说集) PDF

By Wang Meng

China, the nice japanese energy with a civilization of greater than 5,000 years, is experiencing impressive fiscal improvement has attracted around the globe curiosity. With the deepening of reform and starting, China strives to provide their tradition to foreign audiences. tips on how to comprehend a rustic and a humans is thru its literature, during this experience we current the choice of The chinese language modern stories. those ten tales, written through winning authors in China, opened the window to the chinese language modern readers in Spanish.

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Download E-books The Stories of Paul Bowles PDF

By Paul Bowles

An American literary cult determine, Paul Bowles demonstrated his legacy with the radical The Sheltering Sky. an instantaneous sensation, it turned a fixture in American letters. Bowles then lower back his energies to the fast tale -- the style he most popular and shortly mastered.

Bowles's brief fiction is orchestral in composition and exacting in topic, marked by way of a distinct, delicately spare type and a depressing, wealthy, unique temper, via turns chilling, ironic, and wry. In "Pastor Dowe at Tacaté," a Protestant missionary is distributed to the a ways reaches of the globe -- a spot, he discovers, the place his God has no energy. In "Call at Corazón," an American husband abandons his alcoholic spouse on their honeymoon in a South American jungle. In "Allal," a boy's drug-induced metamorphosis right into a lethal serpent ends up in his violent dying, yet now not ahead of he feels the "joy" of sinking his fangs into human prey. additionally collected listed below are Bowles's most famed works, comparable to "The smooth Prey," a grimly pleasing story of vengeance, and "A far away Episode," which Tennessee Williams proclaimed "a masterpiece of brief fiction."

"Beauty and terror move splendidly good jointly in [Bowles's] work," Madison Smartt Bell as soon as stated. notwithstanding occasionally surprising, Bowles's tales have a symmetry that's haunting and eventually ethical. Like Poe (whose tales Bowles's mom learn to him at bedtime), Bowles had an instinctive adeptness with the nightmare imaginative and prescient. Joyce Carol Oates, in her creation to Too faraway from Home, writes that his characters are "at the mercy of buried needs skilled as exterior fate." In those masterful tales, our inner most fears are appear, tables are became, and allegiances are demonstrated. destiny is an inexorable portion of Bowles's far away landscapes, and its mental results on his characters are rendered with penetrating accuracy. Like Hemingway, Bowles is famously unsentimental, a talented craftsman of crystalline prose.

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Download E-books The Progress of Love PDF

By Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

Alice Munro, who acquired the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award for her newest number of tales, The Love of an outstanding Woman, is commonly stated as a contemporary grasp of the fast tale. during this past assortment, she demonstrates all of these strengths that experience gained her such a lot of literary accolades.

A divorced girl returns to her formative years domestic the place she confronts the reminiscence of her mom and dad' confounding but deep bond. The unintentional near-drowning of a kid exposes the fragility of the belief among teenagers and oldsters. a tender guy, remembering a terrifying youth incident, wrestles with the accountability he has continuously felt for his more youthful brother. In those and different tales Alice Munro proves once more a delicate and compassionate chronicler of our instances. Drawing us into the main intimate corners of normal lives, she unearths a lot approximately ourselves, our offerings, and our reviews of affection.

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Download E-books The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) PDF

By H.G. Wells

The early brief tales of an important twentieth century literary personage

Herbert George Wells was once might be top referred to as the writer of such vintage works of technology fiction as The Time Machine and War of the Worlds. however it was once in his brief tales, written while he was once a tender guy embarking on a literary occupation, that he first explored the large strength of the clinical discoveries of the day. He defined his tales as "a miscellany of inventions," but his enthusiasm for technology used to be tempered through an knowledge of its frightening damaging powers and the hazard it can pose to the human race. A consummate storyteller, he made incredible creatures and machines totally plausible; and, by means of putting usual women and men in outstanding events, he explored, with humor, what it skill to be alive in a century of speedy clinical progress.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Patricide: A Novella (Kindle Single) PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

Roland Marks is a Nobel Prize profitable novelist with a penchant for young women and 4 marriages at the back of him. Lou-Lou Marks, his grown daughter, is a winning educational in her personal correct. yet her genuine occupation lies in getting to her father. An egomaniacal and emotionally manipulative guy, he calls for of her absolute filial loyalty and an uncompromising acquiescence to his each need—her merely present is his approval, which she feels she by no means totally gets, yet desperately wishes. whilst Roland falls in love with a girl fifty years his junior, Lou-Lou senses the precarious decline of her energy. motive on combating Roland from marrying for a 5th time and signing away his estate—and her inheritance—the dating takes a darkly comical flip. Astute, insightful, and mordantly hilarious, Patricide is Joyce Carol Oates at her best.

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