Twelve tales by such masters as Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, others. Excellent word-for-word English translations on facing pages, plus teaching and study aids, Russian/English vocabulary, biographical/critical introductions, more.
Born in Moscow, Wladimir Kaminer emigrated to Berlin in the early ´90s when he was 22. Russian Disco is a series of short and comic autobiographical vignettes about life among the émigrés in the explosive and extraordinary multi-cultural atmosphere of ´90s Berlin. It´s an exotic, vodka-fuelled millennial Goodbye to Berlin. The stories show a wonderful, innocent, deadpan economy of style reminiscent of the great humorists. [Several of his European editors make a comparison with current bestseller David Sedaris.] Kaminer manages to say a great deal without seeming to say much at all. He speaks about the offbeat personal events of his own life but captures something universal about our disjointed times.
Have you ever had that creepy feeling you were being watched? Did you know? There´s estimated to be 30 active serial killers operating in the United States today. On average 40% of all murders go unsolved each year. The world is a big place, and with all that goes on, it can be downright scary! Horror Stories by Hannah J. Tidy Tells of some of the most puzzling or unexplainable murders and disappearances that have taken place all around the world, some of which STILL remain unsolved till this day. For example, the mysteriously Vanishing Youtuber! A well-known Youtuber had an unusually creepy thing happen to him one night. This is a big channel boasting over 6 million subscribers. He assumes the role of a Russian man with a thick Eastern European accent, who showcases and demonstrates the effects of many different types of weaponry and explosives. A wave of controversy resonated throughout YouTube after he appeared to have mysteriously vanished from the platform in the spring of 2013. Without any announcement or foreshadowing whatsoever, the channel simply stopped uploading. but one evening something odd uploads on his channel that changes everything... Download the book to get the full creepy story of this Youtuber So if you love to be creepy true stories Get Your Copy of Horror Stories Right Now! Don´t delay - Get your copy of Horror Stories right away. Scroll to the top and select the ´´BUY´´ button for instant download. Warning: Please be aware. Some of these stories may be disturbing for some!
From the celebrated author of The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev, a trilogy of related novellas about a woman whose life touches three very different men?stories that encompass some of the profoundest themes of the twentieth century. Ilana Davita Dinn is the listener to whom three men relate their lives. As a young girl, she offers English lessons to a teenage survivor of the camps. In ´´The Ark Builder,? he shares with her the story of his friendship with a proud old builder of synagogue arks, and what happened when the German army invaded their Polish town. As a graduate student, she finds herself escorting a guest lecturer from the Soviet Union, and in ´´The War Doctor,? her sympathy moves him to put his painful past to paper recounting his experiences as a Soviet NKVD agent who was saved by an idealistic doctor during the Russian civil war, only to encounter him again during the terrifying period of the Kremlin doctors´ plot. And, finally, we meet her in ´´The Trope Teacher,? in which a distinguished professor of military history, trying to write his memoirs, is distracted by his wife´s illness and by the arrival next door of a new neighbor, the famous writer I. D. (Ilana Davita) Chandal. Poignant and profound, Chaim Potok´s newest fiction is a major addition to his remarkable?and remarkably loved?body of work.
Ordinary everyday things themselves tell about their hidden life filled with deep drama. Olga Rosness is a member of the Union of Russian Writers and the Norwegian Union of Writers. Doctor of Philology. The author of five novels (four of which are published), two collections of short stories (one of them was published in Danish), a collection of essays (about Montaigne, Nietzsche, Brodsky), scientific monographs. He currently lives in Norway.
Anton Chekhov belongs to the cohort of the most prominent Russian classics, together with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Pushkin. The rankings of the most read authors, comprising the ´golden fund´ of the world´s literature, persistently include Chekhov alongside Charles Dickens, the Bronte Sisters, Mark Twain... Chekhov´s plays, such as ´Three Sisters´, ´The Cherry Orchard´, and the short stories of this collection, are featured in the curriculum of faculties of philology of top global universities, such as University of Oxford, Harvard University and many more.
A second volume of collected short fiction-from the bestselling author and winner of the 2015 Rea Award for the Short Story Few authors write with such sheer love of story and language as T.C. Boyle, and that is nowhere more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and always entertaining short stories. In 1998, T.C. Boyle Stories brought together the author´s first four collections to critical acclaim. Now, T.C. Boyle Stories II gathers the work from his three most recent collections along with fourteen new tales previously unpublished in book form as well as a preface in which Boyle looks back on his career as a writer of stories and the art of making them. By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, Boyle´s stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The fifty-eight stories in this new volume, written over the last eighteen years, reflect his maturing themes. Along with the satires and tall tales that established his reputation, readers will find stories speaking to contemporary social issues, from air rage to abortion doctors, and character-driven tales of quiet power and passion. Others capture timeless themes, from first love and its consequences to confrontations with mortality, or explore the conflict between civilization and wildness. The new stories find Boyle engagingly testing his characters´ emotional and physical endurance, whether it´s a group of giants being bred as weapons of war in a fictional Latin American country, a Russian woman who ignores dire warnings in returning to her radiation-contaminated home, a hermetic writer who gets more than a break in his routine when he travels to receive a minor award, or a man in a California mountain town who goes a little too far in his concern for a widow. Mordant wit, emotional power, exquisite prose: it is all here in abundance. T.C. Boyle Stories II is a grand career statement from a writer whose imagination knows no bounds.