Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories
Paperback ISBN: 1590170059
An anthology illuminates storytelling as a fundamental human impulse and includes ballads, poems, parables, anecdotes, fairy tales, and legends alongside short works by such figures as Anton Chekhov, Robert Frost, D. H. Lawrence, and Leo Tolstoy. Reprint.
White Dancing Elephants
Paperback ISBN: 1945814616
"Chaya Bhuvaneswar's debut collection maps with great assurance the intricate outer reaches of the human heart. What a bold, smart, exciting new voice, well worth listening to; what an elegant story collection to read and savor.." -Lauren Groff, author of Florida "Stunning, evocative, electric...an exuberant collection." -Kirkus Reviews (starred) A woman grieves a miscarriage, haunted by the Buddha's birth. An artist with schizophrenia tries to survive hatred and indifference in small-town India by turning to the beauty of sculpture and dance. Orphans in India get pulled into a strange
The Beautiful and the Grotesque
Paperback ISBN: 0871401924
Ever since his death in 1927, Ryunosuke Akutagawa has been hailed as one of the greatest short story writers in world literature. Most famous for his story Rashomon and the Kurosawa movie it inspired, Akutagawa's wide range of fiction is beautifully displayed in this newly reissued collection of his stories. With characteristic lyricism and great style, the stories here capture the strange world of Akutagawa, from the slow, gentle death of a haiku master (“Withered Fields
Batman Black and White 3
Black and White
Paperback ISBN: 1401213545
A stunning collection of thirty-three monochromatic tales showcases spectacular visions of Batman in stories by Brian Azzarello, Darwyn, Cooke, Judd Winick, Jill Thompson, Michael Kaluta, and others. Original.
The Best American Comics 2012
Hardcover ISBN: 0547691122
The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributers from 2012. Guest Editor Françoise Mouly—long-time art editor at The New Yorker and founder of the graphic anthologies RAW—has culled the best pieces from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web to create a stunning installment, complete this year with a selection of pieces devoted to kids and contributions from Charles Burns, Chester Brown, and Joyce Farmer.
Paperback ISBN: 1594634912
An inventive story collection that spans the globe as it explores love, childhood, and parenthood with an electric mix of humor and emotion. Acclaimed for the grace, wit, and magic of her novels, Ramona Ausubel introduces us to a geography both fantastic and familiar in eleven new stories, some of them previously published in The New Yorker and The Paris Review. Elegantly structured, these stories span the globe and beyond, from small-town America and sunny Caribbean islands to the Arctic Ocean and the very gates of Heaven itself. And though some of the stories are steeped in mythology, they remain grounded in universal experiences: loss of identity, leaving home, parenthood, joy, and longing. Crisscrossing the pages of Awayland are travelers and expats, shadows and ghosts. A girl watches as her homesick mother slowly dissolves into literal mist. The mayor of a small Midwestern town offers a strange prize, for stranger reasons, to the parents of any baby born on Lenin's birthday. A chef bound for Mars begins an even more treacherous journey much closer to home. And a lonely heart searches for love online--never mind that he's a Cyclops. With her signature tenderness, Ramona Ausubel applies a mapmaker's eye to landscapes both real and imagined, all the while providing a keen guide to the wild, uncharted terrain of the human heart.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016
Paperback ISBN: 0544527186
Guest-edited by the author of A Banquet of Consequences, a latest annual anthology shares the year's top-selected short mystery stories from U.S. magazines and collections. Original. 35,000 first printing.