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Spanish Stories: A Dual-Language Book
Spanish Stories
A Dual-Language Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0486253996

Designed for the lover of fine literature as well as the intermediate language student, this dual-language book contains 13 great, representative Spanish short stories. Chronologically arranged to illustrate the development of the story form in Spanish, the stories are presented both in Spanish and English, enabling students to learn a language while simultaneously studying literary classics. 
Edited by former Queens College professor Angel Flores, the volume includes brilliant works not available in any other edition published in the U.S. First-rate stories range from the medieval tales of Don Juan Manuel and the classics of Cervantes, Alarcon and Miguel de Unamuno to the highly acclaimed contemporary works of Jorge Luis Borges, Camilo Jose Cela, and Juan Goytisolo. Also included are satirical views of Spanish life by Leopolda Alas (Clarin) and Emilia Pardo Bazan, charming sketches by Ricardo Palma, and the socially and politically inspired writings of Benito Lynch and Horacia Quiroga. 
With this book, language students will be able to follow Spanish classics in the original while having immediate access to a complete, faithful English translation on the facing page. The dual format saves hours in word-hunting and note-taking, allowing more time for intensified study of the language, building vocabulary and practicing conversation. The present volume also contains an informative essay on Spanish literature, a biographical-critical introduction to each story, notes on obscure references and idioms and a Spanish-to-English vocabulary.
Students of language and comparative literature will find the dual-language format convenient and helpful and the stories deeply satisfying; readers interested in Spanish literature will want to add this important and stimulating collection to their personal libraries. 

The Cry of the Owl
The Cry of the Owl
Paperback      ISBN: 0871132907

Robert Forester, a lonely man troubled by a failed marriage, finds himself inadvertently caught up in a series of mysterious murders

Yokohama, California
Yokohama, California
Paperback      ISBN: 0295961678

Yokahama, California, originally published in 1949, is the first published collection of short stories by a Japanese American. Set in the fictional community of Yokahama, California, Mori's work is alive with the people, gossip, humor, and legends of Japanese America in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Replaced by ISBN 9780295994741

The African Queen
The African Queen
Paperback      ISBN: 0316289108

First published in 1935, C.S. Forester's classic romantic adventure is a tale of opposites attracted. Allnut and Rose, a disreputable Cockney and an English spinster missionary, wend their way down a river in Central Africa in a rickety, asthmatic steam launch, and are gradually joined together in a mission of retaliation against the Germans. Fighting time, heat, malaria and bullets, the two have a dramatic rapprochement before the explosive ending of the book. This tale of unlikely love is thrilling and funny and ultimately satisfying.

Problems and Other Stories
Problems and Other Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394507053

In a world where directional signs are unreadable, men and women on the move deal with such problems as marriage, divorce, prostitution, leprosy, extinct mammals, guilt, and getting in and out of Ethiopia



I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54
I, Claudius
From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54
Paperback      ISBN: 067972477x

Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A.D. A masterpiece.

The Simple Art of Murder
The Simple Art of Murder
Paperback      ISBN: 0394757653

In The Simple Art of Murder, which was prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, noir master Raymond Chandler argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, and this collection, mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps, demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. Included are the classic stories "Spanish Blood," Pearls Are a Nuisance," and "Guns at Cyrano's," among others.

Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories
Everything That Rises Must Converge
Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0374504644

Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

Adventures in the Skin Trade
Adventures in the Skin Trade
Paperback      ISBN: 081120202x

This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction--and what an extraordinary storyteller he was --holds special interest because it ranges from the early stories such as "The School for Witches" and "The Burning Baby," with their powerful inheritance of Welsh mythology and wild imagination, to the chapters he completed before his death of the alas unfinished novel Adventures in the Skin Trade. Adventures is the story, written in a shrewd, sly, deadpan vein of picaresque comedy, of young Samuel Bennet, who runs away from his home in Wales to seek his fortune in London.

Rock Springs
Rock Springs
Paperback      ISBN: 0394757009

Set largely in Montana, these stories include a man looking back through time at his young mother, children caught up in adult confusion, and a woman whose ex-husband is about to go to jail