Download or read book Numbers in the Dark written by Italo Calvino and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed, genre-bending Italian fabulist author, a posthumous collection of career-spanning stories previously unavailable in English. “Everybody telephones everybody at every possible moment, and nobody can speak to anybody . . . Distance has been the warp that supports the weft of every love story.” —from Numbers in the Dark Written between 1943 and 1984, the stories in Numbers in the Dark span the career of one of fiction’s modern masters: from Italo Calvino’s earliest fables, to tales informed by life in World War II–era Italy, to the delightful experimentation that would define his later work. Here are speculative stories on life in the digital age, genre-bending wonders, and “impossible interviews” with the likes of Montezuma and a Neanderthal. Deftly translated by Tim Parks, Numbers in the Dark shows off Calvino’s lifelong gift for subtle humor and shimmering philosophical insight. Praise for Numbers in the Dark “Numbers in the Dark is a glorious grab-bag . . . [with] enough gems from every phase in Calvino’s career to make it feel indispensable.” —Seattle Times “These stories reward the patient reader with wisdom, humor, and insight.” —Library Journal “Calvino . . . is well-represented in this continually surprising collection . . . . Novelist Parks's superb translations capture Calvino’s quirky, iconoclastic voice, helping to make this a worthy addition to the Calvino shelf.” —Publishers Weekly
Download or read book Numbers in the Dark written by Italo Calvino and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2014-11-18 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.
|Author||: Robin Healey|
|Publisher||: University of Toronto Press|
|Release Date||: 2019-03-07|
|Pages||: 1104 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (875 download)|
Download or read book Italian Literature since 1900 in English Translation 1929-2016 written by Robin Healey and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 1104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This annotated enumerative bibliography lists all English-language translations of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Italian literature.
Download or read book The Complete Cosmicomics written by Italo Calvino and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complete collection of “nimble and often hilarious” short stories exploring the cosmos by the acclaimed author of Invisible Cities (Colin Dwyer, NPR). Italo Calvino’s beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of a “cosmic know-it-all” with the unpronounceable name of Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Relating complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world, they are an indelible and delightful literary achievement. Originally published in Italian in three separate volumes—including the Asti d’Appello Prize-winning first volume, Cosmicomics—these thirty-four dazzling stories are collected here in one definitive English-language anthology. “Trying to describe such a diverse and entertaining mix, I have to admit, just as Calvino does so often, that my words fail here, too. There’s no way I—or anyone, really—can muster enough of them to quite capture the magic of these stories . . . Read this book, please.” —Colin Dwyer, NPR
|Author||: Robin Healey|
|Publisher||: University of Toronto Press|
|Release Date||: 1998-01-01|
|Pages||: 605 pages|
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Download or read book Twentieth-century Italian Literature in English Translation written by Robin Healey and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 605 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.
Download or read book Digital Fictions written by Sarah Sloane and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When researchers in computer-mediated communications discuss digital textuality, they rarely venture beyond the now commonplace notion that computer textuality embodies contemporary post-structuralist theories. In addition, latterday Luddites do not discriminate among particular forms of computer texts and the different practices of reading and writing each form engenders. Written for students and faculty of contemporary literature and composition theories, this book is the first to move from general to specific considerations. Advancing from general consideration of how computers are changing literacy, Digital Fictions moves on to a specific consideration of how computers are altering one particular set of literature practices: reading and writing fiction.
Download or read book The Queen's Necklace written by Italo Calvino and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2011-02-15 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The inspector ordered that the bird be searched.One of the agents stalled saying it made him feel sick, and after some fierce pecking another withdrew sucking a bleeding finger.' In these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends. Italo Calvino's writing explores the fringes of these small, unusual scenes and finds incalculable wisdom and humour there. This book contains The Queen's Necklace and The Workshop Hen.
Download or read book The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and published by 1st World Publishing. This book was released on 2006-07 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: GRISHA, a fat, solemn little person of seven, was standing by the kitchen door listening and peeping through the keyhole. In the kitchen something extraordinary, and in his opinion never seen before, was taking place. A big, thick-set, red-haired peasant, with a beard, and a drop of perspiration on his nose, wearing a cabman's full coat, was sitting at the kitchen table on which they chopped the meat and sliced the onions. He was balancing a saucer on the five fingers of his right hand and drinking tea out of it, and crunching sugar so loudly that it sent a shiver down Grisha's back. Aksinya Stepanovna, the old nurse, was sitting on the dirty stool facing him, and she, too, was drinking tea. Her face was grave, though at the same time it beamed with a kind of triumph. Pelageya, the cook, was busy at the stove, and was apparently trying to hide her face.
Download or read book Blank Pages: And Other Stories written by Bernard MacLaverty and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2022-01-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of twelve powerful and moving new stories from one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers. Tinged with melancholy but rooted in resiliency, the exquisite stories of Bernard MacLaverty’s Blank Pages display the perseverance of the human spirit. In “A Love Picture,” a middle-aged woman, already no stranger to loss, consults a World War II newsreel to determine the fate of her son. “Blackthorns” tells of a poor, out-of-work Catholic man who falls gravely ill in the sectarian Northern Ireland of 1942 but is brought back from the brink by an unlikely savior. The harrowing but transcendent “The End of Days” imagines life in another pandemic as artist Egon Schiele and his wife, both stricken with the Spanish flu, spend their final days together. And in the poignant title story, an elderly writer takes stock of what remains after losing his life partner. Blank Pages elegantly probes MacLaverty’s signature themes—domestic love, Catholicism, the Troubles, aging—with compassion and insight. A consummately gifted storyteller, MacLaverty uncovers the turbulent undertones of seemingly ordinary human interactions and explores endings of all kinds with tenderness, affection, and wry humor. Acclaimed for his extraordinary emotional range and “telescopic observational powers” (Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal), MacLaverty captures the joys and sorrows of everyday existence in crystalline, precise prose. Each resonant story in Blank Pages reminds us again why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers.
Download or read book Mathematics in Popular Culture written by Jessica K. Sklar and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mathematics has maintained a surprising presence in popular media for over a century. In recent years, the movies Good Will Hunting, A Beautiful Mind, and Stand and Deliver, the stage plays Breaking the Code and Proof, the novella Flatland and the hugely successful television crime series NUMB3RS all weave mathematics prominently into their storylines. Less obvious but pivotal references to the subject appear in the blockbuster TV show Lost, the cult movie The Princess Bride, and even Tolstoy’s War and Peace. In this collection of new essays, contributors consider the role of math in everything from films, baseball, crossword puzzles, fantasy role-playing games, and television shows to science fiction tales, award-winning plays and classic works of literature. Revealing the broad range of intersections between mathematics and mainstream culture, this collection demonstrates that even “mass entertainment” can have a hidden depth.
Download or read book Fifty Books and Fifty Covers written by American Institute of Graphic Arts. Book Show and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories written by The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories and published by BEYOND BOOKS HUB. This book was released on 2021-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is Volume 12 of The Tales Of Chekhov and includes 25 stories including A Classical Student, Vanka, Grisha, The Dependents, A Chameleon, A Day In The Country, In Passion Week, The Bird Market, and The Old House.
Download or read book Canadian Books in Print written by Marian Butler and published by . This book was released on 2002-02 with total page 1742 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CBIP is the complete reference and buying guide to English-language Canadian books currently in print; consequently, the Author and Title Index, Subject Index and microfiche editions are indispensable to the book profession. With submissions from both small and large publishers, CBIP provides access to titles not listed anywhere else. Containing more than 48,000 titles, of which approximately 4,000 have a 2001 imprint, the Author and Title Index is extensively cross-referenced. The Subject Index lists the titles under 800 different subject categories. Both books offer the most complete directory of Canadian publishers available, listing the names and ISBN prefixes, as well as the street, e-mail and web addresses of more than 4,850 houses. The quarterly microfiche service provides updated information in April, July and October. CBIP is constantly referred to by order librarians, booksellers, researchers, and all those involved in book acquisition. In addition, CBIP is an invaluable record of the vast wealth of publishing and writing activity in the scientific, literary, academic and arts communities across Canada. A quarterly subscription service including the annual Author and Title Index (March 2001) plus quarterly microfiche updates (April, July, and October 2001) is also available. ISBN 0802049567 $220.00 NET.
Download or read book The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories written by Антон Чехов and published by Litres. This book was released on 2021-03-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Missing Notes, Hidden Talents, and Other Stories written by Donald F. Averill and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-03-26 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Love and mystery have a way of intertwining in unexpected ways in life. In Donald Averills short story collection, he traces a journey through the lives of vibrant characters driven by love who suddenly find themselves in the midst of intriguing situations. In Missing Notes, a music department graduate student finds an intriguing composition in an old notebook and begins a search for the author. When she and another student look for a missing notebook, they find themselves implicated in a murder investigation. The Canoe sees retired mathematician and widower Samuel Kelly recalling past experiences involving his family canoe after seeing a canoe for sale. Following the sale of the canoe, Sam and a former girlfriend rekindle an old relationship and get involved in a holdup. In Hidden Talents, Clay Coleman, a young physician, misses a turn and arrives at a secluded farm house where he is attacked. Suffering from amnesia, he works his way along Interstate 84 helping people with medical problemswhile his wife searches desperately for him. A seven-year-old boy who thinks he is just living a normal life in 1949 soon realizes that the only way to find out any answers about his grandpas past is to ask good questions in The Pumpkin Tree. Missing Notes, Hidden Talents, and Other Stories shares four charming stories with important messages about perseverance, courage, and, most importantly, love.