The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of darkish and unusual tales that go beyond all identified style limitations. jointly those tales shape The Weird, and its practitioners contain a number of the maximum names in 20th and twenty-first century literature.

Exotic and esoteric, The bizarre plunges you into darkish domain names and brings you head to head with surreal monstrosities. you will not locate any elves or wizards here...but you'll find the largest, boldest, and downright such a lot extraordinary tales from the final hundred years sure jointly within the greatest bizarre assortment ever assembled.
The bizarre features one hundred ten tales via an all-star solid, from literary legends to foreign bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: together with William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly hyperlink, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

The Weird is the winner of the 2012 international delusion Award for most sensible Anthology

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That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

By David Miller

Profound, lyrical, stunning, clever: the fast tale is in a position to nearly something. This number of the a hundred best tales ever written levels from the basic to the unforeseen, the conventional to the surreal. vast in scope, either attractive and sizeable, this is often definitely the right better half for any fiction lover.

Here are early life favourites and missed masters, twenty-first century wits and nationwide treasures, guy Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates.

Featuring an all-star solid of authors, together with Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Penelope Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark and Colm Tóibín, THAT GLIMPSE OF fact is the largest, so much good-looking number of brief fiction in print today.

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The Unremarkable Heart

By Karin Slaughter

What's attainable? that each unmarried individual on this planet is conspiring to make you appear a idiot, or that you're simply fooling your self?

Five and part months in the past June Connor, a high-school central with nearly 1000 little ones in her cost, used to be given a dying sentence. She had simply over 5 months to place her condo so as and to sq. her sense of right and wrong. She had paintings, she had tasks. and she or he had a guy, her husband Richard, who had robbed her of her sturdy recognition, her lifelong friendships and her convenience in her previous age. a guy who may watch her die.

There's one fact that June doesn't are looking to take to her grave along with her.
But Richard has different principles!

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Abel Sanchez and Other Stories

Delve into 3 of Spanish thinker Miguel de Unamuno's so much haunting parables. This crucial Unamuno reader starts off with the full-length novel Abel Sanchez, a latest retelling of the tale of Cain and Abel. additionally integrated are outstanding brief tales, The insanity of medical professional Montarco and San Manuel Bueno, Martyr, that includes quixotic, philosophically existential characters faced via the uninteresting soreness of modernity.

Translated by way of Anthony Kerrigan and with an insightful advent by way of Mario J. Valdes

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Cinq contes fantastiques

By Claude Ollier

II est dans l'un et l'autre paysages à l. a. fois, là à l. a. même position, sans remuer. Il les despatched tous les deux, les despatched bien dans son corps tous les deux, tout autour de son corps, aussi loin qu'il puisse appréhender le monde. Pour une fois ! L'univers s'offre à lui dans une dualité insoupçonnée, séductrice, jusqu'à ce jour celée dans l. a. coïncidence. L'impression est universelle. Cela dure un bon second. los angeles métamorphose se prolongeait, le randonneur se sentait pris au jeu et jouissait sans retenue de l. a. faculté nouvelle à lui octroyer pour prix de sa disponibilité. De son désir d'errer, sa jouissance à s'égarer, se perdre. Est-ce là un monde ancien ? je l'aurai vu sur les gravures, songeait-il, les contes figuraient ce hassle sur les scènes lointaines où l'on jouait. Cet éclat modulé, troublant, l'intense pressure de l'être et l'émerveillement. Cette splendeur dans l'herbe. Ce qui aurait pu passer au regard d'autrui pour une aimantation extraordinaire de l. a. contrée s'est effacé d'un coup, dédoublement des lignes comme gommé d'un clin d'oeil.

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Tales of Majipoor

Hailed as “one of the main totally learned worlds of contemporary technological know-how fiction,”(Booklist) Majipoor is a planet not like the other, with numerous untold tales. Now, to be had for the 1st time in a single quantity, technology fiction grand grasp Robert Silverberg provides seven stories that chronicle millions of years of Majipoor’s background, from the coming of the settlers of outdated Earth, to the growth of gigantic towns, to the intense lifetime of Lord Valentine. inside of those tales lie the secrets and techniques of Majipoor, a wondrous international of really good imagination...

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Nora Jane: A Life in Stories

By Ellen Gilchrist

Considering that receiving the nationwide e-book Award for "Victory Over Japan in 1985, Ellen Gilchrist has constructed a fervently committed readership. This collection's new novella is classic Gilchrist, taking over the ongoing joys and perils of Nora Jane and corporate.

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A Tangled Web (Five Hundred Kingdoms)

By Mercedes Lackey

Kidnapping Persephone must have been a simple job. yet within the Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple—and the incorrect blonde goddess is stolen through mistake, leaving Prince Leopold with no his new bride. not less than until eventually he braves the area of the lifeless to get her back...

A story of the 500 Kingdoms novella. formerly released within the Harvest Moon anthology.

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

By Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is one in all our most unique and influential writers. She has been referred to as "an American virtuoso of the quick tale shape" (Salon) and "one of the quiet giants . . . of yankee fiction" (Los Angeles occasions publication Review). Now, for the 1st time, Davis's brief tales might be amassed in a single quantity, from the groundbreaking Break It Down (1986) to the 2007 nationwide publication Award nominee Varieties of Disturbance.

The amassed tales of Lydia Davis is an occasion in American letters.

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Les Deux Messieurs de Bruxelles (French Edition)

«En amour, on croit être deux alors qu'on est trois.» Dans l. a. lignée de Concerto à l. a. mémoire d'un ange, los angeles rêveuse d'Ostende et Odette Toulemonde, les nouvelles très romanesques d'Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt parlent de l'amour sous toutes ses formes: conjugal, clandestin, paternel, filial, mais aussi amour de l'art ou amour de l'humanité. À travers un suspens subtil et ensorcelant, elles dépassent à chaque fois les apparences pour déjouer l'attendrissante complexité du cœur humain.

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