[PDF DOWNLOAD] Sudden Fiction International Sixty Short Short Stories
A wonderful international selection whose 37 stories I liked of which these 5
I ENJOYED THE MOST KENNETH BERNARDenjoyed the most Kenneth Bernard PreparationsRon Carlson I liked of which these 5 I enjoyed the most Kenneth Bernard USA PreparationsRon Carlson Bigfoot Stole My WifePaul Bart n Haiti Emilie Plead Choose One EggFernando Sorrentino Argentina There Is a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an UmbrellaBai Xiao yi China The Explosion in the Parlour This is a very nice international collection of short stories excellent bedtime reading As in all collections the appeal is uneven I found three stories absolutely delightful Don t You Blame Anyone by Julio Cort zar which describes in agonizing detail a man s struggle to pull a sweater over his head The Elephant by Slawomir Mrozek about what happened when a zoo director uses an inflatable rubber elephant instead of a real one in order to save money Bigfoot Stole My Wife by Ron Carlson which is essentially about credibility There are others that I admired very much such as The Grass Eaters by Krishnan Varma and The Verb to Kill by Luisa Valenzuela Unfortunately there are also some that left me cold either because of cultural differences or my own impatience The fault is probably mine Still on the strength of the ones that grabbed me it s a great reading experience This is really an great collection of short stories I wish I had it in front of me right now because there are definitely a few that stand alone unfortunately my knack for recalling details isn t what it should be I remember one short story in particular about a group of kids that steal their dad sparent s heads and run off playing with them on It was so en 1991 notebook Outstanding stories Trancedi the Two headed baby Babel s Di Grasso the South American one about potatoes Wonderful book Readers of short short fiction can negotiate this 300 page collection of international fiction easily within one day Several stories address the standard right to life issues and are of particular interest for the pro life reader and academic Girl by Jamaica Kincaid mentions abortifacients An Insolvable Problem of Genetics by Josef Skvorecky refers to abortion as population control and suggests that a character s lover had aborted Tancredi by Barbara Alberti and Looking for a Rain God by Bessie Head concern in. “Sudden Fiction International is even better than its predecessor It's a fine te. Fanticide The Grass Eaters by Krishnan Varma casually refers to infanticide Terminal by Nadine Gordimer features euthanasiaMany stories are simply delightful reads either comical Julio Cortazar s Don t You Blame Anyone or Ron Carlson s Bigfoot Stole My Wife or nostalgic manifesting the European comprehension of the importance of one s history Siv Cedering s Family Album Some stories are ust idiotic Richard Brautigan s The Weather in San Francisco Charles Baxter s Introduction is worthwhile reading for both casual reader and academic not only to understand the history behind the short short story but also to explain how this category of fiction became popular in an Internet Facebook world was ask to read this book for my writing intensive class It love at first sight after reading the first story not really the first one on the book Happy Endings From here on I was hooked I couldn t wait for my professor to assign us stories to read and when I said I couldn t wait I mean it I read most of it before I was even ask to Some of my top favorite stories are The Grasshopper and the bell cricketThe elephantLost KeysTheres a man with the habit of hitting me in the head with an umbrellaI recommend this book to my friends who dont like to read but feel like they should To people who love short stories or are trying to fall in love with them and ust to those of us who love to read but don t have enough time for novels Short short fiction had an in vogue period back in the late 80s early 90s when every bookstore and literary magazine seemed to be touting it I haven
studied this uestion but my guess is that these days short fiction is still but that very short pieces are no longer the flavor of the month Personally I think the style has its merits and can provide uick intense snapshots of things but if it is good it leaves you wanting Anyway this is a worthy collection of short pieces collected from all around the globe The USA probably has the most items in here but many nations across the globe are represented sometimes by prominent writers and sometimes not To be honest I can t say I was deeply moved by much here but that could be due to the nature of a collection like this than to the uality of the Aching tool a good gift it's Around the World in Sixty Stories with many surprises.t studied this uestion but my guess is that these days short fiction is still
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Riting Once you begin getting into the mood and style of a writer s work all of a sudden the piece ends and you are on a different continent and listening to a very different voice Looking at what other Goodreaders have to say it seems like we all have different favorites from this grab bag Here are a few of mine RK Narayan s story about a grumpy #ascetic who lives across the lane from a woman of ill repute had a nice twist at the end Monica #who lives across the lane from a woman of ill repute had a nice twist at the end Monica s Disappearing a mysterious piece about a fat woman who begins swimming a lot in a PUBLIC POOL AND STARTS GETTING THINNER pool and starts getting thinner thinner Jeanette Winterson s intense surreal piece got my full attention She mixes together elements of classic myths and contemporary attitude and feminism Big names like Nadine Gordimer and Donald Barthelme make interesting contributions hers a dark tale of a sick suicidal woman and his an amusing look at a classroom where everything they deal with seems to die tragically I also liked J Bernlef s realistic suspenseful tale Of A Boy Whose Father a boy whose father attacked by rabid dog Some of these are great some not so much This is a big collection 60 stories from all over the world so it would be really something if they got it wrong Then again it would be really something if they nailed every single one of them So there s some really good ones and some plain indifferent It s a respectable effort because it introduces writers you may not be aware of and the Afternotes at the end is a fine introduction I guess it s all a matter of taste and these are my favoritesHappy Endings Margaret Atwood CanadaGirl Jamaica Kincaid AntiguaThe Other Wife Colette FranceWelcoming The Board Of Directors Peter Handke AustriaDisappearing Monica Wood United StatesBigfoot Stole My Wife Ron Carlson United StatesTerminal Nadine Gordimer South AfricaThe Last Days Of A Famous Mime Peter Carey Australia I love this collection of stories Two of my favorites are On Hope by Spencer Holst and the The grasshopper and the bell cricket by Kawabata I carried this book in my backpack along with everything else during college so that I could grab a uick blast of literature between classes in nursing school It was the perfect mental palate cleanser between AnatomyPhysiology and Pharmacology. New friends old friends almost every stop a brief wonder in itself” Alan Cheus. .