(Sudden Fiction International Sixty Short Short Stories) [Pdf] ☆ Robert Shapard

Whose 37 stories I liked of which these 5 I enjoyed the most Kenneth Bernard USA PreparationsRon Carlson USA Bigfoot Stole My WifePaul Bart Kenneth Bernard USA PreparationsRon Carlson USA Bigfoot Stole My WifePaul Bart 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 1991 notebook Outstanding stories Trancedi the Two headed baby Babel s Di Grasso the South American one about potatoes Wonderful book Short short fiction Two headed baby Babel s Di Grasso the South American one about potatoes Wonderful book Short short fiction an in vogue period back in the late 80s early 90s when every bookstore and literary magazine seemed to be touting it I haven t studied this uestion but my guess is that these ays short fiction is still but my guess is that these My Lover 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 waseeply moved by much here but that could be Alcohol Addiction due to the nature of a collection like this than to the uality of the writing 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 aifferent continent and listening to a very Mobilizing New York different voice Looking at what other Goodreaders have to say it seems like we all haveifferent 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 Wood s Disappearing a mysterious piece about a fat woman who begins swimming a lot in a public pool and starts getting thinner and 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 ark tale of a sick suicidal woman and his an amusing look at a classroom where everything they eal with seems to The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused die tragically I also liked J Bernlef s realistic suspenseful tale of a boy whose father is attacked by rabidog. New friends old friends almost every stop a brief wonder in itself” Alan Cheus. Sudden Fiction International Sixty Short Short StoriesI 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 uring 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 This Is Really An Great Collection Of Short Stories I is really an great collection of short stories I I had it in front of me right now because there are efinitely a few that stand alone unfortunately my knack for recalling Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream details isn t what it should be I remember one short story in particular about a group of kids that steal theirad sparent s heads and run off playing with them on It was so enchanting Granted some of the stories leave a lot to be esired but putting together a collection of short stories by international authors is a feat to pull off Overall I think they were successful with this one I was ask to read this book for my writing intensive class It was 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 " before I was even ask to Some of my top favorite stories are The Grasshopper and the cricketThe elephantLost KeysTheres a man with the habit of hitting me in the head with an umbrellaI recommend this book to my friends who ont like to read but feel like they should To people who love short stories or are trying to fall in love with them and just TO THOSE OF US WHO LOVE TO READ BUT those of us who love to read but t have enough time for novels 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 Un. “Sudden Fiction International is even better than its predecessor It's a fine te. ,

Ited StatesBigfoot Stole My Wife Ron Carlson United StatesTerminal Nadine Gordimer South AfricaThe Last Days Of A Famous Mime Peter Carey Australia 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 excellent bedtime reading As in all collections the appeal is uneven I found three stories Modern English in Action (Level 12) delightful Don t You Blame Anyone by Julio Cort zar whichescribes in agonizing Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms detail a man s struggle to pull a sweater over his head The Elephant by Slawomir Mrozek about what happened when a zooirector uses an inflatable rubber elephant *Instead Of A Real One *of a real one 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 The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions 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 Readers of short short fiction can negotiate this 300 page collection of international fiction easily within oneay 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 infanticide The Grass Eaters by Krishnan Varma casually refers to infanticide Terminal by Nadine Gordimer features euthanasiaMany stories are simply elightful reads either comical Julio Cortazar s Don t You Blame Anyone Or Ron Blame Anyone or Ron 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 just 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 Some of these are great some not so much A wonderful international selection. Aching tool a good gift it's Around the World in Sixty Stories with many surprises.