I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... And Then Again: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader
Zora Neale Hurston - 1979
This unique anthology, with fourteen superb examples of her fiction, journalism, folklore, and autobiography, rightfully establishes her as the intellectual and spiritual leader of the next generation of black writers. The original commentary by Alice Walker and Mary Helen Washington, two African-American writers in the forefront of the Hurston revival, provide illuminating insights into Hurston—the writer, and the person—as well as into American social and cultural history.
The Last Leaf
O. Henry - 1979
When Johnsy becomes sick one winter, she makes up her mind to die when the last leaf falls from the ivy plant growing outside her window. Sue would do anything to help her friend get well, but she is a poor artist. As the winter wind blows and the rain falls, there seems no way to stop the last leaf from falling.
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe - 1979
found in a bottle --Silence-a fable --Berenice --William Wilson --Ligeia --The assignation --The facts in the case of M. Valdemar --The pit and the pendulum --The fall of the house of usher --The cask of amontillado --A descent into the maelström --The tell-tale heart --The black cat --The masque of the red death --The gold-bug --The murders in the rue morgue --The purloined letter.
Revenge of the Lawn / The Abortion / So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away
Richard Brautigan - 1979
REVENGE OF THE LAWN: Originally published in 1971, these bizarre flashes of insight and humor cover everything from "A High Building in Singapore" to the "Perfect California Day." This is Brautigan's only collection of stories and includes "The Lost Chapters of TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA."THE ABORTION: AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE 1966: A public library in California where none of the books have ever been published is full of romantic possibilities. But when the librarian and his girlfriend must travel to Tijuana, they have a series of strange encounters in Brautigan's 1971 novel.SO THE WIND WON'T BLOW IT ALL AWAY: It is 1979, and a man is recalling the events of his twelfth summer, when he bought bullets for his gun instead of a hamburger. Written just before his death, and published in 1982, this novel foreshadowed Brautigan's suicide.
The Instrumentality of Mankind
Cordwainer Smith - 1979
81-Q (1928)3 Mark Elf (1957)4 The Queen of the Afternoon (1978)5 When the People Fell (1959)6 Think Blue, Count Two (1963)7 The Colonel Came Back from the Nothing-at-All (1979)8 From Gustible's Planet (1962)9 Drunkboat (1963)10 Western Science Is So Wonderful (1958)11 Nancy (1959)12 The Fife of Bodidharma (1959)13 Angerhelm (1959)14 The Good Friends (1963)"First Edition: May 1979" stated on the copyright page.
Painted Devils: Strange Stories
Robert Aickman - 1979
And we too become victims of the unknown forces he conjures. Against a wide variety of settings, Aickman's chilling stories unravel with the psychological subtlety and uncanny vision of a true master of the genre.
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Angela Carter - 1979
K. Rowling, and Kelly Link, who introduces this edition of Carter's most celebrated book, published for the seventy-fifth anniversary of her birth.In The Bloody Chamber - which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves - Carter spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like "Little Red Riding Hood," "Bluebeard," "Puss in Boots," and "Beauty and the Beast," giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition.
Centuria: One Hundred Ouroboric Novels
Giorgio Manganelli - 1979
Yet, what are they? Miniature psychodramas, prose poems, tall tales, sudden illuminations, malevolent sophistries, fabliaux, paranoiac excursions, existential oxymorons, or wondrous, baleful absurdities? Always provocative, insolent, sinister, and quite often funny, these 100 comic novels are populated by decidedly ordinary lovers, martyrs, killers, thieves, maniacs, emperors, bandits, sleepers, architects, hunters, prisoners, writers, hallucinations, ghosts, spheres, dragons, Doppelgngers, knights, fairies, angels, animal incarnations, and Dreamstuff. Each "novel" construes itself into a kind of Mbius strip, in which, as one critic has noted, "time turns in a circle and bites its tail" like the Ouroborous. In any event, Centuria provides 100 uncategorizable reasons to experience and celebrate an immeasurably wonderful writer. Brilliantly translated from the Italian by Henry Martin.
Warm Worlds and Otherwise
James Tiptree Jr. - 1979
Ain [nominated, 1969 Nebula Award]AmberjackThrough a Lass DarklyThe Girl Who Was Plugged In [winner, 1974 Hugo Award. Nominated, 1973 Nebula Award. 1974 Locus Poll Award, Best Short Fiction (Place: 4)]The Night-Blooming SaurianThe Women Men Don't See [1974 Locus Poll Award, Best Short Fiction (Place: 18)]FaultLove Is the Plan the Plan Is Death [1973 Nebula Award. Nominated, 1974 Hugo Award. 1974 Locus Poll Award, Best Short Fiction (Place: 3)]On the Last Afternoon
The Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner
William Faulkner - 1979
These forty-five stories include not only some of Faulkner's best, but also what proved to be the testing ground for what latter became such major novels as THE UNVANQUISHED, THE HAMLET and GO DOWN MOSES.
Great Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe - 1979
The inventor of the modern detective story, a master of the tale of horror, a poet of haunting melody, Poe has gripped the intellect, the emotions, and the esthetic impulses of the world's readers for over a century.Great Tales and PoemsHere, in one volume, are the masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, and the finest lyric and narrative poetry of the ill-fated genius who was one of America's supreme writers.
Collected Stories and Later Writings
Paul Bowles - 1979
From his base in Tangier he produced globally ranging novels, stories, and travel writings that set exquisite surfaces over violent undercurrents. His elegantly spare novels chart the unpredictable collisions between "civilized" exiles and a Morocco they never grasp, achieving effects of extreme horror and dislocation.This Library of America Bowles set, the first annotated edition, offers the full range of his achievement: the portrait of an outsider who was one of the essential American writers of the last century. In addition to his novels -- The Sheltering Sky (1949), Let It Come Down (1952), The Spider's House (1955), Up Above the World (1966) -- and his collected stories -- including such classics as "A Distant Episode" and "Pages from Cold Point" -- they contain his masterpiece of travel writing, Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue (1963). Throughout, Bowles shows himself a master of gothic terror and a diabolically funny observer of manners as well as a prescient guide to everything from the roots of Islamist politics to the world of Moghrebi music. With a hallucinatory clarity as dry and unforgiving as the desert air, Bowles sends his characters toward encounters with unknown and terrifying forces both outside them and within them.
Rubem Fonseca - 1979
Rubem Fonseca's Rio is a city at war, a city whose vast disparities- in wealth, social standing, and prestige- are untenable. In the stories of The Taker, rich and poor live in an uneasy equilibrium, where only overwhelming force can maintain order, and violence and deception are essential tools of survival.
The Complete Tales from the Crypt (The Complete EC Library)
William M. Gaines - 1979
into five hardcover volumes stored in a handsome slipcover. The stories and stark black-and-white artwork by Johnny Craig, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Al Felstein, et. al. are superb. They date from 1950 to 1955.
The Best Tales of Hoffmann
E.F. Bleiler - 1979
T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was perhaps one of the two or three greatest of all writers of fantasy. His wonderful tales, translated into many languages and adapted into numerous stage works, have delighted readers for a century and a half. They open our eyes to an extraordinary world of fantasy, poetry, and the supernatural. Remarkable characters come vividly to life. With exciting speed, Hoffmann moves from the firm ground of reality to ambiguity, mystery, and romance. His imaginativeness is unsurpassed, and his handling of allegory, symbolism, and mysticism is unusually skillful. These qualities make his tales some of the most stimulating and enjoyable in the world's literature. They can be read on many levels of enjoyment; as exciting fiction brilliantly told, as a fascinating statement of many of the major concerns of the Romantic era, and as a culmination of German Romantic literature. This collection contains ten of his best tales: "The Golden Flower Pot," "Automata," "A New Year's Eve Adventure," "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," "The Sand-Man," "Rath Krespel," "Tobias Martin, Master Cooper, and His Men," "The Mines of Falun," "Signor Formica," and "The King's Betrothed."
Stories of the Old Duck Hunters
Gordon MacQuarrie - 1979
Here are 53 classic hunting and fishing stories, some from sporting magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, including unpublished works from the author's literary estate. Available in individual volumes or collected in a slip-cased three-volume set.
The Lady of the House of Love
Angela Carter - 1979
He comes across a mansion inhabited by a vampiress who survives by enticing young men into her bedroom and feeding on them. She intends to feed on the young soldier but his purity and virginity have a curious effect on her.
Angels at the Ritz
William Trevor - 1979
Whether the setting is a brief encounter in Persia or a wife-swapping party in the suburbs, a pre-war English tennis party or an Irish wedding. William Trevor reveals himself once more as a master of regret and betrayal: and a master of telling a story which is never false to the human heart.Contents: In Isfahan/The Distant Past/Angels at the Ritz/Mrs Silly/The Tennis Court/A Complicated Nature/Teresa's Wedding/Office Romances/Mr McNamara/Afternoon Dancing/Last Wishes/Mrs Acland's Ghost
Peter Carey - 1979
A luxurious train thunders north carrying a clerk who must pay dearly for his indulgence. Roses betray the secret of an old man, and a young unemployed couple explore the mysteries of exotic pleasures.Bizarre, funny, and chilling the stories in this collection are all, in one way or another, about power - about those who wield it, those who want it, and those who recall only its dazzling exhilaration and degradation.
R.A. Lafferty - 1979
Where stone-eating cartoon "dorgs" reproduce and multiply. Where special days - not in the regular 365 count - invade consciousness. And where the ultimate goal is the great synthesis, the happy obliteration of all individuality and memory.The best stories by a Hugo Award winner, Ringing Changes ranges from entancing aliens to malevolent mutations, from cosminc jokes to hauntigly feal fantasies. But throughout, R.A. Lafferty's sardonic imagination projects a chilling future that may be just a small step away for mankind.[Taken from the back cover]
Underground River and Other Stories
Inés Arredondo - 1979
Her works dwell on obsessions: erotic love, evil, purity, perversion, prostitution, tragic separation, and death. Most of her characters are involved in ill-fated searches for the Absolute through both excessively passionate and sadomasochistic relationships. Inevitably, the perfect, pure dyad of two youthful lovers is interrupted or corrupted through the interference of a third party (a rival lover or a child), aging, death, or public morality. Set at the beginning of the twentieth century in the tropical northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, the stories collected in Underground River and Other Stories focus on female subjectivity. Arredondo’s adult male characters are often predators, depraved collectors of adolescent virgins, like the plantation owners in “The Nocturnal Butterflies” and “Shadows in the Shadows” and the dying uncle in “The Shunammite,” who is kept alive by incestuous lust. Since the young female protagonists rarely have fathers to protect them, the only thing standing between them and these lechers are older women. Perversely, these older women act as accomplices–along with the extended family and the Roman Catholic Church–in the sordid age-old traffic in women.Underground River and Other Stories is the first appearance of Arredondo’s stories in English.
Out of the Mouths of Graves
Robert Bloch - 1979
LIMITED EDITION. Out of the Mouths of Graves. New York: Mysterious Press, 1979. First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies. Signed by Bloch. Octavo. 193 pages. This collection contains: Night School; The Model Wife; The Beautiful People; All in the Family; Double Cross; Crime in Rhyme; His and Hearse; The Man Who Looked Like Napoleon; Lucy Comes to Stay; A Most Unusual Murder; The Warm Farewell; Man With a Hobby; A Matter of Life; Hobo; The Living Bracelet; and The Closer of the Way.
Such Stuff As Screams Are Made Of
Robert Bloch - 1979
FellLuck Is No LadyThe CureThe Screaming PeopleThe Big KickThe MasterpieceTalentThe Final PerformanceLife In Our TimeUndergroundA Case Of The StubbornsThe HeadWhat You See Is What You GetNinaAuthor's Afterword
Collected Stories of O. Henry: Revised and Expanded
Paul J. Horowitz - 1979
Henry transformed the mundane occurrences of everyday life into hundreds of stories so popular that they have never gone out of print. From The Gift Of The Magi, the heartwarming classic of selfless love, to The Last Leaf, the unforgettable story of the twist of fate that renews one woman's will to live, O.Henry's finest work is collected here in one volume. These expertly plotted tales reveal the humorous complexities of hope and destiny, and demonstrate O. Henry's indisputable storytelling genius. His bittersweet insight and trademark surprise endings make for timeless tales that continue to delight readers throughout the world.
Science Fiction of the Fifties
Martin H. Greenberg - 1979
MacDonaldFeedback by Katherine MacLeanDP by Jack VanceThe Liberation of Earth by William TennA Work of Art by James BlishThe County of the Kind by Damon KnightThe Education of Tigress McCardle by C.M. KornbluthThe Cage by A. Bertram ChandlerThe Last of the Deliverers by Poul AndersonA Bad Day for Sales by Fritz LeiberSaucer of Loneliness by Theodore SturgeonHeirs Apparent by Robert AbernathyAdrift on the Policy Level by Chan DavisShort in the Chest by Margaret St Clair5,271,009 by Alfred BesterThe Academy by Robert SheckleyNobody Bothers Gus by Algis BudrysHappy Birthday Dear Jesus by Frederik PohlBettyann by Kris NevilleDark Interlude by Fredric Brown & Mack ReynoldsWhat Have I Done by Mark CliftonLove O Careless Love by Barry N. Malzberg
Snobbery with Violence: English Crime Stories and Their Audience
Colin Watson - 1979
Some three hundred writers now contribute, more or less regularly, to the satisfaction of the public's appetite for books about murder, theft, fraud, espionage, arson, blackmail and kindred activities. . . This book is not an attempt to catalogue them . . . Its purpose is to explore some of the crime and mystery fiction of the past half century for clues to the convictions and attitudes of the large section of British society for which it was written.'In Snobbery with Violence: English Crime Stories and Their Audience, Colin Watson explores the social attitudes that are reflected in the detective story and the thriller. From Conan Doyle and Edgar Wallace to Agatha Christie and Ian Fleming, Watson takes the reader on an entertaining and informative investigation into the world of crime fiction. First published in 1971 Snobbery with Violence has become a minor classic of literary and social history and should grace the bookshelves of every crime aficionado.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Master's Choice.
Alfred Hitchcock - 1979
AndersonA gun is a Nervous Thing by Charlotte ArmstrongSee How They Run by Robert BlochNothing Short of Highway Robery by Lawrence BlockPuppet Show by Frederic BrownDe Mortuis by John CollierSnowball by Ursula CurtissHere, Daemos! by August derlethThe Cookie Lady by Philip K. DickThe Wager by Robert L. FishScream in a Soundproof Room by Michael GilbertReturn of Verge Likens by Davis GrubbThe Fair Chance by James Hay, Jr.Paste a Smile on a Wall by John KeefauverThe Alarming Letters From Scottsdale by Warner LawMy Last Book by Michel and Clayre LipmanHomicidal Hiccup by John D. MacDonaldGone Girl by Ross MacDonaldThe Interceptor by Barry N. MalzbergDoctor's Dilemma by Harold Q. MasurMother by Protest by Richard MathesonCoincidence by William F. NolanThe Same Old grind by Bill PronziniTwenty-two Cents a Day by Jack RitchieEvil Star by Ray RussellA Woman's Help by Henry Slesar
Men of the Mountains-Pa
Jesse Stuart - 1979
Life, animate existence, absorbs Jesse Stuart. Never is it more vital than when juxtaposed with death, hence the contrasting motifs of life and death permeating his work. In this book, Stuart tells the stories of the hills and the men who live there. They "curse the mountains," but love them too, he says. Existing in dimensions of real geography and elaborate imagination, Stuart moves easily between autobiography and fiction and often does not bother to distinguish one from the other. Greenup County, Kentucky blends into Greenwood County, and W-Hollow in both fiction and fact is subject to the proprietorship of the bard of Appalachia.
Story Time with Grandma
Mary Elizabeth Yoder - 1979
They will beg for more of these spellbinding bedtime stories of yesteryear. They will thrill to tales of buried treasure and narrow escapes. They'll wonder how anyone could learn a lesson from doughnut holes or from hard-boiled eggs. Every story abounds in wit and wisdom clothed in childhood actions. Parents won't need to wonder, either, about the Christian values their children will be learning. Character-building stories from everyday life and from the Bible make Story Time With Grandma a superlative teaching aid. Every page breathes fresh insights and truths for young listeners and readers too. Make these delightful, memorable stories part of "story time" for a child you love! Fresh insights and truths for young listeners and readers too. Give this delightful book to a child you love.
From The Fifteenth District
Mavis Gallant - 1979
An English family goes to the south of France for the sake of the father’s health, and to get away from an England of rationing and poverty. A displaced person turned French soldier in Algeria now makes a living as an actor in Paris. A group of selfish English expatriates on the Italian Riviera are incredulous that Mussolini and the Germans may affect their lives. A great writer’s quiet widow blossoms in widowhood, to the surprise and alarm of her children, who send a ten-year-old grandson to Switzerland to keep her company one Christmas. Full of wry humour and penetrating insights, this is Mavis Gallant at her most unforgettable.