A World of Fiction 2

Author: Sybil Marcus
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780133046175
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Newly expanded for high-intermediate readers, A World of Fiction now features 32 unabridged stories ideal for literary analysis, language practice, and lively cross-cultural discussion. Each chapter in this two-volume anthology is based on a complete short story. The approach to literary exploration calls upon students' diverse language and critical thinking skills. A World of Fiction guides students through understanding the plot, exploring themes, analyzing style, making judgments and cross-cultural connections, and debating the issues that are explored. Students also examine grammar in context, expand their vocabulary skills, and practice writing. A World of Fiction 1 includes 16 shorter stories, explanations and exercises designed for high-intermediate and low-advanced readers. Selections include noteworthy authors such as Raymond Carver, Dorothy Parker, Tim O'Brien, and William Saroyan. For more advanced readers, A World of Fiction 2 features an additional 16 selections by renowned writers including James Joyce, Louise Erdrich, Woody Allen, and Alan Paton. Both books in the series help students sharpen their reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills as they discover the pleasure and reward of reading fiction. Features: Reading selections represent a variety of themes, literary styles, and cultural settings to stimulate student conversation and debate. Extended Vocabulary in Context sections cover idioms, phrasal verbs, and many other areas of vocabulary enrichment. Writing activities include both expository and creative assignments in which students are led to incorporate the language skills featured in the chapter. Expanded Critical Thinking sections encourage students to analyze stories and connect them to their own experience.

Worlds of Fiction

Author: Roberta Rubenstein
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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This unique anthology of 129 short stories encompasses both Western and non-western writing and includes a diverse representation of ethnic voices from within the United States as well as less-frequently-anthologized stories by well-known writers and a substantial number of selections by women. It includes both classic and contemporary stories that reflect thematic, aesthetic, and cultural variety: diversity of styles, subjects and points of view as well as diversity of cultural, historical, and gender perspectives. Headnotes and questions for each story provide contextual enhancement and guidelines for critical thinking and reflection.Includes stories from the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, Chile, Lebanon, England, Russia, Germany, Argentina, Italy, Algeria, France, Poland, Denmark, Senegal, China, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Iceland, Australia, Ireland, Czechoslovakia, Palestinian, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Antigua, Sweden, Rhodesia, Singapore, Egypt, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Korea, India, Costa Rica, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Israel, Uruguay, Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, Ivory Coast, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh.For anyone interested in the short story, both Western and non-western.

Brave New Worlds

Author: John Joseph Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159780455X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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You are being watched. Your every movement is being tracked, your every word recorded. Your spouse may be an informer, your children may be listening at your door, your best friend may be a member of the secret police. You are alone among thousands, among great crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the loyal. Productivity has never been higher, the media blares, and the army is ever triumphant. One wrong move, one slip-up, and you may find yourself disappeared -- swallowed up by a monstrous bureaucracy, vanished into a shadowy labyrinth of interrogation chambers, show trials, and secret prisons from which no one ever escapes. Welcome to the world of the dystopia, a world of government and society gone horribly, nightmarishly wrong. What happens when civilization invades and dictates every aspect of your life? From 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale, from Children of Men to Bioshock, the dystopian imagination has been a vital and gripping cautionary force. Brave New Worlds collects the best tales of totalitarian menace by some of today's most visionary writers, including Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula K. Le Guin. When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny?

Age of Wonders

Author: David G. Hartwell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 076539331X
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Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction gives an insider's view of the strange and wonderful world of science fiction, by one of the most respected editors in the field, David G. Hartwell (1941-2016). David G. Hartwell edited science fiction and fantasy for over twenty years. In that time, he worked with acclaimed and popular writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, L.E. Modesitt, Terry Bisson, Lisa Goldstein, and Philip Jose Farmer, and discovered hot new talents like Kathleen Ann Goonan and Patrick O'Leary. Now in Age of Wonder, Hartwell describes the field he loved, worked in, and shaped as editor, critic, and anthologist. Like those other American art forms, jazz, comics, and rock 'n' roll, science fiction is the product of a rich and fascinating subculture. Age of Wonder is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike. Age of Wonder remains "the landmark work" Roger Zelazny called the first edition. The book contains sections that offer advice on teaching courses in science fiction, disquisitions on the controversial subgenre of hard SF, and practical explanations of the economics of publishing science fiction and fantasy. Age of Wonder still lives up to Hugo and Nebula Award winner Vonda McIntyre's description: "An entertaining and provocative book that will inspire discussion and argument for years to come."

The Science Fiction and Fantasy World of Tim White

Author: Tim White
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781850280576
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tim White’s paintings give shape to the fantastic, to the might-have-been and what-still-could-happen. With its frequently optimistic tone and obsessive attention to detail, White’s art offers a convincing landscape of the imagi-nation. “A collection of White’s vivid commercial works spanning a decade....the captivating paintings that transport the viewer from the outwardly familiar to the alien skies.” —Publishers Weekly.

The World s Greatest Short Stories

Author: James Daley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114791
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ranging from the 19th to the 20th centuries, this wonderfully wide-ranging and enjoyable anthology includes Poe, Chekhov, Joyce, Kafka, Faulkner, Pirandello, Mann, and other major writers of world literature.

Lost Worlds Short Stories

Author: Flame Tree Studio
Publisher: Gothic Fantasy
ISBN: 9781786641816
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy, deluxe edition short story compilations, Ghosts, Horror, Science Fiction, Murder Mayhem and Crime & Mystery this latest title is packed with dark valleys, high mountain passes, dinosaurs and endless dark creations. Contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with authors from the US, Canada, and the UK.

A Rose from Old Terra

Author: Don Sakers
Publisher: Speed-Of-C Productions
ISBN: 9780971614796
Format: PDF, Kindle
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LIBRARIANS IN SPACE... A single yellow rose summons Jedrek nor Talin back to Old Earth. A decade ago, he served the Terran Grand Library as one of the guardians of Humanity's collected knowledge. Now the last Librarian has called together the memrbers of Jedrek's broken work circle to protect the Library from its greatest threat. Four millennia after the Terran Empire fell, the Galaxy's communications system is breaking down. Jedrek and his coworkers set off into deep space to repair ancient Imperial equipment. But the aren't the only ones.for the warring remnants of the old Empire have also dispatched ships on the same mission. Suddenly, a peaceful settlement becomes ground zero in a clash of Galactic cultures-and a bare handful of Librarians are all that stand between the Galaxy and disastrous interstellar war..

The Longman Anthology of World Literature

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205625949
Format: PDF
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The Longman Anthology is designed to open up the horizons of world literature, placing major works within their cultural contexts and fostering connections and conversations between eras as well as regions.