• A second volume of collected short fiction—from the bestselling author and winner of the 2015 Rea Award for the Short StoryFew authors write with such sheer love of story and language as T.C. Boyle, and that is nowhere more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and always entertaining short stories. In 1998, T.C. Boyle Stories brought together the author’s first four collections to critical acclaim. Now, T.C. Boyle Stories II gathers the work from his three most recent collections along with fourteen new tales previously unpublished in book form as well as a preface in which Boyle looks back on his career as a writer of stories and the art of making them.By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, Boyle’s stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The fifty-eight stories in this new volume, written over the last eighteen years, reflect his maturing themes. Along with the satires and tall tales that established his reputation, readers will find stories speaking to contemporary social issues, from air rage to abortion doctors, and character-driven tales of quiet power and passion. Others capture timeless themes, from first love and its consequences to confrontations with mortality, or explore the conflict between civilization and w...

    • ASIN: B00C1N950U
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  • An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s   Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

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    • ASIN: 3844534644
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  • Collects: CRIME NOVELS: AMERICAN NOIR OF THE 1930s & 40s "The Postman Always Rings Twice" by James M.?Cain "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" by Horace McCoy "Thieves Like Us" by Edward Anderson "The Big Clock" by Kenneth Fearing "Nightmare Alley" by William Lindsay Gresham "I Married a Dead Man" by Cornell Woolrich 990 pages - 978-1-883011-46-8 Library of America volume #94 CRIME NOVELS: AMERICAN NOIR OF THE 1950s "The Killer Inside Me" by Jim Thompson "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith "Pick-Up" by Charles Willeford "Down There" by David Goodis "The Real Cool Killers" by Chester Himes 892 pages - 978-1-883011-49-9 Library of America volume #95 This adventurous two-volume collection presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories. Evolving out of the terse and violent hardboiled style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied and innovative body of writing. Tapping deep roots in the American literary imagination, the novels in this volume explore themes of crime, guilt, deception, obsessive passion, murder, and the disintegrating psyche. With visionary and often subversive force they create a dark and violent mythology out of the most commonplace elements of modern life. The raw pow...

    • ASIN: 1598531530
    • Part No: 9781598531534
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  • A one-of-a-kind celebration of America's greatest comic strip--and the life lessons it can teach us--from a stellar array of writers and artistsPeanuts, Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip, has given the world a cast of characters for the ages--Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy among them. Here, in an unprecedented collection of thirty-two essays, artists and writers ranging from Ann Patchett to Chris Ware consider the deeper truths of Peanuts, its influence on their lives and on the culture more broadly, and the lessons it can teach us about disappointment, melancholy, and those fleeting moments of warm-puppy happiness. The contributors reflect on the experience of discovering Peanuts as a child, their identification with its characters and predicaments, and, for the artists in the book, the momentous effects of their encounters with the strip on their later careers. Taken together, the essays and comics of The Peanuts Papers enrich our understanding of the Peanuts gang and its world, with contributions not only about Charlie Brown and Snoopy but also Linus, Sally, Pigpen, and Peppermint Patty. The Peanuts Papers is an enchanting, poignant gathering of responses to the greatest American comic strip, enabling us to see it anew in fresh and revealing ways.

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  • My thoughts are inside me. They can never be exposed by a mere choice of outfit...Also includes my short essay "What I Learned from Watching Scooby-Doo."

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  • Hauttest, keine Allergien, kein Nickel und kein Blei, inklusive Schmuckschatullen ein perfektes GeschenkHinweis: Größe, Farbe und Textur des Bildes können geringfügig vom tatsächlichen Projekt abweichen.Aufgrund unterschiedlicher Messmethoden können das tatsächliche Gewicht und die Größe des Produkts geringfügig abweichen. Bitte beziehen Sie sich auf das tatsächliche Produkt.

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    • Brand: GYFY
    • ASIN: B07RXY6Z9N
    • Part No: 125-290-937
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