In these three sea stories, based on his own experience, Conrad invests his portraits of mundane ships and their crews with epic qualities of fortitude and courage in the face of overwhelming natural odds. At the same time, he probes the psychological condition of men together and under pressure with the greatest delicacy, raising the adventure story to the level of high art. The supreme poet of the sailor''s life, Conrad here establishes his reputation as a master storyteller. With an..
An important stylistic force in twentieth-century Russian literature, Boris Pilnyak never shied from controversy. His incendiary stories melded sexual themes with his doubts about..Описание
When the young salesman Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning transformed into a monstrous insect, his shock and incomprehension are coupled with the panic of being late for work..Описание
These seven stories were the last that Carver wrote. Among them is one of his longest, "Errand", in which he imagines the death of Chekhov, a writer Carver hugely admired and to..Подробнее
In 1983 the posthumous publication of this book - a collection of stories that depict, with astonishing power and grace, the world of Pancake''s native rural West Virginia -..Описание
This collection of Chekhov''s finest early writing reveals a young writer mastering the art of the short story. The Steppe'', which established his reputation, is the..Описание