Download Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories by Angela Carter PDF

By Angela Carter

From reflections on jazz and Japan via lively refashionings of vintage fairy stories to attractive snapshots of recent lifestyles in all its tawdry glory, Burning Your Boats charts the evolution of Angela Carter's tremendous magic imaginative and prescient in a quantity that assembles her massive legacy of brief fiction, together with early and formerly unpublished tales.

Show description

Read or Download Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories PDF

Best short stories & anthologies books

Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

An impossible to resist mixture of mind's eye, satire, and humor, those tales through acclaimed jap writer Yasutaka Tsutsui think the implications of an international the place the glorious and the mundane collide. The starting tale, “The Dabba Dabba Tree,” info the hilarious negative effects of a small conical tree that, whilst positioned on the foot of one’s mattress, creates erotic desires.

First there was woman & other stories

On the sunrise of construction, ladies have been as wanted as sons. It was once a time while ladies beat boys in video games and races: a time while there has been no gender divide. And so additionally in those tales it's the ladies who're more desirable, wiser, speedier, sharper, and definitely way more attractive than their males. it truly is they who imagine out of the field, who're resourceful and artistic and whole of clever principles.

A Canticle for Leibowitz (Bantam Spectra Book)

In occasion of the e-book of the sequel Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse lady comes this detailed variation of the vintage A Canticle for Leibowitz, a singular that transcends style to face as some of the most major literary works of our time. within the Utah wasteland, Brother Francis of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz has made a surprising discovery: the relics of the martyr Isaac Leibowitz himself, together with the blessed blueprint and the sacred purchasing checklist.

You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories that Held Them in Awe

Thirty-four of America's such a lot special fiction writers--including Oscar Hijuelos, John Irving, and Joyce Carol Oates--introduce the quick tales that encouraged them such a lot.

Extra resources for Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories

Example text

But the Professor and his assistants immediately dismantled the scenery and put away the dolls who were, after all, only mundane wood and, next day, the play was played again. This is the story of Lady Purple as performed by the Professor's puppets to the delirious obbligato of the dumb girl's samisen and the audible click of the limbs of the actors. The Notorious Amours of Lady Purple the Shameless Oriental Venus When she was only a few days old, her mother wrapped her in a tattered blanket and abandoned her on the door-step of a prosperous merchant and his barren wife.

They paint amazing pictures on their skins with awl and gouge, sponging away the blood as they go; a tatooed man is a walking masterpiece of remembered pain. They boast the most passionate puppets in the world who mimic love suicides in a stylised fashion, for here there is no such comfortable formula as "happy ever after". And, when I remembered the finale of the puppet tragedies, how the wooden lovers cut their throats together, I felt the beginnings of unease, as if the hieratic imagery of the country might overwhelm me, for his boredom had reached such a degree that he was insulated against everything except the irritation of anguish.

Along the path were stalls where shirtless cooks with sweatbands round their heads roasted corncobs and cuttlefish over charcoal. We bought cuttlefish on skewers and ate them as we walked along. They had been basted with soy sauce and were very good. There were also stalls selling goldfish in plastic bags and others for big balloons with rabbit ears. It was like a fairground -- but such a well-ordered fair! Even the patrolling policemen carried coloured paper lanterns instead of torches. Everything was altogether quietly festive.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 4 votes