My Life

Renowned as the greatest short story writer ever, Anton Chekhov was also a master of the novella, and perhaps his most overlooked is this gem, My Life—the tale of a rebellious young man so disgusted with bourgeois society that he drops ...

My Life

...perhaps I was not living as I ought. Renowned as the greatest short story writer ever, Anton Chekhov was also a master of the novella, and perhaps his most overlooked is this gem, My Life—the tale of a rebellious young man so disgusted with bourgeois society that he drops out to live amongst the working classes, only to find himself confronted by the morally and mentally deadening effects of provincialism. The 1896 tale is partly a commentary on Tolstoyan philosophy, and partly an autobiographical reflection on Chekhov's own small-town background. But it is, more importantly, Chekhov in his prime, displaying all his famous strengths—vivid characters, restrained but telling details, and brilliant psychological observation—and one of his most stirring themes: the youthful struggle to maintain idealism against growing isolation. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

The Art of the Novella

Next day, E. coli had them fighting for their lives. My sonin-law—dead. My
daughter almost didn't make it. Lita in a coma, filled with sepsis, kidneys shut
down. Doctor Liz never gave up. Everything that ever mattered in my life – this
woman has ...

The Art of the Novella

Three Novellas by Philip Dossick The Deposition Mark Twain in Seattle Gina and Frank: A Brief Conversation With Strangers

The Art of the Novella

True , true , " cried Captain Delano , starting , “ you have saved my life , Don
Benito , more than I yours ; saved it , too , against ... Nay , my friend , ” rejoined
the Spaniard , courteous even to the point of religion , “ God charmed your life ,
but you ...

The Art of the Novella


The Moonlit Goddess Presents A Seasons of Change Novella John of Art

You're gonna live with that for the rest of your life. I'm not gonna add to that
burden. It's not my burden to bear. You've punished yourself more than enough. I'
m no saint. I find that at this stage in my life, I am more into providing others with ...

The Moonlit Goddess Presents  A Seasons of Change Novella  John of Art


Art Hu R A Science Fiction Novella 11

Arthur thought it over, tempted by the idea, but he ultimately shook his head. He
couldn't accept that. “I'm just an artificial person...” “I have met humans, Arthur, in
the early stages of my life. Believe me when I say you're by far the most human of
 ...

Art Hu R   A Science Fiction Novella  11

Art.Hu.R. is an artificial person appointed with the task of keeping ship-shape a huge spaceship on her thousand-year journey to a planet on the other side of the universe. Little does he know that major setbacks will soon put him in charge of everything, and that he’ll have to fight against impossible odds to get the half a million unaware passengers stuck in a frozen sleep onboard safe and sound to their destination. This novella is also contained in Collected SCI-FI STORIES - Pack 2.

Living My Life As an Artist an Autobiography True Stories of Art Love Family the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form

when I was twenty I went back to my Dad's house for the winter and stayed there
by myselfit was a test if I had the time could I devote myself to making art? at the
end of three months I had written five short stories and a novella I did not like but
 ...

Living My Life As an Artist  an Autobiography  True Stories of Art  Love  Family   the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form

Living My Life As an Artist, an Autobiography: True Stories of Art, Love, Family & the Creative Process Told in Poetic Form By Rick Doble Lifelong stories about finding an art form, romance, struggles, friendships, failure, success, discovery, inspiration, courage, adventure, peak experiences and personal growth, from the age of 6 to 66. The stories cover high school, learning, college, divorce, travel, hitchhiking, writing, photography, painting, music, theater, film, book authoring and marriage. Quotes from Robert Frost, Albert Einstein, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Vincent van Gogh, Robert Graves, Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Wilfred Owen, Thoreau, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Neruda, e.e. cummings, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Claude Monet. Doble, author of 6 books by major publishers, e.g. Random House, commented, "I believe this is one of the first times an artist has told a complete story from childhood to old age about his artistic and emotional development."

A Simple Heart

But this heart-breaking tale of a simple servant woman and her life-long search for love meant something else to Flaubert.

A Simple Heart

One single noise reached her ears now, the voice of the parrot. With an attention to the details of bourgeois life considered almost scandalous at the time, A Simple Heart will remind many why Gustave Flaubert was acclaimed as the first great master of realism. But this heart-breaking tale of a simple servant woman and her life-long search for love meant something else to Flaubert. Written near the end of his life, the work was meant to be a tribute to George Sand—who died before it was finished—and was written in answer to an argument the two were having over the importance of realism. Although the tale displays his virtuosic gift for telling detail, and is based on one of his actual servants, Flaubert said it exemplified his belief that "Beauty is the object of all my efforts." This sparkling new translation by Charlotte Mandell shows how impeccably Flaubert achieved his goal. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

My Life as a Silent Movie

After her husband and daughter are killed, Emma goes to Paris where she discovers that she has a twin brother and that her birth parents were a Russian silent move star and a French Stalinist, as she searches for identity and closure.

My Life as a Silent Movie

After her husband and daughter are killed, Emma goes to Paris where she discovers that she has a twin brother and that her birth parents were a Russian silent move star and a French Stalinist, as she searches for identity and closure.

Novel Practices

... of London, and in the personal dramas that played themselves out in James's
imagination, if not in his life — if one can sustain ... Jungle), and Edel's rendering
of the relationship suggests the imaginative abortiveness of the relationship in
the great novella. ... At the same time James shows the inordinate price paid for
the art — an impoverishment of life, on which James's art placed a supreme
value.

Novel Practices

"It is inspiriting to have a new collection of Eugene Goodheart's critical essays. He is one of our best --our most useful--critics. W. B. Yeats spoke of the need to hold reality and justice in a single thought.' Goodheart knows the need and works hard to fulfill it. He never struts in the presence of the book he is reading, but is always (as if by nature andon principle) attentive, acute, alive to the issues. No writer could ask for a better reader or a more conscientious intelligence."--Denis Donoghue, New York University An important debate in modern literary criticism concerns the exact relationship between the ancient epic and the novel. Both the epic and the most ambitious modern novels are large-scale attempts to present a comprehensive view of the world through the experience of a representative hero. However, in the older tradition the hero stood for the aspirations and highest ideals of his society. The protagonist of the modern novel is usually at odds with that society, whether as exile, active rebel, or antagonistic critic. In Novel Practices, the distinguished literary scholar Eugene Goodheart surveys a representative selection of modern novelists tracing how the epic impulse has been reshaped under the conditions of modernity. Goodheart describes how George Eliot and James Joyce's comprehensive artistic creation enabled them to demonstrate a mastery of the world unattainable to their thwarted, flawed, or feckless heroes and heroines. Works such as Middlemarch and Ulysses, encyclopedic in their inclusiveness, share an ambitious scope that is virtually synonymous with epic. Goodheart shows that even in shorter works, such as James's The Beast in the Jungle and Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier, the standard of the epic hero acts as an ironic subtext. A chapter on Thomas Mann provides a European perspective, enacting conflict between self and society through a dramatized contest of ideas. Goodheart explores ambiguities of point of view as characteristic of modern uncertainty: how much authority or reliability should the reader concede to the narrator? What is the relationship between the narrator and the author? These and related questions are addressed in chapters on Lawrence, James, Bellow, Woolf, and Roth, which also deal with the place of literary biography in understanding fiction. Goodheart's approach centers on fiction, and although he takes cognizance of the critical theory of the past several decades, he nevertheless emphasizes the centrality of the author and authorial intention. Novel Practices will be essential reading for students of literature, culture, and intellectual history. Eugene Goodheart is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Brandeis University. His books include Modernism and the Critical Spirit and Culture and the Radical Conscience, both available from Transaction.

Agnon s Art of Indirection

But why , my good sir , in your illness and in your delirium were you haunted by
just those delusions and not by any ... the adolescent heroine and narrator of
Agnon ' s novella In the Prime of Her Life , is unique in his work for two reasons .

Agnon s Art of Indirection

This study demonstrates how Agnon combined traditional Hebrew lore, modern literary devices and, especially, highly crafted dream-sequences revealing subconscious motivations behind apparently fortuitous acts and decisions, thus creating a unique narrative form reflecting the "indeterminacy" of human behaviour.

Nabokov at Cornell

Nabokov's novella thus demonstrates close connections with two of his other
fictions—the early story“A Nursery Tale" and ... Field to include two passages
from the manuscript in his Nabokov: His Life in Art (Boston: Little, Brown, 1967),
328-29.

Nabokov at Cornell

Vladimir Nabokov taught at Cornell University from 1948 to 1959. This book examines Nabokov's work and interests durring these years, from his poetry and prose, to criticism of literature and the visual arts, and writings on the humanities and science.

Destroy

This stranger who bought my art was supposed to be my hero, but instead he’s the villain. He threatens to destroy all I’ve worked for—my sculpture, my rebuilt reputation, my life.

Destroy

My entire life fell apart once. It took everything I had to pull it back together and drag myself out of the darkness. This stranger who bought my art was supposed to be my hero, but instead he’s the villain. He threatens to destroy all I’ve worked for—my sculpture, my rebuilt reputation, my life. All I have is my art, and I’ll do anything to save it from his predatory hands. Even if it means offering myself instead.

The Lemoine Affair

This is the first-ever translation into English of this startling tour-de-force by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers.

The Lemoine Affair

Their friend Marcel Proust had killed himself after the fall in diamond shares, a collapse that annihilated a part of his fortune. This is the first-ever translation into English of this startling tour-de-force by one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. The Lemoine Affair was inspired by the real-life French scandal involving Henri Lemoine, who claimed he could manufacture diamonds from coal and convinced numerous people—including officers of the De Beers diamond mine company and Proust himself—to invest in the scheme. In a series of pastiches—imitations written in the style of other writers—Proust tells the story of the embarrassment rippling across high society Paris in the wake of the scandal, poking fun at himself (in one story, a character declares that Marcel Proust is so embarrassed he’s suicidal) while lampooning some of France’s greatest writers, including Flaubert, Balzac, and Saint-Simon. Full of sophisticated wit and dazzling wordplay, and rife with allusions to his friend and fictional characters, many Proust scholars see the dead-on mimicry of The Lemoine Affair—written soon after Proust’s rejection of society life—as the work by which he honed his own unique, masterly voice. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

The Art of Letting Go

This book will pull on your heart strings and leave you feeling as if Hartley left a piece of her heart with you at the end of the book. Praise for The Art of Letting Go: * ` * Loved this story!

The Art of Letting Go

A coming of age story of healing and learning how to not only fall in love...but to love yourself too, inspired by Colleen Hoover's amazing novel & MC Brightly's favorite book Hopeless. This book will pull on your heart strings and leave you feeling as if Hartley left a piece of her heart with you at the end of the book. Praise for The Art of Letting Go: * * Loved this story! A sweet story of getting over your past and finding new love. MC Brightly is a new young author who is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. - Author Groupies * * Now about the story! When Hartley was seventeen she legally "divorced" her parents', escaping the abusive home life that was leading her down the dark path of depression and suicide. Trying to heal and let go of her past, she leaves her hometown of Lanesboro, Minnesota and moves to Arden, South Carolina, to live with her aunt August for a fresh start at her new life. When her old foster family who are like the grandparents she never had surprise her with news that they've moved to Endings, South Carolina, she feels it's the perfect time to experience her first road trip to the ocean. She meets a mysterious yet charming Milo, who lives in the Happy Ending's Resort trailer park near her ex foster parents'. For the first time in her life she lets go of the pain of her past and allows herself to truly live and experience a summer full of adventure-finally feeling like a normal, wild, and carefree teenager she used to dream about being. It's going to be a summer she'll not soon forget with memories that'll last her a lifetime. ***THIS IS A STANDALONE***

Kenneth Clark Life Art and Civilisation

This was evidently successful, because as Mary was beckoning her husband
over to the car to leave he turned to Clark and said, '“I'm very impulsive, my dear
boy, and I have only known ... please assure your father ... that I am not going to
make you into an art critic. ... 'No, not yet, today you must go to Santa Maria
Novella .

Kenneth Clark  Life  Art and Civilisation

A SUNDAY TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW YORK TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR

Adam A Torn Series Novella

“If you guyspull yourdicks out of your pants, I'lltie them together with your guitar
strings,” Jade said after walking in the doorway from thebar. ... I thoughtofmy body
asa piece of art, and I'd decorated accordingly. ... Afewof them I'd gotten done just
because I liked the designs, but several of them represented things in my life that.

Adam  A Torn Series Novella

Please note - this novella must be read after reading Tamed. In Tamed, you heard Amber's side of the story. Now, it's Adam's turn. What happened after Tamed? What was going through Adam's mind in key scenes of Tamed? It's time Adam had his say. This title is a novella - approximately 26,000 words. Print length: 146 pages

The Horla

This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness.

The Horla

Our woe is upon us. This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness. While such speculation is murky, it is clear that de Maupassant—hailed alongside Chekhov as father of the short story—was at the peak of his powers in this innovative precursor of first-person psychological fiction. Indeed, he worked for years on The Horla’s themes and form, first drafting it as “Letter from a Madman,” then telling it from a doctor’s point of view, before finally releasing the terrified protagonist to speak for himself in its devastating final version. In a brilliant new translation, all three versions appear here as a single volume for the first time. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Tale Novella Short Story

Nuzzles the back of her hand in reply " , ( 4 ) to the teller ' s direct exclamation : "
Unspeakable pity ! ... 17 If in his previous works Barth had been sustaining the
attempt to reconcile art and life , in his new book he dramatizes his sweeping ...

Tale  Novella  Short Story


May Day

" Although F.Scott Fitzgerald is known for the kind of subtle, polished social commentary found in his masterpiece The Great Gatsby, his little-known novella May Day is unique in that it is the most raw, directly political commentary he ...

May Day

"All crowds have to howl." Although F.Scott Fitzgerald is known for the kind of subtle, polished social commentary found in his masterpiece The Great Gatsby, his little-known novella May Day is unique in that it is the most raw, directly political commentary he ever wrote, and one of the most desperate works in his oeuvre. It is a tale of the brutalities of the American class system-of privileged college boys, returned from a bloody war, and a group of intellectual left-wing journalists, all coming into confrontation in the heart of New York City on Mayday at the end of World War I. Fitzgerald's fine eye for detail is on special display and his relentless plot leads to one of his most shocking climaxes, in what is the first and only stand alone version of this rarity. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

The Dialogue of the Dogs

In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

The Dialogue of the Dogs

"Ever since I could chase a bone, I've longed to talk...." The first talking-dog story in Western literature—from the writer generally acknowledged, alongside William Shakespeare, as the founding father of modern literature, no less? Indeed, The Dialogue of the Dogs features, in a condensed, powerful version, all the traits the author of Don Quixote is famous for: It's a picaresque rich in bawdy humor, social satire, and fantasy, and it uses story tactics that were innovative at the time, such as the philandering husband who, given syphilis by his wife, is hospitalized. Late one feverish night he overhears the hospital's guard dogs telling each other their life's story—a wickedly ironic tale within the tale within the tale, wherein the two virtuous canines find themselves victim, time and again, to deceitful, corrupt humanity. Here in a sparkling new translation, the parody of a Greek dialogue is so entertaining it belies the stunningly prescient sophistication of this novella—that it is a story about telling stories, and about creating a new way to discuss morality that isn't rooted in empiricism. In short, it's a masterful work that flies in the face of the forms and ethics of its time...and perhaps ours as well. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.