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“The pit and the pendulum and other stories “ by Edgar Alan Poe

“This selection of Poe’s critical writings, short fiction and poetry demonstrates an intense interest in aesthetic issues and the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind.”

Extraido de Amazon.

 Ver además:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25525/25525-h/25525-h.htm

http://www.readers.sk/resources/files/bookworms/two/worksheets/obwpitpendulumwork.pdf

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

Los títulos seleccionados son una muestra de los materiales de la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional prestados recientemente.

Si te interesa ver o leer esta recomendación puedes consultar su disponibilidad en el catálogo la biblioteca del IIE.

The pit and the pendulum and other stories / Edgar Alan Poe. — London: Richmond, 1997. — 79 p. ; 20 cm. — (Richmond readers. Advanced).

ISBN 84-668-0489-7

PN 6013.55 .P6 1997

R. 93037

La colección en uso

“The pastures of heaven” by John Steinbeck

“The Pastures of Heaven is a short story cycle by John Steinbeck, first published in 1932, consisting of twelve interconnected stories about a valley in Monterey, California, which was discovered by a Spanish corporal while chasing runaway Indian slaves.”

Extraído de Wikipedia.

Ver además:

http://www.suite101.com/content/john-steinbecks-the-pastures-of-heaven-a74529

http://as.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/teaching_steinbeck/index.jsp?val=teaching_pastures_of_heaven_homepage

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steinbeck

Los títulos seleccionados son una muestra de los materiales de la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional prestados recientemente.

Si te interesa ver o leer ésta recomendación puedes consultar su disponibilidad en el catálogo la biblioteca del IIE.

The pastures of heaven / by John Steinbeck. — 6ª imp. — New York: Bantams Books, [1956]. — 183 p. ; 18 cm.

PS 3537.T3234 P37 1956

Las novedades destacadas de la semana

I, etcétera” by Susan Sontag

“In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader with exposed workings of an impassioned intellect in narratives seamed with many of the themes of her essays — the nature of knowing, our relationship with the past, and the future in an alienated present.”

Extraído de susansontag.com

Ver además:

http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/03/12/specials/sontag-etc.html

http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/susan-sontag/

http://www.elcultural.es/version_papel/SEMBLANZAS/10817/Susan_Sontag

Los títulos recomendados están en la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional. Si te interesa leer ésta recomendación puedes consultar su disponibilidad en el Catálogo de la biblioteca.

I, etcetera / Susan Sontag. — New York: Picador, 2002. — 246 p. ; 22 cm.

ISBN 978-0-312-42010-9

PS 3569.O6547 I2 2002

R. 97448

October Storytelling Session for Adults

Listen to the selected stories published in The New Yorker followed by workshops to analyze and improve your oral skills!

Free monthly activity (from September to June) usually the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30, with Brian George as storyteller. Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es

Find the stories on The New Yorker website or at the library.

October Storytelling about the story:

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“The Brief History of the Dead” by Kevin Brockmeier

Meeting: Wednesday, October 28th 2009 at 19:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2003/09/08/030908fi_fiction?printable=true

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Brockmeier

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3722

http://www.webdelsol.com/Literary_Dialogues/interview-wds-brockmeier.htm

New English Reading Circle on Short Stories

New activity (from September to June) to learn more about North American literature through the short story genre. Participate by reading the selected short stories and attending the colloquium (usually the last Tuesday of the month at 2:30) directed by IIE professor Tracy Wood.

Participation is free; register at biblioteca@iie.es.

Stories from the series “Best American Short Stories” 2008 edition, published by Houghton Mifflin and with Salman Ruhsdie as editor . Find them also in the library ready to be printed.

Best American Short 2008

Readings of the month:

“Admiral” by T.C. Boyle and “Puppy” by George Saunders

COLLOQUIUM: Tuesday, September 29th, 14:30 p.m.

Recommended links:

http://www.tcboyle.com/

http://www.georgesaundersland.com/

Las 5 novedades destacadas de la semana (relato corto)

Lunes / “My mistress´s sparrow is dead: great love stories from Chekhov to Munro” edited by Jeffrey Eugenides

My mistress

“With any anthology it’s fascinating to muse about the authors included. Here are some big hitters of short fiction: Chekhov, Carver, Grace Paley, Guy de Maupassant and Alice Munro. James Joyce’s The Dead is included in the US version of this collection but not, unfortunately, the UK edition. There are well-known names more famous for their longer fiction: William Faulkner, Nabokov, Milan Kundera and William Trevor, but there are also short story writers whose names I didn’t recognize, such as Eileen Chang, Robert Musil and George Saunders.

The stories predominantly concern heterosexual love between couples, even if the characters are not monogomous. Notable exceptions to this are Some Other, Better Otto by Deborah Eisenberg which features a gay male couple, two young lesbians are the subject of Something That Needs Nothing by Miranda July and Maupassant’s Mouche is the tale of five lusty rowers who love a single ‘rough sketch of a woman’. Some stories seem to me to be more about sex, lust, desire or infatuation than ‘love’ per se, but perhaps that’s my own narrow value judgement.”

Extraído de Theshortreview.com 

Ver además:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18958585

http://browseinside.harpercollins.ca/index.aspx?isbn13=9780061240386

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Eugenides

Los títulos recomendados están en la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional. Si te interesa leer ésta recomendación puedes consultar su disponibilidad en el catálogo la biblioteca del IIE.

My mistress´s sparrow is dead: great love stories from Chekhov to Munro / edited by Jeffrey Eugenides. — London: Harper Perennial, 2009. — XVIII, 539 p.; 20 cm.

ISBN 978-0-00-729110-6

PN 6120.95 .L7 M9 2009