Married Love

Married Love Author Tessa Hadley
ISBN-10 9780062135650
Year 2012-11-20
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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"A supremely perceptive writer of formidable skill and intelligence," (New York Times Book Review), Tessa Hadley is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, including The London Train, a New York Times Notable Book. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Hadley returns to the short story form in this brilliant collection, her first since the celebrated Sunstroke and Other Stories. Married Love showcases beautifully her formidable talent for writing domestic fiction that rises about the genre to become literary art.

Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage

Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage Author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
ISBN-10 9781442238992
Year 2015-08-20
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage offers a treasury of tales that speak to the tenderness and passion, difficulties and blessings of love. Jewish tradition overflows with love stories from the Bible, Talmud, and Midrash. Folktales continue the tradition, and contemporary writers highlight the way their faith and love interweave and enrich each other. From Adam and Eve to Song of Songs, from legends of Solomon to the letters of Alfred and Lucie Dreyfus, these are stories of heartbreak, devotion, and celebration. They tell of how people fall in love and how they grow in love. The narratives are as old as the Bible and as new as the twenty-first century. They come from places as far-ranging as Yemen and New York. The relationships are heterosexual and homosexual, arranged and spontaneous, young and mature. Though the stories reflect the times and places in which they were told, they have a universal message about longing and romance, relationship, respect, and commitment. Noted storyteller Peninnah Schram and Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso collect these narratives and letters for the first time, inviting readers to delve into these stories for entertainment and inspiration, at engagements, weddings, and anniversaries, to recall what once brought people close and what continues to hold them in love.

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories Author Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 0192838091
Year 1998
Pages 477
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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`To love him was not enough for me after the happiness I had felt in falling in love. I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.' Leo Tolstoy, known to the world for his famous novels, also created throughout his sixty-year career as a writer a significant body of works of shorter ficiton. These fictions, like his novels, tend toward a uniqueness in form, even as they explore a set of themescommon in the longer works. The four novellas selected here stand closest to the novels, and represent Tolstoy at his creative best, exploring in a specific and focused way his characteristic themes: life understood as a journey of the discovery of identity and vocation, the meaning of one's life in the face of death, and the redemptive role of suffering and compassion. Family Happiness (1859) traces the psychology of failed married love yet is written against the tradition of the novel of romance, marriage and adultery. The Kreutzer Sonata (1889) recounts a husband's addictions, jealousy, sinister guilt and subsequent isolation, while The Cossacks (1863) focuses on the experiences of a young Russian on in the Caucusus whose quest for romantic love becomes one for the love of 'the whole of God's world'. Finally, the superbly crafted Hadji Murad (1905) juxtaposes the military and civilian worlds, and relates a tale of the human violation of the natural through a series of parallelepisodes. Written over a period of almost fifty years, these works display Tolstoy's changing views on art and sexuality, women and marriage, nationalism and ethnicity, war and empire. All four novellas develop, each in its own unique way, the central Tolystoyan theme of love. This edition, which updates a classic translation, has explanatory notes and a substantial introduction based on the most recent scholarship in the field.

Axe Cop Volume 5 Axe Cop Gets Married and Other Stories

Axe Cop Volume 5  Axe Cop Gets Married and Other Stories Author Malachai Nicolle
ISBN-10 9781621159063
Year 2014-02-11
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
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After a messy divorce with Abraham Lincoln, Axe Cop is determined to find a new wife to help raise his newly adopted bat and monkey children in Axe Cop Gets Married! Also features the epic bowzer battle story The Dogs, multiple "Ask Axe Cop" episodes, guest comics, "Axe Cop Presents," and much more awesomeness! * Axe Cop Volume 1 has sold over 20,000 copies to date! * Winner of a 2012 YALSA award! * Foreword by Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)

About Love and Other Stories

About Love and Other Stories Author Anton Chekhov
ISBN-10 0191560626
Year 2008-07-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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'the greatest short story writer who has ever lived' Raymond Carver's unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written, and these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare and unadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. They include well-known pieces such as 'The Lady with the Little Dog', as well as less familiar work like 'Gusev', inspired by Chekhov's travels in the Far East, and 'Rothschild's Violin', a haunting and darkly humorous tale about death and loss. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Sunstroke and Other Stories

Sunstroke and Other Stories Author Tessa Hadley
ISBN-10 0312425996
Year 2007-07-24
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A new collection of short stories by the author of Accidents in the Home explores the various undercurrents that lie hidden inside domestic relationships despite efforts to preserve the facade of a loving and stable family life. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Mukoma s Marriage and other Stories

Mukoma s Marriage and other Stories Author Sigauke, Emmanuel
ISBN-10 9780797456600
Year 2014-10-20
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Booklove Publishers
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The stories in Mukoma's Marriage and Other Stories capture the lives of Zimbabwean men and the women they marry, and the lives of women and the men they fall in love with, each revealing the complexities of cultural and gender expectations against the backdrop of a changing country (war in the 1970s, political uncertainty in the 1980s and economic structural adjustment in the 1990s). Fati sets out to tell Mukoma's story, but ends up also telling his wives' stories. By telling his brother's story, and that of his women, he ends up telling his own story. Fati is a new and interesting protagonist in Zimbabwean literature with a voice at times innocent, yet increasingly incisive, humorous and engaging. These stories are deeply personal yet universal in their treatment of human relationships, ambitions, and misplaced cultural and gender expectations. Whether he is telling the story of his brother's first marriage, or remembers his brother's fights at a Parents Day event at Mhototi School, whether he recalls the night Mukoma took him to see a new baby in the alleyways of Glen View, Fati renders these stories with a measured, composed voice which doesn`t fail to delight with its unusual humour.

Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage

Hateship  Friendship  Courtship  Loveship  Marriage Author Alice Munro
ISBN-10 9786022911012
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 460
Language id
Publisher Bentang Pustaka
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Dalam kumpulan ceritanya kali ini, Alice Munro mencapai level baru dalam kepenulisannya. Munro berhasil menciptakan narasi yang berputar dan berliku serupa kenangan; menyulap karakter-karakternya menjadi lebih tajam dan kontradiktif sebagaimana orang-orang yang benar-benar ada di sekitar kita. Seorang pembantu rumah tangga yang menanggalkan kebiasaan seumur hidupnya karena lelucon konyol seorang remaja. Seorang mahasiswi mengunjungi bibinya yang kasar dan konvensional hanya untuk mengetahui sebuah rahasia mengejutkan dan makna di balik semua itu. Seorang perayu akut menghadapi romansa dan segala keindahannya yang tak terduga di rumah pelayanan kesehatan milik istrinya. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage adalah salah satu karya terbaik Munro. Sangat jeli, tanpa ilusi, dan amat manusiawi. [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Indonesia, Novel, Terjemahan, Kisah, Indonesia]

Gay Marriage Real Life

Gay Marriage  Real Life Author Michelle Bates Deakin
ISBN-10 9781558964914
Year 2006-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
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Ten stories from same-sex couples in the United States.

Love Marriage

Love Marriage Author V. V. Ganeshananthan
ISBN-10 9781588366894
Year 2008-04-08
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In this globe-scattered Sri Lankan family, we speak of only two kinds of marriage. The first is the Arranged Marriage. The second is the Love Marriage. In reality, there is a whole spectrum in between, but most of us spend years running away from the first toward the second. [p. 3] The daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants who left their collapsing country and married in America, Yalini finds herself caught between the traditions of her ancestors and the lure of her own modern world. But when she is summoned to Toronto to help care for her dying uncle, Kumaran, a former member of the militant Tamil Tigers, Yalini is forced to see that violence is not a relic of the Sri Lankan past, but very much a part of her Western present. While Kumaran’s loved ones gather around him to say goodbye, Yalini traces her family’s roots–and the conflicts facing them as ethnic Tamils–through a series of marriages. Now, as Kumaran’s death and his daughter’s politically motivated nuptials edge closer, Yalini must decide where she stands. Lyrical and innovative, V. V. Ganeshananthan’s novel brilliantly unfolds how generations of struggle both form and fractures families. Praise for Love Marriage “A beautiful first novel. This intricately woven tale, with its universal themes of love and estrangement, presents an exciting new voice in American literature.” –Yiyun Li, author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers “Complex and moving . . . an impressive debut.” –Daniel Alarcón, author of Lost City Radio “V. V. Ganeshananthan has given us a riveting picture of the intersections of love and war that shape us all. A debut of incredible passion and wisdom.” –Rebecca Johns, author of Icebergs “At its best and simplest, Ganeshananthan can be profoundly moving. She captures the pain of exile poignantly.” --The San Francisco Chronicle “Ganeshananthan has created a slow-burning and beautifully written debut in Love Marriage. It is an evocative examination of Sri Lankan cultural mores, and the way one family is affected by love and war” — The Financial Times “Poignant and authentic…. Insight gained into Toronto's Tamil community is a welcome bonus in this gem of a book by a young writer who is sure to present more thought-provoking, entertaining prose in the future.” --The Toronto Star “The book is at times witty and always beautifully written” — The Irish Times "Innovative….this is an ambitious family drama about an underreported part of the world, filled with well-shaded characters [and] gorgeous flourish…Buy it." -- New York Magazine "As if she were stringing a necklace of bright beads, the author relates the stories of Yalini's Sri Lankan forebears in lapidary folkloric narratives…What she does here, she does quite affectingly." -- The Boston Globe "In spare, lyrical prose, V.V. Ganeshananthan's debut novel tells the story of two Sri Lankan Tamil families over four generations who, despite civil war and displacement, are irrevocably joined by marriage and tradition….Powerful." -- Ms. Magazine From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Code of the South and Other Stories

The Code of the South and Other Stories Author Louise Edge
ISBN-10 9780595007479
Year 2000-06-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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The stories in The Code of the South range from humorous and playful to poignant and serious. Many of them are Southern. But there are no large hairy people named Bubba running around. Instead readers will meet people they might enjoy talking to at a party, people who will delight and surprise. Here are some of the men, women and children in the stories: An eleven-year-old Southern boy protects the honor of his mother. A widower who honored his wife’s request to be buried in her fur coat finds his grief interrupted by unexpected revelations. A young woman recounts the year her father was in Vietnam and the heartbreaking effects the war had on her life. A man with a litany of complaints about his mother-in-law discovers she has the last word. A young Air Force wife joins her husband in Germany and finds out he is chasing women all over Europe. In these and ten other stories, the author deftly captures universal struggles: the coming-of-age problems of the young, the complications of love and marriage, the quest to stay vigorous in old age. The stories are offered in language that is precise and accessible.

The Awakening

The Awakening Author Kate Chopin
ISBN-10 9780191605017
Year 2000-05-04
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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'She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.' Kate Chopin was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth-century american writers, whose fiction explored new and often startling territory. When her most famous story, The Awakening, was first published in 1899, it stunned readers with its frank portrayal of the inner word of Edna Pontellier, and its daring criticisms of the limits of marriage and motherhood. The subtle beauty of her writing was contrasted with her unwomanly and sordid subject-matter: Edna's rejection of her domestic role, and her passionate quest for spiritual, sexual, and artistic freedom. From her first stories, Chopin was interested in independent characters who challenged convention. This selection, freshly edited form the first printing of each text, enables readers to follow her unfolding career as she experimented with a broad range of writing, from tales for children to decadent fin-de siecle sketches. The Awakening is set alongside thirty-two short stories, illustrating the spectrum of the fiction from her first published stories to her 1898 secret masterpiece, 'The Storm'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Road to Hell and Other Stories

Road to Hell and Other Stories Author Henry Toledano
ISBN-10 9781468927726
Year 2013-05-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher Booktango
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Stories: Here, there and nowhere are a potpourri of tales set in North America, Europe, Egypt and neither here nor there. The title of the book is about a man's Oedipus complex. Other stories include a man's obsession with his baldness; a man desperate to save his marriage; a broker torn between whether to marry or remain single; two young satyrs looking for a good time; a woman in search of a husband plus a couple of supernatural and gay stories and topping it all off a fable.