The Persephone Book of Short Stories

The Persephone Book of Short Stories

To celebrate having reached their one hundredth volume, here is Persephone's marvelous collection of short stories by women.

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ISBN: 1903155908

Category: Short stories

Page: 477

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To celebrate having reached their one hundredth volume, here is Persephone's marvelous collection of short stories by women. They are very well chosen: some are by first-rank authors, including Katherine Mansfield, Edith Wharton, Dorothy Parker, Irène Némirovsky and Penelope Fitzgerald; others from well-known writers who have been championed by the imprint and deservedly gained fresh recognition, such as Dorothy Whipple and Mollie Panter-Downes. There are 30 stories in all, and all remarkably unhampered by their time. The first, Susan Glaspell's story of love and lexicography from 1909, seems as bold as the last, by Georgina Hammick (from 1986), though you might not have found such an unflinching description of a gynaecological procedure 103 years ago. Put-upon mothers, exasperated wives, discarded mistresses - shared tropes bind these disparate stories into a coherent whole. A stand-out is Norah Hoult's 1938 story of a wife whose husband is grateful for the money her gentleman friend pays her for sex.
Categories: Short stories

Good Evening Mrs Craven

Good Evening Mrs  Craven

Until now, Mollie Panter-Downes's stories, originally published in The New Yorker, have been unavailable in English. They explore most aspects of British life during WWII in great detail.

Author: Mollie Panter-Downes

Publisher: Persephone Books

ISBN: 1906462011

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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Until now, Mollie Panter-Downes's stories, originally published in The New Yorker, have been unavailable in English. They explore most aspects of British life during WWII in great detail.
Categories: Fiction

The Montana Stories

The Montana Stories

Contains all the short stories written during the last year of Katherine Mansfield's life at Montana, with a new and lengthy publisher's note.

Author: Katherine Mansfield

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ISBN: 1903155150

Category: Europe

Page: 336

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Contains all the short stories written during the last year of Katherine Mansfield's life at Montana, with a new and lengthy publisher's note.
Categories: Europe

The Rape of Persephone

The Rape of Persephone

He carried her off to the Realm of the Dead and through trickery, forced her to remain with him and become his Queen. Everyone knows the story. Or do they?

Author: Elizabeth Schechter

Publisher: Elizabeth Schechter

ISBN: 9781386599067

Category: Fiction

Page: 14

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In ancient times, when the Gods walked the world, the God of the Underworld kidnapped a girl named Persephone. He carried her off to the Realm of the Dead and through trickery, forced her to remain with him and become his Queen. Everyone knows the story. Or do they?
Categories: Fiction

The Closed Doors and Other Stories

The Closed Doors and Other Stories

Dorothy Whipple's key theme is `Live and Let Live'. And what she describes throughout her short stories are people, and particularly parents, who defy this maxim. For this reason her work is timeless, like all great writing.

Author: Dorothy Whipple

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ISBN: 1903155649

Category: Short stories, English

Page: 229

View: 199

Dorothy Whipple's key theme is `Live and Let Live'. And what she describes throughout her short stories are people, and particularly parents, who defy this maxim. For this reason her work is timeless, like all great writing. It is irrelevant that Dorothy Whipple's novels were set in an era when middle-class women expected to have a maid; when fish knives were used for eating fish; when children did what they were told. The moral universe she creates has not changed: there are bullies in every part of society; people try their best but often fail; they would like to be unselfish but sometimes are greedy. Like George Eliot, like Mrs Gaskell, like EM Forster, Dorothy Whipple describes men and women in their social milieu, which in her case is the inter-war period, and shows them being all- too human. But her books are not nostalgia reads either, any more than reading George Eliot or Forster is a nostalgia read, nor are they old-fashioned or simplistic. Her prose, it is true, is pure, uncluttered, straightforward, pared down to the bone and never labours the point; her subtlety is the reason why so many people - generally those who have not read her - overlook her excellence.
Categories: Short stories, English

A Chance Child

A Chance Child

Author: Marah Ellis Ryan

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ISBN: OSU:32435068908110

Category: Short stories, American

Page: 263

View: 321

Categories: Short stories, American

Seeking Persephone

Seeking Persephone

Lodged deep in a thick forest infested with wild dogs, the Duke of Kielder's castle is as cold and forbidding as the Duke himself, a man with terrible scars on his body and his soul.

Author: Sarah M. Eden

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ISBN: 1608612813

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 438

Lodged deep in a thick forest infested with wild dogs, the Duke of Kielder's castle is as cold and forbidding as the Duke himself, a man with terrible scars on his body and his soul. But the Duke's steely determination to protect his heart at all costs is challenged by his growing attachment to his lovely and gentle bride--Persephone Lancaster.
Categories: Fiction

The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English

Arranged chronologically with forty stories in all, the book provides an excellent survey of Canada's leading writers, including a story by Atwood herself ("The Sin Eater"), as well as stories by Morley Callaghan ("Last Spring They Came ...

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015012076850

Category: Canada

Page: 436

View: 687

Arranged chronologically with forty stories in all, the book provides an excellent survey of Canada's leading writers, including a story by Atwood herself ("The Sin Eater"), as well as stories by Morley Callaghan ("Last Spring They Came Over"), Mordecai Richler ("The Summer My Grandmother Was Supposed to Die"), and Stephen Leacock ("The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias"). The book features biographical notes and an index of authors.
Categories: Canada

From Persephone to Pan

From Persephone to Pan

Author: Anja Viinikka

Publisher: Turun Yliopisto

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008910239

Category: Classicism

Page: 243

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Categories: Classicism

Ode to Persephone

Ode to Persephone

The collection begins with poetry, with subject matter ranging from mental well being to nature, and ends with a selection of short stories. Throughout, hints of younger years and a younger view on life are evident.

Author: Riley M Courtney

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ISBN: 1087892554

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Page: 108

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Ode to Persephone is a collection of poetry, prose, and short fiction that emphasizes on the beauty of emotion, vulnerability, and change throughout adolescence while highlighting the importance of creativity and storytelling. The collection begins with poetry, with subject matter ranging from mental well being to nature, and ends with a selection of short stories. Throughout, hints of younger years and a younger view on life are evident. Ode to Persephone is, simply put, an ode to living.
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Persephone s Return

Persephone s Return

My earliest memory is of the flowers-sparkling white stars against silvery green spikes; fairy dancing skirts of purple, blue, and fuchsia; blobs of orange and gold sunshine-and with them a glorious amalgam of scents-orange blossom, ...

Author: Lucy B. Hoopes

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ISBN: 099152750X

Category: Fiction

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My earliest memory is of the flowers-sparkling white stars against silvery green spikes; fairy dancing skirts of purple, blue, and fuchsia; blobs of orange and gold sunshine-and with them a glorious amalgam of scents-orange blossom, raspberry, honeysuckle, clove, and a heady musk that even then provoked a tingling response from my pink-flower vulva. Babies are born sexual, praise my father, Zeus! Demeter, my mother, would not agree. Thus begins this first person account by the Grain Maiden of her early life; her kidnapping by Hades, Lord of the Underworld; and the rebellious young goddess s institution of the world s growing seasons. Although set in mythological Greece, this retelling of the myth of the Eternal Return examines issues that include mother/daughter conflicts about maternal control, choice of a husband, and practical business career versus artistic creation. With the often exasperating guidance of Hecate the Crone, the goddesses grow in understanding of the roles of t
Categories: Fiction

Demeter and Persephone

Demeter and Persephone

Retells the Greek myth of Demeter who rescues her daughter who has been kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld.

Author: Hugh Lupton

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ISBN: 1846868335

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 528

Retells the Greek myth of Demeter who rescues her daughter who has been kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld.
Categories: Children's stories

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

The sense of psychological and emotional damage and loss these stories
express 4 Irish Short Fiction: 1880–1945 the ... “The Rise of the Short Story in the
Hierarchy of Genres,” in S. Lohafer and J.E. Clarey ... London: Persephone
Books.

Author: David Malcolm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144430478X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 592

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A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story provides a comprehensive treatment of short fiction writing and chronicles its development in Britain and Ireland from 1880 to the present. Provides a comprehensive treatment of the short story in Britain and Ireland as it developed over the period 1880 to the present Includes essays on topics and genres, as well as on individual texts and authors Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, gay and lesbian writing, and short fiction by immigrants to Britain
Categories: Literary Criticism

Persephone Unleashed

Persephone Unleashed

The story of Persephone is well known, but little is known about the woman herself.

Author: Saraliza Anzaldua

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387569250

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The Publishing Business

The Publishing Business

Case study: Persephone Books Persephone Books – a small publisher with
traditional publishing values – shows the importance ... Persephone, founded by
Nicola Beauman in 1999, publishes novels, short stories, diaries and cookery
books.

Author: Kelvin Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472587381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Publishing is undergoing a sea change. Technology has transformed the relationship between writers and readers and many people suspect that publishing as we know it can't survive. And yet, publishing remains a popular career choice for many creative graduates. The Publishing Business is an invaluable guide to understanding what book publishing is and what it might become. Using popular and current examples, Kelvin Smith demonstrates that to succeed, publishers must prove their commitment to producing accurate, attractive and well edited content, their ability to innovate pioneering digital technologies and their dedication to promoting their titles to new audiences. If your ambition is to succeed in the world of publishing, owning a copy of The Publishing Business is a must. Ideal for students wanting to discover which part of the publishing process is for them, and all those who wish to fully grasp the debates and industry developments revolutionising publishing today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Midsummer Night in the Workhouse

Midsummer Night in the Workhouse

This is a collection of short stories by writer Diana Athill.

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1903155827

Category: Short stories, English

Page: 195

View: 951

This is a collection of short stories by writer Diana Athill.
Categories: Short stories, English

The British and Irish Short Story Handbook

The British and Irish Short Story Handbook

W. Somerset Maugham There are many editions of collections of Maugham's
short stories. The following are ... Ian McEwan These are two recent editions of
McEwan's short fiction. First Love ... London: Persephone Books, 1999. T. F.
Powys ...

Author: David Malcolm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444355215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 605

The British and Irish Short Story Handbook guides readers through the development of the short story and the unique critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction. It includes a wide-ranging analysis of non-canonical and non-realist writers as well as the major authors and their works, providing a comprehensive and much-needed appraisal of this area. Guides readers through the development of the short story and critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction Offers a detailed discussion of the range of genres in the British and Irish short story Includes extensive analysis of non-canonical writers, such as Hubert Crackanthorpe, Ella D’Arcy, T.F. Powys, A.E. Coppard, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Mollie Panter-Downes, Denton Welch, and Sylvia Townsend Warner Provide a wide-ranging discussion of non-realist and experimental short stories Includes a large section on the British short story in the Second World War
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Casino

The Casino

Author: Margaret Bonham

Publisher:

ISBN: 190315538X

Category: Devon (England)

Page: 205

View: 895

Categories: Devon (England)