Renée Vivien and her lover Hélène de Zuylen de Nyevelt collaborated on two volumes of short prose, Copeaux and Netsuké, which, translated for the first time into English by Brian Stableford, are here brought together in a single volume. Filled with extravagant exercises in symbolism and bitter-sweet narratives that often hinge on problematic confrontations between two female characters, which are simultaneously affectionate and adversarial, these tales of fantasy and Orientalia illustrate the magnitude of Renée Vivien's literary achievement and the uncommonly broad spectrum of her interests. Faustina and Other Stories represents a uniquely acute facet of the Decadent polyhedron.
Vautrin and the Resources of Quinola and Other Stories
This book is a collection of short stories, which span a range from realistic fiction to science fiction and fantasy. It includes action stories, stories set in the future and supernatural stories. Although some of the stories are influenced by actual events, all characters are entirely fictional, as are the details of events. The only exception is "The Pilot's Tale ", which is a true story involving the author himself in a dangerous flight situation.
Deep into the depths of the Universe… While threats of galactic wars loom over the world of organisms and the world of spirits,Sinduja, Faustina’s best friend, reveals a secret that changes their lives forever. Welcome to a world of adventure filled with fairies and magicians, dwarfs and giants, aliens and cyborgs, humans and spirits! Welcome to FAUSTINA’S FANTASTIC FRIENDS, a science fiction children’s fantasy!
""Moral Divorce" and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Jacinto Octavio Picon y Bouchet (1852-1923), a member of Spain's Generation of 1868. A bibliophile and a Francophile (his mother was French); a native of Madrid who loved Paris; a member of the Royal Spanish Academy (of the Spanish language) and the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts (he published a volume of art criticism entitled the Life and Works of Don Diego Velazquez); a novelist, short story writer, and journalist; a liberal (in politics, religion, social philosophy); a Spaniard steeped in his own literature (from Cervantes to Galdos) but knowledgeable about others; an aesthete whose appreciation of French cooking prompted Emilia Pardo Bazan (probably tongue in cheek) to provide a recipe for a "Jacinto Octavio Omelette" in her Modern Spanish Cuisine; a friend of literary greats of his time (Clarin, Galdos, Palacio Valdes, Pardo Bazan, Valera, etc.); and a loving father whose son's premature death at the age of forty nearly drove him to despair, Picon deserves to be read anew, for in his stories he deals with timeless and universal themes - freedom, justice, equality, compassion, suffering, love, and hope."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved