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Fiction: Anthologies & Short Stories

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Fiction: Anthologies & Short Stories

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Stories By Foreign Authors: Scandinavian, Björnstjerne, Björnson, et al.
1 Björnstjerne, Björnson, et al.Stories By Foreign Authors: Scandinavian
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1901 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4.5" x 6.75" 
Copyright 1989; this is a 1901 printing. Small volume in green cloth and gilt spine titling. 179 pages. Black & white frontispiece portrait of Björnstjerne with tissue guard. ~ Book has minor rubbing along edges and corners with two color-lightened spots on front cover. A spattering of small stains (not foxing) on fore-edge of text block, and a few very light foxing spots on front endpapers. Remaining interior pages are clean and unmarked. Book is now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ A compilation of six stories by five authors: Björnson Björnstjerne, Juhani Aho, Meïr Goldschmidt, Alexander Kielland, and Frederika Bremer. Björnstjerne (1832-1910) was a Norwegian writer and the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate, and considered one of the Four Great Norwegian writers. He is also famous for writing the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem. This book contains two of his stories: "The Father" and "The Railroad and the Churchyard." ~~ Aho (1861-1921) was a Finnish novelist and short story writer. Included is his most famous story, "When Father Brought Home the Lamp," about the effect of innovation and technology on people living in the countryside. ~~ Goldschmidt (1819-1897) was a Danish author and innovative journalist whose work often reflected his Jewish background. His story is titled "The Flying Mail." ~~ Kielland (1849-1906) was another of the Four Greats in Norwegian literature and was known for his realism. His story is titled "Two Friends." ~~ Bremer (1801-1865) was a Swedish writer and feminist. Her story is titled "Hopes." 
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Swedish Folktales and Legends, Blecher, George; Blecher, Lone Thygesen (Eds.)
2 Blecher, George; Blecher, Lone Thygesen (Eds.)Swedish Folktales and Legends
New York Pantheon Books 1995 0679758410 / 9780679758419 Soft Cover Very Good + 6.25" x 9.25" 
A volume in the Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library series. Selected, translated, and edited by Lone and George Blecher. ~~ Large beige paperback with illustrated cover. Originally published in hardcover by Pantheon in 1994. 383 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. List of Illustrators. ~~ Book is clean, binding tight, with negligible edge wear and two small, light stains on fore edge. Front flyleaf bears a previous owner gift inscription. ~~ An ambitious collection of Swedish lore by two prize-winning translators of Swedish and Danish, preceded by an informative Introduction by Lone Blecher. Content is organized by subject: Animal Tales; Trolls, Giants, Ghosts, and Other Beings; True Dummies and Clever Folk; How to Win the Princess; Tales of Heroes and Heroines; Metamorphoses; Tales of Men and Women; Moral Tales; Parsons, the Good Lord, and the Evil One; Tall Tales, Superstitions, and Jingles. Notes provide informaton about informants, collectors and sources of tales, as well as the catalogue number from the Aarne-Thaompson "Types of the Folktale" catalogue. An excellent compilation, complemeted by numerous illustrations by various artists. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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McSweeney's - Issue 35  (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), Eggers, Dave (editor)
3 Eggers, Dave (editor)McSweeney's - Issue 35 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)
San Francisco McSweeneys Ltd. 2010 193478172X / 9781934781722 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Jordan Crane; Robert Barnes 
Assumed first edition; no additional printings/impressions stated. Illustrated softcover with self-flaps; bottom (black) portion of cover made with heat-sensitive disappearing ink. 271 pages. Cover design and b & w illustrations by Jordan Crane. Color illustrations ("1,000 Lunch Bags") by Robert Barnes. ~ Book is near fine, with some rubbing on the top/bottom edges of the flap folds. ~~ This quarterly issue contains "tremendous new stories from Steven Millhauser ["Phantoms"] and Roddy Doyle ["Local"]; an epic, genre-shattering novella from Hilton Als ["His Sister, Her Monologue"]; and a really excellent special section on Norway's finest writers." - editors. Theater critic Hilton Als's story is only the second piece of fiction he has published (the first was in 1979). Also contains a short story by Patrick Crerand ["The Glory of Keys"]. The Norwegian author contributors include John Erik Riley and Mikkel Bugge [Introduction], Hans Herbjornsrud, Johan Harstad, Laila Stien, Roy Jacobsen, Tor Ulven, Ingvar Ambjornsen, Gunnhild Oyehaug, Frode Grytten, Per Petterson, and Flamme Forlag. This latter section makes for a wonderful introduction to contemporary Norwegian writing. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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McSweeney's Issue 39, Eggers, Dave (editor)
4 Eggers, Dave (editor)McSweeney's Issue 39
San Francisco, CA McSweeney's Publishing 2011 1936365103 / 9781936365104 Hard Cover As New No Jacket, as Issued 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Pictorial hardcover. 283 pages. Book is as new, unread. Protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ "With our first photo cover since Issue 5 (and a gorgeous one!), Issue 39 offers a whole lot to behold—Elmore Leonard’s latest Karen Sisco caper and Roberto Bolaño’s Neochilean road trip, J.T.K. Belle’s unkillable bovine and Benjamin Weissman’s Louella Tarantula, Julie Hecht on Marimekko dresses and Jess Walter on going to cardboard, and amazing, far-ranging fiction from Amelia Gray and Abi Maxwell and Yannick Murphy, too. (Plus some pretty incredible nonfiction on the fall of the Peacock Throne.) Don’t miss this one! "-- publisher. Other contributors: Jennie Erin Smith, Tom Barbash, Vaclav Havel, E. C. Osondu, and Tabitha Soren. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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McSweeney's Issue 40 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern), Eggers, Dave (editor)
5 Eggers, Dave (editor)McSweeney's Issue 40 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)
San Francisco, CA McSweeney's Publishing 2012 1936365359 / 9781936365357 First Edition Hardcover/softcover As New No Jacket, as Issued 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Two volumes: one hardcover, one softcover. 183 & 202 pages, respectively. The hardcover volume is titled "In My Home There Is No More Sorrow: Ten Days in Rwanda," by Rick Bass, the award-winning environmental activist and writer. He and his wife and daughter went to Rwanda upon the invitation of a colleague, partly to help teach a writer's workshop at the National University of Rwanda, partly to tour the country to see the mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park and partly to experience the country and its history. McSweeney's calls this piece an "extraordinary account . . . the most ambitious nonfiction piece McSweeney's has ever run, and without a doubt one of the best essays of the year." Includes eight pages of color photographs. ~ The softcover volume contains stories by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, David Vann, Kevin Moffett, Etgar Keret, Jason Jägel (which appears as a smaller softcover bound into the larger volume), Neil Gaiman, Nathan C. Martin, and Adam Levine. In addition, a special feature of this volume is a collection of writings titled "I Am Going Down on January 25: Writings From the Egyptian Revolution," and collected by Noor Elashi and Daniel Gumbiner (introduction by Noori Elashi). Thirteen Egyptian writers are represented. Black & white illustrations. Another fine issue of writing and art from this creative literary journal. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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FACE: Investigations of a Dog, Works from Five European Art Foundations, Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary Europe
6 Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary EuropeFACE: Investigations of a Dog, Works from Five European Art Foundations
Zurich JRP/Ringier 2010 303764172X / 9783037641729 Softcover As New 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Small softcover with illustrated covers. 159 pages. Color illustrations. Book is as new, with original shrink wrap, opened to examine book. ~ FACE (Foundation of Arts for a Contemporary Europe) is a European not-for-profit group for the arts formed in 2008 and established by five private non-profit art foundations in five different countries, with the aim of promoting contemporary art through a wider international platform, and with a special focus on supporting the production and exhibition of new works by both emerging and more established artists. The five partner foundations are DESTE Foundation (Athens, Greece); Ellipse Foundation, (Cascais, Portugal); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin, Italy); La Maison rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert (Paris, France); and Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (Sweden). ~ This publication represents the group's first initiative: a two-year traveling art exhibition that draws its name from the short story by Franz Kafka and presents 40 artworks from their collections. Contained in the book are two-page "biographies" of each of the five foundations; information about the exhibition and its different venues; and pictures of the exhibition artworks with explanatory descriptions. Also included within are five short stories by current, prize-winning writers and authors that echo the exhibition's theme, specially commissioned for this publication and translated into English. The writers are by Aristide Antonas (Greece), Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden), Rui Cardoso Martins (Portugal), Emmanuelle Pagano (France), and Tiziano Scarpa (Italy). Short bios are provided for each. This small book holds an astonishing serving of contemporary art and original writing. A collector's piece. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Darker Shade of Sweden: Original Stories By Sweden's Greatest Crime Writers, Holmberg, John-Henri (Ed.)
7 Holmberg, John-Henri (Ed.)A Darker Shade of Sweden: Original Stories By Sweden's Greatest Crime Writers
New York Mysterious Press/Grove/Atlantic 2014 0802122434 / 9780802122438 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo - 9.25" Tall 
Edited and Translated and Introduction by John-Henri Holmberg. Yellow binding with red spine titling; blue endpapers. 361 pages. Book is new and unread, in fine condition, in a fine dust jacket. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Holmberg was a personal friend of Stieg Larsson, and is the Edgar Award-nominated co-author of "The Tatooed Girl," about Larsson and his Millennium novels. Here he offers up 17 stories by Sweden's masters of the mystery genre, never before published in English, including one by Larsson, and several by up-and-coming writers. Another story has Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander meeting Håkan Nesser's Van Veeteren. Other authors: Tove Alsterdal, Rolf and Cilla Börjlind, ÅKe Edwardson, Inger Frimansson, Eva Gabrielsson, Anna Jansson, Åsa Larsson, Magnus Montelius, Dag Öhrlund, Malin Persson Giolito, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Sara Stridsberg, Johan Theorin, Veronica von Schenck, Katarina Wennstam. In all, a great collection of Swedish noir, accompanied by Holmber'gs Introduction in which he traces the evolution of the genre. A lovely first printing copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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