Gran Libro de los Mejores Cuentos: Volumen 5

Gran Libro de los Mejores Cuentos: Volumen 5

by Ryunosuke AkutagawaAmbrose Bierce Mijaíl Bulgákov and others
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 05/12/2019

Este libro contiene 70 cuentos de 10 autores clásicos, premiados y notables. Los cuentos fueron cuidadosamente seleccionados por el crítico August Nemo, en una colección que encantará a los amantes de la literatura. Para lo mejor de la literatura mundial, asegúrese de consultar los otros libros de Tacet Books. Este libro contiene: Ryunosuke Akutagawa: Rashomon. En el Bosque. Sennin. Kappa. La Nariz. Cuerpo de Mujer. El Gran Terremoto. Ambrose Bierce: El incidente del Puente del Búho. El caso del desfiladero de Coulter. Un habitante de Carcosa. El monje y la hija del verdugo. Un habitante de Carcosa. Chickamauga. Una tumba sin fondo. Mijaíl Bulgákov: Bautismo de fuego. La erupción estrelada. La garganta de acero. La toalla con el gallo rojo. Morfina. Tinieblas egípcias. Un ojo desaparecido. Lewis Carroll: Lo que la tortuga le dijo a Aquiles. El bosque donde las cosas pierden el nombre. Carrera en comité. Como al principio. Moverse del lado del espejo. Resta. Tratar con el tempo. Arthur Conan Doyle: Un escándalo en Bohemia. El gato del Brasil. El pie del diablo. La aventura de las cinco semillas de naranja. La aventura de un caso de identidade. La aventura de la segunda mancha. La aventura de la inquilina del velo. James Joyce: Eveline. Efemérides en el comité. Arabia. Después de la carrera. Una nubecilla. Dos galanes. La pensión. Franz Kafka: Un artista del hambre. La colonia penitenciaria. Un médico rural. Una mujercita. Una hoja vieja. Las preocupaciones de un padre de familia. La metamorfosis. H. P. Lovecraft: La llamada de Cthulhu. La música de Erich Zann. El extraño. Historia del Necronomicón. La decisión de Randolph Carter. El color que cayó del cielo. El Terrible Anciano. Machado de Assis: Misa de gallo. Un hombre célebre. Cántiga de los esponsales. El reloj de oro. Un apólogo. La causa secreta. El alienista. Guy de Maupassant: Bola de Sebo. El collar. El Horla. Ese cerdo de Morin. La cama 29. ¿Quién sabe? Miss Harriet

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Ryunosuke Akutagawa was the author of over 100 short stories. Described as one of the best-read men of his generation, he received a degree in English Literature at Tokyo Imperial University and published translations of Anatole France and W.B. Yeats. In 1927, Ryunosuke Akutagawa committed suicide at the age of thirty-five.

Ambrose Bierce

A veteran of the American Civil War who fought at Shiloh and Chickamauga in the Union ranks, Bierce became one of America's best-known writers and journalists, admired for his insolent, entertaining and sometimes courageous columns.

In 1913 he set off for Mexico, then in the throes of revolution, and was never seen again. Ralph Steadman is the author of many illustrated books including Sigmund Freud, I Leonardo, The Big I Am, The Scar-Strangled Banner, Alice and Animal Farm. His most recent publication is the novel, Doodaaa.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'.

He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write.

His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life.

And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.

James Joyce

James Joyce was born in Dublin on 2 February 1882, the eldest of ten children in a family which, after brief prosperity, collapsed into poverty. He was none the less educated at the best Jesuit schools and then at University College, Dublin, and displayed considerable academic and literary ability.

Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce's psychological and fictional universe is firmly rooted in his native Dublin, the city which provides the settings and much of the subject matter for all his fiction.

He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922) and its controversial successor Finnegans Wake (1939), as well as the short story collection Dubliners (1914) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916). James Joyce died in Zurich, on 13 January 1941.

Franz Kafka

Despite his great impact on the literary world, Franz Kafka was a relatively "unknown" author during his life-time. He published relatively few of his works, and those were published in very limited runs, or in small literary journals.

Franz Kafka born in Prague, July 3, 1883, the son of Hermann and Julie Kafka. The oldest, he had three suriving younger sisters. Valli, Elli, and Ottla. His father was a self-made middle class Jewish merchant, who raised his children in the hopes of assimilating them into the mainstream society of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The official ruling language of the empire was German, so Franz attended German grammar school (Volksschule am Fleischmarkt), and later the German Gymnasium (Altstädter Deutsches Gymnasium). He finished his Doctorate of Law in Prague, studying at the German language University (Die deutsche Universität) there. He initially gained employment at a private insurance firm Assicurazioni Generali and then with the Arbeiter-Unfall-Versicherungs-Anstalt für das Königreichs Böhmen in Prag

His Job at the Worker's Accident Insurance provided him with a steady income and "regular" office hours, so that he could dedicate his evenings to writing. His diaries contain continuing accounts of his restlessness and sleeplessness as he would work all night writing, only to return to the office for the next day of work, throughly exhausted. Although he spoke and wrote Czech fluently throughout his life, his literary work was all completed in German.

He is known to have started writing at an early age, but all of his earliest attempts were later destroyed. His first pulished work came in 1907, and he continued to publish throughout the next seventeen years, but most of his works were published posthumously by his friend Max Brod.

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. In addition to his six novels, which include Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888), he wrote hundreds of short stories, the most famous of which is 'Boule de suif'.

By the late 1870s, he began to develop the first signs of syphilis, and in 1891 he was committed to an asylum in Paris, having tried to commit suicide. He died there two years later.

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