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Bare life Bare life
Author: Pirandello Luigi
Code: Jeta
Date added: Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Luigi Pirandello (1867 - 1936) Nobel Prize “Bare life” is a part of “Short stories for a year”, a collection of 241 short stories written by Luigi Pirandello. Originally they have been published in the Corriere della Sera, later republished in 15 collections. Initially envisaged were 24 collections containing 365 short stories, however the author's untimely death prevented him from reaching the finish line. They were posthumously publ...
Cvajg Cvajg
Author: Zweig Stefan
Code: Cvajg
Date added: Monday 07 November, 2016

"And right there, in a casino, began the twenty-four hours, the most exciting of any game, which would upset my existence for years" .A master stroke. With the able pen of a master who knows how to weave the suspense and introspection knows creep into the folds of feminine sensitivity no less than in blind fury male, Zweig nails characters and readers from the beginning to the end....
Heart Heart
Author: De Amicis Edmondo
Code: Zemra
Date added: Friday 08 January, 2016

Heart was issued by Treves on 17 October 1886, the first day of school in Italy. Its success was immense: in a few months it was printed in 40 Italian editions and translated into dozens of languages. Its praise for the creation of the united Italian state in the previous decade contributed to its reception, but also led to criticism from some Roman Catholic politicians for failing to depict the nature of the Holy See's opposition to the annexati...
Kafka Kafka
Author: Kafka Franz
Code: Kafka
Date added: Tuesday 09 February, 2016

he plot follows a country doctor's hapless struggle to attend a sick young boy on a cold winter's night. A series of surreal events occur in the process, including the appearance of a mysterious groom in a pig shed. It begins with the doctor having to urgently attend a sick patient, but his sole horse died the night before, so his maid Rosa goes off to ask for another. She returns empty-handed — "Of course, who is now going to lend her his h...
Letter from an unknown woman Letter from an unknown woman
Author: Zweig Stefan
Code: Letra
Date added: Tuesday 29 December, 2015

A rich and well-known writer, returning home to Vienna from one of many holidays, finds a long letter from an unknown woman. As a teenager she had lived with her poor widowed mother in the same building and had fallen totally in love with both the opulent cultured lifestyle of her neighbour and the handsome charming man himself. This passion was not lessened by the flow of attractive women spending the night with him or by her being removed to In...
Mumu Mumu
Author: Turgeniev Ivan
Code: Mumu
Date added: Thursday 24 December, 2015

Turgenev wrote Mumu with such vivid images and reflections of the state of the tsarist Russia that this piece together with his other stories was credited with having influenced public opinion in favour of the abolition of serfdom in 1861. Turgenev was the first of the great Russian novelists to win fame abroad. One of his great admirers was Henry James, who wrote that "Turgenev's merit of form is of the first order" The story featured in this re...
Short stories Short stories
Author: Cechov Anton
Code: Tregime
Date added: Friday 13 November, 2015

As the story opens, the banker recalls the occasion of the bet fifteen years before. Guests at the party that he was hosting that day fell into a discussion of capital punishment; the banker argued that capital punishment is more humane than life imprisonment, while the young lawyer disagreed, insisting that he would choose life in prison rather than death. They agree to a bet of two million rubles that the lawyer cannot spend fifteen years in so...
Short stories and  Stories Short stories and Stories
Author: Balzac Honore de
Code: Novela
Date added: Tuesday 24 November, 2015

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Stories and short  stories Stories and short stories
Author: Guy_de_Maupassant
Code: Mopasan
Date added: Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Diamonds may not be a girl's best friend. I first read "The Necklace" in a college English short story course, more years ago than I want to say. The professor was rather odd and had (I thought) an undue hang-up with making us distill the meaning and theme of each story into a sentence that we would offer up to the rest of the class for dissection. But it was one of my more memorable college courses, and this is one of the more memorable stories...
Swedish match Swedish match
Author: Cechov Anton
Code: Shkrepsja
Date added: Wednesday 13 January, 2016

“Chekhov Shorts”: Oh! The Public A superbly comical tale from Chekhov. One I’d definitely recommend to those looking for a taste of typical Chekovian humour A classic. The main event that takes place in this story is that the narrator and Nadya ride down a snow hill on a sled. Every time that they would ride down together the narrator would say "I love you" to Nadya, but at first either Nadya did not hear it of she did not know what was b...
The boy that collected feathers The boy that collected feathers
Author: Mehmeti Kim
Code: Djaloshi
Date added: Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Kim Mehmeti (b. 1955) is a leading and innovative prose writer from the Albanian community in Macedonia. He was born in Gërçec near Skopje, where he now lives and works. He is the author of eleven volumes of prose, including Lulehëna (Moon Flower), Peja 1997, Fshati i fëmijve të mallkuar (The Village of the Damned Children), Peja 1998, and Ritet e Nishanes (Nishane's Rites), Peja 2004. One of his novels has appeared in German, Das Dorf der v...
The Death of Ivan Ilyich The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Author: Tolstoy Leon
Code: Ivan Ilici
Date added: Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his dying so much as a passing thought. But one day, death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise, he is brought face to face with his own mortality....
The garnet bracelet The garnet bracelet
Author: Kuprin Alexander
Code: Byzylyku
Date added: Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Reportedly, "even today, Alexander Kuprin remains one of the widest read classics in Russian literature", with many films based on his works, "which are also read over the radio", partly due to "his vivid stories of the lives of ordinary people and unhappy love, his descriptions of the military and brothers, making him a writer for all times and places."...
The invisible collection The invisible collection
Author: Zweig Stefan
Code: Koleksioni
Date added: Monday 30 November, 2015

The Invisible Collection, subtitled An Episode of the Inflation Period in Germany is the story of Herr Kronfeld ("Forest Ranger and Economic Councillor, Retired; Holder of the Iron Cross First Class ... His signature was always followed by his style and title in full"), a unrivalled collector of woodcuts and etchings, who is remembered one day by the art-dealer Herr Rackner ("from Berlin ... the famous dealer in antiquities"). Rackner thinks that...
The Law of Life The Law of Life
Author: London Jack
Code: Ligji
Date added: Friday 03 June, 2016

The old Koskoosh began to listen with envy. Although eyesight was weakening for some time, hearing had remained keen, even with the weak voice of intelligence through in that light that had left him still behind the forehead wrinkled…....

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