An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms

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An irresistible gathering of shorts by some of the world's most imaginative word artists. Short spans genres, languages, and centuries, to offer the tradition - and glorious present - of this popular form.
Publisher: New York :, Persea Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780892554324
Branch Call Number: 808.8 S559
Characteristics: xxxiv, 318 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ziegler, Alan - Editor


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"GOODTIME JESUS...Jesus got up one day a little later than usual. He had been dreaming so deep there was nothing left in his head. What was it? A nightmare, dead bodies walking all around him, eyes rolled back, skin falling off. But he wasn't afraid of that. It was a beautiful day. How 'bout some coffee? Don't mind if I do. Take a little ride on my donkey, I love that donkey. Hell, I love everybody." "Once in a blue moon, the tides pull at us. They invoke humans to recall primitive ancestors who shouted at the sky, noisemakers who yowled in the dark, beckoning forces and spirits to aid their survival. Now, domesticated dogs guard their masters' lives, and house cats daydream about orangutans swinging happily from branch to branch. Human beings cannot stop being afraid of the dark or imagining complete freedom." " Suddenly, the crow tossed the cheese to the astonished fox, ' there goes the guilty son of a vixen, now!' cried the crow, who, in case you didn't know, can see the glint of sunlight on a gun barrel at a greater distance than anybody." " Spinoza held that all beings long to preserve their own nature: the rock to be a rock forever, a tiger to be a tiger." " ' For if one eats my meat, though it be known/the meat was mine, the excrement is his own.' "


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