Apartment Stories

  • Filename: apartment-stories.
  • ISBN: 0520922395
  • Release Date: 1999-03-10
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Sharon Marcus
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

In urban studies, the nineteenth century is the "age of great cities." In feminist studies, it is the era of the separate domestic sphere. But what of the city's homes? In the course of answering this question, Apartment Stories provides a singular and radically new framework for understanding the urban and the domestic. Turning to an element of the cityscape that is thoroughly familiar yet frequently overlooked, Sharon Marcus argues that the apartment house embodied the intersections of city and home, public and private, and masculine and feminine spheres. Moving deftly from novels to architectural treatises, legal debates, and popular urban observation, Marcus compares the representation of the apartment house in Paris and London. Along the way, she excavates the urban ghost tales that encoded Londoners' ambivalence about city dwellings; contends that Haussmannization enclosed Paris in a new regime of privacy; and locates a female counterpart to the flâneur and the omniscient realist narrator—the portière who supervised the apartment building.

Five Flights Up

  • Filename: five-flights-up.
  • ISBN: 9781568986708
  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Toni Schlesinger
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine—just a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the past eight years writer Toni Schlesinger has been bringing us these "conversation places" in her weekly column in the Village Voice. Through her incisive questioning, original writing, and comic parallel reveries, Schlesinger creates miniature documentaries on the lives, passions, hopes, and heartbreaks of many of New York City's millions

Stories of House and Home

  • Filename: stories-of-house-and-home.
  • ISBN: 9781501701832
  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Christine Varga-Harris
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press

Stories of House and Home is a social and cultural history of the massive construction campaign that Khrushchev instituted in 1957 to resolve the housing crisis in the Soviet Union and to provide each family its own apartment. Decent housing was deemed the key to a healthy, productive home life, which was essential to the realization of socialist collectivism. Drawing on archival materials, as well as memoirs, fiction, and the Soviet press, Christine Varga-Harris shows how the many aspects of this enormous state initiative—from neighborhood planning to interior design—sought to alleviate crowded, undignified living conditions and sculpt residents into ideal Soviet citizens. She also details how individual interests intersected with official objectives for Soviet society during the Thaw, a period characterized by both liberalization and vigilance in everyday life. Set against the backdrop of the widespread transition from communal to one-family living, Stories of House and Home explores the daily experiences and aspirations of Soviet citizens who were granted new apartments and those who continued to inhabit the old housing stock due to the chronic problems that beset the housing program. Varga-Harris analyzes the contradictions apparent in heroic advances and seemingly inexplicable delays in construction, model apartments boasting modern conveniences and decrepit dwellings, happy housewarmings and disappointing moves, and new residents and individuals requesting to exchange old apartments. She also reveals how Soviet citizens identified with the state and with the broader project of building socialism.

Where Europe Begins Stories

  • Filename: where-europe-begins-stories.
  • ISBN: 9780811223515
  • Release Date: 2007-05-17
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Yoko Tawada
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Where Europe Begins presents a collection of startling new stories by Japanese writer Yoko Tawada. Moving through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, strange words and letters, dreams, and every-day reality, Tawada's work blurs divisions between fact and fiction, prose and poetry. Where Europe Begins presents a collection of startling new stories by Japanese writer Yoko Tawada. Moving through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, strange words and letters, dreams, and every-day reality, Tawada's work blurs divisions between fact and fiction, prose and poetry. Often set in physical spaces as disparate as Japan, Siberia, Russia, and Germany, these tales describe a fragmented world where even a city or the human body can become a sort of text. Suddenly, the reader becomes as much a foreigner as the author and the figures that fill this book: the ghost of a burned woman, a woman traveling on the Trans-Siberian railroad, a mechanical doll, a tongue, a monk who leaps into his own reflection. Tawada playfully makes the experience of estrangement--of a being in-between--both sensual and bewildering, and as a result practically invents a new way of seeing things while telling a fine story.

An Apartment in Viareggio A Collection of Short Stories with Critical Introduction

  • Filename: an-apartment-in-viareggio-a-collection-of-short-stories-with-critical-introduction.
  • ISBN: 7532314928
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Brian Gebhart
  • Publisher:

This collection represents stories written during a three year period, from the fall of 2004 to the spring of 2007. All of the stories, with the exception of "Flyover," were written for fiction workshops at Oklahoma State. The work follows in the tradition of the literary short story, with themes including: travel, pop culture, the relationship between people and their environment, the struggle to achieve meaningful human contact in the contemporary world, the transition between adolescence and adulthood, and the essential loneliness of the human condition.

AuPair Stories Band II

  • Filename: aupair-stories-band-ii.
  • ISBN: 9783844819946
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Ara Arnold - Riediger
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Der zweite Band der Aupair Stories wartet mit weiteren erlebten Geschichten auf, unglaublich zu lesen, und die Autorin legt ihre Hand daf r ins Feuer, dass diese genau so von ihr erlebt wurden, wof r es auch Zeugen gibt. Unglaublich ist daran nicht nur, wie Eltern oder ein alleinerziehender Elternteil mit einem engagierten Familienhelfer in der Position eines AuPairs umgeht, wie gelogen und betrogen wird bei dem Abschuss eines Vertrages via e-mail, und auch, in welch perfider Weise die Dienste eines sich in einer abh ngigen Position und weit weg vom eigenen Zuhause befindlichen Menschen ausgenutzt werden, sondern uuuunglaublich ist auch, wie den Kinder dieser Welt ihre Lebensgrundlagen unn tig verschlechtert werden, teilweise aber auch in krimineller Weise ihr Leben geradezu verdorben wird.

Ghost Stories from the Pacific Northwest

  • Filename: ghost-stories-from-the-pacific-northwest.
  • ISBN: 0874834376
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
  • Publisher: august house

Tales of ghosts inhabiting the Pacific Northwest include stories of haunted houses, departed loved ones, and disturbed Native American burial sites

True West Virginia Ghost Stories

  • Filename: true-west-virginia-ghost-stories.
  • ISBN: 9781466342118
  • Release Date: 2011-09-15
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jonathan Moore
  • Publisher: West Virginia Ghosts

“True West Virginia Ghost Stories” is a collection of over 400 hair raising stories, all true, that have been passed down for many generations in the mountain state. Over the past twelve years these stories have been archived by 'West Virginia Ghosts' and for the first time are being offered in anthology, full book form. The stories, written by different individuals, cover the entire spectrum of paranormal phenomena; ghosts, UFO's, Bigfoot, strange animals and creatures, and many more. There are many unexplained events cataloged throughout the work. If you love the paranormal and are fond of the mountain state or Appalachia in general, take a trip down these haunted country roads with “True West Virginia Ghost Stories!”

Chelm Stories My Saba Sent Me

  • Filename: chelm-stories-my-saba-sent-me.
  • ISBN: 9781312835320
  • Release Date: 2015-01-19
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: Yoni Elkins
  • Publisher: Lulu.com

The author of this paperback bathroom reader received over the years many Chelm stories written by his grandfather and sent to him by email. He decided to compile these stories into a book and send it as a gift to his grandfather as a token of his appreciation to him. while putting it together he realized it could actually be a book fit for a bathroom reader that others could enjoy. A highly recommended bathroom reader which should be in every home that appreciates Jewish humor.


  • Filename: stories.
  • ISBN: 9781425754563
  • Release Date: 2007-03-01
  • Number of pages: 616
  • Author: Leonard C. Meeker
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Ethiopian Stories

  • Filename: ethiopian-stories.
  • ISBN: 1555532144
  • Release Date: 1996-02-08
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: George Samuel Schuyler
  • Publisher: UPNE

These two recently recovered novellas by the influential Harlem Renaissance author feature the thrilling and suspenseful adventures of African Americans involved in the Italo-Ethiopian war of the 1930s.

Rocco Stories

  • Filename: rocco-stories.
  • ISBN: 9780595096343
  • Release Date: 2000-06-01
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Rocco J. Costanzo
  • Publisher: iUniverse

Rocco Stories is collection of short stories, anecdotes,and some whimsical tales about life. It’s a charming and amusing treat about my mother and grandmother back in the “good old days.”

True Stories of False Confessions

  • Filename: true-stories-of-false-confessions.
  • ISBN: 9780810126039
  • Release Date: 2009-06-11
  • Number of pages: 514
  • Author: Rob Warden
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Collects thirty-eight articles describing how innocent men and women have been coerced into confessing to crimes they did not commit, revealing the questionable methods police officers use to get confessions from suspects.

Essential Stories

  • Filename: essential-stories.
  • ISBN: 9780595479191
  • Release Date: 2007-12
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Robert Barry Kaplan
  • Publisher: iUniverse

A man is repeatedly abducted by the same aliens. A woman metamorphoses into a giant bird. A man and woman are surgically joined to each other. A man experiences the difficulties of remodeling a haunted house. A woman repeatedly drives her boyfriend to the brink of suicide. A man encounters a prehistoric beast in his backyard. A young couple kidnaps little children to supplement their income. A man searches for his evil twin. These are the types of situations the characters in Essential Stories routinely find themselves in. A man reminisces about the time his town was invaded by zombies. A woman is frustrated with her discount-store clone. A man and woman rent an apartment to a vampire. A man is seduced by a beautiful witch. A woman reveals the strange secret of her everlasting youth. A hitch-hiker accepts a ride from an alien. An artist's statues come to life. A man relates the conditions of his imprisonment. A man and woman visit an alternate universe. The last man and woman on Earth are ambivalent about having children. The stories are occasionally silly, often tongue-in-cheek, usually outlandish, and sometimes poignant. Told in a straightforward matter-of-fact style, they show how ordinary people react to extraordinary events.

Short Stories

  • Filename: short-stories.
  • ISBN: 0226751287
  • Release Date: 2000-12-01
  • Number of pages: 756
  • Author: Irwin Shaw
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Featuring sixty-three stories spanning five decades, this superb collection-including "Girls in Their Summer Dresses," "Sailor Off the Bremen," and "The Eighty-Yard Run"-clearly illustrates why Shaw is considered one of America's finest short-story writers.

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