This compilation of 56 fictional stories has been interspersed, with a view to categorize these independent theme-based entertaining bits of literature, created by the author for that type of readers who do not like lengthy novels/stories. However, the three sections, namely Micro Stories, Short Stories and Long Tale trifurcating the complete book indicate to the fact that the author kept in mind the immediate availability of the time at the disposal of his valued reader...
Endowed with the personality that always remains inclined towards the truest secularism, I cannot afford to prefer one religion over the other. Therefore, it is not a difficult task for me to interact with a person of any faith. I cannot skip from my tract of `humanity before religion`.
Being a firm believer in the existence of a `Supreme Power`, denoted by a variety of nomenclatures, I can adjust with followers of any mainstream of faiths. Even an atheist or an agnost...
Kachhi poems written during 1994-2003 period in Kachh, India.
Saain Raat Je Thale Abh Men
Kaari Atvi ji Soki Val te tInEl
Un meti, suanli kanjari se.
First book published in Kachhi language in paper print edition in 1869 A.D. by Sadhu kIrsan Das of Kotdi-Madevpuri village of Kachh in Western India.
Goiun-Meiun vag Dhaga, Gada-goda bhavar saga,
mitr-gatr dhIl laga, jIja ain jInija
Four parallel columns. The same event from different views. You can change column every month and still read the story. If you read the pdf: follow the odd pages first. switch to the even pages later (or v.v.)
Every month four different views on the same event, fiction included.
Translation in eleven languages. In landscape of Drenthe (NL).
Fairy tale of Grimm revisited.
Internal dialogue with a alter ego.
The practical man boasts about women in his life. The philosopher thinks about his place in the universe. Life is senseless; it has always been like that.
Overview of Lower Saxion dialects and the future of literature in these Dutch dialects. State of the art.
Dialect is not a vehicle of culture, as Latin was. Dialects are for conversation in the rural area about agriculture and food, not to discuss philosophy or economics. The vocabulary is not sufficient for new technology.
Light hearted description of philosophy.
How to learn about philosophy without reading learned books. Funny.
Life in a cultural poor environment. All stories of 30 years writing. The growth of the writer in style and subject can clearly be seen.
Rural area in the last century in contact and conflict with modern life in the world. Psychological drama's
How does a less developed area affect inhabitants and specially; how do (clever) people find a pleasant way of life in a cultural hostile environment.
The chosen death of my mother (by voluntary starvation). Prize winning novel.
Choose your own road to freedom.
Wet tears when you cry.
Bizarre and by times deregulating stories in a rural setting. Psychological development of characters. Absurd as life can be, sometimes some violence. For a learned reader references to religion, politics and literature of great writers.
All people as strangers in a paradise that they don't recognize.
Overview of a writers life. Biographical content.
What looks life like in the rural area of Drenthe (NL) where modern life came late in the last century. How did parents, teachers, politics, religion influence the coming of age in a culturally poor environment.
Novels on development of characters in rural area. Escaping from cultural heritage; religion, sexuality, moral codes. Bon dia dushi: a teacher seeking his way. Anno Ludwig: coming of age: biography in fiction. Otingerzand; life in a village in the province of Drenthe (NL) Psychology and reflection plays a role.
Struggle for life can be an adventure
Pronouncing, explanatory, etymological, with compound phrases, technical terms in use in the arts and sciences, colloquialisms, full appendices, and copiously illustrated.
Post existential humanist writing, creative photography, in depth look into the chaos of human relationships.
Through time and space
we have bounced back and forth
all because we were one
and will be one.
Though her eyes, still flare
as I stare into the symmetry
of sunflower, after
basking in the glow
of her open petals
one thought still rang through...
Your eyes, Sour Girl.
This book provides a new, practical guide for those who want to understand how effective writing is achieved. You know a passage sounds dull, you know a story didn’t end right—but do you know how to fix these? Building on observations of how human brains are built for absorbing information, the author reveals the internal engines driving the composition of interesting fiction and non-fiction: successful (and unsuccessful) structuring of plots, characters, and symbolism...
To understand rhetoric, then, we have to understand cognition; the one is designed to accommodate the other, after all. If writers designed their work to hold the attention of a chimpanzee, it might abound in grunts; if an ant, it might be expressed chemically. But always sender and receiver are matched. So when we design our messages for a human reader, with human cognition, we have to take into account the peculiarities of the receiving set.
This would be easier t...
Examining Dostoevsky’s narrative choices in Crime and Punishment lays bare the fundamental processes by which novelists make—and are forced to make—choices as they write. Each choice entails particular types of results for the story: desirable, useful, awkward, or even hopeless dead ends. Honed during years of studying the practical problems of creating vividness in fiction, this mode of analysis is based on rigorous use of evidence and deduction.
(From Chap. 1:) “Raskolnikov” is derived from a Russian word for “schism” (raskol). Should we miss the hint, Raskolnikov has a friend whose name, Razumikhin, is derived from a word meaning “reason” (razum). And if we miss even that hint, Razumikhin says about Raskolnikov that it is “as if there really were two opposite characters in him, changing places with each other.” And if all this gets by us, the heroine’s name is “Sonia,” which is a diminutive of the Greek “Sophia,” or “Wisdom”…
A mentally ill man makes a new friend.