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The Undivided Self

by Will Self

The best of "the funniest comic writer working the short-story form today" (Houston Chronicle ).


The Marquise of O and Other Stories

by Heinrich Kleist & David Luke

Between 1799, when he left the Prussian Army, and his suicide in 1811, Kleist developed into a writer of unprecedented and tragically isolated genius. This collection of works from the last period of his life...


A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

by Guy Maupassant & Sian Miles

Set in the nouveau riche Paris of society women, prostitutes, and playboys; in the Normandy countryside; and on the French Riviera where Maupassant had lived, the thirty-four short stories in this volume are...


De Profundis and Other Writings

Joseph Andrews/Shamela

by Henry Fielding & Judith Hawley

"‘Kissing, Joseph, is but a Prologue to a Play. Can I believe a young Fellow of your Age and Complexion will be content with Kissing?’ Joseph Andrews, Henry Fielding’s first full-length novel, depicts...


Sixteen Satires

by Juvenal

Juvenal’s Satires create a fascinating (and immediately familiar) world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. Perhaps more...


The Blazing World and Other Writings

The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy & David McDuff

Our ambitious program of new Tolstoy editions continues with two collections of powerful stories

The violent spiritual crisis in Tolstoy's life that inspired his last period of creativity produced the stories...


Red Cavalry and Other Stories

by Isaac Babel & Efraim Sicher

From the early Soviet period, the impassioned short fiction of the great Russian-Jewish writer

One of the most powerful short-story writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Babel expressed his sense of inner...


Ana Thema: Short Stories and Poems

by Alan Howard

Short stories and poems on the themes of love and death; loosely connected to the Flight of Birds novel and its successors in the Danse Macabre series of Gothic ghost stories. Includes haiku-like fragments on...


Jumble Tales

by Steve Morris

Psychological sharpshooters, fickle football fans and prodigious people who choose to use and misuse their incredible talents invite you into this collection of their jumbled-up worlds. During dark days at work...


Man Wanted: A collection of five erotic short stories

by Landon Dixon

A collection of five erotic gay stories with explicit male on male action by Landon Dixon.


In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash

by Jean Shepherd

A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed paperback edition.

Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist...


The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry: Algerian Stories

by Assia Djebar & Tegan Raleigh

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist....


American Falls: The Collected Short Stories

by Barry Gifford

American Falls is the first major collection of short stories from Barry Gifford, master of the dark side of the American reality. These stories range widely in style and period, from the 1950s to the present,...


The Solitude of Compassion

by Jean Giono, Edward Ford & Henry Miller

The Solitude of Compassion, a collection of short stories never before available in English, won popular acclaim when it was originally published in France in 1932. It tells of small-town life in Provence, drawing...


Do the Blind Dream?: New Novellas and Stories

by Barry Gifford

Do the Blind Dream? shows Gifford at the height of his powers, navigating with ease the new, more fragmented imaginative landscape of morning-after America. Gifford seems to have anticipated themes that suddenly...


Talking to the Enemy: Stories

by Avner Mandelman

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has shaped the consciousness of a generation, but never before has it been brought to life in such vivid and telling prose. Part Tim O’Brien and part Bernard Malamud, Avner...


The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room: A Barry Gifford Reader

by Barry Gifford, Thomas A. Mccarthy & Andrei Codrescu

"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas,...


The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

by Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon) and “one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction” (Los...