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Blue Jar, the (1942) [Short Story]
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The daughter of a nobleman is rescued from a sinking ship by a young man and spends several days at sea alone with him. When he is subsequently sent away by her father, she spends the rest of her life searching for a piece of blue china in a particular shade of blue - the blue she remembered from the days spent at sea.

This is a tale-within-a-tale written as part of her story "The Young Man with the Carnation". It stands on its own, however, and has been published by itself in several anthologies.

Original title: The Blue Jar
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Imperial Messages (1976) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Fyodor Dostoevsky , Franz Kafka , Pär Lagerkvist , Samuel Yosef Agnon , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Elias Canetti , Elie Wiesel , Gabriel García Márquez , Paul Bowles , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , Isak Dinesen , Nikolai Gogol , Duane Ackerson , Jerzy Kosinski , Isaac Babel , George MacDonald , Bertolt Brecht , Hans Christian Andersen , Günter Kunert , Christoph Meckel , Heinrich von Kleist , Marguerite Yourcenar , Kobo Abe , Hans Carl Artmann , Wolfgang Hildesheimer , Jakov Lind , Tommaso Landolfi , Marie Luise Kaschnitz , Marco Denevi , Reinhard Lettau , Russell Edson , Enrique Anderson Imbert , Martin Buber , Juan José Arreola , Antonin Artaud , Pierre Bettencourt , Marvin Cohen , Kirby Congdon , Bob Dylan , Lawrence Fixel , Gust Gils , Lars Gyllensten , Cecil Helman , Zbigniew Herbert , Edmond Jabès , Eugene Jolas , Daniil Kharms , Rachel Kubie , R. Yehoshua Lovaine , Milos Macourek , W. S. Merwin , Henri Michaux , Barton Midwood , Mohammed Mrabet , Slawomir Mrozek , Multatuli , Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav , Paul van Ostaijen , I.L. Peretz , Isaac Rosenfeld , Jerome Rothenberg , Andreas Schroeder , Howard Schwartz , Miguel Serrano , David Slabotsky , Robert Thompson , Roland Topor , Krishna Baldev Vaid , Britton Wilkie , Charles Schwartz (ii)
     Sudden Fiction International (1989) [Anthology]
      Authors: Yasunari Kawabata , Heinrich Böll , Nadine Gordimer , Bernard Malamud , Donald Barthelme , Gabriel García Márquez , Margaret Atwood , Doris Lessing , Joyce Carol Oates , Paul Theroux , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , Isak Dinesen , Mark Helprin , Monica Wood , Clarice Lispector , Josef Škvorecký , Stuart Dybek , Jamaica Kincaid , Colette , Bessie Head , Peter Handke , Barry Yourgrau , Bharati Mukherjee , Jeannette Winterson , Dino Buzzati , Peter Carey , Slawomir Mrozek , Luisa Valenzuela , Richard G. Brautigan , Ann Beattie , R.K. Narayan , Leslie Norris , Spencer Holst , David Michael Kaplan , David Brooks , Krishnan Varma , Kenneth Bernard , Patricia Grace , Panos Ioannides , Hernán Lara Zavala , Yuan Ch'iung-chiung , Rodrigo Rey Rosa , Talat Abbasi , Paul Milenski , Denis Hirson , Ron Carlson , Edla van Steen , Feng Jicai , Paulé Bartón , Fernando Sorrentino , Siv Cedering , Daniel Boulanger , Sergei Dovlatov , Barbara Alberti , Julio Ortega , J. Bernlef , Bai Xiao-yi

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