Contemporary Latin American Short Stories

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Overview

Striking in its imagery, its history, and its breathtaking scope, Latin American fiction has finally come into its own throughout the world. Collected in this brilliant volume are thirty-five of the finest writers of this century, including:

Jorge Luis Borges

Carlos Fuentes

Julio Cortazar

Miguel Angel Asturias

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Jorge Amado

Octavio Paz

Juan Bosch

Jose Donoso

Horacio Quiroga

Mario Vargas Llosa

Abelardo Castillo

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

And many more

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"Exhilarating...Will make a splendid bedside reader for those who can handle the richly stimulating effects."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449912263
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 766,181
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1996
Introduction 1974
Joaquim María Machado de Assis, Midnight Mass
Rubén Darío, The Case for Señorita Amelia
Leopoldo Lugones, Yzur
Horacio Quiroga, How the Flamingoes Got Their Stockings
Rómulo Gallegos, Peace on High
Miguel Ángel Asturias, Legend of “El Cadejo”
Jorge Icaza, Big Precipice
Juan Bosch, Two Dollars Worth of Water
Jorge Amado, Sweat
Roberto Arlt, Small-Time Property Owners
Jorge Luis Borges, Death and the Compass
Alejo Carpentier, Journey Back to the Source
Octavio Paz, The Blue Bouquet
Julio Cortázar, Letter to a Young Lady in Paris
João Guimarães Rosa, The Third Bank of the River
Juan José Arreola, I’m Telling You the Truth
Augusto Roa Bastos, The Vacant Lot
Hernando Téllez, Just Lather, That’s All
Adolfo Bioy Casares, A Letter About Emilia
María Luisa Bombal, The Tree
Juan Rulfo, Talpa
Carlos Fuentes, The Doll Queen
Gabríel Garcia Márquez, Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon
José Donoso, Paseo
Clarice Lispector, The Imitation of the Rose
René Marqués, Island in Manhattan
Juan Carlos Onetti, Welcome, Bob
Mario Benedetti, Gloria’s Saturday
Pedro Juan Soto, The Innocents
Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Nest, Door, Neighbors
Norberto Fuentes, Honor Cleaned
Mario Varga Llosa, Sunday
Manuel Puig, A Meeting
Abelardo Castillo, Ernesto’s Mother
José Agustín, Mourning
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