A highly successful short fiction collection, El cuento hispánico introduces the Intermediate Spanish student to major Hispanic writers from both Spain and Spanish America including, among others, Ana María Matute, Horacio Quiroga, Julio Cortázar, and Jorge Luis Borges. The short works in this anthology are intended to be read in one sitting. A wide variety of language developmental exercises, such as vocabulary and strategy building, accompany the readings.
Edward Mullen is Professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has taught since 1971. He is co-editor of the Afro-Hispanic Review. He received the Ph.D. in Romance languages from Northwestern University and has also taught at Purdue University. Professor Mullen has received the Woodrow Wilson and American Council of Learned Societies fellowships. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) and was the President from 1991 to 1992. He is the author of Carlos Pellicer; Langston Hughes in the Hispanic World and Haiti; Contemporáneos: Revista mexicana de cultura; The Life and Poems of a Cuban Slave; La poesía de Carlos Pellicer: Interpretaciones críticas; Critical Essays on Langston Hughes; Sendas literarias: Hispanoamérica, written with David Darst; and most recently, Afro-Cuban Literature: Critical Junctures.
John F. Garanigo is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Washinton University in St. Louis, where he has taught since receiving the Ph. D. from the University of Illinois in 1964. He is the author of Javier de Viana, Life and Works; Carlos Germán Belli: Antología crítica; El perfil del gaucho; and Osvaldo Dragún: Su teatro. He has also contributed numerous articles on narrative, poetry, and drama to professional journals.