Return Trip Tango and Other Stories from Abroad

Return Trip Tango and Other Stories from Abroad

by Frank MacShane, Lori Carlson, Lori M. Carlos
     
 

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Return Trip Tango is a veritable cornucopia of contemporary world fiction that brings together a number of renowned authors including Italo Calvino, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kobo Abe, Marguerite Duras, Jorge Luis Borges, and Samuel Beckett, as well as the work of lesser known talents such as He Liwei, Haroldo Conti, Bob den Uyl, and Yasunari

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Return Trip Tango is a veritable cornucopia of contemporary world fiction that brings together a number of renowned authors including Italo Calvino, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kobo Abe, Marguerite Duras, Jorge Luis Borges, and Samuel Beckett, as well as the work of lesser known talents such as He Liwei, Haroldo Conti, Bob den Uyl, and Yasunari Kawabata.

This striking array of stories also showcases our very finest translators - Barbara Bray, William Weaver, Gregory Rabassa, and Miriam Cooke - operating at the peak of their powers. The result is a unique assortment of spectacular writing that opens our eyes to new realities, provides us with unexpected pleasures, and sustains cross-lingual understanding.

Editorial Reviews

George Plimpton
A remarkable collection which attests not only to the brilliance of the short story from around the world, but to the skill of translators in bringing them to us.
Oscar Hijuelos
This collection of stories ­ long overdue ­ is a delightful and entertaining anthology of tales, culled from the works of some of the finest international authors writing today. Mr. Burgess' elegant and provocative preface, and such works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar, and Ingeborg Bachmann will remind the reader of what literature should do ­ enchant.
Grace Schulman
I admire this book for its range of excellence. Apart from the wonderful stories by writers such as Italo Calvino and Samuel Beckett, there are intriguing discoveries of stories translated from lesser-known languages, such as Urdu, Turkish, Hungarian, Czech and Arabic. the texts are impressive, and so are the English translations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231079921
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/15/1992
Series:
Columbia Collection Series
Pages:
255

What People are saying about this

Grace Schulman
I admire this book for its range of excellence. Apart from the wonderful stories by writers such as Italo Calvino and Samuel Beckett, there are intriguing discoveries of stories translated from lesser-known languages, such as Urdu, Turkish, Hungarian, Czech, and Arabic. the texts are impressive, and so are the English translations.
—(Grace Schulman)
George Plimpton
A remarkable collection which attests not only to the brilliance of the short story from around the world, but to the skill of translators in bringing them to us.
—(George Plimpton)
Oscar Hijuelos
This collection of stories—long overdue—is a delightful and entertaining anthology of tales, culled from the works of some of the finest international authors writing today. Mr. Burgess' elegant and provocative preface, and such works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar, and Ingeborg Bachmann will remind the reader of what literature should do ­ enchant.
—(Oscar Hijuelos)

Meet the Author

Frank MacShane is a writer and Director of the Translation Center at Columbia University. He has written biographies of Ford Madox Ford, Raymond Chandler, James Jones, and John O'Hara.

Lori Carlson, a former editor of Review Magazine, is Codirector of the book publishing program at the Translation Center, Columbia University. She is also coeditor of Where Angels Glide at Dawn: New Stories from Latin America.

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