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Beatle Dreams and Other Stories
     

Beatle Dreams and Other Stories

by Guillermo Samperio, Russell M. Cluff (Translator), L. Howard Quackenbush (Translator)
 

Humor, fantasy, and social irony characterize the work of this Mexican writer. An extraordinary observer of human nature, he plays with the relationship between author, reader, and text, producing imaginative results across the 38 stories collected here.

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Humor, fantasy, and social irony characterize the work of this Mexican writer. An extraordinary observer of human nature, he plays with the relationship between author, reader, and text, producing imaginative results across the 38 stories collected here.

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"Samperio's writing is lively and fun, and the translation is lucid."  —Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This awkward collection includes short stories, studies, reflections and character sketches. Much of it is highly experimental. In ``She Lived in a Story,'' a writer named Segovia, a thinly veiled stand-in for the Mexican Samperio, has the idea for a story about a young woman who realizes she's just a character in a narrative. When this woman starts writing in her journal about the feeling, she is soon describing Segovia's actions as he comes to the same realization she has reached. A series of six very short tales is based on the conceit that women's personalities are determined by the color of the shoes they wear. Two other selections describe two archetypes of office life. Samperio's writing is lively and fun and the translation is lucid, but some of the conceits are precious, and often the execution is too skimpy (26 of the 37 stories take up five pages or fewer) to carry the stentorian style. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935480603
Publisher:
Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Discoveries Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
169
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Guillermo Samperio is an award-winning author of over 25 publications that include novels, short story and poetry collections, and children's stories. He has been honored with a national tribute to the fine arts for 25 years as a writer. Russell M. Cluff is a professor of literature, a solo guitarist, and a translator of publications that include Schizotext and Other Poems. His articles have been published in such journals as the Latin American Literary Review. L. Howard Quackenbush is an author and translator whose publications include Antología Del Teatro Dominicano Contemporáneo, Geopoemas, and El "Lopez" De Jorge Ibarguengoitia (Nuestras Escrituras).

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