Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

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In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories , Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play, often within a single piece. There is "The Handsomest Drown Man in the World," the Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez fable of a village overcome by the power of human beauty; "The Aleph," Borges' classic tale of a man who discovers, in a colleague's cellar, the Universe. Here is the haunting shades of Juan Rulfo, the astonishing anxiety puzzles of Julio Cort#65533;zar, the disquieted domesticity of Clarice Lispector. Provocative, powerful, immensely engaging, The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories showcases the ingenuity, diversity, and continuing excellence of a vast and vivid literary tradition.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Vintage : 2000
ISBN: 9780679775515
Branch Call Number: SS Vint
Characteristics: 380p
Additional Contributors: Ortega, Julio, ed
Fuentes, Carlos, ed


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Dec 09, 2009

Complete collection of short stories with very different styles and voices and one thing in common: geography. Good translation, several interesting (and odd) plots. Also, it gives you a realistic perspective on life in Latin America. If you were to read just one, I would recommend "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World". This book's worth a second look.

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Feb 05, 2010

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