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 García Márquez 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 Cortázar, 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: Fuentes, Carlos, ed
Ortega, Julio, 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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