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The Vintage Book of Latin American Short 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.

About the Author

Carlos Fuentes is the author of more than a dozen novels. He lives in Mexico and London. Julio Ortega is a professor of Hispanic Studies at Brown University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

The Storyteller Carlos Fuentes

Introduction Julio Ortega

Jorge Luis Borges: The Aleph

Filisberto Hernández: The Balcony

João Guimarães Rosa: The Third Bank of the River

Virgi Lio Piñera: The One Who Came to Save Me

Juan Carlos Onetti: Hell Most Feared

Juan Rulfo: Luvina

Julio Cortázar: Blow-Up

Clarice Lispector: Love

José Donoso: Ana María

Gabriel García Márquez: The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

Salvador Garmendia: The Melancholic Pedestrian

Julio Ramón Ribeyro: The Wardrobe, the Old Man and Death

Inés Arredondo: Subterranean River

Antonio Benítez Rojo: The Scissors

Alejandro Rossi: Orions Glow

Luis Loayza: A New Man

Sergio Pitol Bukhara: Nocturne

Luis Rafael Sánchez: Getting Even

Nélida Piñón: House of Passion

Luisa Valenzuela: Panther Eyes

José Emilio Pacheco: The Queen

Alfredo Bryce Echenique: A Brief Reappearance by Florence, This Autumn

José Balza: The Stroke of Midnight

Moacyr Scliar: Van Goghs Ear

Antonio Skármeta: The Cyclist of San Cristóbal Hill

Mario Levrero: Notes From Buenos Aires

Policarpo Varón: The Feast

Rodolfo Hinostroza: The Benefactor

Sergio Ramírez: The Centerfielder

María Luisa Puga: Naturally

Hernán Lara Zavala: Mirror Images

Angeles Mastretta: from Big-Eyed Women

Fernando Ampuero: Taxi Driver, Minus Robert De Niro

Senel Paz: Dont Tell Her You Love Her

Alberto Ruy Sánchez: Voices of the Water

Antonio López Ortega: from Naturalezas Menores

Juan Villoro: Coyote

Rodrigo Fresán: National Sovereignty

Pablo Soler Frost: Clamour

Author Biographies

Copyright Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679775515
Editor:
Fuentes, Carlos
Editor:
Ortega, Julio
Editor:
Fuentes, Carlos
Editor:
Ortega, Julio
Author:
Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega
Author:
Fuentes, Carlos
Author:
Ortega, Julio
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Latin American fiction
Subject:
Short stories, latin american
Subject:
Latin American fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
fiction;short stories;anthology;latin america
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Series Volume:
2184
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.86 in 0.6 lb

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