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Points of Departure: New Stories from Mexico

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These seventeen stories represent the best of the generation of Mexican writers born in the 50s and 60s. Magical realism and exoticism are nowhere to be found in this collection of sophisticated, very contemporary stories. Rather, the surreal contradictions and juxtapositions of daily life in Mexico are a permeating presence. A sharp sense of irony, incongruity, and hilarity pervades many of the scenarios offered here, along with an acid-tongued fatality in the harsh face of a life where poverty, lawlessness, and urban decay coexist alongside innocent dreams of love.

Mónica Lavin (Mexico City) is a writer and journalist, a dedicated cultural organizer and commentator, and president of the Association of Iberoamerican Writers.

Contributors include:

Bernardo Ruíz

Josefina Estrada

Rafael Pérez Gay

Humberto Rivas

Daniel Sada

Rosa Beltrán

David Toscana

Juan Villoro

Mónica Lavín

Juvenal Acosta

Álvaro Uribe

Rosina Conde

Eduardo Antonio Parra

Mauricio Montiel

Ethel Krauze

Enrique Serna

Francisco Hinojosa

Synopsis:

Seventeen short stories by some of the best young writers being published in Mexico today.

Synopsis:

Fiction. Latino/a Studies. Translated by Gustavo V. Segade. POINTS OF DEPARTURE brings together seventeen Mexican authors born in the 1950s and 1960s, most of whom have never before been published in English. Magical realism and exoticism are nowhere to be found in this collection of sophisticated, very contemporary stories. Rather, the surreal contradictions and juxtapostions of daily life in Mexico are a permeating presence. A sharp sense of irony, incongruity, and hilarity pervades many of the scenarios offered here, along with an acid-tongued fatalism. Includes stories by Juvenal Acosta, Rosina Conde, Monica Lavin, Enrique Serna, Francisco Hinojosa, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872863811
Editor:
Lavin, Monica
Translator:
Segade, Gustavo Valentin
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City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
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Anthologies (multiple authors)
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Short stories, mexican
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Mexican fiction
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Mexican fiction -- 20th century.
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General Fiction
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Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1952
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8 x 6.3 x 0.5 in 9 oz

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Seventeen short stories by some of the best young writers being published in Mexico today.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Latino/a Studies. Translated by Gustavo V. Segade. POINTS OF DEPARTURE brings together seventeen Mexican authors born in the 1950s and 1960s, most of whom have never before been published in English. Magical realism and exoticism are nowhere to be found in this collection of sophisticated, very contemporary stories. Rather, the surreal contradictions and juxtapostions of daily life in Mexico are a permeating presence. A sharp sense of irony, incongruity, and hilarity pervades many of the scenarios offered here, along with an acid-tongued fatalism. Includes stories by Juvenal Acosta, Rosina Conde, Monica Lavin, Enrique Serna, Francisco Hinojosa, and many others.
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