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Complete Works (And Other Stories)

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Publisher Comments:

Sophisticated wit and playful surrealist fantasy dominate these ingenious and gently mocking tales, by a Guatemalan-born soul mate to the late Jorge Luis Borges. This first English translation of Monterroso's work offers the contents of his two published collections, Complete Works and Other Stories (1959) and Perpetual Motion (1972). They're a monument, if that isn't the wrong word, to this entertaining author's trademark 'concision and wit.' --Kirkus Reviews Monterroso is certainly the leading living Guatemalan writer. . . . His microcuentos are finely honed, highly ironic, sophisticated pieces which are both very good literature and excellent pedagogical devices. I would liken his short stories to some of Borges' more accessible ones, with the added dimension of political commitment. Cynthia Steele, author of Politics, Gender, and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988: Beyond the Pyramid Augusto Monterroso is widely known for short stories characterized by brilliant satire and wit. Yet behind scathing allusions to the weaknesses and defects of the artistic and intellectual worlds, they show his generous and expansive sense of compassion. This book brings together for the first time in English the volumes Complete Works (and Other Stories) (Obras completas [y otros cuentos] 1959) and Perpetual Motion (Movimiento perpetuo 1972). Together, they reveal Monterroso as a foundational author of the new Latin American narrative.

Synopsis:

These translations of short stories reveal Monterroso as a foundational author of the new Latin American narrative.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292751842
Translator:
Grossman, Edith
Introduction:
Corral, Will H.
Author:
Monterroso, Augusto
Author:
Corral, Will H.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Monterroso, Augusto
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Texas Pan American Series
Series Volume:
103-646
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xviii, 152 p.
Dimensions:
8.53x5.53x.57 in. .50 lbs.

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