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Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

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ISBN-10: 067977551X

ISBN-13: 9780679775515

Edition: 2000

Authors: Carlos Fuentes, Julio Ortega, Julio Ortega, Julio Ortega, Carlos Fuentes

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Smollett, the only major eighteenth-century English novelist whose work can seriously be called picaresque, came to the writing of novels with a strong sense of Scottish national pride (an alienating element in the London of the 1750s and 1760s), a Tory feeling for a lost order, horrifying experiences as a physician, and a fierce determination to make his way in the literary world. Prolific in a variety of literary forms, he was particularly successful as a popular historian, magazine editor, translator of Cervantes (see Vol. 2), and author of novels about adventurous, unscrupulous, poor young men. His work is marked by vigorous journalistic descriptions of contemporary horrors, such as…    

Julio Ortega is a professor of Hispanic Studies at Brown University.

Acknowledgements
The Storyteller
Introduction
The Aleph Filisberto Hern�ndez
The Balcony Jo�o Guimar�es Rosa
The Third Bank of the River Virgi Lio Pi�era
The One Who Came to Save Me Juan Carlos Onetti
Hell Most Feared Juan Rulfo: Luvina Julio Cort�zar
Blow-Up Clarice Lispector
Love Jos� Donoso
Ana Mar�a Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World Salvador Garmendia
The Melancholic Pedestrian Julio Ram�n Ribeyro
The Wardrobe, the Old Man and Death In�s Arredondo
Subterranean River Antonio Ben�tez Rojo
The Scissors Alejandro Rossi
Orion’s Glow Luis Loayza
A New Man Sergio Pitol Bukhara
Nocturne Luis Rafael S�nchez
Getting Even N�lida Pi��n
House of Passion Luisa Valenzuela
Panther Eyes Jos� Emilio Pacheco
The Queen Alfredo Bryce Echenique
A Brief Reappearance by Florence, This Autumn Jos� Balza
The Stroke of Midnight Moacyr Scliar
Van Gogh’s Ear Antonio Sk�rmeta
The Cyclist of San Crist�bal Hill Mario Levrero
Notes From Buenos Aires Policarpo Var�n
The Feast Rodolfo Hinostroza
The Benefactor Sergio Ram�rez
The Centerfielder Mar�a Luisa Puga: Naturally Hern�n Lara Zavala
Mirror Images Angeles Mastretta:from
Big-Eyed Women Fernando Ampuero
Taxi Driver,Minus Robert De Niro Senel Paz
Don’t Tell Her You Love Her Alberto Ruy S�nchez
Voices of the Water Antonio L�pez Ortega:from
Naturalezas Menores Juan Villoro
Coyote Rodrigo Fres�n: National Sovereignty Pablo Soler Frost
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