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Contemporary Latin American Short Stories Striking In Its Imagery, Its History, And Its Breathtaking Scope, Latin American Fiction Has Finally Come Into Its Own Throughout The World Collected In This Brilliant Volume Are Thirty Five Of The Finest Writers Of This Century, Including Jorge Luis BorgesCarlos FuentesJulio CortazarMiguel Angel AsturiasGabriel Garcia MarquezJorge AmadoOctavio PazJuan BoschJose DonosoHoracio QuirogaMario Vargas LlosaAbelardo CastilloGuillermo Cabrera InfanteAnd Many


10 thoughts on “Contemporary Latin American Short Stories

  1. says:

    I taught this anthology of Latin American Short Stories ed by McNees in the 90 s in my Freshman Comp 2 One author, Bosch, became Pres of Dominican Republic after the assassination of Trujillo Ruben Dario, Nicauraguan, served as a diplomat in Madrid and Paris Admirably, South America still valued writers, promoted them to positions of power as the US did in the 19C Hawthorne was an ambassador to England Also, arguably Spanish writers are the greatest in the 20th C, here many of the greats G I taught this anthology of Latin American Short Stories ed by McNees in the 90 s in my Freshman Comp 2 One author, Bosch, became Pres of Dominican Republic after the assassination of Trujillo Ruben Dario, Nicauraguan, served as a diplomat in Madrid and Paris Admirably, South America still valued writers, promoted them to positions of power as the US did in the 19C Hawthorne was an ambassador to England Also, arguably Spanish writers are the greatest in the 20th C, here many of the greats Garcia Marquez, Fuentes, Vargas Llosa Also arguably, one of the greatest English writers of the later 20C is the Trinidadian VS Naipaul family from India , whose Miguel Street I also taught other semesters in the same Freshman Comp Lit Marie Luis a Bombal s The Tree refers to Mozart, Beethoven and the rain continued to murmur in the music of Chopin Summer tore the leaves from its burning calendar 242 The Tree They have cut down the Tree causes the speaker to leave as I feel when my local Conservation Trust tore down two dozen roadside maples from my neighborhood I cannot leave Bombal has an answer I need, It may be true happiness lies in the conviction that one has los happiness 243 The Argentine Roberto Arlt s Small Time Property Owners contrasts laws and codes invoked by two characters, but it also conjurs issues I raised in other writers, Robert Frost on the property owner, Whose woods these are I think I knowHe will not see me stopping here as if the Yankee owner might want to charge admission just to view his woods Arlt also raises the illiteracy of Cosm s wife I researched Renaissance illiteracy 16C English aristocrats sometimes signed with an X, and few but gentry women were literate after the closing of the nunneries until the rise of Church literacy projects I ran a Shakespeare Association of America seminar in 1988 Seattle on Shakespeare and Oral Culture, and I published on handshake marriages in his plays My assignment on Arlt included How does the word bourgeois relate to this story, especially the end, the behavior of the wives What theme in Art is similar to the Folk Tale by Quiroga Envy For their essay on the whole book, I urged, Describe in some detail how women are treated apparently EXPECT to be treated in stories by Machado de Assis, Donoso, and Bombal Would women in contemporary North American culture react similarly in all three cases Which story is closest to our culture and why


  2. says:

    Contemporary Latin American Short Stories is an anthology of thirty five short stories which was collected and edited by Pat McNees This anthology is a compilation of thirty five short stories well thirty three short stories and two excerpts from novels that is written by Latino and Latina authors around the world.For the most part, I really like most of these contributions Contemporary Latin American Short Stories is an anthology collection of thirty five entries from different authors from Contemporary Latin American Short Stories is an anthology of thirty five short stories which was collected and edited by Pat McNees This anthology is a compilation of thirty five short stories well thirty three short stories and two excerpts from novels that is written by Latino and Latina authors around the world.For the most part, I really like most of these contributions Contemporary Latin American Short Stories is an anthology collection of thirty five entries from different authors from fourteen Latin American countries and Puerto Rico with Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico taking the bulk of the entries with works dating from 1890s 1970s not exactly contemporary, but still worthwhile Prize winning authors are represented from International Publishers Prize to a Nobel Laureate.Like most anthologies there are weaker contributions and Contemporary Latin American Short Stories is not an exception Comparatively speaking, there are a few short stories that aren t as written as well as others, but they are few and far in between and didn t dampen my joy in reading this anthology.All in all, Contemporary Latin American Short Stories is a wonderful collection short stories from Latino authors although I wouldn t call them contemporary, it is still a worthwhile read especially during Latino Hispanic Heritage Month


  3. says:

    A diverse collection of short stories from some of the most famous contemporary Latin American authors of the 20th and 21st centuries The material is varied and diverse, ranging from allegorical to postmodern, mystery to magical realism there is romance, irony, horror, suspense, and classic coming of age tales An excellent starter for anyone who is interested in exploring Latin American literature, but uncertain of where to start.At the time of this review, I have read the following for a mod A diverse collection of short stories from some of the most famous contemporary Latin American authors of the 20th and 21st centuries The material is varied and diverse, ranging from allegorical to postmodern, mystery to magical realism there is romance, irony, horror, suspense, and classic coming of age tales An excellent starter for anyone who is interested in exploring Latin American literature, but uncertain of where to start.At the time of this review, I have read the following for a module Leopoldo Lugones Yzur 3.5 5Juan Bosch Two Dollars Worth of Water 3 5Jorge Luis Borges Death and the Compass 4.5 5Julio Cort zar Letter to a Young Lady in Paris 5 5Hernando T llez Just Lather, That s All 4 5Mar a Luisa Bombal The Tree 3 5Carlos Fuentes The Doll Queen 4 5Gabriel Garc a M rquez Balthazar s Marvellous Afternoon 4 5Mario Vargas Llosa Sunday 3 5Aggregate Score 3.7, but for the sake of round numbers it s 4 stars


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    At their best, certain stories are flowery, spiritual, layered, symbolic, eery Some have interesting tension in a domestic or small town situation.At their worst, some of the writers seemamused by their own cleverness or esoteric references than I was In some the women are narrowly presented prostitutes, unfaithful girlfriends.Favorite stories Big Precipice Jorge Icaza , The Third Bank of the River Joao Guimaraes Rosa , Legend of El Cadejo Miguel Angel Asturias , Paseo Jose Donoso At their best, certain stories are flowery, spiritual, layered, symbolic, eery Some have interesting tension in a domestic or small town situation.At their worst, some of the writers seemamused by their own cleverness or esoteric references than I was In some the women are narrowly presented prostitutes, unfaithful girlfriends.Favorite stories Big Precipice Jorge Icaza , The Third Bank of the River Joao Guimaraes Rosa , Legend of El Cadejo Miguel Angel Asturias , Paseo Jose Donoso and Just Lather, That s All Hernando Tellez.Least favorite stories Letter to a Young Lady in Paris Julio Cortazar , I m Telling You The Truth Juan Jose Arreola , Island in Manhattan Rene Marquez


  5. says:

    This collection of short stories from Latin America is contemporary as of 1974 when it was published, which makes it a little dated, but still worthwhile Including a mix of familiar and mostly to me unfamiliar authors, each story begins with a brief biographical sketch and overview of the author s career While the book includes some 19th and early 20th century stories, most of the works are from the 1950s and 1960s I could have used a fewfemale authors only two are included , but t This collection of short stories from Latin America is contemporary as of 1974 when it was published, which makes it a little dated, but still worthwhile Including a mix of familiar and mostly to me unfamiliar authors, each story begins with a brief biographical sketch and overview of the author s career While the book includes some 19th and early 20th century stories, most of the works are from the 1950s and 1960s I could have used a fewfemale authors only two are included , but that s 1974 for you The stories are well chosen, well translated, and a great introduction to the weird, intense, political, and sometimes hilarious world of Latin American fiction


  6. says:

    This is an interesting collection of Latin American Short stories, most of which I liked, a couple I loved and would like to read in Spanish and a couple I didn t care for at all All the big authors are represented Dar o, Quiroga, Boges, Paz, Cort zar, Rulfo, Garc a M rquez, Llosa, and many new names to me, such as Alejo Carpentier and Jose Donoso.


  7. says:

    There are some magnificent selections within, but the short introductions to the author stories can be really uneven.


  8. says:

    The stories are so good, this book an earlier edition actually influenced my decision to major in Spanish


  9. says:

    An excellent, excellent collection


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