The Oxford book of Latin American short stories

Title
The Oxford book of Latin American short stories / edited by Roberto González Echevarría.
Publication
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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Additional Authors
González Echevarría, Roberto.
Description
xiv, 481 pages; 23 cm
Alternative Title
Latin America short stories
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Short stories.
  • Translations.
Note
  • "Includes 53 stories spanning evolution of short fiction in Brazil as well as Hispanic America across a broad range of writing from colonial era and 19th century to modern favorites such as Lugones, Quiroga, Lima Barreto, Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, Ribeyro, Castellanos, Lispector, Ferré, and Monterroso, in versions by distinguished translators. An essay by the editor traces evolution of the genre. Brief headnotes for each period and author and a short bibliography provide ample contextualization. Recommended for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. http://www.loc.gov/hlas.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-475) and index.
Language (note)
  • Translated from the Spanish and the Portugese.
Contents
  • Part I. The colonial period. How the men were parted from the women / Fray Ramón Pané -- A maiden's story / Popol Vuh -- Tocay Capac, the first Inca / Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala -- Plague of ants / Fray Bartolomé de las Casas -- The story of Pedro Serrano / Garcilaso de la Vega, el Inca -- The adventurer who pretended that he was a bishop / Gaspar de Villarroel -- Amorous and military adventures / Catalina de Erauso ("The lieutenant nun") -- A deal with Juana García / Juan Rodríguez Freyle.
  • Part II. New nations. The slaughter house / Esteban Echeverría -- The tiger of the plains / Domingo Faustino Sarmiento -- He who listens may hear--to his regret : confidence of a confidence / Juana Manuela Gorriti -- Fray Gómez's scorpion / Ricardo Palma -- Midnight mass / Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.
  • Part III. The contemporary period. The death of the empress of China / Rubén Darío -- Yzur / Leopoldo Lugones -- The decapitated chicken / Horacio Quiroga -- The baby in pink buckram / João do Rio (Paulo Barreto) -- The man who resembled a horse / Rafael Arévalo Martínez -- The braider / Ricardo Güiraldes -- The man who knew Javanese / Alfonso Henriques de Lima Barreto -- Peace on high / Rómulo Gallegos -- The Christmas turkey / Mário de Andrade -- The daisy dolls / Felisberto Hernández -- The photograph / Enrique Amorim -- The clearing / Luisa Mercedes Levinson -- The garden of forking paths / Jorge Luis Borges -- Journey back to the source / Alejo Carpentier -- The tree / María Luisa Bombal -- The legend of 'El Cadejo' / Miguel Angel Asturias -- Encarnación Mendoza's Christmas Eve / Juan Bosch -- The third bank of the river / João Guimarães Rosa -- The image of misfortune / Juan Carlos Onetti -- Tell them not to kill me! / Juan Rulfo -- Hahn's pentagon / Osman Lins -- The switchman / Juan José Arreola -- The featherless buzzards / Julio Ramón Ribeyro -- Meat / Virgilio Piñera -- Unborn / Augusto Roa Bastos -- The night face up / Julio Cortázar -- Cooking lesson / Rosario Castellanos -- The doll queen / Carlos Fuentes -- The walk / José Donoso -- Balthazar's marvelous afternoon / Gabriel García Márquez -- The challenge / Mario Vargas Llosa -- The crime of the mathematics professor / Clarice Lispector -- Buried statues / Antonio Benítez Rojo -- A woman's back / José Balza -- The warmth of things / Nélida Piñón -- Penelope / Dalton Trevisan -- The threshold / Christina Peri Rossi -- The parade ends / Reinaldo Arenas -- When women love men / Rosario Ferré.
Call Number
JFD 98-5363
ISBN
  • 0195095901
  • 9780195095906
  • 9780195130850
  • 0195130855
LCCN
97005395
Title
The Oxford book of Latin American short stories / edited by Roberto González Echevarría.
Imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-475) and index.
Summary
"Includes 53 stories spanning evolution of short fiction in Brazil as well as Hispanic America across a broad range of writing from colonial era and 19th century to modern favorites such as Lugones, Quiroga, Lima Barreto, Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, Ribeyro, Castellanos, Lispector, Ferré, and Monterroso, in versions by distinguished translators. An essay by the editor traces evolution of the genre. Brief headnotes for each period and author and a short bibliography provide ample contextualization. Recommended for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. http://www.loc.gov/hlas
Language
Translated from the Spanish and the Portugese.
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González Echevarría, Roberto.
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Latin America short stories
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Online version: Oxford book of Latin American short stories. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 (OCoLC)605343734
Research Call Number
JFD 98-5363
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