Short Stories In Spanish: New Penguin Parallel Text

Paperback | January 1, 2001

byJohn R Various, John L. King

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A dual-language edition of contemporary stories from throughout the Hispanic world, perfect for learners of either language
 
This volume of ten short stories, with parallel translations, offers students of Spanish at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature, without having constantly to refer back to a dictionary.
 
Richly diverse in themes and styles, the stories are by both new and well-established writers and range from the sharp insights of Gabriel García Márquez’s “María dos Prazeres” and the teasing, deceptive simplicity of Javier Marías’s “On the Honeymoon” to Isabel Allende’s powerful evocation of the oral traditions of the Amerindian and the philosophical speculation of Laura Freixas’s “Absurd Ending.”
 
Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.

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 Smell the unfiltered essence of the story with New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in Spanish. This new volume of 10 shorts offers students of Spanish at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a variety of contemporary literature without having to refer constantly to a dictionary. From the sharp insights of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ...

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A dual-language edition of contemporary stories from throughout the Hispanic world, perfect for learners of either language   This volume of ten short stories, with parallel translations, offers students of Spanish at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature, without having constantly to refer back to...

John R. King has taught Spanish at Eton College in England since 1975, and was formerly the college’s Head of Spanish.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140265414

ISBN - 13:9780140265415

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Contents   Introduction “Eva’s Indifference” by Soledad Puértolas. Translated by John R. King “A Literary Tea Party” by Julio Ramón Ribeyro. Translated by Clive Griffin “On the Honeymoon” by Javier Marías. Translated by Eric Southworth “Walimai” by Isabel Allende. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden “María dos Prazeres” by Gabriel García Márquez. Translated by Edith Grossman “Las Amigas” by Carlos Fuentes. Translated by Alfred Mac Adam “Absurd Ending” by Laura Freixas. Translated by John R. King “The Possessed” by Antonio Muñoz Molina. Translated by John R. King “Second Time Round” by Julio Cortázar. Translated by Clive Griffin “Syllabus” by Juan Benet. Translated by Eric Southworth Notes on Spanish Texts Acknowledgements

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Short Stories in Spanish - New Penguin Parallel Text - Edited by John R. King Introduction
Eva's Indifference
Soledad Puértolas (1947- )
Translated by John R. King
A Literary Tea Party
Julio Ramón Ribeyro (1929- )
Translated by Clive Griffin
On the Honeymoon
Javier Marias (1951- )
Translated by Eric Southworth
Waliamai
Isabel Allende (1942- )
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Maria dos Prazeres
Gabriel García Márquez (1928- )
Translated by Edith Grossman
Las Amigas
Carlos Fuentes (1928- )
Translated by Alfred Mac Adam
Absurd Ending
Laura Freixas (1958- )
Translated by John R. King
The Possessed
Antonio Muñez Molina (1956- )
Translated by John R. King
Second Time Round
Julio Cortázar (1914-84)
Translated by Clive Griffin
Syllabus
Juan Benet (1927-93)
Translated by Eric Southworth
Notes on Spanish Texts
Acknowledgments

From Our Editors

 Smell the unfiltered essence of the story with New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in Spanish. This new volume of 10 shorts offers students of Spanish at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a variety of contemporary literature without having to refer constantly to a dictionary. From the sharp insights of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Maria dos Prazeres to the deceptive simplicity of Javier Marias’ On the Honeymoon, this literary survey, complete with notes, makes exceptional reading in either language.