Spanish Short Stories 1: Parallel Text

Paperback | November 30, 1966

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Excellent reading in either Spanish or English, the eight short stories in this collection by authors including Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Camilo José Cela have been chosen for their readability and literary merit. Seven are from Spanish America, only one from Spain, an unsurprising ratio considering there are no less than nineteen Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas, and that the short story is an extremely popular form among authors there. This selection also, therefore, gives the reader an insight into the differences between the literary cultures. Printed approximately in order of difficulty, the stories are accompanied by parallel English translations and notes on the text.

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The eight short stories in this collection by Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Camilo Jose Cela and other writers in Spanish have been chosen both for their literary merit and for being representative of twentieth-century Spanish-American writing. The English translations that are printed in a parallel text are literal rather...

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Excellent reading in either Spanish or English, the eight short stories in this collection by authors including Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Camilo José Cela have been chosen for their readability and literary merit. Seven are from Spanish America, only one from Spain, an unsurprising ratio considering there are no le...

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The eight short stories in this collection by Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Camilo Jose Cela and other writers in Spanish have been chosen both for their literary merit and for being representative of twentieth-century Spanish-American writing. The English translations that are printed in a parallel text are literal rather...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.75 × 5.08 × 0.48 inPublished:November 30, 1966Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140025006

ISBN - 13:9780140025002

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

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Table of Contents

Introduction

EMMA ZUNZ
Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) translated by Donald A. Yates

THE BUDGET
Mario Benedetti (1920– ) translated by Gerald Brown

THE CAVALRY COLONEL
H.A. Murena (1923– ) translated by Gordon Brotherston

ISABEL'S SOLILOQUY: WATCHING THE RAIN IN MACONDO
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1928– ) translated by Richard Southern

WELCOME, BOB
Juan Carlos Onetti (1909– ) translated by Donald L. Shaw

THE ROMERIA
Camilo Jose Cela (1916– ) translated by Gordon Brotherston

THE PIGEON
Carlos Martinez Moreno (1917– ) translated by Giovanni Pontiero

TALPA
Juan Rulfo (1918–86) translated by J.A. Chapman

Notes on Spanish Texts

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The eight short stories in this collection by Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Camilo Jose Cela and other writers in Spanish have been chosen both for their literary merit and for being representative of twentieth-century Spanish-American writing. The English translations that are printed in a parallel text are literal rather than literary, and there are additional notes on the text.