Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos Hispanoamericanos: A Dual-Language Book

Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos Hispanoamericanos: A Dual-Language Book

by Stanley Appelbaum (Editor)

Paperback(Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish)

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These seventeen stories from the Caribbean and Central and South America encompass a tremendous variety of subjects, settings, moods, and styles — from worldly sophistication to outright savagery. Ranging in publication dates from 1867 to 1922, each story is by a different writer from a different country. All are well-known names in Spanish-American literature — Rubén Darío, José Martí, Amado Nervo, Rómulo Gallegos, and Ricardo Palma — some of whom are otherwise distinguished as novelists, poets, diplomats, and statesmen.
This dual-language edition features an informative introduction and ample footnotes, making it not only a pleasure to read but also a valuable educational aid for students and teachers of Spanish-American literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486441238
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 07/26/2005
Series: Dover Dual Language Spanish Series
Edition description: Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 647,652
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

Table of Contents

Juan Montalvo Gaspar Blondin / Gaspar Blondin
Rubén Darío El rubí / The Ruby
Ricardo Palma El alacrán de fray Gómez / Brother Gómez's Scorpion
José Martí La muñeca negra / The Black Doll
Darío Herrera La zamacueca / The Zamacueca
Baldomero Lillo La compuerta número 12 / Ventilation Door Number 12
Froilán Turcios Salomé / Salome
Francisco Gavidia La loba / The She-Wolf
Ricardo Jaimes Freyre En las montañas / In the Mountains
Leopoldo Lugones La lluvia de fuego / The Rain of Fire
Fabio Fiallo El beso / The Kiss
Horacio Quiroga A la deriva / Adrift
Eloy Fariña Núñez La muerte de Pan / The Death of Pan
Tomás Carrasquilla San Antoñito / Little Saint Anthony
Rafael Arévalo Martínez El hombre que parecía un caballo / The Man Who Was Like a Horse
Amado Nervo El diamante de la inquietud / The Diamond of Uneasiness
Rómulo Gallegos Los inmigrantes / The Immigrants

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