Mexican Short Stories = Cuentos Mexicanos
Mexican Short Stories = Cuentos Mexicanos
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Annotation: A collection of nine Mexican short stories written from 1843 to 1918, ranging from realism to historical to satirical, presented in their original Spanish with the English translation on each facing page.
Catalog Number: #6085318
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Dover
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: xii, 227 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-486-46539-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-486-46539-5
Dewey: 863
LCCN: 2007041039
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9+

Greatly influenced by Europe's nineteenth-century literary trends, Mexico's writers crafted some of the most phenomenal prose fiction in Spanish America. This collection offers a rich sampling of significant Mexican short stories published from 1843 to 1918. Nine different tales range from the realism of L pez Portillo's "Reloj sin due o" and the modernismo saturating Guti rrez N jera's "La ma ana de San Juan" to the historical accuracy of Riva Palacio's "Las mulas de Su Excelencia" and the vivid romanticism of "Amor secreto" by Manuel Payno, named the "father of Mexican short stories." Each story appears in its original Spanish text with expert English translations on each facing page. This dual-language edition features a fascinating new introduction and ample footnotes. An easy-reading pleasure for lovers of fine Spanish-language literature, it is also a valuable educational aid for students and teachers.

Amor secreto = Secret love / Manuel Payno
Lanchitas = Lanchitas / Jose Maria Roa Barcena
Las mulas de Su Excelencia = His Excellency's mules / Vicente Riva Palacio
Antonia = Antonia / Ignacio M. Altamirano
Reloj sin dueno = Unclaimed watch / Jose Lopez Portillo y Rojas
El asesinato de Palma Sola = The murder at Palma Sola / Rafael Delgado
La manana de San Juan = The morning of Saint John's Day / Manuel Gutierrez Najera
Juan el organista = Juan the organist / Manuel Gutierrez Najera
El fusilado = A public execution / Angel de Campo.

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