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A dream come true : the collected stories of Juan Carlos Onetti
Uniform Title:
Short stories. English
1st Archipelago Books ed.
Physical Description:
x, 547 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Avenida de Mayo -- Diagonal -- Avenida de Mayo / The obstacle / The possible Baldi / The tragic end of Alfredo Plumet / The perfect crime / Convalescence / A dream come true / Masquerade / Welcome, Bob / A long tale / Ninth of July : Independence Day / Back to the South / Esbjerg by the sea / The house in the Sand / The album / The tale of the Rosenkavalier and the Pregnant Virgin from Lilliput / Most Dreaded Hell / The face of Disgrace / Jacob and the Other / As Sad as She / On the Thirty-First / The kidnapped Bride / Mat©Ưas the Telegraph Operator / The twins / Death and the Girl / Dogs will have their Day / Presencia / Friends / Soap / The cat / The marketplace / The piggy / Full Moon / Tomorrow will be Another Day / The tree / Montaigne / Ki no tsurayuki / The shotgun / She / The araucaria / At Three in the Morning / The imposter / Kisses / Her Hand / Back and Forth / Tu me dai la cosa me, io te do la cosa te / Cursed Springtime / Beachcomber / The visit / Saint Joseph.
Added Author:
Mario Vargas Llosa referred to Juan Carlos Onetti as 'one of the great modern writers, not only in Latin America.' A hero to the likes of Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez and a vital forbearer to magical realism, Onetti won the Cervantes Prize in 1980. A Dream Come True, beautifully translated by Katherine Silver, gathers Onetti's entire body of short fiction into English for the first time. Onetti's characters drift untethered, through strange places with unfamiliar people. A woman idles in a beachside hotel during a prolonged convalescence; a grandmother serves café-con-leche to schoolboys resembling her lost grandson. In these mysterious, dream-like stories, everything is gestured at, nothing plainly told. Each offers a brief glimpse into the life of one of Onetti's vast cast of unusual characters, intimately rendering their sorrows, fears, and joys. --
Language Note:
Translated from Spanish.