A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America

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Thomas Colchie
Dutton, 1991 - Latin American fiction - 430 pages
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Latin America has produced some of the great writers of the 20th century, and the 26 stories collected here--many never-before published in English--represent a concentration of some of the most celebrated authors in contemporary literature: Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others.

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User Review  - Tami - Goodreads

This has got a collection of short stories from around Latin America. My favorite stories were the ones from Chile and Brazil. I am a fan of Isabel Allende, and I have read some of her stuff. I also think there are some amazing Brazilian writers. Read full review

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User Review  - mamibunny - LibraryThing

A great mix of different short-stories from different parts of Latin America. Read full review


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Thomas Colchie is an acclaimed translator, editor, and literary agent for international authors. He is the editor of "A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes," He has written for the "Village Voice" and "The Washington Post," His translations include Manuel Puig's "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and (with Elizabeth Bishop, Gregory Rabassa, and Mark Strand) Carlos Drummond de Andrade's "Travelling in the Family,

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