Complete Works and Other Stories
Augusto Monterroso is widely known for short stories characterized by brilliant satire and wit. Yet behind scathing allusions to the weaknesses and defects of the artistic and intellectual worlds, they show his generous and expansive sense of compassion.
This book brings together for the first time in English the volumes Complete Works (and Other Stories) (Obras completas [y otros cuentos] 1959) and Perpetual Motion (Movimiento perpetuo 1972). Together, they reveal Monterroso as a foundational author of the new Latin American narrative.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sometimeunderwater - LibraryThing
Wonderful stories, like a Guatemalan Coover or Barthelme. There's an introduction by an academic, Will H. Corral, which must be one of the worst pieces of writing I've ever read. It's the sort of thing that makes you want to remove funding from every English Literature university department. Read full review
COMPLETE WORKS: and Other StoriesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Sophisticated wit and playful surrealist fantasy dominate these ingenious and gently mocking tales, by a Guatemalan-born soulmate to the late Jorge Luis Borges. This first English translation of ... Read full review