Complete Works and Other Stories

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University of Texas Press, 1995 - Fiction - 170 pages
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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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User 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 Stories

User 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


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About the author (1995)

Monterroso was born in Guatemala. In 1944 he went into exile in Mexico.

Edith Grossman is the distinguished prize-winning translator of major works by leading contemporary Hispanic writers, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alvaro Mutis, and Mayra Montero. Her new translation of Don Quixote is Edith Grossman's excursion into the classic literature of an earlier time, a natural kind of progression in reverse. Now she employs her many years' experience translating modern classics to bring us an elegantly contemporary translation of Don Quixote.

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