Cinco maestros: cuentos modernos de Hispanoamérica

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Alexander Coleman, Robert G. Mead
Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969 - Foreign Language Study - 318 pages
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The five outstanding authors in this anthology have created remarkably distinctive worlds of their own, worlds that are well reflected in the stories included here. The stories representing each author might be said to function like a mobile: considered separately, they are unique and interesting pieces of art, while together they form a recognizable pattern and give an impression of the author's imaginative world. The anthology as a whole then becomes a collection of such literary mobiles, a vivid exhibition that testifies to the high level of brilliance achieved by contemporary Spanish-American fiction. CINCO MAESTROS is designed for use in the third semester of study and beyond. The stories in this anthology are made more readily accessible to students by the addition of notes and vocabulary.

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User Review  - medievalmama - LibraryThing

5 contemporary Latin American writers, all well known, each different but with overlapping qualties. Good collection. Read full review

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User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

Really good. This one introduced me to Julio Cortazar, one of my favorite authors. He's like a fun Borges...I'm sorry but I just don't get Borges. Read full review


Borges y yo
La muerte y la brújula
La intrusa

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About the author (1969)

Alexander Coleman taught Spanish literature at New York University. He was the author of Ea de Quieros and European Realism. Roger Kimball is managing editor of The New Criterion. His books include The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America. Denis Donoghue is Henry James Chair of English and American Letters at New York University. His recent books include Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot.

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