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Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Eight Novellas

by Cass Canfield (Editor)

Other authors: G. Cabrera Infante (Contributor), Alejo Carpentier (Contributor), Julio Cortazar (Contributor), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Contributor), Joao Guimaraes Rosa (Contributor)3 more, Felisberto Hernandez (Contributor), Alvaro Mutis (Contributor), Ana Lydia Vega (Contributor)

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[Masterworks of Latin American short fiction : eight novellas]
and found 2 treasures:
the Pursuers by [Julio Cortazar]
I heard her sing by [G. Cabrera Infante]

Cortazar's story revolves around a writer, a jazz critic, who has befriended a fictionalized account of the famous Charlie Parker. In the introduction [Ilan Stavans], implies this story was a precursor to Cortazar's famous Hopscotch. the story is intriguing and well done, The depictions of music and drug addiction are well done as is the singular genius that many artists portray: in their art they are superhuman, but in their more personal realm they are failed characters.

With Infante- this is my first encounter of this wild man of a writer. This story appears to also be a precursor to his magnum, Infante's Inferno, which I ran out to buy a used copy at Strand's Book Store just yesterday. Infante's pre-revolutionary Havana's nightlife is vibrant and filled with characters that burst off the page. Wild sex, hot cafe's, music and artists fill the pages and his writing is unique and bristling with life. He has a great sense of humor and appears to be well known for his puns (see Paris Review Interview: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3079/the-art-of-fiction-no-75-guillermo...

I did not read any of the 6 other novellas, all written by giants of Latin American literature. ( )
  berthirsch | Mar 24, 2016 |
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Canfield, CassEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cabrera Infante, G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carpentier, AlejoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cortazar, JulioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garcia Marquez, GabrielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guimaraes Rosa, JoaoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hernandez, FelisbertoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mutis, AlvaroContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vega, Ana LydiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blackburn, PaulTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, DonaldTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grossman, EdithTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harss, LuisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hurley, AndrewTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Levine, Suzanne JillTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Partridge, FrancesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pontiero, GiovanniTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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