A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America

4.12 avg rating
( 73 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780525933670: A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America

Introduction

One: The River Plate

Horacio Quiroga: The Dead Man
Julia Cortázar: Axolotl
Armonía Somers: Waiting for Polidoro
Jorge Luís Borges: The Circular Ruins
Juan Carlos Onetti: The Dog Will Have Its Day
Adolfo Bioy Casares: The Idol
Manuel Puig: Relative Humidity 95%

Two: Chile

Isabel Allende: Toad's Mouth

Three: Brazil

Jorge Amado: The Miracle of the Birds
Murilo Rubião: The Ex-Magician from the Minhota Tavern
Clarice Lispector: Love
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis: The Psychiatrist
Moacyr Scliar: The Plagues
João Guimarães Rosa: The Third Bank of the River
João Ubaldo Ribeiro: It Was a Different Day When They Killed the Pig
Lygia Fagundes Telles: The Corset
Rubem Fonseca: Lonelyhearts
Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes: Twice with Helena

Four: Mexico

Carlos Fuentes: The Doll Queen
Juan Rulfo: Luvina

Five: The Caribbean

Rosario Ferré: The Gift
Reinaldo Arenas: Bestial Among the Flowers
Ana Lydia Vega: Story-Bound
Gabriel García Márquez: The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship
Guillermo Cabrera Infante: The Phantom of the Essoldo
Alejo Carpentier: Journey Back to the Source

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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.

From Publishers Weekly:

Colchie, a translator and literary agent for both Iberian and Ibero-American writers, assembles an outstandingbelow anthology of Latin American short stories, drawing heavily on the familiar sources--Garcia Marquez, Borges, Allende, Fuentes et al. In all, 26 authors (from eight countries) are represented by one story apiece, eight of which appear in English for the first time. Colchie groups them geographically, "to emphasize three major landscapes: Brazil, the River Plate, and the Caribbean," a choice that excludes several prominent writers, most notably Mario Vargas Llosa. The stories themselves are uniformly excellent, demonstrating a wide range of styles, from the modernist conundrums of Julio Cortazar's "Axolotl" to the dextrous tour-de-force of Manuel Puig's "Relative Humidity 95%," a canny mix of cinematic style and stream-of-consciousness. Perhaps the most satisfying stories in the volume, however, are by writers less well known in North America. Two Puerto Rican women, Rosario Ferre and Ana Lydia Vega, weigh in with very different feminist tales; Ferre's "The Gift" is a moving recollection of coming of age in a convent school, while Vega's "Story-Bound" is a smart domestic triangle/quadrangle with a stunning twist. QPB selection.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Dutton (1991)
ISBN 10: 0525933670 ISBN 13: 9780525933670
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0525933670

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Thomas Colchie (Editor)
Published by Dutton (1991)
ISBN 10: 0525933670 ISBN 13: 9780525933670
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0525933670

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Dutton (1991)
ISBN 10: 0525933670 ISBN 13: 9780525933670
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110525933670

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds