Greatly influenced by Europe's nineteenth-century literary trends, Mexico's writers crafted some of the most phenomenal prose fiction in Spanish America. This collection offers a rich sampling of significant Mexican short stories published from 1843 to 1918. Nine different tales range from the realism of Lopez Portillo's Reloj sin dueno and the modernismo saturating Gutierrez Najera's La manana de San Juan to the historical accuracy of Riva Palacio's Las mulas de Su Excelencia and the vivid romanticism of Amor secreto by Manuel Payno, named the father of Mexican short stories.
Each story appears in its original Spanish text with expert English translations on each facing page. This dual-language edition features a fascinating new introduction and ample footnotes. An easy-reading pleasure for lovers of fine Spanish-language literature, it is also a valuable educational aid for students and teachers.
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Series: Dover Dual Language Spanish
29 February 2008
Introduction Manuel Payno Amor secreto / Secret Love Jose Maria Roa Barcena Lanchitas / Lanchitas Vincente Riva Palacio Las mulas de Su Excelencia / His Excellency's Mules Ignacio M. Altamirano Antonia / Antonia Jose Lopez Portillo y Rojas Reloj sin dueno / Unclaimed Watch Rafael Delgado El asesinato de Palma Sola / The Murder at Palma Sola Manuel Gutierrez Najera La manana de San Juan / The Morning of Saint John's Day Juan el Organista / Juan the Organist Angel de Campo El fusilado / A Public Executiona