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Prospero's mirror : a translators' portfolio of Latin American short fiction

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An anthology of Latin American fiction chosen by its translators. The stories are presented in Spanish and English and the translators give the reason for their choice. The subjects range from a concert by a crazy pianist to a spoof on the armed forces.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prospero's mirror.
Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607294336
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 1880684497 9781880684498
OCLC Number: 36728030
Language Note: Stories in Spanish with English translation on facing pages.
Description: xxvi, 319 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Translation and identity / by Ilan Stavans --
La cena = The dinner / Alfonso Reyes ; translated by Rick Francis --
El lugar de su quietud = The place of its solitude / Luisa Valenzuela ; translated by Helen R. Lane --
Carta a Gianfranco = Letter to Gianfranco / Marco Denevi ; translated by Alberto Manguel --
Como una buena madre = A good mother / Ana María Shúa ; translated by Dick Gerdes --
Oculten la luna = Hide the moon / Jorge Lanata ; translated by Asa Zatz --
La música de la lluvia = The music of the rain / Silvina Ocampo ; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine --
Coto de Caza = Game of shadows / Rubén Loza Aguerreberre ; translated by Donald A. Yates --
Incidente en la cordillera = Incident in the cordillera / Antonio Benítez-Rojo ; translated by James Maraniss --
Movimiento perpetuo = Perpetual motion / Augusto Monterroso ; translated by Edith Grossman --
La noche clara de los coroneles = The colonels' last blast / Jorge Medina García ; translated by Jo Anne Engelbert --
Tres pesadillas = Three nightmares / Ilan Stavans ; translated by Harry Morales --
Tres tiros na tarde = Three shots in the afternoon / Dalton Trevisan ; translated by Gregory Rabassa --
Mangos de enero = Mangoes in January / Jorge Turner ; translated by Leland H. Chambers --
Con Jimmy en Paracas = In Paracas with Jimmy / Alfredo Bryce Echenique ; translated by Hardie St. Martin --
El cocodrilo = The crocodile / Felisberto Hernández ; translated by Alfred J. MacAdam --
Los camalotes = The water-hyacinths / José Carmona Blanco ; translated by Toby Talbot --
Epilogue / by Margaret Sayers Peden.
Responsibility: edited by Ilan Stavans.
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An anthology of Latin American fiction chosen by its translators. The stories are presented in Spanish and English and the translators give the reason for their choice. The subjects range from a concert by a crazy pianist to a spoof on the armed forces.

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