A Dream Come True

The Collected Stories of Juan Carlos Onetti
Product Number: EB00753925
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781939810472
Publisher: Archipelago
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A Dream Come True collects the complete stories of Juan Carlos Onetti, presenting his existentialist, complex, and ironic style. Onetti was praised by Latin America's greatest authors, and regarded as an inventor of a new form and school of writing. Juan Carlos Onetti's A Dream Come True depicts a sharp, coherent, literary voice, encompassing Onetti's early stages of writing and his later texts. They span from a few pages in "Avenida de Mayo - Diagonal - Avenida de Mayo" to short novellas, like the celebrated detective story "The Face of Disgrace" and "Death and the Girl," an existential masterpiece that explores the complexity of violence and murder in the mythical town of Santa Maria. His stories create a world of writing which is both universal and highly local, mediating between philosophical characters and the quotidian melodrama of Uruguayan villages.

Author(s): Juan Carlos Onetti
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2019

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