Popular South American Short Story Books

Find short story books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (28)

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A fúria : E outros contos by Silvina Ocampo PT

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Os contos de Silvina Ocampo — monstruosos, insólitos, perturbadores, sinistros, irreais — são o tesouro mais bem guardado da literatura latino-americana do século XX. Finalmente vemos chegar ao Brasil um livro de Silvina Ocampo, que está entre os escritores mais surpreendentes e intensos do continente. Publicado em 1959, A fúria é considerado “o mais ocampiano” dos livros de Silvina, obra em que a autora encontra sua voz única e inaugura seu universo alucinado. “Nos seus contos há algo que não consigo compreender: um estranho amor por certa crueldade inocente e oblíqua”, escreveu o amigo Jorge... continue

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A Perfect Cemetery by Federico Falco EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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The mountains of Argentina pulse with life in these disarming stories of people radically reinventing themselves--to find love and connection, to escape their pasts, to offer a way out of the banalities of sorrow and loss in the present.


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Amora: Stories by Natalia Borges Polesso EN

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From an emerging talent comes an exquisite collection of stories exploring the complexity of love between women, each a delicate piece in a mosaic transcending the boundaries of literary romance. Amora dares explore the way women love each other--the atrophy and healing of the female spirit in response to sexual desire and identity. These thirty-three short stories and poems, crafted with a deliberate delicacy, each capture the candid, private moments of women in love. Together, these stories and the women who inhabit them reveal an illuminating portrait of the sacred female romance, with all ... continue

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Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Eduardo Galeano's is considered a passionate literary voice. In "The Book of Embraces", he employs parable and paradox, anecdote and dream, and fragments of autobiography to construct a passionate, ironic and joyful world view. The world reveals itself in a multiplicity of voices; what emerges is a brief for love, friendship, courage, perseverance and imagination. Galeano also wrote "Memory of Fire".

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Cockfight by María Fernanda Ampuero EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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"Cockfight is the debut short story collection by Ecuadorian writer María Fernanda Ampuero. Over thirteen stories, Cockfight explores the brutality and everyday violence contained in the structures of home, family, gender, and class in twenty-first-century Latin America"--

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Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges EN

Rating: 4 (7 votes)
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For the first time in English, all the fiction by the writer who has been called “the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century” collected in a single volume A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition From Jorge Luis Borges’s 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display his talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one-volume compendium for all those who h... continue

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Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady by Clarice Lispector EN

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'The morning became a long, drawn-out afternoon that became depthless night dawning innocently through the house' Tales of desire and madness from this giant of Brazilian literature. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; t... continue

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Family Ties by Clarice Lispector EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Tells the stories of a fearful adolescent, an angry old woman, a dog's burial, a possessive mother and her son, a businessman's dinner, and a French explorer in Africa

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Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges ES

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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La primera parte, El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan (1941), reune el relato policial del mismo nombre, dos notas sobre libros imaginarios: Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Y Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain, y cuatro cuentos de indole fantastica: Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, Las ruinas circulares, La loteria de Babel.En la segunda parte, Artificios (1944), se incluyen, entre otros, La muerte y la brujula, de corte filosofico-policial; Funes el memorioso, metafora sobre el insomnio; Tema del traidor y d heroe, acerca de un mismo destino que pierde y que redime; y El Sur, cuento preferido d... continue