Spanish Stories : A Dual-language Book Paperback
Edited by Angel Flores
Part of the Dover Dual Language Spanish series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Publication Date: 01/08/1987
- Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
- ISBN: 9780486253992
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Review by cammykitty
Spanish Stories / Cuentos Espanoles is a reprint of a collection of Spanish Language stories from 1960 obviously intended for use in a classroom. It starts with El Conde Lucanor, Lazarillo and then Cervantes and then passes through Unamuno and Borges etc. 1 woman included though, which is unusual for similar collections from this time period. Her name was Emilia Pardo Bazon and she was the child prodigy of a nobleman. Her story, "The Revolver' would in modern times be the tale of an abusive husband. The theme was handled in a delicate and complex way, reminiscent of gothic horror. Reading this collection makes me realize why Feminist Criticism came to be. Most of the stories seem to be talking among themselves about marriage and the proper roles for men and women. The one by Unamuno is quite twisted indeed. As for the translation and notes, very helpful and easy to access. On the whole, this was an interesting collection and an enjoyable way to continue to develop Spanish language fluency.