Short Stories in Spanish : New Penguin Parallel Texts, Paperback Book

Short Stories in Spanish : New Penguin Parallel Texts Paperback

Edited by John R. King

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Spanish and in English translation.

Including stories by Fuentes, Molinas, Marquez and Cortazar, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Spanish and Latin American culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Language readers
  • ISBN: 9780140265415



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A collection of short stories from around the Spanish-speaking world. This has both parallel English text and explanatory footnotes, and the stories are arranged in approximate order of difficulty. A bit too much magical realism for my taste, but I definitely learned some new idioms!

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This was a good collection of stories. Most of them were relatively easy to read in Spanish (intermediate-advanced level). The hardest, language-wise was probably Cortazar's story. Most of the stories were Borges-like mini-mysteries. The parallel text saved me the trouble of looking up some words. But do be aware, as some translation is wrong (even I was able to pick up on some mistakes in the translations.) I only didn't read the last story, because the first two paragraphs were entire sentences!