Studies in the contemporary Spanish-American short story
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This work deals with selected Latin-American writers of short stories and, in the case of each author, with only one or a limited number of texts. No attempt has been made to write a history of the contemporary short story in Latin America or even to deal with a canon of representative authors. Each of the texts studied has been chosen because it is indicative of a facet of the short story that parallels the so-called Latin American new novel.
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Introduction -- The �criture of literary texts -- Toward a characterization of �criture in the stories of Borges --Rulfo's "Luvina" and structuring figures of diction --Garc�a M�rquez and the �criture of complicity: "La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar" -- The double inscription of the Narrataire in "Los funerales de la Mam� Grande" -- The �criture of rupture and subversion of language in Cort�zar's Historias de cronopios y famas -- Cort�zar's "Las armas secretas" and structurally anomalous narratives -- The �criture of social protest in Mario Benedetti's "El cambiazo" -- Guillermo Cabrera Infante's Vista del amanecer en el tr�pico and the generic ambiguity of narrative