Mexican Short Stories: A Dual-Language Book

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Parallel texts enable you to read through the text and check on any words or phrases that you might not have quite understood. These books are a great tool for language learners!

  • Short stories are good for short, concerted bursts of learning
  • Full translation in English
  • Notes on certain sections
  • Read some great works of literature while also learning a language
  • Ideal for intermediate learners

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Mexican Short Stories/Cuentos mexicanos: A Dual-Language Book

Greatly influenced by Europe's nineteenth-century literary trends, Mexico's writers crafted some of the most phenomenal prose fiction in Spanish America. This collection offers a rich sampling of significant Mexican short stories published from 1843 to 1918. Nine different tales range from the realism of López Portillo's “Reloj sin dueño” and the modernismo saturating Gutiérrez Nájera's "La mañana de San Juan" to the historical accuracy of Riva Palacio's "Las mulas de Su Excelencia" and the vivid romanticism of "Amor secreto" by Manuel Payno, named the "father of Mexican short stories." Each story appears in its original Spanish text with expert English translations on each facing page. This dual-language edition features a fascinating new introduction and ample footnotes. An easy-reading pleasure for lovers of fine Spanish-language literature, it is also a valuable educational aid for students and teachers.

Table of Contents for Mexican Short Stories/Cuentos mexicanos: A Dual-Language Book

  • Introduction

Manuel Payno

  • Amor secreto / Secret Love

José María Roa Bárcena

  • Lanchitas / Lanchitas

Vincente Riva Palacio

  • Las mulas de Su Excelencia / His Excellency’s Mules

Ignacio M. Altamirano

  • Antonia / Antonia

José López Portillo y Rojas

  • Reloj sin dueño / Unclaimed Watch

Rafael Delgado

  • El asesinato de Palma Sola / The Murder at Palma

Sola Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera

  • La mañana de San Juan / The Morning of Saint John's Day
  • Juan el Organista / Juan the Organist

Ángel de Campo

  • El fusilado / A Public Executiona
  • Language


  • Level


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  • Book Format

    Parallel Text

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  • Book Publication Date


  • Book Publisher

    Dover Publications

  • Catalogue Ref


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