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A Dream Come True: The Collected Stories of Juan Carlos Onetti

Authors: Onetti, Juan Carlos
Publisher: Steerforth Press
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC029000
ISBN: 9781939810472, Related ISBNs: 1939810469, 1939810477, 9781939810465, 9781939810472
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 560,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A Dream Come True collects the complete stories of Juan Carlos Onetti, presenting his existentialist, complex, and ironic style over the course of his writing career. Onetti was praised by Latin America's greatest authors, and regarded as an inventor of a new form and school of writing.

Juan Carlos Onetti's A Dream Come True depicts a sharp, coherent, literary voice, encompassing Onetti's early stages of writing and his later texts. They span from a few pages in "Avenida de Mayo - Diagonal - Avenida de Mayo" to short novellas, like the celebrated detective story "The Face of Disgrace" and "Death and the Girl," an existential masterpiece that explores the complexity of violence and murder in the mythical town of Santa María. His stories create a world of writing which is both universal and highly local, mediating between philosophical characters and the quotidian melodrama of Uruguayan villages.
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