Spanish Stories and Tales Author:Harriet de Onis, ed. For this volume Harriet de Onis has selected 23 classic short stories by Spanish and Spanish American writers, an extraordinarily rich and varied collection encompassing the broad spectrum of nationalities and periods of Spanish literature, including works by such great writers as Cervantes and Unamuno, Borges and Alarcon. — The selections vividl... more »y illustrate the development of Spanish fiction, from the anonymous folk tale, one of man's primary vehicles of artistic experession, to the sophisticated narrative of the contemporary writer familiar with the latest literary techniques.
Despite their diversity the stories are pervaded by a unifying element--a sense of the wholeness of life, with its contradictions, its incongruities, its wonders and terrors--the ideal for which all Spanish art strives and, at its best, so fully achieves.
All stories are in English translation.
Some of the authors included: Valle-Inclan, Borges, Cervantes, Clarin, Unamuno, Pardo Bazan, Quiroga, Baroja, Alarcon, Tellez.« less