By Mark Twain
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«En un texto se puede encontrar cualquier cosa si uno se coloca entre él y el espejo de su propia imaginación.»
Mark Twain afiló su narrativa y cimentó su éxito en el género del cuento. Sus relatos se caracterizan por unas tramas ingeniosas, una inventiva inagotable, unos personajes inolvidables, un genial sentido del humor y por su excepcional uso del lenguaje, que revela un vívido retrato de l. a. sociedad de su tiempo. Genio y figura, el propio Twain defendía así sus relatos: «Me gusta una buena historia bien contada. Por esa misma razón, a veces me veo obligado a contarlas yo mismo.»
Esta edición es l. a. más completa de l. a. narrativa breve de Twain. los angeles componen todas sus piezas cortas, sesenta textos magníficamente traducidos. Asimismo presenta una excelente y esclarecedora introducción de Charles Neider, reconocido como uno de los mejores especialistas en los angeles vida y los angeles obra de este coloso de las letras.
Ernest Hemingway dijo sobre Mark Twain...
«La literatura estadounidense nace con Twain. No había nada antes. No ha habido nada igual de bueno desde entonces.»
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