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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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What’s the cross for, over the door? Is it a holy place? The home of a priest? ” That house? ” selections Monterrey Mexico, my beloved, is not the clashing of cymbals nor the curving of vermilion sails over the heart of the wind; it is not a vivid slash across the mouth of the world But, when the moon touches the silken waves of the Lerma and the carnations breathe their scents into the souls of a thousand birds forcing them to sing of something they but dimly understand— this, my beloved, is Mexico.

He has been in exile for thirty years, during which time he made his fortune. He now wants to help his community by building a hydroelectric plant—here called a “power-house”—to pump water for irrigation and bring farming to the valley. Don Rufino is a godfather of sorts; the only rich man in the valley, he owns the goats that provide its economy. Other men, even if they have their own herd, must work for him. He controls pricing and commerce. One young man has found a way to escape his clutches; he is a candy maker and the mail carrier, as well as a singer of ballads as he rides his donkey up the hill.

Before television, there were radionovelas, and there have always been fotonovelas, small pocket books sold at newspaper stands, with comic-book-style portrayals of historic and contemporary issues. “Novela” is the word in Spanish for novel or story, hence its ubiquitous use. These traditional stories for everyday life always depict a “lord of the manor” bad guy who does harm to those who oppose him (the antithesis to the good principal character), and a priest to provide counsel to the good people and mediate conflicts between the two.

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