Woven on the loom of time
Argentinian scholar and writer Enrique Anderson-Imbert is familiar to many North American students for his La Literatura de América Latina I and II, which are widely used in college Spanish courses. But Anderson-Imbert is also a noted creative writer, whose use of "magical realism" helped pave the way for such writers as Borges, Cortázar, Sábato, and Ocampo. In this anthology, Carleton Vail and Pamela Edwards-Mondragón have chosen stories from the period 1965 to 1985 to introduce English-speaking readers to the creative work of Enrique Anderson-Imbert.
Representative stories from the collections The Cheshire Cat, The Swindler Retires, Madness Plays at Chess, Klein's Bottle, Two Women and One Julián, and The Size of the Witches illustrate Anderson-Imbert's unique style and world view. Many are "short short" stories, which Anderson-Imbert calls casos (instances). The range of subjects and points of view varies widely, challenging such "realities" as time and space, right and wrong, science and religion.
In a prologue, Anderson-Imbert tells an imaginary reader, "Each one of my stories is a closed entity, brief because it has caught a single spasm of life in a single leap of fantasy. Only a reading of all my stories will reveal my world-view." The reader asks, "And are you sure that it is worth the trouble?" Anderson-Imbert replies, "No." The unexpected, ironic ending is one of the great pleasures of reading Enrique Anderson-Imbert.
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|Grouping Title||woven on the loom of time|
|Grouping Author||anderson imbert enrique|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-14 00:37:21AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-14 03:10:18AM|
|auth_author2||Edwards-Mondrag♭n?, Pamela, 1944-|
Vail, Carleton, 1912-
|author||Anderson Imbert, Enrique, 1910-2000.|
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|available_at_kentdenver||Kent Denver Upper School|
|detailed_location_kentdenver||Kent Denver Upper School - Short Story|
|owning_library_kentdenver||Kent Denver School|
|owning_location_kentdenver||Kent Denver Upper School|
|series||Texas Pan American|
|series_with_volume||Texas Pan American||
|subject_facet||Anderson Imbert, Enrique, -- 1910-2000 -- Translations into English|
|title_display||Woven on the loom of time|
|title_full||Woven on the loom of time / stories by Enrique Anderson-Imbert ; selected and translated by Carleton Vail and Pamela Edwards-Mondrag♭n? ; introduction by Ester de Izaguirre|
|title_short||Woven on the loom of time|
|topic_facet||Anderson Imbert, Enrique|