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El presente volumen recoge el cuerpo esencial de los angeles narrativa de man de Maupassant, considerado el maestro del relato breve francés decimonónico. El portentoso talento del autor francés, discípulo literario de Flaubert y miembro relevante del grupo de jóvenes escritores naturalistas que se formó alrededor de Zola, encontró su forma excellent en el cuento, género que consolidó, renovó y en el que no tiene rival. Realista, romántico, fantasmagórico, terrorífico, fantástico o poético, Maupassant transitó en sus cuentos por todos los caminos de l. a. imaginación.

Los cuentos aquí incluidos, seleccionados por Marie-Helène Badoux y traducidos por José Ramón Monreal, se acompañan de un apéndice que incluye tres reseñas que en su día escribieron Henry James, Lev Tolstói y Joseph Conrad sobre los angeles obra de Maupassant.

«¡Espejo de las cosas y espejo de los hechos, cada ser humano se convierte en un pequeño universo dentro del universo!»

La crítica ha dicho...
«Estos Cuentos esenciales proporcionan un placer tan seguro como desasosegante.»
Manuel Hidalgo, El Mundo

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In recent years, when I wanted to teach Twain again, I turned to the novel Pudd舖nhead Wilson, with its own tangled problems of racial and national masks and masquerades; to short fiction and essays (including perhaps his funniest piece of writing, 舠Fenimore Cooper舗s Literary Offenses舡; see 舠For Further Reading舡), and to The Mysterious Stranger, in which wry, darkly wise Satan drops in on a hamlet very much like the ones of Twain舗s best-known fictions, including Huckleberry Finn. One of Satan舗s messages is close to Huck舗s, too: that it is better to be dead than to endure the ordinary villager舗s humdrum (and very violent) life.

1858 Sam舗s brother Henry dies in a steamboat accident. 1859 Samuel Clemens becomes a fully licensed river pilot. 1861 The American Civil War erupts, putting an abrupt stop to river trade between North and South. Sam serves with a Confederate militia for two weeks before venturing to the Nevada Territory with Orion, who had been appointed by President Abraham Lin coln as secretary of the new Territory. 1862 After an unsuccessful stint as a miner and prospector for gold and silver, Clemens begins reporting for the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, Nevada.

In the key instance of Huckleberry Finn舗s 舠hypercanonization,舡 Hemingway wrote these famous sweeping words about the novel: 舠All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn ... It舗s the best book we舗ve had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. 舡 Hemingway舗s other key sentences, hidden in the ellipsis above, are usually not quoted: 舠If you read it you must stop where the Nigger Jim [there it is again: Hemingway舗s phrase, not Twain舖s] is stolen from the boys.

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