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Slide 2 Rosendos Tale by Jorge Luis Borges Slide 3 Rosendos Tale by Jorge Luis Borges Slide 4 Rosendos Tale by Jorge Luis Borges born: Buenos Aires, Argentina (18991986) Slide 5 Rosendos Tale by Jorge Luis Borges born: Buenos Aires, Argentina (18991986) short stories are dramatic interpretations of his world viewthe absurd nature of human life in an absurd universe. Slide 6 Rosendos Tale by Jorge Luis Borges born: Buenos Aires, Argentina (18991986) short stories are dramatic interpretations of his world viewthe absurd nature of human life in an absurd universe. Rosendos Tale is set at a time in Argentinas history when the police condoned the activities of the toughs and killers who worked as bodyguards for leading politicians and who intimidated voters during elections. Slide 7 The Inextinguishable Race by Silvina Ocampo Slide 8 The Inextinguishable Race by Silvina Ocampo Slide 9 The Inextinguishable Race by Silvina Ocampo born: Buenos Aires, Argentina (19061993) Slide 10 The Inextinguishable Race by Silvina Ocampo born: Buenos Aires, Argentina (19061993) surrealist painter before she was a writer; I write in order not to forget what is most important: friendship and love, wisdom and art The world is not magical. We make it magical all of a sudden inside us. Slide 11 The Inextinguishable Race by Silvina Ocampo born: Buenos Aires, Argentina (19061993) surrealist painter before she was a writer; I write in order not to forget what is most important: friendship and love, wisdom and art The world is not magical. We make it magical all of a sudden inside us. Ocampos horror stories often depict the cruelty of children. The Inextinguishable Race is an example of her use of style to enhance plot. Slide 12 The Third Bank of the River by Joao Guimaraes Rosa Slide 13 The Third Bank of the River by Joao Guimaraes Rosa Slide 14 The Third Bank of the River by Joao Guimaraes Rosa born: Minas Gerais, Brazil (19081967) Slide 15 The Third Bank of the River by Joao Guimaraes Rosa born: Minas Gerais, Brazil (19081967) doctor, revolutionary rebel, diplomat As a physician, I came to know the mystical greatness of suffering; as a rebel, the value of consciousness; and as a soldier, the importance of the proximity of death. Ive always been a mystic. Slide 16 The Third Bank of the River by Joao Guimaraes Rosa born: Minas Gerais, Brazil (19081967) doctor, revolutionary rebel, diplomat As a physician, I came to know the mystical greatness of suffering; as a rebel, the value of consciousness; and as a soldier, the importance of the proximity of death. Ive always been a mystic. Rosa views life as a mystery, with many valid interpretations of reality; The Third Bank of the River exemplifies his style and his unusual view of the world. Slide 17 The Tree by Maria Luisa Bombal Slide 18 The Tree by Maria Luisa Bombal Slide 19 The Tree by Maria Luisa Bombal born: Vina del Mar, Chile (19101980) Slide 20 The Tree by Maria Luisa Bombal born: Vina del Mar, Chile (19101980) lived in Paris from 13-21 yrs old, later lived in the US with her husband; returned to Chile after his death. Knew Borges and Victoria Ocampo (Sylvinas sister who had a literary magazine) Slide 21 The Tree by Maria Luisa Bombal born: Vina del Mar, Chile (19101980) lived in Paris from 13-21 yrs old, later lived in the US with her husband; returned to Chile after his death. Knew Borges and Victoria Ocampo (Sylvinas sister who had a literary magazine) lived in Chile when a woman could not open a bank account could not vote could not leave the country without her fathers/husbands permission Slide 22 The Tree by Maria Luisa Bombal born: Vina del Mar, Chile (19101980) lived in Paris from 13-21 yrs old, later lived in the US with her husband; returned to Chile after his death. Knew Borges and Victoria Ocampo (Sylvinas sister who had a literary magazine) lived in Chile when a woman could not open a bank account could not vote could not leave the country without her fathers/husbands permission In each of her works, Bombals protagonist is a defeated woman who tells her story from the depths of solitude and frustration. Slide 23 Crossroads by Carlos Solorzano Slide 24 Crossroads by Carlos Solorzano Slide 25 Crossroads by Carlos Solorzano born: San Marcos, Guatemala (19221967) Slide 26 Crossroads by Carlos Solorzano born: San Marcos, Guatemala (19221967) moved to Mexico City at 17 yrs, Natl Univ. of Mexico earned a degree in architecture and a doctorate in literature; studied drama at the Sorbonne (Paris) and brought European avant garde theater to Mexico Slide 27 Crossroads by Carlos Solorzano born: San Marcos, Guatemala (19221967) moved to Mexico City at 17 yrs, Natl Univ. of Mexico earned a degree in architecture and a doctorate in literature; studied drama at the Sorbonne (Paris) and brought European avant garde theater to Mexico His plays often express the anguish of modern life in a sick society, where humanity is absent and human dignity is not valued. His characters are often torn between their desire to conform and their desire to be free. Slide 28 Crossroads by Carlos Solorzano born: San Marcos, Guatemala (19221967) moved to Mexico City at 17 yrs, Natl Univ. of Mexico earned a degree in architecture and a doctorate in literature; studied drama at the Sorbonne (Paris) and brought European avant garde theater to Mexico His plays often express the anguish of modern life in a sick society, where humanity is absent and human dignity is not valued. His characters are often torn between their desire to conform and their desire to be free. Slide 29 Crossroads by Carlos Solorzano born: San Marcos, Guatemala (19221967) moved to Mexico City at 17 yrs, Natl Univ. of Mexico earned a degree in architecture and a doctorate in literature; studied drama at the Sorbonne (Paris) and brought European avant garde theater to Mexico His plays often express the anguish of modern life in a sick society, where humanity is absent and human dignity is not valued. His characters are often torn between their desire to conform and their desire to be free. drama Slide 30 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Slide 31 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Slide 32 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez born: Arcataca, Columbia (1927/8 ) Slide 33 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez born: Arcataca, Columbia (1927/8 ) Caribbean Coast Slide 34 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez born: Arcataca, Columbia (1927/8 ) Nobel Prize winner (1982), best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) first Latin American book to become an international bestseller, and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) Caribbean Coast Slide 35 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez born: Arcataca, Columbia (1927/8 ) Nobel Prize winner (1982), best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) first Latin American book to become an international bestseller, and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) Marquez is recognized for stories in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination. Caribbean Columbian folklore infuses his fiction with an acceptance of wonder as part of reality. Caribbean Coast Slide 36 SOUTH AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: You choose Slide 37 Rosendos Tale Jorge Luis Borges p 561 SOUTH AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: You choose Slide 38 Rosendos Tale Jorge Luis Borges p 561 The Inextinguishable Race Silvina Ocampo p 573 SOUTH AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: You choose Slide 39 Rosendos Tale Jorge Luis Borges p 561 The Inextinguishable Race Silvina Ocampo p 573 The Third Bank of the River Joao Guimaraes Rosa p 577 SOUTH AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: You choose Slide 40 Rosendos Tale Jorge Luis Borges p 561 The Inextinguishable Race Silvina Ocampo p 573 The Third Bank of the River Joao Guimaraes Rosa p 577 The Tree Maria Luisa Bombal p 584 SOUTH AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: You choose Slide 41 Rosendos Tale Jorge Luis Borges p 561 The Inextinguishable Race Silvina Ocampo p 573 The Third Bank of the River Joao Guimaraes Rosa p 577 The Tree Maria Luisa Bombal p 584 Crossroads Carlos Solorzana p 599 SOUTH AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: You choose Slide 42 Rosendos Tale Jorge Luis Borges p 561 The Inextinguishable Race Silvina Ocampo p 573 The Third Bank of the River Joao Guimaraes Rosa p 577 The Tree Maria Luisa Bombal p 584 Crossroads Carlos Solorzana p 599 A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings Gabriel Garcia Marquez p 633 SOUTH AMERICAN SHORT STORIES: You choose