This collection is a challenging read for a Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows languageearner because the stories range from intermediate to advanced The Economics Of Business Enterprise level and the translations aspire to be inine with the spirit rather than the word for word meaning of the writing The stories were not written with the intention of teaching the Comparative Contract Law, Second Edition language but are instead works by respected authors As a result there is aot of vocabulary in here that will be unfamiliar and sentence structures are often complex I found the final story especially overwhelming at times Others were easily understood That said I enjoyed it immensely and was childishly delighted being able to see the humour and the themes of some of able to see the humour and the themes of some of stories It s also been a a valuable introduction to the work of Spanish and Latin American wri A very interesting and thought provoking selection of stories presented in side by side Spanish and English text I am only beginning to Breakfast with Anglo learn to read Spanish from the original and this has helped me immensely both to immerse myself in the work of some of the Spanish speaking authors and to get support from the English version whenever my stillimited vocabulary was not uite adeuate My goal when I started to One Big Damn Puzzler learn theanguage was to be able to read one day from the original text such works as A Hundred Years of Solitude or Al Laberinto de Soledad There. Ginal Spanish and in English translation Including stories by Fuentes Molinas Maruez and Cortazar this volume gives a fas.
John R. King ì 7 ReviewIs still a ong way for me until I get there and I fully appreciate the beauty of the original writing but with books NORJAK like this one I am making one small step each time every story and every page becomes a small victory which has been made possible by having access to the original text and a translated version at once I m trying to read in Spanish and Ioved these stories except for the ast one Syllabus The plot is straightforward but the story was challenging for me to understand in Spanish because of the inguistic and stylistic complexity I had
To Read It First In English Andread it first in English and try again in Spanish Overall a good collection and highly recommended I have done it Only took me two months but I have read a book in Spanish Double The Outside language texts are really great foranguage Loving James (Surviving Elite High, learners this was a wonderful and varied collection though some of these stories were so hard to get through and others were just so incredible and uplifting Its very difficult to part with a book you ve been reading for a while both because I aways wonder if I ve experienced it well enough and just how Il keep it alive inside of me always The bizarre thing is I feel this about most books I read and then some even triggers a
Memory Of A Partof a part a book I ve that comes to help me Bedford Square (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, live with understand and process this bizarre existence. Cinating insight into Spanish and Latin American culture anditerature as well as providing an invaluable educational to. A mixed bag I enjoyed some of the stories than others Definitely worth reading It would certainly encourage me to read Marias and Fuentes Serves for the purpose it intends to with a good selection of authors from various Spanish speaking countries Includes some very big names ike Isabel Allende and Julio
cort zar and so overall probably provides goodzar and so overall probably provides good to these authors This is an Interesting collection but it includes too many open endings types of stories Most of the writers *are masters of style who deserve to be read in individual collections *masters of style who deserve to be read in individual collections their own work not umped together while using a similar device it weakens the effect Four of the stories are pretty good The best is the one by Cort zar who masterfully writes about vile bureaucratic routine during a military dictatorship A perfect piece Allende s story is also good in a sad way although it reads ike a Melvin Menchers News Reporting and Writing legend Beautifully written Fuentes story is impeccable he is a poignant observer of the human mind I forbid you to touch my clich s young man They re the shield of my prejudices Freixas s story is pleasantlyight and playful That ast sentence really made me smile As for the rest can t deny they are well written but I don t care much about ambivalent or open endings they spoil the story for me An interesting collection nevertheless. This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the ori. .