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Return Trip Tango and Other Stories from Abroad : Columbia Collection - Frank MacShane

Return Trip Tango and Other Stories from Abroad

Columbia Collection

By: Frank MacShane (Editor), Lori M. Carlson (Editor), Anthony Burgess (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9780231079938
Number Of Pages: 255
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Return Trip Tango" is a veritable cornucopia of contemporary world fiction that brings together a number of renowned authors including Italo Calvino, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kobo Abe, Marguerite Duras, Jorge Luis Borges, and Samuel Beckett, as well as the work of lesser known talents such as He Liwei, Haroldo Conti, Bob den Uyl, and Yasunari Kawabata.

This striking array of stories also showcases our very finest translators - Barbara Bray, William Weaver, Gregory Rabassa, and Miriam Cooke - operating at the peak of their powers. The result is a unique assortment of spectacular writing that opens our eyes to new realities, provides us with unexpected pleasures, and sustains cross-lingual understanding.

Industry Reviews

A remarkable collection which attests not only to the brilliance of the short story from around the world, but to the skill of translators in bringing them to us. -- George Plimpton This collection of stories - long overdue - is a delightful and entertaining anthology of tales, culled from the works of some of the finest international authors writing today. Mr. Burgess' elegant and provocative preface, and such works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar, and Ingeborg Bachmann will remind the reader of what literature should do - enchant. -- Oscar Hijuelos

Introduction: A Celebration of Translation
Editors' Note
The Giraffe Racep. 1
Reading a Wavep. 3
On Becoming Angry with the Youngp. 6
Learning Picked Up Along the Wayp. 8
Return Trip Tangop. 19
Miriamp. 32
The Cutter-off of Waterp. 44
A Doublep. 48
Socksp. 60
Immortalityp. 63
A Girl Called Applep. 67
The Eastern Dragonp. 72
The Elvesp. 74
Masqueradep. 75
A Small Stationp. 86
Excerpt from The Loserp. 94
Excerpt from The Story of a Ship-wrecked Sailorp. 107
The Fernsp. 115
Excerpt from Valentino and Sagittariusp. 127
Lostp. 139
Excerpt from The Inner Manp. 145
The Rebellious Sheepp. 154
Anecdotes of Minister Maimaiti: A Uygur Man's Black Humorp. 159
How the Monkey Received His Shapep. 174
A Man Fortyp. 175
Excerpt from Stories and Texts for Nothing (VII)p. 194
Embarkation at Brindisip. 197
Excerpt from The Ark Sakurap. 200
The Hit Manp. 216
Word for Wordp. 223
Authorsp. 249
Translatorsp. 253
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780231079938
ISBN-10: 0231079931
Series: Columbia Collection
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 24th October 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.91  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.38

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