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Elena Garro
Complete Short Stories

(Cuentos completos)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/03/2016
  • ISBN: 9786073140904
  • 544 pages

In Garro’s pages, a restless surprising imagination, and an agile and expressive use of language, that is always tinged with poetry and playfulness, coexist with a singular conception of time and a critical approach to history and reality. The stories convey the author’s determination to examine the lives of marginalized and vulnerable characters: women, children, indigenous people, and the elderly. Garro’s brilliant work has earned her a place among the great classics of Latin American literature.

About the author

Elena Garro wrote novels, short stories and plays. Her life was marked by exile, social struggles in Mexico, and her marriage to Octavio Paz. She died in Cuernavaca in 1998.