El Pais had a brief take on some of the best short stories of the 20th Century. It is a very anglophone list, but interesting as a view from the other side of the Atlantic.
|The Dead (1914)
|The Beast in the Jungle (1903)
|No oyes ladrar a los perros (1953)
|Ramón del Valle-Inclán|
|El miedo (1902)
|Jorge Luis Borges|
|El espejo y la máscara (1975)
|J. D. Salinger|
|The Laughing Man (1953)
|Francis Scott Fitzgerald|
|Return to Babilonia (1929)
|Problems, Problems (1972)
|The Fly (1922)
|The Album (1959)
|A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955)
|In the Bay(1921)|
2 thoughts on “The Best Short Stories of the 20th Century-the View from Spain”
As yo’ve pointed out, a very anglophoe list. I loved Rulfo’s Paramo though it also scared me. Do you know if his short stories are available in English? I love your blog.
Yes, they are. The translated title is The Burning Plain and other stories. (El Llano en Llamas). He only wrote one novel, one book of short stories, and a few screen plays that are not available in English. The Burring Plain has has some of my favorite stories, especially Luvina. You still maybe able to listen to him reading a couple here: https://bythefirelight.com/2010/02/19/juan-rulfo-reading-his-stories-luvina-and-tell-them-not-to-kill-me/ Thanks for reading.
The Burning Plain: and other Stories (Texas Pan-American Series)
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