The Word of the Speechless - Selected Stories

Author(s): Julio Ramon Ribeyro; Katherine Silver (Editor, Translator); Alejandro Zambra (Introduction by)

Fiction

The Peruvian writer Julio Ram n Ribeyro is one of the masters of the short story and a major contributor to the great flourishing of Latin American literature that followed the Second World War. In a letter to an editor, Ribeyro said about his stories, "in most of them those who are deprived of words in life find expression-the marginalized, the forgotten, those condemned to an existence without harmony and without voice. I have restored to them the breath they've been denied, and I've allowed them to modulate their own longings, outbursts, and distress." This is work of deep humanity, imbued with a disorienting lyricism that is Ribeyro's alone. The Word of the Speechless, edited and translated by Katherine Silver, introduces readers to an indispensable and unforgettable voice of Latin American fiction.


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General Fields

  • : 9781681373232
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : October 2019
  • : 2.4 Centimeters X 12.8 Centimeters X 20.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julio Ramon Ribeyro; Katherine Silver (Editor, Translator); Alejandro Zambra (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 863.64
  • : 244