[BOOKS] ✮ A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (Plume Fiction) By Thomas Colchie – Iphoneleaks.co.uk

10 thoughts on “A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (Plume Fiction)

  1. says:

    This is a fun read, some of the stories are very strange, but very enticing My favorite short story the psychiatrist , is very fun I love the story, and it is brilliant the way the writer comments on human nature through statements and storyline I also loved The Third Bank of the River It s a very creative story, giving you a little context, but you soon find out that it is written from the perspective of a family living in Egypt in the time of Moses, and how when the plagues hit, they didn t know what to do It was fun to see from their perspective and to look at them panic, and try to problem solve It is a very clever piece and I enjoyed it There are some very well written pieces, 2 to 3 pages, that are just enticing All of the stories give you an interesting perspective of life Not life as a whole, but just on certain subjects I thought it was really fun to read and to truly understand the character and his perspective It is occasionally very hard to read, but I think it is totally worth it It was worth it for me to go through the struggle and to try to understand from different points of view It help me to look at things like in sanity and work, obsession and death, and love and youth.

  2. says:

    I love these collections of stories some are ok, some are those that you remember for a lifetime Great introduction to several authors I had not known before.

  3. says:

    If you want to experience a sampling of some of the greatest Latin American authors out there, then you ll want to read this book The Frog s Mouth, though not the best story, is the one that I remember still after reading it almost 15 years ago The book was an assigned reading from a Christian University that I attended, but the book proved to be a worthwile and entertaining read What a treat mb

  4. says:

    If you want to experience Latin American culture, then this book is for you I bought it because it was required for a Latin American Literature I was taking, ended up LOVING it The Circular Ruins by Jorge Lu s Burgos, Toads Mouth by Isabel Allende and The Gift by Rosario Ferr are just some that stick out in my mind Wonderful, wonderful book

  5. says:

    Well, this collection isn t 100% good I m only half way through and have only really enjoyed 4 of the short stories of this collection including Jorge Amado, Julio Cotr zar, Murilo Rubi o, and Isabel Allende Most of the translations or pieces of writing themselves are old and stuffy The few gems in this collection did hold me over though.

  6. says:

    great read, amazing is that each story is a translation from original author s native tongue what I learned is what my Education did not cover E.G Characters from South and Central American countries vacation in Paris who knew Now Sino japanese presence in this quadrant of the hemispheremake a wee bit sense

  7. says:

    A terrific collection of Latin American fiction Introduced me to a number of exceptionally talented authors I d never heard of and treated me to some stories from a number of ol reliables The Garcia Marquez story very brief is breathtaking.

  8. says:

    I like the way the short stories are organized geographically and are preceeded by the authors biographies.

  9. says:

    Lush Some of the very best of Latin American modern short stories.

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