I made slight adaptations upon later rumination, but decided on this version mere hours after leaving the class. The Dinosaur English, My translation When they awoke, the dinosaur persisted. The Dinosaur is famous for being one of if not the shortest story, and similarly famous for being untranslatable. The sensation of the poem is incredibly difficult to grasp in English, and many people have analyzed this poem to no end, so I am not going to do that, but instead make a few select remarks about why I translated this story the way I did. The stakes had been lowered, and the English lacked the punch of the Spanish original.

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Did you forget anything? El emigrante micro story — Wikipedia Please do let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, either by commenting on this page or via my contact form! Reading John Donne is always a pleasure. Archived from the original on 2 January Post was not sent — check your email addresses! In his family settled definitively in Guatemala Citywhere he would remain until early adulthood.

Moonterroso I did not notice the translation at the link. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Notify me of new comments via email. To this end he founded the newspaper El Espectador with a group of other writers. Old manifestations of brevity in writing include, to name but a few examples, Sumerian and Egyptian instructions and Greek epigrams and aphorisms.

Imagine Jonathan Swift and James Thurber exchanging notes. Dinlsaurio was born in TegucigalpaHonduras to a Honduran mother and Guatemalan father. Listen to auguzto post Technorati Tags: Archived from the original on Following the previous entry, monerroso time I am including a poem written by Federico Garcia Lorca, known all over the world as Lorca. Institutional Revolutionary Partythat managed to retain power for over seventy years. He died due to heart failure at the age of 81, in Mexico City.

Here is an extract from the letter titled Levels of Reality. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Guatemalan male writers Guatemalan male short story writers births deaths People from Tegucigalpa Xinosaurio male writers 20th-century Guatemalan people 20th-century writers 20th-century short story writers 20th-century male writers.

Skip to content One of the best short stories is just one sentence long- The Dinosaur by Augusto Monterroso. Thinking of these things became a private game for him, whenever he saw the sign. What is the point of view in terms of level of reality in this story? University of British Columbia.

Shortly after his arrival in Mexico, the revolutionary government of Jacobo Arbenz triumphed in Guatemala, and Monterroso was assigned to a minor post in the Guatemalan embassy in Auguzto.


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Life[ edit ] Monterroso was born in Tegucigalpa , Honduras to a Honduran mother and Guatemalan father. In his family settled definitively in Guatemala City , where he would remain until early adulthood. Here he published his first short stories and began his clandestine work against the dictatorship of Jorge Ubico. To this end he founded the newspaper El Espectador with a group of other writers. He was detained and exiled to Mexico City in for his opposition to the dictatorial regime.


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