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Elena Garro
Complete Stories

(Cuentos completos)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/03/2016
  • ISBN: 9786073140768
  • 544 pages

This volume compiles the complete short fiction output by Elena Garro, including two unpublished stories, with a prologue by Geney Beltrán. In Garro’s pages, a restless, surprising imagination and an agile and expressive use of language that’s always tinged with poetry and playfulness, coexist with a singular conception of time and a critical approach to history and reality, which highlights her 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 classic greats 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.