This book examines the complexities and paradoxes of the Latin American short story. It pinpoints the social, intellectual and literary relations between Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortazar and Augusto Monterroso and situates their respective theories of the short story in broader critical contexts.
Introduction: The Latin American Short Story: Between Tradition and Modernity 1. Juan Rulfo, the Transculturator 2. Julio Cortázar, the World-Opener 3. Augusto Monterroso, the Microwriter 4. Conclusion: Looking Forward: After-lives, Adaptations and Legacies