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Katherine Silver (translator) in conversation with Aaron Shulman discusses “A Dream Come True”
April 21 @ 6:30 pmFree
oin us on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm for a virtual event with translator Katherine Silver to discuss A Dream Come True! Joining her in conversation will be author Aaron Shulman.
This event is free to attend and will be held on Crowdcast. Register here.
A Dream Come True collects the complete stories of Juan Carlos Onetti, presenting his existentialist, complex, and ironic style over the course of his writing career. Onetti was praised by Latin America’s greatest authors, and regarded as an inventor of a new form and school of writing.
Juan Carlos Onetti’s A Dream Come True depicts a sharp, coherent, literary voice, encompassing Onetti’s early stages of writing and his later texts. They span from a few pages in “Avenida de Mayo — Diagonal — Avenida de Mayo” to short novellas, like the celebrated detective story “The Face of Disgrace” and “Death and the Girl,” an existential masterpiece that explores the complexity of violence and murder in the mythical town of Santa María. His stories create a world of writing which is both universal and highly local, mediating between philosophical characters and the quotidian melodrama of Uruguayan villages.