This work is a compilation of essays on the short stories of Juan Bosch (1909-2001). They include studies on cenesthesia, hyperbole, expressionism, impressionism, time, magic realism, myths, female characters in a social, political, and historical context; and children characters with their vital thematic and structural roles. The introduction of this book focuses on the literary criticism of Juan Bosch in the past twenty years. This meta-analysis is circumscribed to some aspects and themes studied in those works selected for the introduction, such as social, economical, racial, and gender issues. This work also includes an analysis on "La mujer," the most anthologized and studied story by Bosch. In addition, there is a comparative analysis between Juan Bosch's "Dos pesos de agua" and Arturo Uslar Pietri's "La lluvia," which focuses on the symbolism of rain. A stylistic analysis of the short story "En un bohio" explores the sensorial, emotional, and physical reality of the characters is also contained in the volume.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 172