Friday, October 5, 2012

Short Story by Alejandro Jodorowsky: "Extravío"

Artist Alejandro Jodorowsky. Source of the image

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Un ciego, con su bastón blanco, en medio del desierto, llora sin poder encontrar su camino porque no hay obstáculos.

Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Chile in 1929. He is a verstaile artist: writer, poet, painter, screenwriter, musician, therapist, psychomagical... He writes his books in spanish and in french. In the sixty, he founded Grupo Pánico with writers Fernando Arrabal and Roland Topor (also a comic book artista). En 1953 he left Chile to live in París, México and New York. He lives now in Paris, where he works on his art and teaches tarot. 
"Extravío" (meaning "loss") is a brilliant very short story about how much we need obstacles in live and overcome them. 

Short story by Augusto Monterroso: "El dinosaurio"

Dinosaur. Source of the Image

Augusto Monterroso

Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí.


"The Dinosaur", by Agusto Monterroso, is wrongly considered the shorttest story in spanish language. It has only one sentence with seven words (nine if we consider the two from the title). 
Augusto Monterroso is one of the best short stories authors. Humour and irony are usual in his stories. He said "The Dinosaur" can be read and understood from many points of views. 
In 2000 he won the Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras Prize as recognition for his literary work.  

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Welcome to Literatura For Foreigners

Spanish writer Max Aub. Source of the imagen

Welcome to Literatura For Foreigners, the blog where readers from all the planet can read the best literary texts in spanish. Here you can enjoy the best short stories by the best writers.