Cover

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Front Matter

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Contents

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-ix

First I would like to thank the editors, readers, and all those involved with this project at the University of Texas Press. Next, Francisco Fagundes for all I learned from him at the University of Massachusetts . . .

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Translator's Introduction

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pp. 1-48

It is perhaps regrettable that the full fin de siècle flowering of Latin American prose should not appear until 1925, well into avant-garde times, a belatedness that may help account for . . .

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After-Dinner Conversation: Translation of De sobremesa

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pp. 49-217

Secluded by the shade of gauze and lace, the warm light of the lamp fell in a circle over the crimson velvet of the tablecloth, and as it lit up the three china cups, which were golden in the bottom from . . .

Notes

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pp. 219-250

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 251-260