This audiobook contains two stories from the collection La palabra del mundo. In the first, "Junta de acreedores", Roberto Delmar faces his creditors, listens to their counterproposal, thinks about his family, his position in the Parents Association ... and acts. In the second, "Los Jacarandas", Professor Manrique returns to Ayacucho - the Corner of the Dead in quechua - to fulfill a task. Listen as, in limpid prose, Peruvian writer Julio Ramon Ribeyro shows the meaning of loss.
Julio Ramón Ribeyro has been widely acclaimed Peru's master storyteller. Until now, however, few of his stories have been translated into English. This volume brings together fifteen stories written during the period 1952-1975, which were collected in the three volumes of La palabra del mudo. Ribeyro's stories treat the social problems brought about by urban expansion, including poverty, racial and sexual discrimination, class struggles, alienation, and violence.
This thought-provoking tale recounts the story of Roberto Delmar and his family, for whom financial problems have brought great stress. When Roberto asks for 2 months to settle his debts, his creditors want to give him only 2 weeks. Roberto thinks about his wife, listening behind the curtain, his son, his daughters, and his position as president of the Parents Association...and then he acts. In Spanish.
The winner of Mexico's prestigious Juan Rulfo prize for literature, Ribeyro tells the tale of Professor Manrique, who returns to Ayacucho, or "the Corner of the Dead", where he finds that Olga, the Englishwoman, and Miss Evans, the schoolteacher, are actually the same person. In Spanish.