Below is a quick translation that I wrote of The Dinosaur (El dinosaurio) by Augusto Monterroso. I did this as an exercise in one of my Fall classes Here and. Augusto Monterroso Bonilla (December 21, – February 7, ) was a Honduran writer Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí. (“When he . “El emigrante” (The migrant) is a flash fiction story by Mexican writer Luis Felipe Lomelí, “El emigrante”, and others in the microfiction genre such as the classic work by Guatemalan writer Augusto Monterroso, “El dinosaurio”, present.

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For its dinoaurio to stay in power for so many years, the party was often compared to a dinosaur that did not seem to understand that its time was over. In he moved briefly to Bolivia upon being named Guatemalan consul in La Paz. Green, how I want you green. The second reason is that persisting represents a consistent, continued movement toward a goal, a stubbornness, and those are the emotions that I felt when reading this dinoswurio.

Verde que te quiero verde…And here comes the translation in English as appears in the Gypsy Ballads: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. You are commenting using your WordPress. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Articles with permanently dead external links.

BTW, this short story tells much bridging the gap between past and present, wake and sleep, was and is, imagination and reality! LiteratureShort Story Advertisements Rate this: The Dinosaur English, My translation Monterrozo they awoke, the dinosaur persisted.


Augusto Monterroso en Mapuzungun. Microcuento del dinosaurio. #mapudungun

This enigmatic short story, considered to be the shortest one ever written, has inspired many a doctoral thesis! Thinking of these augustto became a private game for him, whenever he saw the sign. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Micronarrative is better understood as one of many re configurations in the fragmentary writing continuum.

Next This Blog Talks. I made slight adaptations upon later rumination, but decided on this version mere hours monterrso leaving the class. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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The stakes had been lowered, and the English lacked the punch of the Spanish original. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Pictionary – Page – Nordinho.

University of British Columbia. With the shade around her waist aguusto dreams on her balcony, green flesh, her hair green, with eyes of cold silver. This site uses cookies.

Following the monferroso entry, this time I am including a poem written by Federico Garcia Lorca, known all over the world as Lorca. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You are commenting using your WordPress. Archived from the original on 14 November December 10, at 1: Nothing is actually translated and some thing always get missed in between the translation.

Notify me of new comments via email. In fact, since monterrosso publication in in “Complete Works and other stories”, it has been analyzed and used in different ways.


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He was given a grant by the Mexican Foundation for Literature that included obligatory attendance at a workshop on micro-stories and, without thinking much, wrote the story down. Archived from the original on 21 January Notify me of new comments via email. Here he published his first short stories and began his clandestine work against the dictatorship of Jorge Ubico.

The ship out on the sea and the horse on the mountain. In fact, it had already been submitted to a magazine and rejected. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The subject is implicit, so, the subject could be He, She or It. In any case, Monterroso’s micro-story seems to fulfill one of the functions of literature: Skip to content One of the best short stories is just one sentence long- The Dinosaur by Augusto Monterroso. Email required Address never made public.

It is one of the best-known and most widely cited examples of the genre in Spanish.

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