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Mephisto's Waltz - Selected Short Stories - cover

Mephisto's Waltz - Selected Short Stories

Sergio Pitol

Translator George Henson

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing

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Named a "Best Untranslated Writer" by GrantaWinner of the most prestigious Spanish-language award in the world, the Cervantes Prize (in 2005)Author is a major influence on the contemporary generation of Latin American authors such as Roberto Bolaño, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Valeria Luiselli

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