From the Back Cover
Breves cuentos hispanos offers intermediate Spanish students twelve enjoyable, short, and challenging stories. Each story is accompanied by a series of varied activities including grammar review, vocabulary development, and comprehension, discussion, and opinion questions. The fourth edition contains eight new stories by Elena Poniatowska, Horacio Quiroga, Ramón Luis Acevedo, Rosa Montero, Dinorah Cortés-Vélez, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Carmen Laforet, and Reinaldo Arenas.
· An introduction entitled “How to Read a Foreign Language” suggests strategies and hints for a successful foreign-language reading experience.
· Pre- and post-reading activities foster better reading skills.
· Author biographies include a brief history of the period setting the stage for the accompanying reading.
· Discusión y opinions sections ask students to share their experiences and opinions regarding each story and its cultural contents.
About the Author
Eufemia Sánchez de la Calle is an Associate Professor of Spanish at the department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where she has taught since receiving her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1990. She is the author of Isaac Montero: pionero de la narrativa española contemporánea
, She has contributed numerous articles on narrative, film, and drama to professional journals.