A Dream Come True

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Translated from by

Published: Coming November 5th, 2019

Book Description

A Dream Come True: The Collected Stories of Juan Carlos Onetti will be the first extensive collection of this classic Uruguyan author’s short fiction ever published in English. Onetti is truly one of the greats of Latin American literature. With prose vibrant and readable, Onetti won the most prestigious Spanish literary prize, the Premio Cervantes.

Onetti had the strange quality of being inimitable and at the same time creating an entire school of writing. All of his descendants, myself included, received from him a lesson on narrative intelligence, on wise construction, on an immense love to literary imagination, on risk and irony.
Carlos Fuentes


Onetti is the first modern writer in our language...His world is a dark one, highly pessimist, with a vision of the human condition that is profoundly desperate, and which we would reject if it didn't reach us with such a wonderful language...I can assure that, without the great books that I've read, among which I can count Onetti's books, my life would have been infinitely poorer.
Mario Vargas Llosa


Onetti is an epiphany, a celebration of beauty, of emotion and tenderness.
Antonio Muñóz Molina


Onetti’s writing is so good, a mere sentence by him will give you goosebumps. If I had to sell my soul to the devil in order to write a sentence in Spanish like someone else, I would think about very few authors: Borges, Onetti.
Carlos Gamerro


Onetti’s writing knew that literature is creation, that creation is reality and not repetition or recreation, that it is about finding a good story to tell and then tell it beautifully.
Carlos Liscano