Tales of a Deep Land: Short Stories from Northeastern Argentina. Compiled and translated by Maria Amelia Martin. $12.95 ISBN: 978-1-951088-11-8. 148 pgs. 6"x 9"
“This is a joint publication of Floricanto and Berkeley Presses."
Tales of a Deep Land: Short Stories from Northeastern Argentina is a collection of short stories by eleven renowned Argentinian authors whose various voices express both the rural and urban spirit of the Northeastern region of Argentina. Different in tone and style but bound by a bitter edge, these tales breath folk, mystery, art and politics through a compelling narrative that digs into the beauty and the roughness of human nature, exposing the charms and tribulations of a South American deep land.
Maria Amelia Martin was born in Corrientes, Argentina, in 1955. She is a professional Translator, graduated from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y., and a linguist passionate about the arts of communication. As a writer, she has published Artilugios, a book of poems, and some of her stories are part of anthologies by Argentine and Colombian publishers. Her educational background in Letters, French, German, and English gives her a broad base from which to approach the world of literature, making Tales of a Deep
Land: Short Stories from Northeastern Argentina one of her finest translations.