Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Juan Carlos Onetti first gained recognition with the publication of his novels, particularly El astillero (1961; The Shipyard, 1968) and Juntacadáveres (1964; Body Snatcher, 1991), which confirmed his role as an international literary figure. He has also published the novels Dejemos hablar al viento (1979; Let the Wind Speak, 1997) and Cuando ya no importe (1993; Past Caring?, 1995). In addition to his short stories and novels, Onetti has published a number of novellas, including The Image of Misfortune in 1960 and Tiempo de abrazar in 1974. In 1975, a number of his literary essays were collected in the volume Réquiem por Faulkner (1975).