Originally published in Buenos Aires, Argentina as "Soñando Cuentos y Pesadillas" by Torres Agüero Editor, 1997 - ISBN 950-549-381-9 - Translated by Julieta E. Suárez Valente. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dreaming of Stories and Nightmares (originally Soñando Cuentos y Pesadillas) is a book of short stories and tales which in its second edition in Argentina contains 104 pages (the first edition was published in Uruguay)
The book is made up of 15 tales, 13 of them brief, and two longer ones -16 and 21 pages each.
All the tales are developed in the realm of dreams and oneiric fantasies. This system of thematic unity in all the tales of the book facilitates the reading of the book and creates a mesmerizing and invariable climate in the texts.
This book was awarded with a Special Mention in the Faja de Honor de la Sociedad Argentina de Escritores contest (Buenos Aires, 1991) for its first edition in Uruguay, and Faja Nacional de Honor first prize in the Asociación de Escritores Argentinos (2001) for the Argentine edition.
About the Author
Carlos Pensa was born in Argentina. He worked as a journalist and writer in several newspapers in Buenos Aires and in other countries. He published poem books and stories, and the novel “Magdalena, no llorar” (2000) and the novel “La vida no es tan perfecta como uno quisiera” (2005). His work has been included in diverse compendiums, anthologies as well as in narrative and poem dictionaries. As an essayist, he proposes literature as a way of enhancing life style. Regarding narrative, he suggests the convenience of a thematic unity in short story books, which he uses in his work.