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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 Las historias de un Blady Woggie
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Notes

  • Dedication: A mis hijos, que por haber nacido en tierras extrañas, aún andan por el mundo con sus raicitas al aire…
  • Epigraph: '…apenas llegados a Australia como inmigrantes, ya todos los hombres sabíamos una cosa: que las Australianas se morian por nosotros. Por aquello que somos morenos tostaditos, el tipo Latino… Una mezcla entre Julio Iglesias, Rodolfo Valentino y Porfirio Rubirosa…'

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Santiago,
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Chile,
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South America, Americas,
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Ediciones del Blady Woggie ,LOM Ediciones , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'Cleaners' con seudónimo, Luis Abarca , 1990 single work short story humour

Set in Sydney, the story opens with the narrator commenting on the names of cleaners working in an office block on York Street: 'Juan Domingo Perón, Julio Iglesias, Diego Maradona, José Artigas, Leo Dan, Pablo Neruda, Alfredo Distéfano, Lucho Barrios y Augusto Pinochet. Este ultimo era el que limpiaba los toiletes.' [Juan Domingo Perón, Julio Iglesias, Diego Maradona, José Artigas, Leo Dan, Pablo Neruda, Alfredo Distéfano, Lucho Barrios and Augusto Pinochet. This last one was the one who cleaned the toilets. -Translation]

(p. 9-13)
'¿Oye mijito… porqué no me enseñas a manejar el auto?', Luis Abarca , 1979 single work short story (p. 15-23)
Incidente en el bus, Luis Abarca , 1978 single work column Es que somos tan diferentes! (p. 25-29)
'¡La abuelita viene a vernos!', Luis Abarca , 1992 single work short story (p. 31-41)
Desventuras del 'Latin Lover', Luis Abarca , 1979 single work prose (p. 43-54)
Las suegras turistas, Luis Abarca , 1991 single work prose (p. 55-58)
Continuidad en los parques, Luis Abarca , 1978 single work short story (p. 59-62)
La plegaria del emigrante figurón, Luis Abarca , 1991 single work prose (p. 63-65)
Las gringas achurrascadas, Luis Abarca , 1991 single work prose (p. 67-70)
'Cuando calienta el sol…', Luis Abarca , 1991 single work prose (p. 71-74)
'¡Pero si nunca tuvieron brújula!', Luis Abarca , 1979 single work short story (p. 75-83)
La cochinada de crónica y otros descuartizados, Luis Abarca , 1992 single work prose
When accosted by readers of his column complaining of the incomprehensibility of 'Las desventuras del Latin Lover', the narrator explains that this particular column was printed with nearly two pages, or close to a thousand words, omitted and it was no wonder it was incomprehensible. He writes: 'así se trate del Times, del Washington Post, del Newsweek, o de la revista Vistazo de Sydney' (86). [This is how it works in Time, The Washington Post, Newsweek or the magazine Vistazo of Sydney. - Translation.]
(p. 85-92)
Espikin Inglich!, Luis Abarca , 1978 single work column
In this column, Abarca comments on the television series 'Mind Your Language', which was run at the time on Channel 7. The narrator of the column defends the series, which some find offensive, as he sees the humour of language misinterpretation and misunderstanding as a fundamental aspect of Australian migrant experience.
(p. 93-100)
En Chile hay tantos Septiembres!, Luis Abarca , 1980 single work column (p. 101-106)
El terrible duelo del 'Ferrilo' versus 'El Laucha', Luis Abarca , 1992 single work short story (p. 107-116)
La Gran Final del 'Compadre Quasimodo', Luis Abarca , 1992 single work short story (p. 117-126)

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Language: Spanish
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