Maria's 5 of the week (New York University student)

Friday / "Complete stories" by Jose Martí

Jose Marti

“On tiptoe, on tiptoe, so as not to wake Piedad, the father and mother enter the sleeping room. They come laughing, like two boys. They come hand in hand, like two boys. The father follows behind, as if he were going to trip over everything. The mother does not stumble; because she knows the way. The father works a lot, to buy everything in the house, and he can't see his daughter when he wants! Sometimes, there at work, he laughs to himself, or he suddenly becomes sad, or his face looks like a light: he is thinking of his daughter: the pen falls from his hand when he thinks like this, but immediately he begins to write, and he writes so fast, so fast, that it is as if the pen were flying”.

(Taken from: Wikisource)

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The recommended titles are in the Library of the International Institute. If you are interested in reading this recommendation, you can check its availability at IIE library catalog.

Complete stories: The Golden Age and other stories / José Martí; edition of Angel Esteban. — Barcelona: Anthropos, 1995. — XLVIII, 236 p. ; 18 cm. — (Library A ; 17).

Bibliogr.: p. XLV-XLVIII DL B 15652-1995—ISBN 84-7658-474-1

PQ 7389.M2 A19 1995