Mephisto’s Waltz: Selected Short Stories


By Sergio Pitol
Translated from the Spanish by George Henson

Pitol gained legendary status first as a short story writer. This, his first collection in English, showcases his greatest stories.


Paperback: 978-1-941920-65-7
Ebook: 978-1-941920-66-4

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“One of Mexico’s most culturally complex and composite writers.” — Publishers Weekly

Mephisto’s Waltz brings together the best short stories from celebrated writer Sergio Pitol’s oeuvre, including the titular story, Pitol’s personal favorite. This collection, selected by the author, is a glimpse into the works that first gained Pitol his status as one of the greatest living Mexican writers and showcases the evolution of his unique literary style.

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