The word story comes from the Latin term compŭtus, what does it mean “bill”. The concept refers to a short narrative of imaginary events. Its specificity cannot be fixed exactly, so the difference between a long story and one short novel it is difficult to determine.
A story presents a small group of characters and a not too complex argument, since among its characteristics appears the economy of narrative resources.
It is possible to distinguish between two main types of stories: the popular tale and the literary tale.
The popular tale is usually associated with traditional narratives that are transmitted from generation to generation orally. There may be different versions of the same story, since there are stories that maintain a structure similar but with different details.
The literary tale, on the other hand, is associated with the modern tale. These are stories conceived by writing and transmitted in the same way. While most popular tales do not have a differentiated author, the case of literary tales is different, since their creator is usually known.
Stories of yesterday and today
One of the publishers dedicated to the most important story is Foam Pages. It was founded in 1999, under the direction of Juan Casamayor, and its headquarters are in Madrid. In addition to story books, his other specialty is essays of humanities. One of its most outstanding characteristics is the large number of authors from Latin America to whom it publishes, despite being a Spanish house.
On the other hand we have Siruela editions, also Spanish, founded by Jacobo Siruela in 1982. It is under the direction of Ofelia Grande de Andrés. It has in its catalog several of the most important writers of the story, whom it publishes in its very extensive list of collections, among which we can mention New Times, The Three Ages, Lobo Antunes Library and Out of collection.
The writing of the short story is an art that many do not appreciate, incorrectly considering it below the creation of a novel or others genders most successful in the market. However, it is enough to approach this art with a little sensitivity to understand that it is a universe as magical and vast as any other. And this is due, needless to say, to the great talents behind him.
One of the most prominent short story writers of the late 20th century is Valeria Correa Fiz, born in the Argentine city of Rosario in 1971. Although her love for literature accompanied her since her childhood, she only became known in 2015. Her work has led her to live in various parts of the world, such as Italy, United States and Spain, focusing on activities as varied as running a club reading and teaching. We can highlight your books The animal condition and Winter after hours.
Nor can we fail to mention Andres Neuman, born in Argentina and nationalized Spanish. In his upbringing, art always played a leading role, since his mother was a violinist and his father, an oboist. Some of his most relevant works are The one who waits and Playing the dead.
On the other hand, the Royal Spanish Academy mentions that the word story also allows to refer to the indiscreet story of an event, at the narration of a false event or yet cheated. For instance: “Pedro came with the story that he can’t find a job”.