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Alberto Chimal

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Born in Toluca, a small Mexican city, Chimal saw his first books published before he was twenty. Now he is critically well regarded as one of the most talented and original writers of his country, and has a faithful and growing audience for his work. Some of his books, stories and essays have been translated into English, Italian, French, and other languages. He has been featured in many anthologies both in Mexico and abroad, and is also a very busy and sought-after literature professor and creative writing teacher. He lives in Mexico City with his wife, writer Raquel Castro, and a cat. He has written novels, short stories, children's books, essays and creative writing primers and manuals.

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El centésimo nombre de Dios

Este cuento se publicó en el número 91 de la revista El Cuento, en 1984. El autor es Francisco Guzmán Burgos, de quien una publicación posterior en línea, ya desaparecida, decía lo siguiente:


Francisco Guzmán Burgos, escritor mexicano nacido en 1961. Colaborador de diversos diarios y revistas. Ha escrito varios libros entre los que se encuentran antologías y ensayos. En 1990 escribió «De la risa

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