Amparo Dávila
Contributor History

AMPARO DÁVILA (1928–2020) was one of Mexico’s masters of the short story. She won the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize for her collection Árboles petrificados in 1977, the Medalla Bellas Artes for her career’s work in 2015, and the Jorge Ibargüengoitia Prize in 2020. Her collected fiction and poetry is published by Fondo de Cultura Económica in Mexico, and her first collection in English was The Houseguest and Other Stories (New Directions). "The Rest Pavilion” was originally published in Cuentos reunidos, by Amparo Dávila, pp. 228-236. D. R. © 2009, Fondo de Cultura Económica Carretera Picacho Ajusco 227, 14110 Ciudad de México.



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Numina: The Enchantment Issue
Fall 2023
Bradford Morrow


November 29, 2023
The greens—myriad, viridescent: 
every one of them alive.
November 22, 2023
HE WENT DOWN THE STREET, his old street, on a whim, and then the whim birthed another and he turned [...]
by Han Ong
November 15, 2023
    Curious spirits, Eleanor says. I cannot discern that these spirits around you have a personal connection to you, by which I mean, I cannot discern the emotions common to relations and loved ones, like love or concern. These are spirits who you do not know. I don't know why they are gathered around you. Maybe they are just passing through and something about you has detained them for the hour, for the day.