Alarcon's "The Nun" has been praised as a stark depiction of decadence and decline, Captain Poison as a humorous reversal of The Taming of the Shrew, "Moors and Christians" as an astute commentary on greed, and "The Tall Woman" as an absorbing tale of the fantastic and supernatural. Together the four works show that Alarcon's imagination in short prose fiction thrived at the middle of his writing career and at the end of it.

The Nun and Other Stories 1999, Bucknell University Press

ISBN-13: 9780838754153

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