This study analyzes the stylistic and formal features of 30 short stories by Dominican writer and social activist, Juan Bosch (1909-2001). Topics explored include cenesthesia, hyperbole, expressionism, impressionism, time, magic realism, myths, as well as female and child characters in a social, political, and historical context. The purpose of this work has been to study the narrative of Juan Bosch from the point of view of stylistic analysis. Such an analysis allows for an in depth examination of the sensorial dynamics as the means of expression of the author. By taking a stylistic approach to Juan Bosch's short stories, I have drawn conclusions on the relationship between the expressive means selected by Bosch and his intent when making such selections. In Part I, I have studied the expression in terms of sensorial experience. I hope to have established the degree of effectiveness with which the author is able to transmit his sensations (and those of his characters as he wishes the reader to perceive them) by means of the images produced through the word. In Part II, I have studied the expression in terms of the intentional intensification of the word or phrase.
I hope to have demonstrated the fidelity and originality with which Bosch interprets the existential reality of his characters and the natural or social milieu in which it takes place. This work will be of interest to scholars of the literatures of the Dominican Republic, the Spanish Caribbean, and Latin American in general.