07/17/2012 Beryl and Charles share the reading of "The Beautiful Soul of Don Damian". The story, a translation from the Spanish, is written by Juan Bosch (1909-2001), short story writer, historian, politician, essayist, born in San Juan, Dominican Republic. He was the first democratically and legitimately elected president of the Dominican Republic. His stories as are those by other well-known Latin American writers, e.g., Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) of Argentina, are examples of "Magic Realism". This genre can be defined as a style of painting and literature in which fantastic or imaginary and often unsettling images or events are depicted in a sharply detailed, realistic manner.