PositiveThe New YorkerOnetti thrived in shorter forms, and the first major English translation of his collected stories, A Dream Come True, brings the author’s talents into full view. The book...shows Onetti’s usual darkness brightened by a hint of tenderness for his characters, who are lost but still trying to find their way ... Aging and senescence are frequent themes, as they let Onetti explore the world of frustrated dreams. You’d think this would make the stories slow and meditative, but the effect is the opposite. Some of them have a special power of suspense; you’re never sure whether a person’s interior or exterior life will win out.