A Russian Doll & Other Stories (New Directions Paperbook; by Adolfo Bioy Casares,Suzanne Jill Levine

By Adolfo Bioy Casares,Suzanne Jill Levine

This choice of conventional and experimental tales through Argentinian novelist Bioy Casares ( The Adventures of a Photographer in los angeles Plata ) deals refined, seamless prose, in addition to magical realism and biting political satire. - Publishers Weekly

A Russian Doll and different tales is the 9th number of brief fiction by means of considered one of this century's preferable Argentinian writers who, along with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, helped swap the world's notion of Latin American literature. Bioy Casares's narratives are based and urbane, his variety special and streamlined, as he paces his characters via seriocomic traps of fate––ensnared via love, impelled through lust, ambition, or simple greed, even metamorphosed via prescription drugs. those should not tales in a mental mode yet just like the photo of the Russian doll of the name piece are rigorously wrought congeries of intractable selves inside of selves.

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