By Adolfo Bioy Casares,Suzanne Jill Levine
This number of conventional and experimental tales through Argentinian novelist Bioy Casares ( The Adventures of a Photographer in l. a. Plata ) bargains subtle, seamless prose, in addition to magical realism and biting political satire. - Publishers Weekly
A Russian Doll and different tales is the 9th selection of brief fiction via one in all this century's premiere Argentinian writers who, together 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 kind unique and streamlined, as he paces his characters via seriocomic traps of fate––ensnared by way of love, impelled by way of lust, ambition, or simple greed, even metamorphosed through prescription drugs. those aren't tales in a mental mode yet just like the photograph of the Russian doll of the identify piece are conscientiously wrought congeries of intractable selves inside of selves.
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