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

By Adolfo Bioy Casares,Suzanne Jill Levine

This selection of conventional and experimental tales by way of 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 selection of brief fiction by way of one among this century's most excellent Argentinian writers who, together with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, helped swap the world's conception of Latin American literature. Bioy Casares's narratives are dependent and urbane, his sort distinct and streamlined, as he paces his characters via seriocomic traps of fate––ensnared by way of love, impelled by means of lust, ambition, or undeniable greed, even metamorphosed via prescribed drugs. those usually are not tales in a mental mode yet just like the picture of the Russian doll of the name piece are conscientiously wrought congeries of intractable selves inside selves.

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