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    portada Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Stories (Nyrb Classics) (libro en Inglés)
    Formato
    Libro físico
    Editorial
    Categoría
    Literatura
    Año
    2015
    Idioma
    Inglés
    N° páginas
    336
    Encuadernación
    Pasta blanda
    Isbn13
    9781590177679

    Thus Were Their Faces: Selected Stories (Nyrb Classics) (libro en Inglés)

    Silvina Ocampo · Nyrb Classics

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    Silvina Ocampo is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century’s great masters of the short story. Italo Calvino once said about her, “I don’t know another writer who better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don’t show us.” Thus Were Their Faces collects a wide range of Ocampo’s best short fiction and novella-length stories from her whole writing life. Stories about creepy doubles, a marble statue of a winged horse that speaks to a girl, a house of sugar that is the site of an eerie possession, children who lock their perverse mothers in a room and burn it, a lapdog who records the dreams of an old woman. Jorge Luis Borges wrote that the cruelty of Ocampo’s stories was the result of her nobility of soul, a judgment as paradoxical as much of her own writing. For her whole life Ocampo avoided the public eye, though since her death in 1993 her reputation has only continued to grow, like a magical forest. Dark, gothic, fantastic, and grotesque, these haunting stories are among the world’s finest.

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