By Adolfo Bioy Casares

ISBN-10: 0811212114

ISBN-13: 9780811212113

ISBN-10: 0811212122

ISBN-13: 9780811212120

A Russian Doll and different tales, released in Spanish in 1991 as Una muneca rusa, is the 9th number of brief fiction by way of one in every of this century's ultimate Argentinian writers who, along with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortazar and Jorge Luis Borges, helped swap the world's notion of Latin American literature. Bioy Casares' narratives are stylish and urbane, his sort exact and streamlined, as he paces his

Love, impelled through lust, ambition, or simple greed, even metamorphosed by means of prescribed drugs. those will not be tales in a mental mode yet just like the picture of the Russian doll of the name piece are rigorously wrought congeries of intractable selves inside of selves. Read more...

summary: A Russian Doll and different tales, released in Spanish in 1991 as Una muneca rusa, is the 9th number of brief fiction through certainly one of this century's greatest Argentinian writers who, together with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortazar and Jorge Luis Borges, helped switch the world's conception of Latin American literature. Bioy Casares' narratives are stylish and urbane, his variety unique and streamlined, as he paces his characters via seriocomic traps of destiny - ensnared by.

Love, impelled by means of lust, ambition, or simple greed, even metamorphosed by way of prescription drugs. those usually are not tales in a mental mode yet just like the photo of the Russian doll of the identify piece are conscientiously wrought congeries of intractable selves inside of selves

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They were so frantic that the sailor got alarmed. At least he reacted as if he were alarmed or irritated: forgetting all precaution, he pulled up Maceira as quickly as he could. To absolve himself of blame he would be able to contend that if he had been less expeditious, Maceira would not have escaped the caterpillar. He reached the surface ill, his face covered with bruises from being banged against the keel of the boat. He didn’t speak, he didn’t answer questions. He moaned, put his hands to his head.

When the man stood up and turned around to leave the restaurant, I couldn’t believe my eyes. And for good reason. The important man, with his dark curly hair, big movie-star eyes, double-breasted suit, and pointy patent leather shoes, which seemed directly imported from the twenties, was Kid Maceira, my benchmate in primary school. Upon seeing me, he seemed no less surprised than I was myself. He opened his arms, and not caring if he was attracting the attention of the French clientele who were speaking in a discreet murmur, he exclaimed out loud: “My dear friend!

While we have you here you’re affectionate, but as soon as you set foot on the street you’ll forget me. ” He asked the night nurse—she was voluminous and maternal—the same questions. ” “The one who left awhile ago, the day nurse. At night we don’t accept visitors and the calls are usually emergencies. ” “Of course. I’ll confirm it for you later. ” In the afternoon Maceira received his first visitor, a journalist, who asked him: “Are you better? Do you think you could answer a few questions? ” “Ask,” Maceira replied.

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