A Talisman in the Darkness: Selected Stories of Olga Orozco

A Talisman in the Darkness: Selected Stories of Olga Orozco

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A Talisman in the Darkness: Selected Stories of Olga Orozco by Mary G. Berg, Olga Orozco

"This is a gem of a collection of Olga Orozco stories, beautifully rendered into English. This wise selection of stories reveals Orozco's lyrical, as well as mysterious, prose. The translators provide an excellent introduction to Orozco's haunting and illuminating saga of childhood on the Argentine pampa."— Marjorie Agosin, Wellesley College

This collection introduces readers to the hallucinatory yet lucid world that Olga Orozco's young narrator, Lía, inhabits and animates with her prodigious imagination and the reality of small-town life on the Argentine plains in the 1920s.

Olga Orozco (1920–1999) is considered to be one of the major Argentine writers of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935210306
Publisher: White Pine Press
Publication date: 05/29/2012
Series: Secret Weavers Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mary G. Berg:
Mary Berg is a writer and translator. She has translated a number of books from Spanish, including I’ve Forgotten Your Name by Martha Rivera, River of Sorrows by Libertad Demitropulos, Ximena at the Crossroads by Laura Riesco, The Landscape of Castile by Antonio Machado and The Poet and the Sea by Juan Ramon Jimenez. She teaches at Harvard Extension and Brandeis University.

Olga Orozco: Olga Orozco (1920 – 1999) is considered to be one of the major Argentine writers of the 20th century. She won over a dozen major prizes and awards for her poetry and short stories, and has been translated into at least fifteen languages.

Melanie Niicholson: Melanie Nicholson is Associate Professor of Spanish at Bard College.  She is the author of Evil, Madness, and the Occult in Argentine Poetry (2002).  Her articles on Latin American poetry have appeared in Latin American Literary Review, Letras Femeninas, and Crítica Hispánica.

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