Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was

Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was

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ISBN-13: 9781931520058
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 682,367
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Angélica Gorodischer was born in 1929 in Buenos Aires and has lived most of her life in Rosario, Argentina. She is the author of nineteen books. From her first book of stories, she has displayed a mastery of science-fiction themes, handled with her own personal slant, and exemplary of the South American fantasy tradition.

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Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
jbushnell on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Fabulist allegories investigating the relationship between power, humanity, and storytelling, using Empire as the central metaphor. Often fascinating, although the book has a tendency to skew towards abstraction: this has the feature of making the stories feel more universal (a plus) but also saps them of concrete details that would make them more memorable.
alexdallymacfarlane on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A book comprising snippets of history, as told by storytellers, of a grand empire. The parts are only slightly linked; most stand alone, short and marvellous stories of an intriguing land. Gorodischer knows how to spice her work with the details that bring a city's individual streets to life, or make a character unique in a short space. I really enjoyed this one.
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