From the writer adored by the likes of García Marquez, Calvino, and Francine Prose comes a collection of Hernández's classic talesPiano Stories presents fifteen wonderful works by the great Uruguayan author Felisberto Hernández, “a writer like no other,” as Italo Calvino declares in his introduction: “like no European or Latin American. He is an ‘irregular,’ who eludes all classifications and labellings yet he is unmistakable on any page to which one might randomly open one of his books.” Piano Stories contains classic tales such as “The Daisy Dolls,” “The Usher,” and “The Flooded House.”
|Publisher:||New Directions Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1902, Felisberto Hernández was a talented pianist, playing in the silent-screen movie theaters when he was twelve years old. He later toured the small concert halls of Uruguay and Argentina. He married four times,published seven books, and died, impoverished, in 1964.
Born in Brooklyn, Francine Prose has published fourteen novels. The Washington Post has called her work a “sheer delight.”
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