Leonora Carrington, the surrealist painter, is also a writer of extraordinary imagination and charm. Occult twin to Alice in Wonderland, The Hearing Trumpet is a classic of fantastic literature that has been translated and celebrated throughout the world. Luis Bunuel said this book, "Liberates us from the miserable reality of our days". Our fastest selling title last year.
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As I'm not a fan of fantasy or magical realism, this book did little for me--except bore me to tears. The writing itself is fine, and I enjoyed reading the introduction, but that's about all.
A strange, unlikely tale whose often absurd surrealism exposes the surreal-ness of everyday life. It echoes the absurdism of Eugene Ionesco while somehow making sense of ancient religion. A worthwhile read for anyone who enjoys the darkness of the weird and wonderful.
A coven of little old ladies, with the help of a pack of wolves, a nest of bees and a freelance mailman named Taliesin, steel the Holy Grail from the descendants of the Crusaders and return it to the Goddess from whence the Christians stole it in the first place. While illuminating the pagan roots of the Christian Mythology, Leonora Carrington also admonishes the church for its historically cruel treatment of women, especially the elderly variety, as second class citizens. But more then that, Carrington, a surrealist painter and writer, manages to evoke a brilliant sense of dreaminess and real emotion, something conspicuously absent from most surrealist writings. Personally, this is one of my all time favorite books.