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Selected Stories of Adolfo Bioy Casares

by Adolfo Bioy Casares

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The stories in this collection ... artfully echo Bioy Casares’s major achievement of 1940, exploring the obsessions implicit in the earlier masterpiece.... Bioy Casares is now Argentina’s most distinguished living man of letters and is considered a founding father of the new novel in all of Spanish America. When Carlos Fuentes noted that 'without Borges, there would be no new Spanish American novel,' he misspoke—he should have said “Biorges.” 

The New Criterion

The stories, chosen from various collections published from the mid-’50s to the late ’80s, is aptly divided into two parts, "The Labyrinth of Love" and "Adverse Miracles," ample frames for the author’s amatory tales and wry magical realism. It is a fine introduction to one of Latin America’s leading modern writers - and a choice retrospective of the master storyteller who won the 1990 Cervantes Prize, Spain’s most prestigious literary award, for his lifetime work.

Selected Stories of Adolfo Bioy Casares

Fiction by Adolfo Bioy Casares

translated by Suzanne Jill Levine
published October 1st, 1994