Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914–1999) was born in Buenos Aires. He collaborated with countryman Jorge Luis Borges on many short stories, which were published under the pseudonym H. Bustos Domecq. During his career, he wrote many novels and short story collections. He passed away in 1999.

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Selected Stories of Adolfo Bioy Casares

by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Translated from the Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine

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.…
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[Adolfo Bioy Casares] has a charm and a sinister wit and a sudden sadness that only an assured literary performer could deliver.
—John Updike, New Yorker
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