[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

A Russian Doll & Other Stories

Fiction by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Translated from the Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine

A Russian Doll and Other Stories is the ninth collection of short fiction by one of this century’s premier Argentinian writers who, with his fellow countrymen Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, helped change the world’s perception of Latin American literature. Bioy Casares’s narratives are elegant and urbane, his style precise and streamlined, as he paces his characters through seriocomic traps of fate––ensnared by love, impelled by lust, ambition, or plain greed, even metamorphosed by pharmaceuticals. These are not stories in a psychological mode but like the image of the Russian doll of the title piece are carefully wrought congeries of intractable selves within selves.

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Paperback (published September 1, 1992)

ISBN
9780811212120
Price US
14.95
Page Count
131

Clothbound (published September 1, 1992)

ISBN
9780811212113
Page Count
144

Ebook (published September 1, 1992)

ISBN
9780811221870
Price US
14.95
Page Count
144

Adolfo Bioy Casares

20th century Argentine writer, translator and journalist

[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