The voice is unlike anything one has come across anywhere in literature—in touch with profound chambers of the mind.
—Ilan Stavans, The Nation

Now in paperback, a superb fiction collection by the great Uruguayan writer: If I hadn’t read the stories of Felisberto Hernández in 1950, I wouldn’t be the writer I am today. – Gabriel García Márquez

Lands of Memory

Fiction by Felisberto Hernández

Translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen

Lands of Memory presents a half-dozen wonderful works by Felisberto Hernandez: “A writer like no other,” Italo Calvino declared, “like no European or Latin American. He is an ’irregular,’ who eludes all classification and labels - yet he is unmistakable on any page to which one might randomly open one of his books.” Named a Guardian Best Book of the Year by Alfred Brendel and A TLS Best Book of the Year by Michael Hofmann (who calls Felisberto “a loopier, vegetarian Kafka, inhabiting his mazy personal baroque”), Lands of Memory collects four astonishing stories and the two dreamlike novellas, “Around the Time of Clemente Colling” and “Lands of Memory.”

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Paperback (published July 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811217538
Price US
14.95
Price CN
17
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
212
The voice is unlike anything one has come across anywhere in literature—in touch with profound chambers of the mind.
—Ilan Stavans, The Nation
Poetry that transforms the ordinary into the uncanny.
Bookforum
Excellent…miraculously alive…wonderful.
New York Times Book Review
A vision of such startling beauty that it flares up like an old-fashioned phosphorous match and illuminates our whole lives.
—Francine Prose
A giant of Latin American writers, well served by this absorbing translation of some of his most acclaimed works … luminous.
Publishers Weekly
Hernández’s wispy, impish rhetoric may charm you or leave you scratching your head in wonderment. But his uniquely personal, willfully elusive stories are very much worth reading.
Kirkus Reviews