Facsimile edition containing a collection of childhood short stories written and illustrated with paintings, drawings and engravings by noted surrealist artist Leonora Carrington... Read more
Facsimile edition containing a collection of childhood short stories written and illustrated with paintings, drawings and engravings by noted surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (b. England 1917, lived and worked in Mexico since 1941 - d. 2011). Notes by Gabriel Weisz, son of the artist and film director Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Leche del Sueo (Nios) Hardback edition by Leonora Carrington
One of the first things ninety-two-year-old Marian Leatherby overhears when she is given an ornate hearing trumpet is her family plotting to commit her to an institution. Soon, she finds herself trapped in a sinister retirement home, where the elderly must inhabit buildings shaped like igloos and birthday cakes.
Fiction. Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaus, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination. Nowhere are these qualities more ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she wrote throughout her life....
Elena Poniatowska is recognised today as one of Mexico's greatest writers. Lilus Kikus, published in 1954, was her first book. However, it has not received the critical attention or a translation into English it deserved, until now. Accompanying Lilus Kikus in this first American edition are four of Poniatowska's short stories with female protagonists.
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