Piano Stories - Felisberto Hernandez

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Piano Stories by Felisberto Hernández, translated by Luis Harss, introduction by Italo Calvino / ISBN 9780811221801 / 258-page paperback from New Directions


From the writer adored by the likes of García Marquez, Calvino, and Francine Prose comes a collection of Hernández's classic tales

Piano Stories presents fifteen wonderful works by the great Uruguayan author Felisberto Hernández, “a writer like no other,” as Italo Calvino declares in his introduction: “like no European or Latin American. He is an ‘irregular,’ who eludes all classifications and labellings ― yet he is unmistakable on any page to which one might randomly open one of his books.” Piano Stories contains classic tales such as “The Daisy Dolls,” “The Usher,” and “The Flooded House.”

"If I hadn't read the stories of Felisberto Hernandez in 1950, I wouldn't be the writer I am today."― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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