By Adolfo Bioy Casares
Adolfo Bioy Casares is a part of a mythical trio of Argentine associates and authors: Silvina Ocampo (his spouse) and Jorge Luis Borges. they've got all collaborated in a single manner or one other on literary endeavors.
If you're a fan of Borges, I hugely recommend having a look into the works of Bioy Casares and Ocampo.
A couple editorial reviews....
From Publishers Weekly
This number of conventional and experimental tales by way of Argentinian novelist Bioy Casares ( The Adventures of a Photographer in l. a. Plata ) deals refined, seamless prose, in addition to magical realism and biting political satire. His characters are prompted via lust, avarice and self-esteem yet elicit sympathy due to their vulnerability. within the identify tale, a fortune hunter joins an ecological excursion in pursuit of a millionaire's daughter; however the father is swallowed via a big pollution-feeding caterpillar, and while the daughter takes over her father's manufacturing facility, she renounces her former ecological stance. In one other tale, a notary public getting better from hepatitis remains close to a lake and meets medical professional Salmon's niece, who asks him to end up his love for her by way of letting her uncle remodel them either into fish. a few of the tales are fantasies, usually centering on surprising events--an actor is shot by way of supporters of a dictatorship for taking part in a republican who cries, "Oh liberty!" and an angelic-looking lady breakfasts on her mom and dad after being given an urge for food stimulant. all through Casares surprises and entertains in those suspenseful tales.
From Library Journal
This selection of seven tales by means of the Argentinean writer and protege of Borges shows many components equivalent to his mentor's kind. The identify tale, "A Russian Doll," finds the unforeseen destiny of a guy who permits himself to be engulfed through greed in pursuit of a prosperous heiress at odds together with her father. Like Russian nesting dolls, the characters during this and within the different tales display hidden explanations and submerged existences whilst their surfaces are peeled away. lots of the tales include surrealistic parts, but Casares additionally tackles critical matters resembling censorship of creative expression in a repressive society ("Cato") and prejudice ("The Navigator Returns to His Country"). even though the author's paintings has been translated formerly, he has no longer but won extensive attractiveness within the usa, and he advantages better recognition. This consultant assortment should be of curiosity to educational and public libraries.
-Mary Ellen Beck, Troy P.L., N.Y.