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Stories that capture the absurdity of life. Valenzuela's view of life captures our imagination because we know how far it is from reality - cops in Buenos Aires are not afraid of dogs, latin lovers in cafes do make moves in the game of courtship, hotels in Venice overlook canals.
Paperback, 167 pages
Published April 2nd 1998 by Serpent's Tail (first published 1993)
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There are tempting fruits in these latitudes Many are within reach of her hand. There are men who are like fruit: they are sweet, tasty, juicy, irritating.
It's a question of tasting them one by one.

How many frogs does one have to kiss before finding the prince?
How many wolves, I ask, will we meet in a lifetime?

There's only one wolf. The other wolves we meet are merely its shadow.


This is a book of short stories by an Argentine author I haven’t heard of before. Some of the stories were more magica
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Luisa Valenzuela is a post-'Boom' novelist and short story writer. Her writing is characterized by an experimental, avant-garde style which questions hierarchical social structures from a feminist perspective. She is best known for her work written in response to the dictatorship of the 1970s in Argentina. Works such as Como en la guerra (1977), Cambio de armas (1982) and Cola de lagartija (1983) ...more
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