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Cold Tales

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  5 reviews
tr Mark Schafer, intro Guillermo Cabrera-Infante
Paperback, 282 pages
Published October 8th 1988 by Eridanos Press (first published 1958)
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A strange collection. I give it 5 stars simply for the stories “Meat” and “A Few Children” alone, though there are many others that are effectively creepy, hilarious, and bizarre. Impacting when it hits, astounding when it (just) misses. Piñera’s is an overlooked master.
"a few children" takes swift's "modest proposal" to a whole new crazy place...
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Great surrealist short fiction by this Cuban writer.
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Fun times with casual mutilation
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Virgilio Piñera Llera was a Cuban author, playwright, poet, short-story writer, and essayist.
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