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The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington
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Feb 17, 2012

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bookshelves: fiction, surrealism
Read from February 14 to 17, 2012

I really enjoyed most of this book, and would give it 3.5 stars if I could. The characters of Marian Leatherby and Carmella Velasquez, in particular, are both funny and charming. And the story's many imaginative twists made for a quick read.

But I had to go back and review the Introduction (and consult Wikipedia) in order to better grasp the meaning of some of what was being parodied and/or alluded to in the latter quarter or so of the text (historical, religious, and literary matters).

If you are interested in Leonora Carrington's Surrealist paintings, then this story is a nice complement to her work. I, for one, plan to take a look at her other writings—especially those that are well-acknowledged to have strong autobiographical threads within them. [km]

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“One has to be careful what one takes when one goes away forever.”
Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet

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