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By María Elena Llana,Amelia Pelaez,Mirta Yáñez,Barbara Riess

ISBN-10: 0982786034

ISBN-13: 9780982786031

Bilingual Spanish/English edition

Solitary characters, troubled through actual or fictitious fears… a global plagued with absurdities… extraordinary tales, informed via a subjectively ironic point of view with either humor and an evenhanded cruelty.

Llana has consistently been dedicated to a mix of fable, darkish humor, what may be known as gothic comedy. Her tales humorously symbolize a imaginative and prescient of the area via a palpable irony major as much as a subversive guffaw that, due to her scathing wit, can also be learn as an anguished holler. This caliber is on the middle of Llana’s tales teeming with specters of each variety, dramatic or ridiculous, yet continually successfully suggestive of situations underlying what we take for truth.

Her brief tales include a wealthy and punctiliously interesting illustration of a selected social category in Cuba over the last 40 years: the bourgeoisie who struggled to keep up their social prestige and took part in simple terms through default within the building of the hot socialist society. pictures of kin and twisted gender roles abound, inside of a mysterious and uncanny household sphere that's unmistakably set in Havana.

Born within the Cienfuegos province in 1936 and moved to Havana in 1940, Llana was once informed in Catholic straightforward and excessive faculties and later studied journalism and artwork. In 1959, having graduated with a level in journalism she labored in several parts of the click, essentially Prensa Latina. She really expert in cultural reporting and on Asia, traveling Europe and Latin the USA and dealing in Vietnam and China.

Llana released her first number of brief tales in 1965. She endured writing through the seventies, yet extra for herself, because the country didn't desire the paranormal or very good in the course of these years. Llana’s adventure writing radio programming set her as much as educate radio writing in Cuba and in Mexico. Later, she persisted her occupation as a journalist and brief fiction author. Llana’s paintings has been released generally in Cuba and in translation and has been the topic of doctoral theses in Cuba, Spain, usa and México and articles in literary journals resembling the los angeles Gaceta de Cuba and the Latin American Literary Review.

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