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Forgotten Journey

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Title: Forgotten Journey
Author: Ocampo, Silvina
ISBN: 9780872867727
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Published: 2019
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New

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The world is ready for her blend of insane Angela Carter with the originality of Clarice Lispector.--Mariana Enriquez, LitHub

Delicately crafted, intensely visual, deeply personal stories explore the nature of memory, family ties, and the difficult imbalances of love.

Both her debut story collection, Forgotten Journey, and her only novel, The Promise, are strikingly 20th-century texts, written in a high-modernist mode rarely found in contemporary fiction.--Lily Meyer, NPR

Silvina Ocampo is one of our best writers. Her stories have no equal in our literature.--Jorge Luis Borges

I don't know of another writer who better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don't show us.--Italo Calvino

These two newly translated books could make her a rediscovery on par with Clarice Lispector. . . . there has never been another voice like hers.--John Freeman, Executive Editor, LitHub

. . . it is for the precise and terrible beauty of her sentences that this book should be read.A masterpiece of midcentury modernist literature triumphantly translated into our times.--Publishers Weekly * Starred Review

Ocampo is beyond great--she is necessary.--Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance and Associate Director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University

Like William Blake, Ocampo's first voice was that of a visual artist; in her writing she retains the will to unveil immaterial so that we might at least look at it if not touch it.--Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread

Ocampo is a legend of Argentinian literature, and this collection of her short stories brings some of her most recondite and mysterious works to the English-speaking world. . . . This collection is an ideal introduction to a be