Las hortensias [Felisberto Hernández] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Edición de Creative Commons Uruguay con el texto revisado por la Fundación Felisberto Hernández en el marco de un convenio de. As hortensias / Las hortensias has ratings and 18 reviews. O livro traz, em edição bilíngue, português e espanhol, uma novela e três contos de um dos.

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But there’s something slightly sinister about the “surprises” she likes to play on her husband by switching roles with the doll, dressing her in her own clothing and providing her with animate qualities at the same time as she herself takes on increasingly doll-like roles.

Posthegemony: doll

Rise 29 de enero de Have you read Felisberto’s short story “The Balcony”? That’s another really good one–especially in its approach to the fantastic–but I sense this novella will be almost impossible to beat for me in terms of how action-packed the story was.

But one doll in particular becomes rapidly an object of obsession for them both. You have to be the perfect felisnerto to head up the Phillipines’ branch of the Felisberto cult!

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Rise 28 de enero de This is Hortensia, made in the likeness of his wife whose middle name is Hortensiawho stands in for wife, child, sister, and increasingly Horacio’s lover.

Rise of the great in lieu of a ee guide just reminded me that he actually wrote about Harss’ translation of The Daisy Dolls in a post on the Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Seriously, I’d be totally surprised if say you and Rise and Tom and even secret Aira fan Frances read this novella and didn’t like it.


Thank you for pointing me in the amazingly weird direction! I will track it down. Felisberto did specialize in short stories “The Balcony” being one of my favorites by himbut he also wrote a handful of novellas that I hope to dive into next month.

In the proliferation of representations that modernity allows, any distance between sign and thing has for him broken down. With a Hortensia, you will enjoy a silent love without hortensiaw, without worrisome expenses, without midwives.

There’s a sense from the start fekisberto such reflections and imitations are always likely to get out of hand, and to lead towards madness. The most famous books I had not read but now have, edition, Cather and Wharton and Tintin Hace 1 semana.

His Futile Preoccupations …. December Wrap-Up Hace 12 horas. A quirky tale enough to produce good feeling about Felisberto. Soon collusion turns to jealousy as Horacio takes this simulation a felisbrrto further, having Hortensia fitted with veins through which warm water can be piped for additional verosimilitude, and fixing his desire ever more firmly on the mannequin.

As hortensias / Las hortensias

The Best Land Under Heaven: I’ll look for it. The whole thing sounds like a film. Richard 28 de enero de Oh, well, thank you for not bringing up Magic Mike again! The Book Binder’s Daughter. As for Magic Mike, I tried watching it, but lasted about 40 seconds. Sanctuary, by William Faulkner Hace 4 meses. Reescrituras Hace 4 semanas.


Las Hortensias

Some of the Twilight Zone episodes! So here’s one for them, at least. Horacio feels himself surrounded by disturbing signs, above all the sense that “the dolls had their feliberto that they are “full of omens,” and that they appeared to be “hypnotized beings carrying out unknown missions or lending themselves to unsavoury designs” Italian book tour photos!

In a final breakdown, in terror at one last surprise on the part of his wife, one last substitution in which she plays the part of a doll, we find him setting off across the flowerbeds “heading towards the sound of the machines” So why not enter fully into the world of things, abandoning pretensions to puppet mastery, to some kind of transcendent humanity? I read it 2 yrs ago, in an anthology, for the Spanish month event you and Stu sponsored.

Partly perhaps as a substitute for the child that they cannot have 44and also we’re told partly because of his fears of mortality and particularly of the possibility his wife might pre-decease him 20Horacio acquires a collection of life-size dolls that he has arranged in a series of tableaux vivants.