Lands of Memory (New Directions Paperbook #1110) (Paperback)
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811217538, 190pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2008
Lands of Memory presents a half-dozen wonderful works by Felisberto Hern ndez, "a writer like no other," Italo Calvino declared, "like no European or Latin American. He is an 'irregular, ' who eludes all classifications and labellings--yet he is unmistakable on any page to which one might randomly open one of his books."
Named a Guardian Best Book of the Year by Alfred Brendel and a TLS Best Book of the Year by Michael Hofmann (who calls Felisberto "a loopier, vegetarian Kafka, inhabiting his mazy personal baroque"), Lands of Memory collects four astonishing stories and the two dreamlike novellas "Around the Time of Clemente Colling" and "Lands of Memory."