Piano Stories

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$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
258
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811221801
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About the Author

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1902, Felisberto Hernández was a talented pianist, playing in the silent-screen movie theaters when he was twelve years old. He later toured the small concert halls of Uruguay and Argentina. He married four times, published seven books, and died, impoverished, in 1964.

Francine Prose is the author of twenty-one works of fiction including, the highly acclaimed Mister Monkey; the New York Times bestseller Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932; A Changed Man, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her works of nonfiction include the highly praised Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, which has become a classic. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.

ITALO CALVINO (1923-1985) attained worldwide renown as one of the twentieth century's greatest storytellers. Born in Cuba, he was raised in San Remo, Italy, and later lived in Turin, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere. Among his many works are Invisible Cities, If on a winter's night a traveler, The Baron in the Trees, and other novels, as well as numerous collections of fiction, folktales, criticism, and essays. His works have been translated into dozens of languages.

Reviews

If I hadn't read the stories of Felisberto Hernandez in 1950, I wouldn't be the writer I am today.--Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Poetry that transforms the ordinary into the uncanny.
A vision of such startling beauty that it flares up like an old-fashioned phosphorous match and illuminates our whole lives.--Francine Prose
Excellent ... miraculously alive ... wonderful.--Michael Pye