The Dream of Heroes

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Dutton, 1988 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - 212 pages
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Despite his secret protector's warnings, Emilio Gauna re-creates the situation that, three years before, led to a horrible encounter with a masked woman during Carnival 1927--an encounter he dimly remembers and never understood

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User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

This is a great idea-- for a little tale, maybe even an extended short story-- but somehow I ended up feeling it was too bad Bioy Casares didn't have his great friend Borges' love of brevity in this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laurens - Goodreads

Rather the novel Borges should have miniaturized, than the novel Borges should have written. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Adolfo Bioy Casares has collaborated with Jorge Luis Borges on a number of works. They compiled Anthology of Fantastic Literature (1940), a documentation of the development of Spanish American suprarealism, and Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi (1981), a playful and inventive variation on the theme of the detective who cannot visit the scene of the crime. Bioy Casares's numerous works are characterized by intelligence and a sense of playful fantasy. The Invention of Morel (1953), concerns a scientist's illusions about immortality. Asleep in the Sun is a bizarre tale written in an epistolary form. Ultimately the recipient of the letter is left to wonder whether, in fact, the puzzle has any solution or whether, like much of Bioy Casares's and Borges's work, it is an inside joke between author and reader.

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