De jardines ajenos: libro abierto

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Temas Grupo Editorial, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 320 pages
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De Jardines Ajenos -que Bioy define como un libro abierto, una miscelanea con recuerdos, suenos, frases, epigramas, un libro hospitalario para cansados e impacientes, que se pueda leer en cualquier circunstancia-fue preparado en base a sus cuadernos privados. En ellos recogio, a lo largo de toda su vida, versos breves y fragmentos en prosa particularmente lucidos, hermosos o ridiculos, sin atender a supuestos prestigios y con un solo fin: compartir con el lector el placer por el descubrimiento.

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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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