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Missing persons, animals, and artists

Author: Roberto Ransom; Daniel Shapiro
Publisher: Chicago : Swan Isle Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1 edView all editions and formats
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"Elegant prose and imaginative ironies bring these compelling short stories to life in this first English-language collection from Mexican author Roberto Ransom. Each of the ten stories is filled with fascinating, yet enigmatic and sometimes elusive characters: an alligator in a bathtub, an invisible toad who appears only to a young boy, the beautiful redheaded daughter of a mushroom collector, a deceased journalist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literatura hispanoamericana-
Novela-
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Ransom; Daniel Shapiro
ISBN: 9780997228717 0997228717
OCLC Number: 1187112721
Language Note: Originally published in Spanish under the title Desaparecidos, animales y artistas (México, D.F. : Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1999).
Description: 175 p.
Contents: Lizard la Heart --
Snakes and Ladders --
Toad's Visits --
Three Figures and a Dog --
Viola di Bordone --
Chanterelle --
The Midnight Man --
The Taste of Salt --
The Dwarf Bull --
Vasari, Do You Hear Me?
Responsibility: Roberto Ransom ; translated by Daniel Shapiro.

Abstract:

"Elegant prose and imaginative ironies bring these compelling short stories to life in this first English-language collection from Mexican author Roberto Ransom. Each of the ten stories is filled with fascinating, yet enigmatic and sometimes elusive characters: an alligator in a bathtub, an invisible toad who appears only to a young boy, the beautiful redheaded daughter of a mushroom collector, a deceased journalist who communicates in code, and even Leonardo Da Vinci himself, meditating on The Last Supper. One of Mexico' s most original writers, Ransom explores these characters' emotional depths as they move through their fantastical worlds that, while at times unfamiliar, offer brave and profound insights into our own. Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists is the follow-up to Ransom's highly acclaimed A Tale of Two Lions, praised by Ignacio Padilla as "the best Mexican literary work I have read in recent years. [It] heralds a pen capable of that rarest of privileges in our letters: attaining the comic and profoundly human through a perfect simplicity." This collection of short stories has been translated with great care by Daniel Shapiro"--

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