A first opportunity for English readers to sample some of the best short stories by the contemporary Catalan writer, Pere Calders. His award-winning fiction, the fruit of more than fifty years of intense literary creativity, are well-represented in this volume. Calders' 'magic realist' vision, his playful depiction of man's struggles for survival in a 20th century urban environment and his humorous tales of 'science' and the supernatural, will appeal to young and old alike. Spanish text with facing-page translation, introduction and foreword by Geoffrey Pridham.
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