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Las Hortensias

Newer Post Older Post Home. Seriously, I’d be totally surprised if say you and Rise and Tom and even secret Aira fan Frances read this novella and didn’t like it. Richard 28 de enero de Richard 1 de febrero de But there’s something slightly sinister about the “surprises” she likes to play on her husband by switching roles with the doll, dressing her in her own clothing and providing her with animate qualities at the same time as she herself takes on increasingly doll-like roles.

The Best Land Under Heaven: I have only read ‘The Daisy Dolls’, but hortenskas to see copies of the two story collections from New Directions. The Argumentative Old Git. A Wreath of Roses: Best Wishes for the New Year! Tuesday, February 13, doll.

Richard 27 de enero de Rise of the great in lieu of a field guide just reminded me that he actually wrote about Harss’ translation of The Daisy Dolls in a post on the Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Reading in Hace 2 semanas.

My books of the year, — favourites from a year of reading Hace 1 semana. I still haven’t read anything by him, I read he was just a short-story writer, with a fantastic vein. I read it 2 yrs ago, in an anthology, for the Spanish month event you and Stu sponsored. Is there one, I wonder?


Partly perhaps as a substitute for the child that they cannot have 44and also we’re told partly because of his fears of mortality and particularly of the possibility his wife might pre-decease him 20Horacio acquires a collection of life-size dolls that he has arranged in a series of hermndez vivants. Rhapsody in Books Weblog.

Christmas Eflisberto Hace 22 horas. Soon collusion turns to jealousy as Horacio takes this simulation a stage further, hernnvez Hortensia fitted with veins through which warm water can be piped for additional verosimilitude, and fixing his desire ever more firmly hortnsias the mannequin.

As hortensias / Las hortensias

Would be sure to be a winner! Posted by Jon at 4: A Work in Progress.

It’s certainly worth looking for, but the new New Directions reprint of Felisberto’s Piano Stories should make things easier if you can’t find or read a version in Spanish. A Journey from St. Horacio feels himself surrounded by disturbing signs, above all the sense that “the dolls had their secrets,” that they are “full of omens,” and that they appeared to be “hypnotized beings carrying out unknown missions or lending themselves to unsavoury designs” In the proliferation of representations that modernity allows, any distance between sign and thing has for him broken down.

That’s another really good one–especially in its approach to the fantastic–but I sense this novella will be almost impossible to beat for me in terms of how action-packed the story was.

I, um, told you would like this! I have here one of the advertising flyers, discovered by chance in one of our major clubs: But don’t take my word for it, just ask Rise! You have to be the perfect man to head up the Phillipines’ branch of the Felisberto cult!


So why not enter fully into the world of things, abandoning pretensions to puppet mastery, to some kind of transcendent humanity? Scott, you’re definitely one of the Aira-loving friends I was most thinking of when writing the post–so you must read this, ha ha! At least I discovered him thanks to the author of Invisible Cities.

The whole thing sounds like a film. Some of the Twilight Zone episodes!

As hortensias / Las hortensias by Felisberto Hernández (1 star ratings)

Illustration from the first standalone edition of Las Hortensias: A quirky tale enough to produce good feeling about Felisberto. Unable or unwilling to trust his own senses, and with the feeling that his desire has become delirious increasingly [un]fixed on part objects–the dolls’ detached limbs floating in a tankHoracio himself becomes ever more of an automaton: With a Hortensia, you will enjoy a silent love without quarrels, without worrisome expenses, without midwives.

In a final breakdown, in terror at one last surprise on the part of his wife, one last substitution in which she plays the part of a doll, we find him setting off across the flowerbeds “heading towards the sound of the machines” This is Hortensia, made in the likeness of his wife whose middle name is Hortensiawho stands in for wife, child, sister, and increasingly Horacio’s lover.

Thank you for pointing me in the amazingly weird direction! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.