Friday Staff Pick: Piano Stories

Piano Stories
Felisberto Hernández

Translated by Luis Harss
Introduction by Italo Calvino
Preface by Francine Prose

One of the strangest things I have ever read. It is wonderful.

—Recommended by Tân and  Matt, City Lights Books

Piano Stories presents fifteen wonderful works by the great Uruguayan author Felisberto Hernández, “a writer like no other,” as Italo Calvino declares in his introduction: “like no European or Latin American. He is an ‘irregular,’ who eludes all classifications and labellings — yet he is unmistakable on any page to which one might randomly open one of his books.”

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