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By María Elena Llana,Amelia Pelaez,Mirta Yáñez,Barbara Riess

Bilingual Spanish/English edition

Solitary characters, bothered by means of genuine or fictitious fears… an international plagued with absurdities… remarkable tales, informed via a subjectively ironic viewpoint with either humor and an evenhanded cruelty.

Llana has constantly been dedicated to a mix of delusion, darkish humor, what may be known as gothic comedy. Her tales humorously symbolize a imaginative and prescient of the realm via a palpable irony major as much as a subversive guffaw that, as a result of her scathing wit, can also be learn as an anguished holler. This caliber is on the middle of Llana’s tales teeming with specters of each variety, dramatic or ridiculous, yet continually successfully suggestive of situations underlying what we take for fact.

Her brief tales include a wealthy and punctiliously wonderful illustration of a specific social category in Cuba over the last 40 years: the bourgeoisie who struggled to keep up their social prestige and took part purely by means of default within the development of the hot socialist society. photographs of relations and twisted gender roles abound, inside of a mysterious and uncanny household sphere that's unmistakably set in Havana.

Born within the Cienfuegos province in 1936 and moved to Havana in 1940, Llana used to be informed in Catholic uncomplicated and excessive colleges and later studied journalism and artwork. In 1959, having graduated with a level in journalism she labored in numerous components of the clicking, essentially Prensa Latina. She really expert in cultural reporting and on Asia, vacationing Europe and Latin the US and dealing in Vietnam and China.

Llana released her first number of brief tales in 1965. She persisted writing through the seventies, yet extra for herself, because the country didn't want the paranormal or exceptional in the course of these years. Llana’s event writing radio programming set her as much as educate radio writing in Cuba and in Mexico. Later, she persevered her profession as a journalist and brief fiction author. Llana’s paintings has been released generally in Cuba and in translation and has been the topic of doctoral theses in Cuba, Spain, usa and México and articles in literary journals reminiscent of the los angeles Gaceta de Cuba and the Latin American Literary Review.

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