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The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington (Paperback)

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"There are things that are not sayable. That's why we have art." - Leonora Carrington

Surrealist painter and writer Leonora Carrington is finally getting some long overdue recognition for all her amazing work over the years (the centennial of her birth is the reason for this collection). Known far too long just for her association with painter Max Ernst, Leonora was one of the last surviving original surrealist painters (a group that only half-embraced her; it was a boy’s club, after all). The stories presented in this collection are as wonderful, weird, and eclectic as her artistic output, with many of them originally written in French or Spanish, and some published for the first time. The extraordinary imagination and charm demonstrated in these dark little gems are an absolute wonder to behold-- irreverent, witty, haunting, and imbued with the spirit of a woman who refused the reality that was presented to her and lived her life completely on her own terms. Leonora Carrington’s stories are the perfect remedy to the mundane and the familiar. 

— Shane


Fiction. Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaus, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination. Nowhere are these qualities more ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she wrote throughout her life.

Published to coincide with the centennial of her birth, THE COMPLETE STORIES OF LEONORA CARRINGTON collects for the first time all of her stories, including several never before seen in print. With a startling range of styles, subjects, and even languages (several of the stories are translated from French or Spanish), THE COMPLETE STORIES captures the genius and irrepressible spirit of an amazing artist's life.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780997366648
ISBN-10: 0997366648
Publisher: Dorothy a Publishing Project
Publication Date: April 28th, 2017
Pages: 232
Language: English
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