By María Elena Llana,Amelia Pelaez,Mirta Yáñez,Barbara Riess
Solitary characters, troubled via genuine or fictitious fears… a global plagued with absurdities… extraordinary tales, advised via a subjectively ironic standpoint with either humor and an evenhanded cruelty.
Llana has constantly been dedicated to a mix of fable, darkish humor, what might be known as gothic comedy. Her tales humorously characterize a imaginative and prescient of the realm via a palpable irony prime as much as a subversive guffaw that, due to 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 sort, dramatic or ridiculous, yet constantly successfully suggestive of conditions underlying what we take for fact.
Her brief tales include a wealthy and carefully exciting illustration of a specific social type in Cuba over the last 40 years: the bourgeoisie who struggled to keep up their social prestige and took part merely via default within the development of the hot socialist society. photographs of kin and twisted gender roles abound, inside a mysterious and uncanny family sphere that's unmistakably set in Havana.
Born within the Cienfuegos province in 1936 and moved to Havana in 1940, Llana was once trained in Catholic effortless and excessive faculties and later studied journalism and artwork. In 1959, having graduated with a level in journalism she labored in several components of the click, essentially Prensa Latina. She really expert in cultural reporting and on Asia, traveling Europe and Latin the United States and dealing in Vietnam and China.
Llana released her first choice of brief tales in 1965. She endured writing throughout the seventies, yet extra for herself, because the country didn't prefer the mystical or magnificent 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 persisted her profession as a journalist and brief fiction author. Llana’s paintings has been released largely in Cuba and in translation and has been the topic of doctoral theses in Cuba, Spain, usa and México and articles in literary journals similar to the los angeles Gaceta de Cuba and the Latin American Literary Review.
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An Address in Havana/Domicilio habanero: Selected Short Stories by María Elena Llana,Amelia Pelaez,Mirta Yáñez,Barbara Riess