A superb fiction collection by the great Uruguayan writer: “If I hadn’t read the stories of Felisberto Hernández in 1950, I wouldn’t be the writer I am today.”
—Gabriel García Márquez
“Hernández is a writer like no other, like no European or Latin American.”
--Italo Calvino
“Felisberto, I will always love you!”
-Julio Cortázar

by Felisberto Hernández
Published in 2008 by New Directions

Lands of Memory presents a half-dozen wonderful works by Felisberto Hernández, “a writer like no other,” Italo Calvino declared, “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.”

Named a Guardian Best Book of the Year by Alfred Brendel and a TLS Best Book of the Year by Michael Hofmann (who calls Felisberto “a loopier, vegetarian Kafka, inhabiting his mazy personal baroque”), Lands of Memory collects four astonishing stories and the two dreamlike novellas “Around the Time of Clemente Colling” and “Lands of Memory.”

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