Coming back to reading after a long depression, to find dis book on scribd, a lovely surrealist fondue!
I picked this book up during a visit to Asheville. It‘s very strange and very much my type of book. I‘d never heard of Carrington before, and I feel like I should have.
Today‘s staff pick is 'The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington,' selected by Rare Book Room manager, Jane. "Talking animals, witches, murder, debutantes, bestiality. One of these subjects alone is enough for a novel but you will find all these things in Leonora Carrington's absurd and sometimes hilarious surrealist stories. Check it out if you want strange dreams." Find it on our Small Press table! #staffpickfriday
Due to extenuating circumstances, I made the executive decision to lift my self-imposed book buying ban. I made it five months! This was my selection from Malaprop‘s—I REALLY had to narrow it down, but I‘m happy about all of them. Now excuse me while I read & write my way through the rain!
#ReadingResolutions Day 2: My #ThreeStack from BookDep that I wish to get into, like, now?? Our house is starting to look less like a warehouse - more like a home slowly each day - but my books are still in the process of being shelved, which takes up practically all my waking hours - so, apologies Litsy tribe if I haven‘t been commenting or responding to your posts lately. Barely have time to breathe.
In addition to being a short story writer, Leonora Carrington was a surrealist painter. So her stories are like if you took a Salvador Dali painting and tried to make sense of the weirdness.
They‘re like strange, delightful, disturbing fairy tales. It‘s hard to describe, so you‘ll just have to take my word for it. 😘