Read The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington Online Free - Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaux, 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.
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May 15, 2017
I can't remember at this point how I determined that Surrealism was somehow essential to my artistic (sub)consciousness. It feels like it was always there. I do know that this had really nothing to do with the most iconic (stereotyped) gestures from Dali or Breton, who I somewhat instinctively st...
December 20, 2017
Very peculiar tales. A lot of mad imagination, sometimes funny but often very usettling. Some tales did something to me that did frighten me. They feel full of subtle horror. It was like they were fairytales but a bit gruesome. Very surreal also. I am not sure what to think of them...
December 15, 2017
Despite having previously read all but the last three of these stories (reviewed in more depth here and here), I still enjoyed them just as much during this second read. And because they are so brilliantly original and off-the-wall absurd, I had forgotten many of them, so it sometimes felt like I...
June 06, 2017
Leonora Carrington was an English-Mexican surrealist painter and a mighty talented one, if you ask me. During her life, she wrote a novel, a short memoir and many stories (in English, French and Spanish), all collected in a single book for the first time ever.
She writes as a painter; sentences ar...
September 20, 2017
How can anybody be a person of quality if they wash away their ghosts with common sense?
Reading is an unnatural act. Unlike the appreciation of aural and visual arts, reading requires conscious effort even before deep interpretations are sought. Children see, smell, touch, hear, and learn to spea...
January 14, 2018
This book was my first encounter with the literature of surrealism and, overall, it was a pleasant experience. Carrington clearly possessed a very special mind and an extraordinary imagination; her ability to create the most uncanny, bizarre worlds and exist at the intersection of fantasy and rea...
July 21, 2017
I remember reading the Mary Ann Caws anthology, Surrealist Painters and Poets, and loving the selection of Leonora Carrington’s stories more than anything else in that treasure-house of a book. The more I reread Carrington’s stories, the more ferocious they appeared. They seemed to be written as...
October 25, 2017
I enjoyed being able to read these stories deeper through my read-a-long at WeirdFictionReview.com. Carrington's stories are disarming and delightful. If you are curious of my thoughts and reactions to individual stories within this great collection, please follow these links.
Hyenas, Horses, and...
July 01, 2017
"My head is a bier for my thoughts, my body a coffin."
February 10, 2018
It has happened again: a book that I dreaded reading and put off for as long as I could has deeply rewarded me. Carrington's stories are fairy tales, full of whimsical, beautiful, and sometimes horrible imagery, that speak to our innermost fears, hurts, and psychological complexities.
As a traine...