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...
June 28, 2017
Despite having previously read all but the last three of these stories, 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 was reading them for the first time. W...
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...
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...
September 01, 2017
Leonora Carrington foi uma mulher incrível. Não bastasse a biografia de dar inveja a qualquer fã de literatura aventuresca, ela ainda foi um pintora e escritora surrealista muitíssimo talentosa.
Os contos completos são o meu primeiro contato com a prosa dela e, ainda que eu não tenha ficado tão e...
July 01, 2017
"My head is a bier for my thoughts, my body a coffin."
September 05, 2017
*WOAH* *Wild, witty and mind-bending* 'Once I was a great beauty and attended all sorts of cocktail-drinking, prize-giving-and-taking, artistic demonstrations and other casually hazardous gatherings organised for the purpose of people wasting other people's time.' This collection of 22 Surrealist...
July 28, 2017
Absolutely delightful collection of outrageously strange, colourful, mordant, and sly stories.
No matter what the setting (a proper English garden, a Celtic fairyland, a European metropolis, or a Mexican jungle), Carrington brings it to vivid artist's life and peoples it with the oddes...
May 29, 2017
(3.5) It's extraordinary that Carrington crafted stories that could match the power of her uncanny artwork. I can think of no other artist that could also wield the pen to such a degree. Many of these nightmare fairy tales and absurd fables fall short by being either brief sketches (which do have...