By María Elena Llana,Amelia Pelaez,Mirta Yáñez,Barbara Riess
Solitary characters, troubled via actual or fictitious fears… a global plagued with absurdities… unheard of tales, instructed via a subjectively ironic standpoint with either humor and an evenhanded cruelty.
Llana has regularly been devoted to a mix of delusion, darkish humor, what should 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 center of Llana’s tales teeming with specters of each sort, dramatic or ridiculous, yet continuously successfully suggestive of conditions underlying what we take for truth.
Her brief tales include a wealthy and carefully enjoyable illustration of a selected social type in Cuba over the last 40 years: the bourgeoisie who struggled to keep up their social prestige and took part simply through default within the building of the hot socialist society. pics of relatives and twisted gender roles abound, inside a mysterious and uncanny household sphere that's unmistakably set in Havana.
Born within the Cienfuegos province in 1936 and moved to Havana in 1940, Llana used to be proficient in Catholic trouble-free and excessive colleges and later studied journalism and artwork. In 1959, having graduated with a level in journalism she labored in numerous components of the click, essentially Prensa Latina. She really good in cultural reporting and on Asia, vacationing Europe and Latin the US and dealing in Vietnam and China.
Llana released her first selection of brief tales in 1965. She endured writing throughout the seventies, yet extra for herself, because the kingdom didn't prefer the mystical or awesome in the course of these years. Llana’s adventure writing radio programming set her as much as train 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 extensively in Cuba and in translation and has been the topic of doctoral theses in Cuba, Spain, usa and México and articles in literary journals equivalent to the los angeles Gaceta de Cuba and the Latin American Literary Review.
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