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Silvina Ocampo

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Written by SILVINA OCAMPO
Preface by JORGE LUIS BORGES
Translator DANIEL BALDERSTON
Introduction by HELEN OYEYEMI

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17767-9

Thus Were Their Faces offers a comprehensive selection of the short fiction of Silvina Ocampo, undoubtedly one of the twentieth century’s great masters of the story and the novella. Here are tales of doubles and impostors, angels and demons, a marble statue of a winged horse that speaks, a beautiful seer who writes the autobiography of her own death, a lapdog who records the dreams of an old woman, a suicidal romance, and much else that is incredible, mad, sublime, and delicious. Italo...

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Written by SILVINA OCAMPO
Translator JASON WEISS

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: NYRB Poets

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17774-7

Silvina Ocampo possessed her own special enchantment as a poet, and only now is her extraordinary poetic achievement becoming more widely recognized beyond Latin America.

Remarkably, this is the first collection of Ocampo’s poetry to appear in English. From her early sonnets on the native Argentine landscape, to her meditations on love’s travails, to her explorations of the kinship between plant and animal realms, to her clairvoyant inquiries into history and myth and memory, readers will...

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