Una muñeca rusa / A Russian Doll and Other Stories
Short stories and novellas , 1991
A Russian Doll and Other Stories is the ninth collection of short fiction by Adolfo Bioy Casares.
Bioy Casares’s narratives are elegant and urbane, his style precise and streamlined, as he paces his characters through seriocomic traps of fate––ensnared by love, impelled by lust, ambition, or plain greed, even metamorphosed by pharmaceuticals. These are not stories in a psychological mode but like the image of the Russian doll of the title piece are carefully wrought congeries of intractable selves within selves.