"She was left to wander the hills and play at being an alchemist."
July 31, 2020 10:25 PM Subscribe
Matthew Gleeson (LA Review of Books, 6/26/2020), "... Remembering Amparo Dávila": "She made a name for herself as a writer in Mexico in the 1950s and 1960s, then fell out of sight sometime after the 1970s, only to be rediscovered and lauded, at the beginning of the new millennium, as one of the country's great masters of the short story." Several of Amparo Dávila's stories are available online: "The Houseguest" (audio in Spanish), "The Tomb Garden," "Oscar" (related waltzes), "The Breakfast" (related song), and "The Cell." Interviews with the author in Spanish and the translators in English. Relevant 2018 Worldcon panel on women writing horror in Mexico (plus the free Mexicanx Initiative SF anthology, A Larger Reality, still at Dropbox).