The Topless Tower

The Topless Tower


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The Topless Tower is Silvina Ocampo's most imaginative work, one which takes the canon of Wester fantasy and turns it on its head. A cross between Alice in Wonderland and short stories of Jorge Luis Borges, it packs a whole world into a swift fever-dream narrative.

author: Silvina Ocampotranslation: James Womackdesign:  Vince Haigisbn: 978-1-9162321-4-3pages: 85
The youngest of six daughters of a well-connected and cosmopolitan Argentinian family, Silvina Ocampo was born in Buenos Aires in 1903. Over a long a fruitful career spanning seven decades, she distinguished herself in many areas, most notably as a writer of short fiction and poetry, but also as a visual artist, as well as an author of novels and stories for children. Among many other honours, her work was recognised with the Premio Nacional de Poesia in 1962. She worked on a number of classic anthologies and collaborative projects, most notably with writer Adolfo Bioy Casares (whom she married in 1940), and their mutual friend Jorge Luis Borges. She died in 1993.


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