Kalpa Imperial PDF Novel

Kalpa Imperial PDF Novel


This is the first of Argentinean writer Angélica Gorodischer’s award-winning books to be translated into English. In eleven chapters, Kalpa Imperial’s multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and political commentaries are all woven tapestry-style into Kalpa Imperial: beggars become emperors, democracies become dictatorships, and history becomes legends and stories.

But this is much more than a simple political allegory or fable. It is also a celebration of the power of storytelling. Gorodischer and translator Ursula K. Le Guin are a well-matched, sly and delightful team of magician-storytellers. Rarely have author and translator been such an effortless pairing. Kalpa Imperial is a powerful introduction to the writing of Angélica Gorodischer, a novel which will enthrall readers already familiar with the worlds of Le Guin.

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Kalpa Imperial Information

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Small Beer Press; First Edition (August 15, 2003)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 246 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1931520054
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1931520058
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.7 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Best Sellers Rank: #123,119 in Books

About the Author

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (US /ˈɜːrsələ ˈkroʊbər ləˈɡwɪn/; born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays. First published in the 1960s, her work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography.

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The book can be seen as a metaphor for the nature of reality itself. Just as the archivist cannot know for sure what happened in the past, we cannot know for sure what is real in the present. All we can do is interpret the evidence that we have and make our own conclusions.

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