The Debutante and Other Stories
by Leonora Carrington
With an Introduction by Sheila Heti and an Afterword by Marina Warner
A debutante frees a hyena from the zoo so that it might take her place at her coming-out ball; an artist paints a portrait of a man’s dead wife, but finds she has painted herself instead; a woman makes love to a boar underneath a mountain of cats; a chicken is roasted with the brains and livers of thrushes, truffles, crushed sweet almonds, rose conserve and drops of divine liqueur; two noble sisters wonder whether anybody can be ‘a person of quality if they wash away their ghosts with common sense’; a psychoanalyst must decide what to do with the gift of a team of Russian rats trained to operate on humans. In this first complete edition of Leonora Carrington’s short stories, written throughout her life from her early years in Surrealist Paris to her late period in Dirty War-era Mexico City, the world is by turns subversive, funny, sly, wise and disarming.
With an Introduction by Sheila Heti and an Afterword
by Marina Warner
Your Silence Will Not Protect You
Essays and poems by Audre Lorde, including 'The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House'
Milan Women's Bookstore Collective
Don't Think You Have Any Rights
The Milan Women's Bookstore Collective on entrustment, in theory and practice