Excerpts to appear in "The New Yorker," Summer 2019, "Two Lines Journal," Fall 2019, "Massachusetts Review," Fall 2019"
This is one of two books by Silvina Ocampoher first and her last being simultaneously published by City Lights, each of them translated into English for the first time.
We will promote The Promise and The Forgotten Journey actively together, bookends of a remarkable career. Books will be packaged to resemble each other.
We will seek younger, contemporary writers to comment on the importance of Ocampo.
- Silvina Ocampo is a key feminist voice of 20th century, one of the few women to be included in the modern Latin American canon, a modernist whose vision and talents will appeal to contemporary readers of feminist, fantastic and literary fiction. A contemporary of Borges.
- Recent interest in Ocampo's work situates Forgotten Journey, her very first published work, as an invaluable introduction to a tremendous career.
- Forgotten Journey has been translated from the Spanish by two award-winning translators, Suzanne Jill Levin and Jessica Powell, experts in the tradition of Argentine fantastic literature, of which Ocampo was a crucial, if under-translated, figure.