26 May 2009

The Story of the Lizard who had the Habit of Dining on his Wives

Today, Tuesday, is a travel day.

Don't ask. I don't know myself.

In an effort to keep you entertained in the meantime, here is a reading of a short story. As is no doubt indicated by your display, it is about 12 minutes long. The selection is “The Story of the Lizard who had the Habit of Dining on His Wives” by Eduardo Galeano from The Art of the Story edited by Daniel Halpern.

I believe this story is the subject of discussion right now in my online reading group, Constant Reader. See the link by that name to the right.

There are a raft of Latin American authors who have lost their grip on reality with delightful results. I will not forget my first exposure to this phenomenon years ago when I first read 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Until I got in the swing of this magical realism stuff, I was a little disoriented.

Most particularly, I hope you enjoy this one, Beej. I will report back in when I figure out where I am.

Short Story Reading from Uncle Steve on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

I had meant to post a note when we read this at CR, but thanks for posting the video of you reading. real nice!