Buenos Aires: Losada, (Col. Biblioteca Clásica y Contemporánea), 1999. first edition. Paperback. 93p., wrps. Fine. Item #3808
When I wrote Un león en el bosque de Palermo, more than once I asked myself if I had not read a story based on the same idea. As originality does not concern me, I just went with the lion. Now I discover that he had not only read a similar story, but that he had written it. Between those two versions of the same idea, the first, Clave para un amor, is the most successful one. A surprise for me, that I always thought that the second versions had to be the best, because they are corrected; a surprise and a warning that the reality is too complex for us to generalize ... (Adolfo Bioy Casares).