México, D.F. Fondo de Cultura Económica, ( Colección Tierra Firme), 2011. First Edition. Paperback. 405p., wrps. New. Item #50844
"Obras II: Tres novelas" is an anthology of three novels by Cuban writer Severo Sarduy, featuring the titles: "De donde son los cantantes", "Maitreya", and "Pájaros de la playa". "De donde son los cantantes" explores a melting pot of cultural influences that have shaped the soul of the Cuban people. "Maitreya" revolves around the mystery of reincarnation and a group of curious lamas that seeks to interpret the signs announcing a mystical presence that will transform the world. "Pájaros de la playa" examines death and the inevitable destruction of bodies. This volume also includes a prologue by Philippe Ollé-Laprune.