Sevilla: Editorial Renacimiento (Biblioteca de la Memoria Serie Menor), 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 250p., indices, wrps. New. Item #78588
"Cuadernos De Infancia" is undoubtedly Norah Lange's best-known book. Published in 1937, the book covers from five to fourteen years of the author in 82 short texts or prints, in which she recounts her childhood memories without links or dates. Through fragments, almost like in a photo album, the author recreates domestic and family scenes with a poetic language, always experimental, based on her lucid and original way of looking at her past as a child not as a refuge but as a territory of literary search. The first forty-eight prints are dedicated to the years spent in Colonia Alvear, in the province of Mendoza, a Scandinavian settlement managed by her father, where the family arrived by train from Buenos Aires; the others on their way back to Buenos Aires after the death of her father, to the large house on Calle Tronador that would later become famous as a meeting point for the avant-garde writers of the time. "One of the most beautiful and luminous children's memoirs ever written in Latin American literature."