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Kalpa Imperial

(2003)
The Greatest Empire That Never Was
A novel by

 
 
Kalpa Imperial is the first of Argentinean writer Angélica Gorodischer's nineteen award-winning books to be translated into English. In eleven chapters, Kalpa Imperial's multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and political commentaries are all woven tapestry-style into Kalpa Imperial: beggars become emperors, democracies become dictatorships, and history becomes legends and stories. But Kalpa Imperial is much more than a simple political allegory or fable. It is also a celebration of the power of storytelling. Gorodischer and acclaimed writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who has translated Kalpa Imperial, are a well-matched, sly and delightful team of magician-storytellers. Rarely have author and translator been such an effortless pairing. Kalpa Imperial is a powerful introduction to the writing of Angélica Gorodischer, a novel which will enthrall readers already familiar with the worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Genre: Fantasy

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April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
Author(s): Angelica Gorodischer
ISBN: 1-59687-045-1 / 978-1-59687-045-1 (USA edition)
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February 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
Author(s): Angelica Gorodischer
ISBN: 1-4165-0411-7 / 978-1-4165-0411-5 (USA edition)
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
Author(s): Angelica Gorodischer
ISBN: 1-931520-05-4 / 978-1-931520-05-8 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin Angelica Gorodischer
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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