Isis

Isis

author Silvina Ocampo 

illustrations of Pablo Auladell 

translation of Francesca Lazzarato 

 

  

collection: lampi
 

theme: stories of the visionary and the absurd, the difficulty of growing up, recounting diversity 

 

April 2007 

for children 11 year, pages 32, cm. 24X32 

isbn 978-88-89025-45-1,  

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Imperturbable. Silent. Immobile. Standoffish. Isis. Dolls, books, friends; she’s not interested in any of these things. She spends hours and hours leaning out the window, but her green eyes don’t appear to register the life going on around her. “What good are eyes that big if she doesn’t see anything?” they say. But they’re wrong. Isis sees all right, she’s just not looking. She doesn’t want to be distracted. She doesn’t want life, desires, and other people’s wishes to divert her from her mysterious metamorphosis. Silvina Ocampo’s lightning fast tale, and its interpretation by one of Spain’s most intriguing contemporary cartoonists, opens new avenues that take us beyond the absurd.