Pere Calders is a master of the short story. In his stories he meditates on the concept of reality, in the manner of Kafka and Pirandello, giving special importance to the magical in everyday life. Precisely for this reason, his work has been framed within the so-called "magic realism", having written much of his stories before the Latin American boom.
Possibly what attracts the reader who comes closest to his work is the use of irony, humor and absurdity, although the situations to which he leads us are always plausible.
In this anthology we publish thirty of his best stories, written between 1955 and 1984, with illustrations by Agustín Comotto, which are a necessary tribute to an exceptional narrator.