In them he poses many of the questions raised by his fellow Latin American writers, Fuentes, Garc a Marquez, and Vargas Llosa: What is truth? How does one use history in fiction? How does an artist create? Taratuta is a mystery story in which a writer tries to track a slippery Russian revolutionary in history and in life. Still Life with Pipe shows the comeuppance of an ambitious man when he meets true art and can't escape its grasp. Donoso is the author of the classic novel The Obscene Bird of Night.Donoso, José is the author of 'Taratuta and Still Life With Pipe Two Novellas', published 1994 under ISBN 9780393311648 and ISBN 0393311643.