Unexplained blood stains appear in a young couple's apartment; a disembodied hand is found in a rubbish dump; political prisoners resort to horrific measures in order to make a point. In this brilliant new collection of stories, Alberto Barrera Tyszka casts an eye on the violence that afflicts Latin America, and in particular its intimate effects on the individuals who suffer and inflict it. Mixing the surreal with the quotidian, the banal with the unspeakable, Tyszka has created a fragmentary panorama of man's misdeeds against his own kind. These windingly elliptical stories are ceaselessly surprising, and will bury themselves into your subconscious long after the final page is turned.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Alberto Barrera Tyszka, poet and novelist, is well known in Venezuela for his Sunday column in the newspaper El Nacional. He co-wrote the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Hugo Chavez (2007), the first biography of the Venezuelan president. The Sickness won the prestigious Premio Herralde. Margaret Jull Costa has translated many Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, amongst them Jose Saramago, Mario de Sa-Carneiro and Jose Regio. She was joint-winner of the Portuguese Translation Prize in 1992, and won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 1997.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción MacLehose Press, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0857053159
Descripción Quercus, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 7.87x5.79x0.67 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0857053159