After-Dinner Conversation

Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292774990
Pages : 270 pages
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Download or read book After-Dinner Conversation written by José Asunción Silva and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lost in a shipwreck in 1895, rewritten before the author's suicide in 1896, and not published until 1925, José Asunción Silva's After-Dinner Conversation (De sobremesa) is one of Latin America's finest fin de siècle novels and the first one to be translated into English. Perhaps the single best work for understanding turn-of-the-twentieth-century writing in South America, After-Dinner Conversation is also cited as the continent's first psychological novel and an outstanding example of modernista fiction and the Decadent sensibility. Semi-autobiographical and more important for style than plot, After-Dinner Conversation is the diary of a Decadent sensation-collector in exile in Paris who undertakes a quest to find his beloved Helen, a vision whom his fevered imagination sees as his salvation. Along the way, he struggles with irreconcilable urges and temptations that pull him in every direction while he endures an environment indifferent or hostile to spiritual and intellectual pursuits, as did the modernista writers themselves. Kelly Washbourne's excellent translation preserves Silva's lush prose and experimental style. In the introduction, one of the most wide-ranging in Silva criticism, Washbourne places the life and work of Silva in their literary and historical contexts, including an extended discussion of how After-Dinner Conversation fits within Spanish American modernismo and the Decadent movement. Washbourne's perceptive comments and notes also make the novel accessible to general readers, who will find the work surprisingly fresh more than a century after its composition.

What Western Do I Read Next?

Publisher : Gale Cengage
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ISBN : 9780787644796
Pages : 656 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (644 users)

Download or read book What Western Do I Read Next? written by Wayne Barton and published by Gale Cengage. This book was released on 1999 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What Western Do I Read Next? describes and indexes approximately 1,900 titles published between 1989 and 1998, providing access to information genre readers need to select their next best read: title, series, author, publisher, characters, locale, time period, plot summary and similar authors.

Lefties

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ISBN : 9781475935721
Pages : 80 pages
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Download or read book Lefties written by KARMEL ARBELAITZ and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-10-26 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WWII rages brutally across the oceans, and the city previously known as Berlin in Canada is shaken by a series of murders that seem to indicate a racial and political vendetta by a communist killer. Decades later, a seemingly harmless diary comes to light, revealing the true nature of the tragedy and the profound pain that prompted the real murderer to avenge the forgotten victims of the war. The hymns of allegiance of the killer elicit intensely conflicting feelings in the mind of the accidental reader, and yet, a firm devotion to correct the evils of war and sexism is instilled in his brain and in his conscience.

The New York Times Review of Books

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Forthcoming Books

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Pages : 1444 pages
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Download or read book Forthcoming Books written by Rose Arny and published by . This book was released on 2002-04 with total page 1444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: