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Traveler's Literary Companion #10: Chile: A Traveler's Literary Companion

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Traverse Chile's diverse literary and geographic landscape with its best contemporary writers. Arranged geographically, these 20 stories-many of which appear in English for the first time-guide the reader through Chile's unique regions. Let Ariel Dorfman take you to Santiago with a prodigal son, discovering his own country for the first time; travel to the remote south with Enrique Valdes; and enjoy the charms of Valparaiso with Pablo Neruda, one of Chile's two Nobel Prize winners.

With the return of democracy to Chile, large numbers of Americans and Chilean expatriates are rediscovering the rich cultural allure of Chile, as well as the draw of its unrivaled ecodiversity. Chile is an excellent literary guide for globetrotters and armchair travelers alike-for those new to Chile as well as those familiar with its charms.

Katherine Silveris a freelance translator, editor, teacher and writer who has lived in Chile frequently and for prolonged periods from 1979 to the present. She has translated the Il Postino by Antonio Skarmeta, as well as the works of Elena Poniatowska, Jose Emilio Pacheco and Martin Adan. She is currently translating Pedro Lemebel's I Tremble Toreador for Grove/Atlantic Press.

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The twenty stories in Chile: A Traveler's Literary Companion — most of which are available here for the first time in English — reveal that the nation that gave birth to two poets who won Nobel prizes in literature is also the home of many world-class prose writers. This collection evokes the diversity of the country's landscape and the complexity of its recent history. Contributors include Luis Alberto Acuña, Marjorie Agosín, Roberto Ampuero, Marta Brunet, Francisco Coloane, Adolfo Couve, José Donoso, Ariel Dorfman, Jorge Edwards, Beatriz García-Huidobro, Pedro Lemebel, Patricio Manns, Tito Matamala, Pablo Neruda, Darío Oses, Hernán Rivera Letelier, Patricio Riveros Olavarría, Osvaldo Rodríguez Musso, Enrique Valdés, and José Miguel Varas.

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The very best contemporary fiction by Chilean writers is arranged geographically for both adventure and armchair travelers. 1 map.

Table of Contents

The poet, wine, and sheep / Darâio Oses — I tremble torero / Pedro Lemebel — Curfew / Josâe Donoso — The nanny and the iceberg / Ariel Dorfman — My name is Ingrid Larsen / Jorge Edwards — Roaming in Valparaâiso / Pablo Neruda — Valparaâiso, my love / Osvaldo Rodrâiguez Musso — Seaside resort / Adolfo Couve — Isla negra / Marjorie Agosâin — Until she go no more / Beatriz Garcâia-Huidobro — The ghost of the German voyeur / Patricio Riveros Olavarrâia --

Product Details

ISBN:
9781883513139
Editor:
Silver, Katherine
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Editor:
Silver, Katherine
Author:
Silver, Katherine
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Short stories, Chilean.
Subject:
Chilean fiction.
Subject:
Chilean prose literature
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Whereabouts
Series:
Traveller's Literary Companion
Series Volume:
107-749
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in

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The twenty stories in Chile: A Traveler's Literary Companion — most of which are available here for the first time in English — reveal that the nation that gave birth to two poets who won Nobel prizes in literature is also the home of many world-class prose writers. This collection evokes the diversity of the country's landscape and the complexity of its recent history. Contributors include Luis Alberto Acuña, Marjorie Agosín, Roberto Ampuero, Marta Brunet, Francisco Coloane, Adolfo Couve, José Donoso, Ariel Dorfman, Jorge Edwards, Beatriz García-Huidobro, Pedro Lemebel, Patricio Manns, Tito Matamala, Pablo Neruda, Darío Oses, Hernán Rivera Letelier, Patricio Riveros Olavarría, Osvaldo Rodríguez Musso, Enrique Valdés, and José Miguel Varas.
"Synopsis" by , The very best contemporary fiction by Chilean writers is arranged geographically for both adventure and armchair travelers. 1 map.
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