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The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia

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Publisher Comments:

The twenty stories collected in this volume offer not only a comprehensive look at the variety and invention of Bolivian literature, but also provide more information about the heart and soul of Bolivia than a warehouse full of news reports. The most comprehensive collection of modern Bolivian literature yet published in English, The Fat Man from La Paz offers a kaleidoscopic view of the country's last fifty years, from a sociological and cultural viewpoint.

The Fat Man from La Paz places such Bolivian luminaries as Augusto Cespedes, whose The Well is probably the most published piece of Bolivian literature, alongside bright young stars like Edmundo Paz Soldan, one of last year's finalists for the Romulo Gallegos Literary Prize (the Nobel prize for Latin American writers). In the title story, Gonzalo Lema's "The Fat Man from La Paz," a Bolivian detective, with a nod to Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, takes a hard look at corruption in Bolivia's capital city and learns a thing or two about the dark ambiguities lurking in human nature and in the communities people build. Many of the other stories in The Fat Man from La Paz appear here for the first time in English.

Synopsis:

This most extensive collection of Bolivian literature ever published in English offers stories from the last 50 years that are remarkable for their eloquence, vitality, and humor.

About the Author

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, ROSARIO SANTOS directs Fulbright Programs for Latin America for the Institute of International Education. She has been the managing editor of the literary journal, Review, Latin American Art and Literature, and the director of the literature program of the Center for Inter-American Relations. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583220320
Editor:
Santos, Rosario
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Editor:
Santos, Rosario
Author:
Sanjines, Javier
Author:
Santos, Rosario
Location:
New York
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Latin American fiction
Subject:
Bolivian fiction
Subject:
Central & South American
Subject:
Short stories, Bolivian. .
Subject:
Bolivian fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1 in 14.24 oz

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