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The Flight of the Condor: Stories of Violence and War from Colombia (Americas)

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After decades of violence of all kinds, what remains are the stories. History is revised and debated, its protagonists bear witness, its writers ensure that all the suffering has not been in vain. These stories from Colombia contain pain and love, and sometimes even humor, allowing us to see an utterly vibrant and pulsating country amidst so much death and loss. We encounter townspeople overcome by fear, a man begging unsuccessfully for his life, an execution delayed for Christmas, the sounds and smells of burning coffee plantations, and other glimpses of daily life.  

    This anthology reflects some of Colombia’s finest literary talent, and most of these stories appear here for the first time in English translation. They reveal the contradictions and complexities of the human condition, yet they also offer hope for the future. In their bold revelations of the depths of despair, these writers provide gripping portrayals of humanity’s tenacious resistance to those very depths.

About the Author

Jennifer Gabrielle Edwards has published translations in Michigan Quarterly Review, Metamorphoses, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Indiana Review, and BorderSenses and has translated several novels, screenplays, essays, collections of poetry, and short stories. She works as a patient representative and Spanish medical interpreter in New York City. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299223649
Author:
Edwards, Jennifer
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Translator:
Edwards, Jennifer Gabrielle
Foreword by:
Chaparro Valderrama, Hugo
Foreword:
Chaparro Valderrama, Hugo
Editor:
Edwards, Jennifer Gabrielle
Author:
Edwards, Jennifer Gabrielle
Author:
Valderrama, Hugo Chaparro
Subject:
SOC051000
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Colombian fiction
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short stories, Colombian. .
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Americas
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in

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