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Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer (Latin American Women Writers)

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Publisher Comments:

Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer takes place in the new “free market” era of personal choices and relations: a chaotic, sometimes hopeful, often comic world that has supplanted the old order of political terror and clearly demarcated ideological divides. The novels vaudeville qualities, with characters shuffling on and off the page in rapid succession, are complemented by its exhilarating air of parody. Dreams draws ingeniously upon the sentimentality and ephemera of popular culture—quoting radio and TV shows, song lyrics, newspaper items, and bits of gossip— while also offering a sterner, more nuanced view of public and private relations. It is in large measure this mix of elements—“popular” and “high” culture, sentimentality and political understanding, vaudeville and arch satire—that makes Dreams an exemplary postmodern novel.

Synopsis:

This post-modern, award-winning novel's vaudeville qualities--with characters shuffling on and off the page in rapid succession--are complemented by its exhilarating air of parody. DREAMS draws ingeniously upon the sentimentality and ephemera of popular culture--quoting radio and TV shows, song lyrics, newspaper items, and bits of gossip--while also offering a sterner, more nuanced view of public and private relations.

About the Author

Alicia Borinsky received the 1996 Latino Literature Award, given by the Institute of Latin American Writers, for Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer. Borinskys Mean Woman was published in Cola Franzens translation by the University of Nebraska Press in 1993. Borinsky is a professor of Latin American and comparative literature at Boston University. Cola Franzen is a writer and independent translator.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803261440
Translator:
Franzen, Cola
Author:
Franzen, Cola
Translator:
Borinsky, Alicia; Franzen, Cola
Author:
Borinsky, Alicia
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Experimental fiction
Subject:
City and town life -- Argentina -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
City and town life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Latin American Women Writers
Series Volume:
v. 330
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
8.46x5.27x.69 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This post-modern, award-winning novel's vaudeville qualities--with characters shuffling on and off the page in rapid succession--are complemented by its exhilarating air of parody. DREAMS draws ingeniously upon the sentimentality and ephemera of popular culture--quoting radio and TV shows, song lyrics, newspaper items, and bits of gossip--while also offering a sterner, more nuanced view of public and private relations.
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