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Clara

Clara( )
Author: Valenzuela, Luisa
Translator: Labinger, Andrea G.
ISBN:978-1-891270-09-3
Publication Date:Jan 1999
Publisher:Latin American Literary Review Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

Clara, a free-spirited prostitute in Buenos Aires who is full of vague plans and dreams, tries to shield herself from an ominous world. Answering only to her own laws, she reacts with inner strength and may even save herself from certain death. Clara mixes social commentary with tender humor, capturing a segment of humanity in Buenos Aires during the turbulent 1950s.

Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.52 Pounds
Author Biography
Valenzuela, Luisa (Author)
Luisa Valenzuela is one of the many women who have emerged as major voices in Latin American fiction. Her elliptic metaphoric pieces broaden the definitions of short story and novel. Strange Things Happen Here (1977) is close to an allegory of the Argentine political situation, but it shuns conventional realism to blur reality in a hallucinatory style. Julio Cortazar said of Valenzuela that she lucidly charts "the seldom-chosen course of a woman deeply anchored in her condition, conscious of discriminations that are still horrible all over our continent, but, at the same time, filled with joy in life that permits her to surmount both the elementary stages of protest and an overestimation of women in order to put herself on a perfectly equal footing with any literature---masculine or not." 020



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