By the Rivers of Babylon and Other Stories

By the Rivers of Babylon and Other Stories

by Daphne Patai
     
 

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This volume of eleven short stories is the first collection of fiction by Jorge de Sena (1919-1978) to be published in English. Sena's stories reveal his broad thematic and technical range. The title story, By The Rivers Of Babylon, is a lyrical piece about the great sixteenth-century Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes. This story, which draws on Sena's own struggles as a

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This volume of eleven short stories is the first collection of fiction by Jorge de Sena (1919-1978) to be published in English. Sena's stories reveal his broad thematic and technical range. The title story, By The Rivers Of Babylon, is a lyrical piece about the great sixteenth-century Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes. This story, which draws on Sena's own struggles as a poet as well as on his political exile from Portugal in 1959, reflects strong autobiographical themes, as do many of the stories.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These 11 stories by a Portuguese man of letters often feature religious subject matter and historical figures: St. Paul addresses a Roman tribune in ``Night of Nativity'' and an English monk forces the stones of an ancient Druid temple to speak in the whimsical ``Sea of Stones.'' ``Tantalizing by the promise they show, the short narratives are unfleshed, lacking the spark of animation,'' PW said. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813516882
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Series:
Fiction Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.49(d)

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