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Carmen la Coja: Una Novela

Carmen la Coja: Una Novela

by Ana Castillo, Dolores Prida
     
 

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Published to coincide with the Anchor Books edition of Peel My Love Like an Onion, this Spanish translation is a major addition to the Vintage Español list.

Equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody, Carmen la coja is Ana Castillo's imaginative variation on the themes of Bizet's Carmen, set in the Latin community of Chicago and

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Published to coincide with the Anchor Books edition of Peel My Love Like an Onion, this Spanish translation is a major addition to the Vintage Español list.

Equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody, Carmen la coja is Ana Castillo's imaginative variation on the themes of Bizet's Carmen, set in the Latin community of Chicago and the seductive world of flamenco. Carmen "La Coja" Santos is a renowned local dancer who has long maintained an affair with the great Agustín, the married director of her troupe. An angry rivalry is sparked when she begins a passionate new liaison with Agusín's grandson, the gifted Manolo; her childhood polio returns; and her already aggravating relationship with her mother takes a difficult turn. But in the end, Carmen, unlike her namesake, finds her way back to happiness.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A celebration of life lived to the hilt—. This book will make you laugh and cry at the same time."—Rosario Ferré

"A fiery treatise on losing control in love—. Unforgettable."—Los Angeles Times

"The best of Ana Castillo: sassy, satiric, and stunningly lyrical. Bravo, Ana!"—Julia Alvarez

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Translation is near the core of Ana Castillo's Peel My Love Like a Onion. This full-blooded novel transplants and retransfigures Bizet's Carmen into a Lantino community of Chicago. Like age-old flamenco steps, the realities of the opera classic are reshaped for our use. And what more fitting use for such international artistry than a translation of this multi-cultural novel into Spanish? (P.S. And this version, unlike Bizet's, has a happy ending!)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375724688
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/2000
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,185,971
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Ana Castillo lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Translated from the Spanish by Dolores Prida.

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