House of Mist and The Shrouded Woman: Novels by Maria Luisa Bombal by Maria Luisa Bombal, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
House of Mist and The Shrouded Woman: Novels by Maria Luisa Bombal

House of Mist and The Shrouded Woman: Novels by Maria Luisa Bombal

by Maria Luisa Bombal
     
 
The shrouded woman, a corpse reviewing her life as she views the mourners at her wake, perceives in the personal ties that made up her life a failure of all parties to benefit from the possibilities of true intimacy. Helga, the heroine of House of Mist, has a powerfully imaginative inner life entirely unappreciated by her husband until he finally learns to value her

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The shrouded woman, a corpse reviewing her life as she views the mourners at her wake, perceives in the personal ties that made up her life a failure of all parties to benefit from the possibilities of true intimacy. Helga, the heroine of House of Mist, has a powerfully imaginative inner life entirely unappreciated by her husband until he finally learns to value her as more than a trophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292708365
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Series:
Texas Pan American Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.04(d)

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Jorge Luis Borges
"I am a German poet, well known on German soil; and when they name the best names, they also mention mine," Heinrich Heine once wrote in memorable German verses. Today in Santiago, Chile, or Buenos Aires, in Caracas or Lima, when they name the best names, María Luia Bombal is never missing from the list.

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