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Los suenos de los animales (Animal Dreams)

Los suenos de los animales (Animal Dreams)

by Barbara Kingsolver, Albert Borras

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Codi Noline's return to her hometown in rural Arizona after 15 years of aimlessness reopens old wounds. But a suspenseful love affair and contact with the local community soon allow her to face old ghosts and embrace the present. First published in English in 1990, this award-winning best seller captures Kingsolver's typical wit, earthiness, and passion. A Spanish translator of fiction, Borr s (Obsesiones [Candyland], Diagonal, 2001) uses dialect from Spain throughout, but most of it can be understood in context. For instance, he chooses the regional cuenco for "bowl," instead of the more familiar tazon or platillo. Likewise, a baby's "high chair" becomes the somewhat obscure trona, and "whore" turns into furcia instead of the more universal puta. Occasionally, Borr s's adaptation is less than accurate, as when "Emelina scraped toast corners into a blue enamel pail and ran a sinkful of hot water" becomes "Emelina recogio las migas de las tostadas con una paleta esmaltada azul y limpio la mesa con un buen cazo de agua caliente" ("Emelina picked up the toast crumbs with a small, blue enamel shovel and cleaned the table with a pot full of hot water"). Though Kingsolver's colorful use of language gets a little lost in the translation, her plot still holds interest and makes this book an enjoyable, sometimes memorable read. Dolores M. Koch, New York City Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Ediciones del Bronce
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Spanish-language Edition
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5.90(w) x 8.06(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Kingsolver launched what would become an illustrious writing career with her classic first novel, The Bean Trees, about a rural Kentucky native trying to escape motherhood who inherits a Native American child on her way west. In 2000, Kingsolver was awarded the National Humanities Medal. In 2010, she won Britain’s Orange Prize for The Lacuna. Other bestselling works include The Poisonwood Bible and the bestselling nonfiction book Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 8, 1955
Place of Birth:
Annapolis, Maryland
B.A., DePauw University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1981

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