People on the Prowl

People on the Prowl

by Jaime Collyer
     
 

The imaginative and innovative short stories in this collection journey into a world unlimited by time and space. The 15 stories reveal the wit and sharp socio-political satire of the author, and cannibals, military dictators, Sigmund Freud, and the world chess champion are some of the varied and surprising characters the narration brings to life.See more details below

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The imaginative and innovative short stories in this collection journey into a world unlimited by time and space. The 15 stories reveal the wit and sharp socio-political satire of the author, and cannibals, military dictators, Sigmund Freud, and the world chess champion are some of the varied and surprising characters the narration brings to life.

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"In Collyer's work, no traditional Western institution successfully explains or makes safe the universe. Church, state and commerce, the academic and the psychoanalyst couch: They all fail beneath the onslaught of a primitive unconscious that physically, psychically or literally devours them. People on the Prowl is the revenge or triumph of the primitive."  —The Philadelphia Inquirer
Library Journal
This collection of short stories by Chilean Collyer were first published in Spanish as Gente al acecho (Planeta, 1992). The 15 stories are from a world of Collyer's imaginative creation, without limits of time or space. We travel from the Danube to the Amazon and from the French Revolution to a modern symposium on ethnology-without being surprised at doing so. Collyer's political and social satire humorously attack Freud, religion, death, cannibals, and chess. Collyer has been compared to Jorge Luis Borges, and the first story, "Our Neighbor's Last Days," is a tribute to Borges's "The Aleph." The author's novels include Los aos perdidos (Almarbu, 1986) and El infiltrado (Mondadori, 1989). For comprehensive Latin American literature collections.-Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, Ore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935480733
Publisher:
Latin American Literary Review Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Discoveries Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.67(h) x 0.52(d)

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