The Censors: A Bilingual Selection of Stories

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The Censors is the only bilingual collection of fiction by Luisa Valenzuela, one of Latin America's best known and most widely translated authors. This selection of stories from Clara, Strange Things Happen Here, and Open Door, which delves into the personal and political realities under authoritarian rule, gives a rich representation of her literary talent.
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Overview


The Censors is the only bilingual collection of fiction by Luisa Valenzuela, one of Latin America's best known and most widely translated authors. This selection of stories from Clara, Strange Things Happen Here, and Open Door, which delves into the personal and political realities under authoritarian rule, gives a rich representation of her literary talent.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Luisa Valenzuela's affecting short stories—parables, really—are cryptic and poetic. Like many Latin American writers, she produces work that verges on the surreal." New York Times Book Review

"[She is] the heiress of Latin American literature. She wears an opulent, baroque crown, but her feet are bare."
 
—Carlos Fuentes

"Luisa Valenzuela explores the terrain where love and violence, erotic pleasure and death, exist perilously close to each other . . . Valenzuela plays with words, turns them inside out, weaves them into sensuous webs."

Voice Literary Supplement

New York Times Book Review
Luisa Valenzuela's affecting short stories—parables, really—are cryptic and poetic. Like many Latin American writers, she produces work that verges on the surreal.
Voice Literary Supplement
Luisa Valenzuela explores the terrain where love and violence, erotic pleasure and death, exist perilously close to each other.…Valenzuela plays with words, turns them inside out, weaves them into sensuous webs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915306121
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition (English and Spanish)
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Luisa Valenzuela (born November 26, 1938, in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a post-'Boom' novelist and short story writer. Her writing is characterized by an experimental, avant-garde style which questions hierarchical social structures from a feminist perspective. She is best known for her work written in response to the dictatorship of the 1970s in Argentina. Works such as Como en la guerra (1977), Cambio de armas (1982) and Cola de lagartija (1983) combine a powerful critique of dictatorship with an examination of patriarchal forms of social organization and the power structures which inhere in human sexuality and gender relationships.

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Table of Contents


The Censors/Los censores

Los mejor calzados
The Best Shod

El custodio blancanieves
The Snow White Watchman

Cronicas de pueblorrojo
Redtown Chronicles

La historia de Papito
Papito's Story

One Siren or Another/Unas y otras sirenas

Carnival campero
Country Carnival

El fontanero azul
The Blue Water Man

Unas y otras sirenas
One Siren or Another

Proceso a la virgen
Trial of the Virgin

Los menestreles
The Minstrels

El hijo de Kermaria
The Son of Kermaria

La puerta
The Door

Vision de reojo
Vision Out of the Corner of One Eye

Pavada de suicidio
All About Suicide

The Attainment of Knowledge/Para alcanzar el conocimiento

Para alcanzar el conocimiento
The Attiainment of Knowledge

Leyenda de la criatura autosuficiente
Legend of the Self Sufficient Child

Pantera ocular
Cat's Eye

Donde viven las aguilas
Up Among the Eagles

The Place of its Quietude/El lugar de su quietud

El lugar de su quietud
The Place of its Quietude

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