House of Mist: A Novel

House of Mist: A Novel

by Maria Luisa Bombal

Paperback(First Edition)

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House of Mist stands as one of the first South American novels written in the style that was later called magical realism. Of this story of a young bride struggling with her marriage to an aloof landowner—and the mysteries surrounding their life together—in a house deep in the lush Chilean woods, Penelope Mesic wrote in the Chicago Tribune that Bombal showed "bold disregard for simple realism in favor of a heightened reality in which the external world reflects the internal truth of the characters' feeling . . . mingling . . . fantasy, memory and event."

"One of the most outstanding representations of the avant-garde in Latin America." -Women Writers of Spanish America

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374531362
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/16/2008
Series: FSG Classics Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Maria Luisa Bombal (1910-80) was a Chilean novelist and short story writer. Among her other novels is The Shrouded Woman.

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