"Terra Nostra is the spreading out of the novel, the exploration of its possibilities, the voyage to the edge of what only a novelist can see and say." Milan Kundera
About the Author
Included among his books are Terra Nostra, Where the Air Is Clear, and Distant Relations.
Margaret Sayers Peden, a Missouri native, obtained her graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia later in life. She remained at UMC to teach Spanish, Spanish American literature, and Translation and Interpretation for several decades. Now a professor emeritus, she has translated more than 40 books and won numerous prizes and grants.
What People are Saying About This
Beyond any doubt' one of the great monuments of the Spanish language novel.
Terra Nostra is the spreading out of the novel' the exploration of its possibilities.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
a story full of drama and suspense that is never for one second leaves the imagination of the readers. infact the more the story lingers on the more the readers want to know more. A sitting edge of our sofa's adventure
A vast, hugely ambitious novel aiming at nothing less than the unification of the myth systems of Europe and the Americas. Time, as we typically think of it, is meaningless in Terra Nostra. Layer upon layer of history, image, symbol, and allusion make the experience of reading the book more like losing oneself in a complex painting. The eye barely knows where to fall next, and this makes it delightful and fascinating for readers who crave difficult, astonishing books. It's also one of the most delightfully anti-Christian books I've ever read, which is just a wonderful added bonus.
A huge, difficult (possibly due to its translation) novel that rises to the level of literature. Well worth the effort of hefting it.