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Sangre en el ojo/ Seeing Red - by Lina Meruane (Paperback)

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Mezcla de memorias y ficción, Sangre en el ojo nos adentra en la mente de una escritora chilena que acaba de perder la vista en un país que no es el suyo.

Esta es la historia de una ceguera de recuperación incierta vivida entre Nueva York y Santiago de Chile, pero también la crónica de una relación amorosa que pone en entredicho, ante esta situación límite, la incondicionalidad del amor.

«Sangre en el ojo es la realización triunfal de una maravillosa visión artística, una novela tan negra y amarga y sangrienta (y hermosa) como su metáfora central. Es una novela difícil de describir. Pero sabes que es grandiosa cuando la lees.» The Nation

«Una novela de genio y de perturbadora inteligencia.» Enrique Vila-Matas

«Nueva York y su ciudad natal, Santiago, son descritos en una prosa que combina las sensaciones y los recuerdos, la furia y el miedo. La historia revela sus verdades a través de la descripción de lo inmediato: viscoso, repulsivo, y hermoso.» The New Yorker

«Lina Meruane, cuya prosa se resiste a los usos heredados, es una escritora inteligente, autocrítica, que sabe adelantarse a objeciones [...]. Me quito el sombrero ante ella.» Marta Sanz

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

An Entropy Magazine "Best of 2016: Fiction Books" selection

Included in World Literature Today's "75 Notable Translations of 2016"

A Foreword Reviews Reviewers' Choice Selection for "14 Favorites of 2016"

"A penetrating autobiographical novel, and for English-language readers this work serves as a stunning introduction to a remarkable author."— Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"This is not a fictionalized memoir of transformation and recovery, but a book that burns in your hands, something sharp and terrifying that bites back."— Anna Zalokostas, Full Stop

"A novel of genius and disturbing intelligence."— Enrique Vila-Matas, author of The Illogic of Kassel

This powerful, profound autobiographical novel describes a young Chilean writer recently relocated to New York for doctoral work who suffers a stroke, leaving her blind and increasingly dependent on those closest to her. Fiction and autobiography intertwine in an intense, visceral, and caustic novel about the relation between the body, illness, science, and human relationships.

Lina Meruane (b. 1970), considered the best woman author of Chile today, has won numerous prestigious international prizes, and lives in New York, where she teaches at NYU.

Number of Pages: 177
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
Author: Lina Meruane
Language: Spanish
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52838900
UPC: 9788439732426
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-6764
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