View from the Mangrove

University of Massachusetts Press
  • erschienen am 29. April 2000
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-55849-261-5 (ISBN)
A collection of 11 stories depicting the colonial history of several Latin American countries. The tales chronicle events of unremitting and often unspeakable horror - slave trading, invasions, mutinies, rebellions and murders.
  • Englisch
  • Massachusetts
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  • USA
  • Höhe: 202 mm
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  • Breite: 131 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 299 gr
978-1-55849-261-5 (9781558492615)
1558492615 (1558492615)
Former director of the Center for Caribbean Studies at Casa de las Americas in Cuba, Antonio Benitez-Rojo is the Thomas B. Walton, Jr., Memorial Professor at Amherst College.

James Maraniss is professor of Spanish at Amherst College and author of On Calderon.

Benitez-Rojo and Maraniss also collaborated on the novel Sea of Lentils (University of Massachusetts Press, 1990), which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review."
"A View from the Mangrove remains a thrilling piece, replete with passion, excitement, and lore, and marks Benitez-Rojo as a skilled and sophisticated storyteller. Readers will simultaneously battle some of the bleak narratives of the characters while succumbing to the magic of these tales. They cannot leave the experience until the last piece has ended. Benitez-Rojo humbles us with the history that is the Caribbean, but lets us appreciate the view from the mangrove, the beach, and beyond". -- Foreword The Repeating Island established Benitez-Rojo as the Caribbean's most formidable critic practicing on this continent. Sea of Lentils alongside this new collection shows he is in the first rank of fiction writers.--Fred D'Aguiar, author of Dear Future" Benitez-Rojo has an extraordinary talent for sensing the drama of those turning points that have shaped, even determined, Caribbean history. He is a master story-teller, and deserves a place among the best of contemporary Latin American writers.--Adriana Mendez Rodenas, author of Gender and Nationalism Colonial Cuba: The Travels of Santa Cruz y Montalvo, Condesa de Merlin"

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