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Donoso, José 1924-1996

Works: 276 works in 1,665 publications in 21 languages and 27,857 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Honoree, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PQ8097.D617, 863
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The obscene bird of night by José Donoso( Book )

176 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humberto who lives and works at a convent home for old women loses his sanity as he becomes obsessed with black magic and his duty to protect a monstrous child
A house in the country : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

102 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ventura children--ranging in age from six to sixteen--pursue their own elaborate games on a magnificient estate in South America. When the adults leave for a picnic "the games" of the children erupt in destruction
Coronation by José Donoso( Book )

139 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel by Chilean author
El lugar sin límites by José Donoso( Book )

164 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El lugar sin límites, novela que llevó al cine el mexicano Arturo Ripstein, juega eficazmente con el engañoso espejo de los sexos--la Manuela--en un prostíbulo de pueblo, especie de infierno anodino donde confluyen no sólo las pasiones eróticas sino además los sórdidos juegos de poder y dominación que suelen marcar los territorios degradados
The boom in Spanish American literature : a personal history by José Donoso( Book )

62 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden next door by José Donoso( Book )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chilean writer named Julio and his wife, Gloria, are at a low point in their lives. Constantly bickering, the pair are beset by worries about money, their writing, and their son (who may or may not be plying the oldest profession in Marrakesh). When Julio's boyhood best friend, now a famous artist, lends the couple his luxurious Madrid apartment for the summer, it is an escape for both - but in particular for Julio, who fantasizes about the garden next door and the erotic life of the lovely young aristocratic woman who inhabits it. But Julio's life - and career - unravel In Madrid: he is rebuffed by a famous literary agent, Nuria Monclus, who detests him and his novel; his son's friend from Marrakesh moves in and causes havoc; and Gloria begins to drink. In the face of pitiless adversity, Julio's talent inexorably begins to fade. The garden next door, however, is also Gloria, who has been doing some creating of her own. It is this twist that transforms Donoso's brilliant satire of the writer's life into something even greater: a carefully crafted and bitterly comic meditation on gardens, deceit, and the nature of a writer's muse
This Sunday by José Donoso( Book )

94 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un autre très bon roman latino-américain, le troisième de José Donoso. En quelques personnages effrayés/effrayants, le tableau d'une bourgeoisie chilienne en décomposition. Et l'illustration rigoureuse du caractère "absurde et arbitraire des inégalités sociales", de l'impossibilité de redresser la situation par des initiatives individuelles, des "pitiés dangereuses ..." Accès facile. Deux niveaux possibles de lecture
Curfew : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curfew takes place during one twenty-four hour period in January 1985. Matilde Neruda, widow of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, has just passed away, and various factions are rallying to turn the event to their advantage: for Pinochet's junta, it represents a chance to assert political authority, while for the intellectuals who had basked in the Nerudas' light, it is an opportunity to grab the spoils of the estate
Sacred families : three novellas by José Donoso( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuentos by José Donoso( Book )

47 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The TriQuarterly anthology of contemporary Latin American literature by José Donoso( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La misteriosa desaparición de la marquesita de Loria by José Donoso( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lizard's tale : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the center of The Lizard's Tale is Antonio Muñoz-Roa, a prominent painter whose circumstances bear a striking resemblance to Donoso's own when he wrote the novel. Hiding in his Barcelona apartment, obsessed with the ruins of his past, Muñoz-Roa relates the story of his flight to the small town of Dors with Luisa, his cousin, lover, and benefactor, after his scandalous defection from the 'Informalist' movement (an ironic reference to a contemporary Catalan art movement and possibly also a veiled allusion to the boom)."--P. [2] of jacket
Taratuta ; and, Still life with pipe : two novellas by José Donoso( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Taratuta' a mystery story in which a writer tries to track a slippery Russian revolutionary in history and in life. -- 'Still Life with Pipe' shows the comeuppance of an ambitious man when he meets true art and can't escape its grasp
El Mocho by José Donoso( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras la muerte de su padre, Tono junta ropa y otros objetos del minero desaparecido, y sube al cementerio para enterrarlos alli a falta de un cuerpo que sepultar
Cuatro para Delfina by José Donoso( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in Spanish and Italian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dónde van a morir los elefantes by José Donoso( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Chileense letterkundige wordt uitgenodigd om te komen werken bij een kleine Noordamerikaanse universiteit, waar hij betrokken raakt bij gecompliceerde relaties en intriges
Taratuta ; Naturaleza muerta con cachimba by José Donoso( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Taratuta ; Naturaleza muerta con cachimba
Conjeturas sobre la memoria de mi tribu by José Donoso( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische roman waarin de auteur de geschiedenis van zijn familie in de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in Chili beschrijft
El charleston; cuentos by José Donoso( Book )

8 editions published in 1960 in Spanish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.27 for The TriQua ... to 0.74 for The Diana ...)

Alternative Names
Donoso, J. 1924-1996

Donoso, José

Donoso, José 1924-1996

Donoso Yáñez, José

Donoso Yáñez, José 1924-1996

Donoso Yáñez, José Manuel 1924-

Donoso Yáñez, José Manuel 1924-1996

Dūnūsū, Ḵūsīh 1924-1996

José Donoso Chilean writer

José Donoso chilenischer Schriftsteller

José Donoso chilensk författare

José Donoso chilensk skribent

José Donoso pisarz chilijski

José Donoso scrittore, accademico e giornalista cileno

José Donoso Yáñez

Yáñez, José Donoso

Yáñez, José Manuel Donoso 1924-

Yáñez, José Manuel Donoso 1924-1996

Доносо, Хосе

خوسيه دونسو

خوسيه دونوسو، 1924-1996

دونوسو، جوزيه، 1924-1996

호세 도노소

ドノソ, ホセ



A house in the country : a novelCoronationEl lugar sin límitesThe boom in Spanish American literature : a personal historyThe garden next doorThis SundayCurfew : a novelThe lizard's tale : a novel