WorldCat Identities

Restrepo, Laura

Overview
Works: 67 works in 473 publications in 14 languages and 10,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ8180.28.E7255, 863.64
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Laura Restrepo
Delirio by Laura Restrepo( Book )
50 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aguilar returns home after a short business trip only to find that his wife, Agustina, has gone crazy. Having no idea what could have happened during his absence, and hoping to help her overcome this crisis, he begins to investigate, what he discovers are deep and disturbing facts hidden in the past of the woman he loves. -- Aguilar regresa a casa después de un corto viaje de negocios y encuentra que su esposa, Agustina, se ha enloquecido completamente. No tiene idea de qué le pudo haber ocurrido durante los tres días de su ausencia, y con el fin de ayudarla a salir de la crisis empieza a investigar, sólo para descubrir lo poco que sabe sobre las profundas perturbaciones escondidas en el pasado de la mujer que ama
La novia oscura by Laura Restrepo( Book )
50 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extraordinary novel of wit and intelligence, tragedy and compassion, "La Novia Oscura" lovingly recreates the lusty, heartrending world of Colombian prostitutes and the men of the oil fields who are entranced by them. It is the story of Sayonara, who rules her squalid paradise like a queen, until one day she falls in love with a man she can never have
Delirium : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolas, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality
The dark bride : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colombian forest prostitute Sayonara violates the boundaries of her profession by pursuing a relationship with an unavailable man, a choice that jeopardizes her clients, the oil company workers, as well as her own happiness
La isla de la pasión : novela by Laura Restrepo( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ésta es la historia verídica de un grupo de náufragos sometidos durante nueve años a las más duras pruebas de supervivencia. En 1908, el capitán mexicano Ramón Arnaud y su esposa adolescente parten hacia un pequeño atolón en el Pacífico. Acompañado de once soldados y sus familias, el capitán tiene órdenes de defender la isla ante la improbable invasión francesa. La isla es amenazadora e inhóspita y sus nuevos habitantes deben luchar para sobrevivir. Además, entre la agitación política en su país y los comienzos de la primera Guerra Mundial, se ven olvidados en medio del Pacífico. Setenta años después, Laura Restrepo les rastreó la pista, entrevistando a los familiares de los sobrevivientes e investigando en los archivos, en viejas cartas de amor, en los decires y recuerdos de los vecinos de varios pueblos de México. El resultado es esta aventura fantasmagórica, surrealista y en buena medida inútil, pero pese a todo conmovedoramente heroica.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
Isle of passion : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In 1908, under orders to defend a tiny, isolated Pacific atoll from an improbable French invasion, Mexican captain Ramon Arnaud, his young bride, Alicia, and eleven soldiers and their families set sail for the so-called Isle of Passion. In this dire, forbidding place, a viable community is created under Ramon's guidance and inspired by Alicia's dedication. But they are soon forgotten by a motherland distracted by political upheaval and the first rumblings of World War I. Left to the mercies of nature and one another-falling victim one by one to disease, hunger, lust, despair, and, ultimately, violence-the castaways who remain must find strength in the courage and steadfast resourcefulness of Alicia Arnaud, upon whom their collective survival now depends. Based on true events, Laura Restrepo's Isle of Passion is a brilliantly rendered and dramatic tale of savage human nature-and one woman's determination to triumph over a harrowing fate
Dulce compañía : novela by Laura Restrepo( Book )
45 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La reportera de una revista de frivolidades es enviada por su jefe a cubrir la aparición de un ángel en una de las barriadas más pobres de la ciudad. Emprende la tarea a regañadientes porque la tienen sin cuidado los asuntos religiosos y la aburre sobremanera un tema tan manido, y ni siquiera sospecha hasta qué punto se va a ver involucrada en una brutal cadena de acontecimientos que escaparán a su control y a su racionalidad. ¿Quién es y de dónde viene el supuesto ángel, ese muchacho perplejo y de asombrosa belleza a quien la fe de los habitantes del barrio mantiene encerrado entre una cueva? ¿Qué lo une a esa reportera que de él se enamora, a la madre que lo busca en agonía, al sacerdote que intenta destruirlo, a la médica que pretende hospitalizarlo, a las mujeres que lo bañan, lo alimentan y lo convierten en supremo objeto de veneración? Sin caer en el socorrido "realismo mágico", Restrepo explora los abismos de la religiosidad popular y acompaña los pasos de una mujer que se atreve a adentrarse en el luminoso y a la vez pavoroso territorio de lo sagrado
Olor a rosas invisibles by Laura Restrepo( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of two lovers who meet again after 40 years." --Dust jacket
The angel of Galilea by Laura Restrepo( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Originally titled Dulce compañía (1995), novel set in Bogotá tells the first-person story of a woman journalist's involvement with the people of a poor barrio and the man they call an angel. Ironic, often humorous details of daily life in Colombia combine with passionate descriptions of madness, religion, and love. Excellent translation by Koch. Short author's biography; no other locating material"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
El leopardo al sol : novela by Laura Restrepo( Book )
41 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on a bloody feud between two drug families in Colombia. They are the Monsalves and the Barragans and they engage in an unrelenting cycle of sexual rivalry and pay-back killings. A South American Godfather
A tale of the dispossessed : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How can I tell him that he will never find her, after he has been searching for her all his life' If I could talk to him without breaking his heart, there is something I would tell him, in hopes it would stop his sleepless nights and wrongheaded search for a shadow. I would repeat this to him: 'Your Matilde Lina is in limbo, the dwelling place of those who are neither dead nor alive.' But that would be like severing the roots of the tree that supports him. Besides, why do it if he is not going to believe me." In the midst of war, the protagonists of A Tale of the Dispossessed are continuously searching: for a promised land, a destiny, the face of a woman who has disappeared'searching for an impossible love and, conversely, for a love that is possible. A way station for refugees from violence is the setting for an intense love triangle in which an uprooted and wandering people lead the reader to experience the collective drama of forced relocation. A Tale of the Dispossessed speaks to us about the inexorable law that has led man, expelled from paradise since the days of Adam through to modern times, in his search for a way back home
Leopard in the sun : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on a bloody feud between two drug families in Colombia. They are the Monsalves and the Barragans and they engage in an unrelenting cycle of sexual rivalry and pay-back killings. A South American Godfather
Demasiados héroes by Laura Restrepo( Book )
19 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lorenza returns to Argentina with her son Mateo in search of Mateo's father, Ramón, but while Lorenza is interested in recalling her idealistic and politically engaged youth during Argentina's "Dirty War," apolitical Mateo only wants to know the man himself
No place for heroes : a novel by Laura Restrepo( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lorenza and her son, Mateo, return to Buenos Aires as they try to find Ramon, Mateo's father, who was a political radical with Lorenza in Argentina's "Dirty War," as Lorenza deals with her memories of the past and Mateo, who is not interested in politics, only want to find his father
La multitud errante by Laura Restrepo( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman philosophique. Roman d'amour
Hot sur by Laura Restrepo( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"María Paz es una joven latina que, como tantas otras, ha llegado a Estados Unidos persiguiendo la utopía. Pero el sueño americano se convierte en pesadilla cuando es acusada del asesinato de su marido, un policía blanco, y condenada a prisión. Sin embargo, la vida de María Paz dará un giro vertiginoso cuando descubra que el verdadero horror, el que pondrá a prueba todo su temple, está esperándola fuera de las rejas. Laura Restrepo nos atrapa con este thriller trepidante, magníficamente construido, terrorífico pero también divertido. Un homenaje a la mujer y una crítica feroz al mundo occidental capitalista y a sus falsos sueños de prosperidad."--Cover p. [4]
A world of ideas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In wide-ranging conversations, thirteen celebrated literary figures from six nations discuss their work, politics, morals, and the future of American society
Historia de un entusiasmo by Laura Restrepo( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1983 Laura Restrepo was appointed by then President Belisario Betancur to the commission to negotiate peace between the Colombian government and the guerrilla group M-19. She reported her experiences in this book for which she received death threats and finally had to leave the country. She says that looking back, it appears as a thundering collective trance; as colorful and frenzied as a carnival. And as in any carnival, death was ever-present, hidden away between the vitality and jubilation
Historia de una traición by Laura Restrepo( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Te veel helden by Laura Restrepo( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als een vrouw tien jaar na de Vuile Oorlog in Argentinië terugkeert, wil haar 15-jarige zoon weten wie zijn vader is
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.16 for Te veel he ... to 1.00 for Soledad Ac ...)
Alternative Names
Restrepo, Laura 1950-
レストレーポ, ラウラ
Languages
Spanish (285)
English (71)
Italian (7)
Polish (4)
Dutch (4)
German (2)
Korean (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
French (1)
Finnish (1)
Hungarian (1)
Catalan (1)
Czech (1)
Covers