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African Shore

Author: Rosa Rodrigo Rey; Jeffrey Gray
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series: Margellos world republic of letters book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, and V. S. Naipaul, The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction. Rodrigo Rey Rosa, prominent in today’s Guatemalan literary world and an author of growing international reputation, presents a tale of alienation, misrecognition, and intrigue set in and around Tangier. He weaves a double narrative involving a Colombian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosa Rodrigo Rey; Jeffrey Gray
ISBN: 9780300199093 0300199090 1299975526 9781299975521
OCLC Number: 859835028
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Part One --
Part Two --
Part Three --
NOTES --
AFTERWORD. Rodrigo Rey Rosa and Tangier / Gray, Jeffrey
Series Title: Margellos world republic of letters book.
Other Titles: Orilla Africana.
Responsibility: Rodrigo Rey Rosa ; translated by Jeffrey Gray.
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In the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, and V. S. Naipaul, The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction. Rodrigo Rey Rosa, prominent in today’s Guatemalan literary world and an author of growing international reputation, presents a tale of alienation, misrecognition, and intrigue set in and around Tangier. He weaves a double narrative involving a Colombian tourist pleasurably stranded in Morocco and a young shepherd who dreams of migrating to Spain and of “riches to come.” At the center of their tale is an owl both treasured and coveted. The author addresses the anxiety, distrust, and potential for violence that characterize the border of all borders: the strait that divides Africa and Europe, where the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet. His often-remarked prose style, at once rich and spare, endows his work with remarkable elegance. Rey Rosa generates a powerful reality within his imagined world, and he maintains a narrative tension to the haunting conclusion, raising small and large questions that linger in the reader’s mind long after the final page. With an Afterword by Jeffrey Gray.

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