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A brief life

Author: Juan Carlos Onetti
Publisher: New York : Grossman Publishers, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in 1950, A Brief Life is the first novel to feature Onetti's mythical town of Santa Maria. His protagonist Brausen eavesdrops on the conversation of his neighbours, a husband and wife, imagining their gestures, their expressions. Brausen lives with his wife, who has undergone major surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer. To compensate for this physical void which stalls their caresses, Brausen  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Onetti, Juan Carlos, 1909-1994.
Brief life.
New York : Grossman Publishers, 1976
(OCoLC)569774708
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Carlos Onetti
ISBN: 0670190691 9780670190690 1852423013 9781852423018
OCLC Number: 1858184
Notes: Translation of La vida breve.
Description: viii, 292 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Vida breve.
Responsibility: by Juan Carlos Onetti ; translated from the Spanish by Hortense Carpentier.

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The English translation of a novel by the Uruguayan novelist Juan Carlos Onetti, which concerns an advertising copywriter who seeks release both from himself and the physical world that torments him.  Read more...

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Latin American literature has few secrets to divulge to the English-speaking world; but one of them is the Uruguayan novelist Juan Carlos Onetti? Gerald Martin, Guardian 'Is The Shipyard a one-off Read more...

 
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