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A brief life

Author: Juan Carlos Onetti
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2008.
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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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Carlos Onetti
ISBN: 185242978X 9781852429782
OCLC Number: 475539005
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: 292 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Vida breve.
Responsibility: Juan Carlos Onetti ; translated by Hortense Carpentier.

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Brausen eavesdrops on the conversation of his neighbours, imagining their gestures, their expressions. Brausen lives with his wife, who has undergone surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer.  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' Guardian 'Laconic, elegant, literary' London Review Read more...

 
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