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The lizard's tail : a novel

Author: Luisa Valenzuela
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Luisa Valenzuela re-invents language to convey the political reality of Latin America. A reality in which the very survival of writing and the writer hangs in the balance.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luisa Valenzuela
ISBN: 0374189943 9780374189945 1852421126 9781852421120
OCLC Number: 9392310
Language Note: Text in English; translated from the Spanish.
Notes: Translation of: Cola de lagartija.
Description: 279 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Cola de lagartija.
Responsibility: Luisa Valenzuela ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.

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A political satire edged with fantasy, this book traces the life and rise to political power in an unnamed South American country of a witch doctor--The Master--a character modelled on Lopez Rega,  Read more...

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?To read her is to enter our reality fully, and to participate in a search for a Latin American identity which continues to enrich itself. The books of Luisa Valenzuela are our present but they also Read more...

 
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