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The Weight of Temptation

Auteur : Ana María Shua; Andrea G Labinger
Éditeur : Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska Paperback, 2012.
Collection : Latin American women writers.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
Dystopian fantasy, political parable, morality tale-however one reads it, this novel is first and foremost pure Ana María Shua, a work of fiction like no other and a dark pleasure to read. Shua, an Argentinian writer widely celebrated throughout Latin America, frames her complex drama in deceptively simple, straightforward prose. The story takes place at a fat farm called The Reeds, a nightmare world that might not  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Electronic books
Fiction
Dystopias
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Type d’ouvrage : Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Ressource Internet, Fichier informatique
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Ana María Shua; Andrea G Labinger
ISBN : 9780803246171 080324617X 9780071773003 0071773002 1283550857 9781283550857
Numéro OCLC : 815391182
Note sur la langue : Translated from the Spanish.
Notes : Description based upon print version of record.
Description : 1 online resource (195 p.)
Contenu : Cover; Title Pgae; Copyright Page; Contents; 1. Weighing In; 2. Fast Day; 3. The Group; 4. Case History I; 5. The Barracks; 6. Case History II; 7. Beat Your Face; 8. Case History III; 9. The Clockwork Orange; 10. Case History IV; 11. The Inferno; 12. The Phone Call; 13. The Campfires; 14. New Friends; 15. His Own Grave; 16. Food Trafficking; 17. Sob Stories; 18. The Farewell Party; 19. The Orgy; 20. Elephant Seals; 21. I Have a Lover; 22. It Had to Be Esteban; 23. The Divine Comedy; 24. Passion; 25. Carola; 26. Under Cover; 27. Betrayal; 28. At the Finish Line; 29. Survival 30. The Unforeseen31. The Crossing; 32. The New Order; 33. Outside;
Titre de collection : Latin American women writers.

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Shua, an Argentinean writer widely celebrated throughout Latin America, frames her complex drama in deceptively simple, straightforward prose  Lire la suite...

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"Shua ridicules the idea of thinness as ... an aristocratic model, as well as the institutions that promote that ideal. [The Weight of Temptation] is a sharp, funny, acid, and entertaining novel." Lire la suite...

 
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