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Luiselli, Valeria 1983-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 240 publications in 11 languages and 4,659 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Essays  Domestic fiction  Allegories  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  History  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Creator, Interviewee, wat
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Most widely held works about Valeria Luiselli
 
Most widely held works by Valeria Luiselli
The story of my teeth by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

44 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gustavo 'Highway' Sanchez Sanchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the 'Notorious Infamous' like Plato, Petrarch, Chesterton, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a juice factory, 'The story of my teeth' is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences and a meditation on, as Highway says, 'the variable value' of art"--Quatrième de couverture
Faces in the crowd by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

56 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-layered story told by two narrators: a 21st-century Emily Dickinson living in Mexico City who relates to the world vicariously through her children and a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a dying poet living in a run-down apartment in Philadelphia in the 1950s. While she tells the story of her past as a young editor in New York City desperately trying to convince a publisher to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen-an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence constantly haunts her in the subway-she also relates the slow but inevitable disintegration of her present family life
Tell me how it ends : an essay in forty questions by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

20 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"--
Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitan, vivacious essays in the tradition of Brodsky's Watermark and Benjamin's The Arcades Project by a celebrated young Mexican author
Mañana forever? : Mexico and the Mexicans by Jorge G Castañeda( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"José Castañeda nos ofrece aquí el análisis más profundo que se ha hecho en los últimos años sobre el carácter de México y nos advierte sobre las idiosincracias de los mexicanos: la indiferencia a la competencia; el por qué se resisten a las acciones colectivas y a la participación comprometida en luchas políticas; y de qué manera el descuido de la industria turística afecta su economía. Por las deducciones implacables sobre la realidad moderna mexicana, afiladas por la ironía en la crítica y el reconocimiento de sus zonas más oscuras y dolorosas, ésta es, sin duda, la obra imprecindible para entender el México contemporáneo."--Publisher's description
La Calle : photographs from Mexico by Alex Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb's richly layered and complex compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, "Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary, and art blur and disappear." Webb's ability to distill gesture, light, and cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of mystery, irony, and humor. Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.-Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and '90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls "Mexicanism--delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve." La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether--albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb's first trips to the country. Newly commissioned pieces from noted Mexican and Mexican American authors lend further insight into the roles the streets have played for generations: part arterial network, part historical palimpsest, and part absurdist theater of the everyday.--Publisher website
The story of my teeth by Valeria Luiselli( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of "Highway" Sánchez--bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer--and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico."I was born in Pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz. But I'm grateful for that inauspicious start because ugliness, as my other uncle, Eurípides López Sánchez, was given to saying, is character forming. "Gustavo "Highway" Sánchez Sánchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous," like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences
Los niños perdidos : (un ensayo en cuarenta preguntas) by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces in the crowd by Valeria Luiselli( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a house she cannot abandon or fully occupy, writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A young translator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence haunts her in the city's subways. Gilberto Owen, dying in Philadelphia in the 1950s, convinced he is slowly disappearing, recalls his heyday decades before; his friendships with Nella Larsen and Federico Garcia Lorca; and the young woman in a red coat he saw in the windows of passing trains. As the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they drift into one single stream, an elegiac evocation of love and loss.Valeria Luiselli's debut signals the arrival of a major international writer and an unexpected and necessary voice in contemporary fiction
Tell me how it ends : an essay in forty questions by Valeria Luiselli( )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children seeking a new life in the US. Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear-both here and back home. "Humane yet often horrifying, Tell Me How It Ends offers a compelling, intimate look at a continuing crisis-and its ongoing cost in an age of increasing urgency."--Jeremy Garber, Powell's Books "Valeria Luiselli's extended essay on her volunteer work translating for child immigrants confronts with compassion and honesty the problem of the North American refugee crisis. It's a rare thing: a book everyone should read." -Stephen Sparks, Point Reyes Books "Tell Me How It Ends evokes empathy as it educates. It is a vital contribution to the body of post-Trump work being published in early 2017." -Katharine Solheim, Unabridged Bookstore "While this essay is brilliant for exactly what it depicts, it helps open larger questions, which we're ever more on the precipice of now, of where all of this will go, how all of this might end. Is this a story, or is this beyond a story' Valeria Luiselli is one of those brave and eloquent enough to help us see." -Rick Simonson, Elliott Bay Book Company "Appealing to the language of the United States' fraught immigration policy, Luiselli exposes the cracks in this foundation. Herself an immigrant, she highlights the human cost of its brokenness, as well as the hope that it (rather than walls) might be rebuilt." -Brad Johnson, Diesel Bookstore "The bureaucratic labyrinth of immigration, the dangers of searching for a better life, all of this and more is contained in this brief and profound work. Tell Me How It Ends is not just relevant, it's essential." -Mark Haber, Brazos Bookstore
El cazador y la fábrica = The hunter and the factory( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost children archive : a novel by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel about a family of four, on the cusp of fracture, who take a trip across America--a story told through varying points of view, and including archival documents and photographs"--
The conference of the birds by Peter Sís( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated tale of thirty birds and their perilous journey through the seven valleys of Quest, Love, Understanding, Detachment, Unity, Amazement, and Death in a quest to find their true king, the Simorgh
De Amsterdammers by Maarten van der Kamp( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotoboek met straatfoto's van mensen in Amsterdam, genomen tussen september 2013 en juni 2016
Simple perversión oral by Margo Glantz( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between walls and windows : Architektur und Ideologie( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1958 the United States presented West Berlin with a congress hall, a "beacon of freedom transmitting its rays toward the East," as its architect, Hugh Stubbins, defined his work. Today, the building houses the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and the ideology of the Cold War has given way to the vision of a collective discussion of global issues. What role did the architecture play in this? What kinds of effects do buildings and lifestyles have on milieus, habits, attitudes, and morals? This publication is a collection of analyses, ideas, and literary narratives on the question of whether architecture can influence people, encourage them to pursue freedom, and empower them as citizens
5 metros de cuentos perversos : antología by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Máquinas de vanguardia : tecnología, arte y literatura en el siglo XX by Rubén Gallo( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colour of milk by Nell Leyshon( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, the spirited youngest daughter of an angry, violent man, is sent to work for the local vicar and his invalid wife. Her strange new surroundings offer unsettling challenges, including the vicar's lecherous son and a manipulative fellow servant. But life in the vicarage also offers unexpected joys, as the curious young girl learns to read and write -- knowledge that will come at a tragic price
Nieważcy by Valeria Luiselli( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mañana forever? : Mexico and the Mexicans
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Mañana forever? : Mexico and the Mexicans
Alternative Names
Valeria Luiselli autrice mexicaine

Valeria Luiselli escriptora mexicana

Valeria Luiselli escritora mexicana

Valeria Luiselli författare

Valeria Luiselli Mexican writer

Valeria Luiselli mexikanische Autorin

Valeria Luiselli Mexikoko idazlea

Valeria Luiselli schrijfster uit Mexico

ולריה לואיסלי סופרת מקסיקנית

والریا لوئیزلی نویسنده مکزیکی

루이셀리, 발레리아 1983-

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