Maldito Amor y Otros Cuentos

ISBN-10: 9681676556

ISBN-13: 9789681676551

Edition: 2006

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Description: "One of Latin America's most gifted novelists". -- Washington Post Book World A finalist for the National Book Award for her 1995 novel, La casa de la laguna, Rosario Ferre is one of Latin America's most original andimportant writers. In the four stories that make up Maldito amor Ferre explores the history of political and cultural struggle in her native Puerto Rico through one family, the aristocratic and contentious De la Valles. The title story tells of the piratical Don Julio; his son, Nino Ubaldino, patriot and politician; andUbaldino's two sons, who are locked in a fight to the death over control of the Diamond Dust sugar mill andof the woman both men love. The other three stories follow the lives of later generations of the De la Valles, together creating a drama in four parts that raises fascinating issues of independence, religion, and race, imbued with all of Ferre's characteristic wit and verve. "Marvelous, spellbinding". -- Chicago Tribune "A superb storyteller". -- Library Journal

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 269
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Rosario Ferre is a writer and educator. She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, in 1938. Ferre attended Manhattanville College where she studied English literature. Ferre received a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon graduation Ferre took up the cause of Puerto Rican independence. She began a teaching career as a professor of Latin American literature at the University of California, Berkeley, Rutgers University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Ferre began publishing the literary magazine, Loading and Unloading Zone. In 1977, Ferre published the first of her feminist manifestos, Papeles de Pandora. Ferre's first book in English, The House on the Lagoon, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1995. Ferr� was a Guggenheim fellowship recipient in 2004.

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