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Otra Vez el Mar

ISBN-10: 0140066365

ISBN-13: 9780140066364

Edition: 1987

Authors: Reinaldo Arenas, Thomas Colchie, Andrew Hurley

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The novel The Ill-fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando recreates in a poetic style, in which time, space, and character move on multiple planes of fantasy and reality, the life of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, a Mexican priest famous for his hatred of the Spaniards. Mier denied even that the Spaniards had brought Christianity to the New World. Arenas begins with a letter to the friar: "Ever since I discovered you in an execrable history of Spanish literature, described as the friar who had traveled over the whole of Europe on foot having improbable adventures; I have tried to find out more about you." In a meditation on the nature of fiction, Arenas discovers that he and Servando are the same person, and author and character become one.

Andrew Hurley is a professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Hurley is the author of Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 and Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis.