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Inhaltsangabe: In the heart of Mexico City a woman, trapped in a house and a marriage she can neither fully inhabit nor abandon, thinks about her past.She has decided to write a novel about her days at a publishing house in New York; about the strangers who became lovers and the poets and ghosts who once lived in her neighbourhood. In particular, one of the obsessions of her youth - Gilberto Owen - an obscure Mexican poet of the 1920s, a marginal figure of the Harlem Renaissance, a busker on Manhattan's subway platforms, a friend and an enemy of Federico Garcia Lorca. As she writes, Gilberto Owen comes to life on the page: a solitary, faceless man living on the edges of Harlem's writing and drinking circles at the beginning of the Great Depression, haunted by the ghostly image of a woman travelling on the New York subway. Mutually distorting mirrors, their two lives connect across the decades between them, forming a single elegy of love and loss.
Über den Autor: VALERIA LUISELLI was born in Mexico City in 1983. Her work has been published in Letras Libres and The New York Times. She is currently studying for a PhD at Columbia University. Sidewalks, her collection of essays, is forthcoming from Granta Books.
Buchbeschreibung Granta Books Mai 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 195x127x11 mm. Neuware - As a woman's comfortable existence begins to disintegrate around her, she thinks back to her life on the fringes of the literary scene, the strangers who became lovers, the poets who became ghosts, and the other haunting obsessions of her youth. Translated by Christina MacSweeny. 160 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781847085078