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The Resource The body where I was born : a novel, Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by J.T. Lichtenstein

The body where I was born : a novel, Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by J.T. Lichtenstein

Label
The body where I was born : a novel
Title
The body where I was born
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by J.T. Lichtenstein
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction. From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood--in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younger self--a fierce and discerning girl open to life's pleasures and keen to its ruthless cycle of tragedy. With raw language and a brilliant sense of humor, both delicate and unafraid, Nettel strings together hard-won, unwieldy memories--taking us from Mexico City to Aix-en-Provence, France, then back home again--to create a portrait of the artist as a young girl. In these pages, Nettel's art of storytelling transforms experience into inspiration and a new startling perception of reality. "Nettel's eye...gives rise to a tension, subtle but persistent, that immerses us in an uncomfortable reality, disquieting, even disturbing--a gaze that illuminates her prose like an alien sun shining down on our world." --Valeria Luiselli, author of Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd "It has been a long time since I've found in the literature of my generation a world as personal and untransferable as that of Guadalupe Nettel." --Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling "Nettel reveals the subliminal beauty within beings...and painstakingly examines the intimacies of her soul." --Magazine Litteraire "Guadalupe Nettel's storytelling power is majestic."--Typographical Era In Praise of Natural Histories "Five flawless stories..." --The New York Times "Nettel's stories are as atmospheric and emotionally battering as Checkhov's."--Asymptote"--
  • "From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood--in which she was born with a birth defect into a family intent on fixing it--having somehow survived the emotional havoc she went through. And survive she did, but not unscathed. This intimate narrative echoes the voice of the narrator's younger self: a sharp, sensitive girl who is keen to life's gifts and hardships. With bare language and smart humor, both delicate and unafraid, the narrator strings a strand of touching stories together in a portrait of an unconventional childhood that crushed her, scarred her, mended her, tore her apart and ultimately made her whole"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nettel, Guadalupe
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Language note
In English, translated from the Spanish
LC call number
PQ7298.424.E76
LC item number
C8415 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lichtenstein, J. T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Psychological fiction
Label
The body where I was born : a novel, Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by J.T. Lichtenstein
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Copyright
Note
  • "First English-language edition" -- Verso title page
  • "A novel"--Jacket
  • Originally published as El cuerpo en que nací. Barcelona : Editorial Anagrama, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904715465
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781609805265
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015006198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)904715465
Label
The body where I was born : a novel, Guadalupe Nettel ; translated by J.T. Lichtenstein
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First English-language edition" -- Verso title page
  • "A novel"--Jacket
  • Originally published as El cuerpo en que nací. Barcelona : Editorial Anagrama, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904715465
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781609805265
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015006198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)904715465

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