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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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Author
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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
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1973-
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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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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
9781609805272
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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
9781609805272
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2015006198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)904715465

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