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Songs for the Flames

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Informationen zum Autor JUAN GABRIEL VÁSQUEZ is the author of five previous novels, The Informers , The Secret History of Costaguana , Reputation s, The Sound of Things Falling and International Booker-shortlisted The Shape of the Ruins , as well as two acclaimed story collections The All Saints' Day Lovers and Songs for the Flames . He is also the translator into Spanish of works by E. M. Forster, John Hersey and Victor Hugo. His own books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Zusammenfassung "Like Bolaño, Vásquez is a master stylist and a virtuoso of patient pacing and intricate structure" LEV GROSSMAN, Time Magazine "Juan Gabriel Vásquez . . . has succeeded García Márquez as the literary grandmaster of Colombia" ARIEL DORFMAN, New York Review of Books A morally complex, searing set of stories by the award-winning author of The Sound of Things Falling and The Shape of the Ruins (shortlisted for the Booker International Prize 2019). A renowned photographer probes a traumatic incident in the life of a fellow guest at a countryside ranch. A chance meeting at a regimental reunion obliges a Korean War veteran to confront a shameful secret. And in the title story, an internet search for a book published in 1887 leads to the discovery of the life of a remarkable woman: Aurelia de Léon, who arrives in Colombia as a child orphan of the Great War, but as a free-spirited adult runs foul of her adoptive country's deep conservatism. The characters in Songs for the Flames are all men and women touched by violence - sometimes directly, sometimes tangentially - but the lives of all of them are irrevocably changed by the experience. Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean


A dazzling collection of stories by the winner of the Dublin Literary Award (IMPAC).

Product details

Authors Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Assisted by Anne McLean (Translation)
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 16.09.2021
EAN 9781529405477
ISBN 978-1-5294-0547-7
No. of pages 208
Dimensions 126 mm x 196 mm x 22 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FICTION / Literary, Colombia, Fiction in translation, HISTORY / Latin America / South America

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