Books by José Donoso

TARATUTA and STILL LIFE WITH PIPE by José Donoso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Juiceless exercises."
The work of Donoso—the driest, most finicky, and bookish of the Latin American Boom-generation writers—not only seems like a footnote to the lusher talents of Garc°a M†rquez and Vargas Llosa but often, as here, to be about footnotes itself. Read full book review >
THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR by José Donoso
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Altogether, though, the book has a thin, whiny tone and a clumsy way with dramatization that leaves things flat and unappealing."
Donoso (Curfew, 1988; A House in the Country, 1984; etc.) here portrays a desperate, bitter world of Latin American intellectuals in exile (self-imposed or otherwise) in Spain. Read full book review >
TRIPLE CROSS by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1972

"But it is better to suspend such judgments and accept these as exquisitely gaudy, unique cultural hybrids."
Collected here in one volume, short novels by three of Latin America's most conspicuously, perhaps obtrusively, sophisticated writers. Read full book review >