THE HOUSE OF THE ANGEL by Beatriz Guido

THE HOUSE OF THE ANGEL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A recall of her earlier life animates the phantoms of family, upbringing, religion, and her younger torments for Ana, now bound to her father years later. Buenos Aires of the '20's; a father committed to a political party, and some philandering; a mother, unbending in her rectitude and position; sisters and a Nana who cruelly played on her interpretation of Bible teachings -- And Ana's world of imagination and devotions was removed from reality, bounded by her puppets and her fear of mortal sin and death. The news that Pablo Aguirre was to fight a duel on the grounds of their home brought a new romantic vision to her when she was 16 and created a situation which ended in her rape and the death of her soul.....A montage of social and period areas, this catches the prescribed life, the domination of the Church, the ignorance of any other type of living, the tempo of city and farm in mood, manner and foreign accent.

Pub Date: May 6th, 1957
Publisher: McGraw-Hill