Search Results: "Homero Aridjis"


BOOK REVIEW

1492 by Homero Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"But the message is muted by the mass of material: 1492 is no 1984."
Mexican writer Aridjis's first novel to appear in English is appropriately topical in period and themebut regrettably muffles its impact in an avalanche of picaresque incidents and Rabelaisian characters. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD POET by Homero Aridjis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fine introduction to a writer who deserves to be better known to English-language readers."
Proust meets magical realism in this searching, lyrical memoir by the Mexican poet and conservationist. Read full book review >

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THE LORD OF THE LAST DAYS by Homero Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The seed of a powerful fiction here becomes drenched early on by melodramatic fustian, and never grows into anything remotely resembling a coherent novel."
More than a few too many characters, subplots, and themes muffle the impact of this grandiose historical picaresque by the Mexican author of the previously translated and essentially similar 1492 (1991). Read full book review >

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ASUNDER by Chloe Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Dark and peculiar, simultaneously sinister and playful, Aridjis' modern gothic vision will charm those prepared to linger in her cabinet of curiosities."
A self-effacing life devoted to obsessive minutiae is cracked open in this oblique, disturbing, yet oddly compelling tale. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF CLOUDS by Chloe Aridjis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"A brief, introverted story."
A debut novel concerning a young Mexican woman's lonely sojourn in Berlin. Read full book review >