Publish date: July 8th 2008
Publisher: Norma S a Editorial
Pages no: 118
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
, Latin American Literature
Excellent writing. But... someone spoiled for me (I have no luck with spoilers), so please if you read this book, don't tell anyone this is a "phantom" story.
Reality, dreams, doppelgängers, literature, love, and darkness. This tiny book has it all in spades.
This is a lovely short story, and reading the original alongside the translation is a very interesting exercise!
I like this book because it's about a big, old, dark house in downtown Mexico City. I've never been to Mexico City, but I've been in big old houses in other Mexican towns, and this is the perfect story for bringing back their peeling paint, hard tile floors, high ceilings, scarce light and lost in t...
I loved The Death of Artemio Cruz when I read it last year, so I was deeply saddened reading of Carlos Fuentes's recent death. Today I went out and grabbed this little gem to read more of his work. Aura is a little bit of a Gothic mystery, a little bit of a romance, and completely engaging. An unemp...
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