The Viceroy of Ouidah (Vintage Classics)
Publish date: January 19th 1999
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Modern Classics
This was a surprising little thing. It was was a beautifully written account of the history of a family, of a time, of two places, of tragedy on the heels of fortune or more tragedy. Beyond the exquisite evocative quality, what came as a surprise was how it reminded me of Latin-american writing i...
This book was complex, hard to understand and grim. It wasn't what I had expected. I'm sure if I understood the language I would've had a better understanding. However, the parts I did understand were good. Francisco had a very diverse and interesting life encountering many strange and appalling cha...
Is this mythology as history? Or maybe narrative journalism as history? I saw Cobra Verde ages ago and I didn't know this was the source material. If memory serves, it was very liberally adapted. This is an absolutely crazy story, and at this remove I'm not sure if it matters what is true and what i...
Lovely book, dazzling writing, colourful images, and great use of descriptive language.The story moves at a very swift pace, with no superfluous scenes or loose ends.Need to read it again soon to pick up on all the imagery.