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The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia by Rosario Santos Online



The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia

The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia

  • Title: The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia
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  • ISBN : 9781583220320
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


The twenty stories collected in this volume offer not only a comprehensive look at the variety and invention of Bolivian literature, but also provide information about the heart and soul of Bolivia than a warehouse full of news reports The most comprehensive collection of modern Bolivian literature yet published in English, The Fat Man from La Paz offers a kaleidosco The twenty stories collected in this volume offer not only a comprehensive look at the variety and invention of Bolivian literature, but also provide information about the heart and soul of Bolivia than a warehouse full of news reports The most comprehensive collection of modern Bolivian literature yet published in English, The Fat Man from La Paz offers a kaleidoscopic view of the country s last fifty years, from a sociological and cultural viewpoint The Fat Man from La Paz places such Bolivian luminaries as Augusto Cespedes, whose The Well is probably the most published piece of Bolivian literature, alongside bright young stars like Edmundo Paz Soldan, one of last year s finalists for the Romulo Gallegos Literary Prize the Nobel prize for Latin American writers In the title story, Gonzalo Lema s The Fat Man from La Paz, a Bolivian detective, with a nod to Raymond Chandler s Philip Marlowe, takes a hard look at corruption in Bolivia s capital city and learns a thing or two about the dark ambiguities lurking in human nature and in the communities people build Many of the other stories in The Fat Man from La Paz appear here for the first time in English


Author Rosario Santos




The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia Reviews (6)

  • I loved the idea of this book as I absolutely fell in love with Bolivia and this was the only example of Bolivian literature in English I managed to find However I simply got bored about half way through the book. [..]

  • This is an impossible book to rate, since some of these stories are excellent and some are quite lousy I did not read every story in this collection, but I managed to get through most of them The book is organized in reverse chronologic order, which I don t think works very well I would highly advis [..]

  • The only book I could find of Bolivian fiction As another reader said, hard to rate as some stories are terrific and I wish there were by that author And some not so good But good to read before a trip to Bolivia and gave me some information on Bolivian history. [..]

  • Unless you want to read some roughly hewn, Bolivian focused short stories that appear to require some knowledge of the place to understand, forget it. [..]

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