The Eye of Cybele

The Eye of Cybele

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By (author) Daniel Chavarria

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  • Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 37mm | 730g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1888451254
  • ISBN 13: 9781888451252

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Daniel Chavarria has long been recognized as one of Latin America's finest writers . . ." --Edgar Award-winning author William Heffernan Daniel Chavarria's most celebrated novel to date, "The Eye of Cybele "is the internationally acclaimed author's second book in English translation. "The Eye "is a tremendous literary accomplishment, an epic mystery set in ancient Greece in the time of Pericles. A mad priest and an entrancing whore join the likes of Alcibiades and Socrates in a quest for a lost jewel--the Dyndimenian Eye. Chavarria's knowledge of Greek history and command of language guide him masterfully through this stunning and highly original work. The novel has already won four literary awards around the world: Premio Ennio Flaiano Award (Italy); Premio Internacional Planeta-Joaquin Mortiz Award (Mexico); Premio del Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura Award (Uruguay) and Premio de la Critica Award (Cuba). "Out of the mystery wrapped in an enigma that, over the last forty years, has been Cuba for the US, comes a voice so cheerful, a face so laughing, and a mind so deviously optimistic that we can only hope this is but the beginning of a flood of Latin America's indomitable novelists, playwrights, storytellers. Welcome, Daniel Chavarria."--Donald Westlake, author of "Trust Me on This" "I recommend that we all do as Fidel likely does: light up a cigar and turn Chavarria's pages, with pleasure." -- Thomas Adcock, author of "Grief Street" Daniel Chavarria is a Uruguayan writer whose novels, short stories, literary journalism, and screenplays have reached audiences across Latin America and Europe. For years, he was a professor of Latin, Greek, and Classical Literature. In 2001, Akashic published Adios Muchachos, Chavarria's first book in English translation. Also available from Danieel Chavarria "Adios Muchachos" TP $13.95, 1-888451-16-5 - CUSA

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Daniel Chavarria was born in Uruguay in 1933. Chavarria has worked as a translator of literature into Spanish, and has taught Latin, Greek and Classical Literature. His novels, short stories, literary journalism, and screenplays have reached audiences across Latin America and Europe. Chavarria has won numerous literary awards around the world, including a 1992 Dashiell Hammett Award.