Carmen's Rust
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Carmen's Rust

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Forced to submit her book to government censors, del Rio carefully constructed her critique, setting the novel in Chile during the 1950s with artfully masked references and significant silences. Reminiscent of Kafka and Orwell, Carmen's Rust recounts a claustrophobic domestic nightmare-while tacitly attacking the bourgeois values and murderous control of the regime. Published on the thirtieth anniversary of the overthrow of Salvador Allende and available in English for the first time, this literary tour de force offers an astonishing portrait of dictatorship and political violence.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 131.6 x 192.5 x 15mm | 312.98g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • ALLEN LANE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1585674869
  • 9781585674862

Review quote

"We should read everything that Ana Maria deb Rio writes; she is one of the most original and powerful literary voices of Latin America. "Carmens Rust is a lave story between two unfortunate children, but is really a metaphor about dictatorship. It is an epic novel about repression, hypocrisy, fanaticism, and the longing for freedom."show more

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22 ratings
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4 27% (6)
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2 14% (3)
1 5% (1)
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