Taratuta and Still Life with Pipe

Taratuta and Still Life with Pipe : Two Novellas

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In them he poses many of the questions raised by his fellow Latin American writers, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, and Vargas Llosa: What is truth? How does one use history in fiction? How does an artist create? Taratuta is a mystery story in which a writer tries to track a slippery Russian revolutionary in history and in life. Still Life with Pipe shows the comeuppance of an ambitious man when he meets true art and can't escape its grasp. Donoso is the author of the classic novel The Obscene Bird of Night.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 13mm | 191g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393311643
  • 9780393311648
  • 2,755,086

Back cover copy

These striking novellas are the witty crystalizations of Jose Donoso's concerns over a lifetime of writing. In them he poses many of the questions raised by his fellow Latin American writers, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, and Vargas Llosa. Taratuta is a mystery story in which a writer tries to track a slippery Russian revolutionary in history and in life. Still Life with Pipe shows the comeuppance of an ambitious man when he meets true art and can't escape its grasp.
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Review quote

"Well-crafted novellas. . . . Donoso reveals his self-assurance as a writer, mischievously inviting the reader to enter into the process of creating fiction." -- Publishers Weekly "Impressive. . . . These short works . . . show the author at his near best, challenging, provoking, forcing reexamination." -- James Polk - Washington Post "In the Spanish-speaking world, [Donoso is] a combination of Madonna and Arnold Schwarzenegger." -- Elena Castedo
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About Jose Donoso

Jose Donoso was a Chilean writer. While he lived most of his life in Chile, he also spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States (Iowa), and Spain. After 1973 he claimed his exile was also a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He returned to Chile in 1981 and lived there until his death. Gregory Rabassa (1922-2016) was the recipient of multiple prizes including a lifetime achievement award from the PEN American Center for contributions to Hispanic literature and a National Medal of Arts. He was the translator of One Hundred Years of Solitude, among other classic works.
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