A house in the country

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Vintage Books, 1984 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Review: A House in the Country

User Review  - Joanne Gass - Goodreads

This is a classic from one of the Boom generation. Donoso reportedly wrote this after the coup which felled Allende and put Pinochet in power in Chile. It's a fable of both the Spanish conquest of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - GoldGato - Goodreads

This was a book I picked up many years ago because of the cover (Keith Sheridan gets a shout out for the design). Aventura trade editions are always such cool books that I didn't realize I had been ... Read full review


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Donoso obsessive subject is the decay of the Chilean bourgeoisie, but he vigorously rejects anything reminiscent of traditional realism or the portrayal of regional customs. In This Sunday (1966), he focuses on a family's activities on Sundays in order to view the boredom, passions, and misery of Chilean bourgeois society and its servants. The Obscene Bird of Night (1970) deals with the decline of feudal society through the story of a landholding family in a kaleidoscopic vision of decay and outrageous behavior.

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