The Centaur in the Garden

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University of Wisconsin Press, Apr 3, 2003 - Fiction - 216 pages
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A masterpiece of magical realism by one of Brazilís most celebrated novelists.

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Greatest Jewish writer in Brazil. - Goodreads
However, I wasn't too impressed with the ending. - Goodreads
such a great premise, but nothing interesting happens. - Goodreads

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I was a philosophy-lit double major who took quite a few electives in South American literature, and I enjoyed Life of Pi, so you'd think I'd appreciate a book like this. I really didn't. It's mostly ... Read full review

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Fascinating story with magnificent details. Typical for the Magic realism. Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Moacyr Scliar is a physician who lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His many award-winning novels and short-story collections, which have been translated into numerous languages, include The Carnival of Animals, The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar, and The Gods of Raquel. The Centaur in the Garden was named one of "100 Greatest Works of Modern Jewish Literature" by the National Yiddish Book Center.

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