Maldito amor y otros cuentos

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Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2006 - Fiction - 269 pages
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"One of Latin America's most gifted novelists". -- Washington Post Book World

A finalist for the National Book Award for her 1995 novel, La casa de la laguna, Rosario Ferre is one of Latin America's most original andimportant writers. In the four stories that make up Maldito amor Ferre explores the history of political and cultural struggle in her native Puerto Rico through one family, the aristocratic and contentious De la Valles.

The title story tells of the piratical Don Julio; his son, Nino Ubaldino, patriot and politician; andUbaldino's two sons, who are locked in a fight to the death over control of the Diamond Dust sugar mill andof the woman both men love. The other three stories follow the lives of later generations of the De la Valles, together creating a drama in four parts that raises fascinating issues of independence, religion, and race, imbued with all of Ferre's characteristic wit and verve.

"Marvelous, spellbinding". -- Chicago Tribune

"A superb storyteller". -- Library Journal

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Rosario Ferré, Maldito amor y otros cuentos. Edición y notas de Diana Niebylski
This edition of Rosario Ferré's novel Maldito amor and three other stories by Diana Niebylski is prefaced by an ample
introduction to the author's work and with attention to the linguistic and sociopolitical context in which these works were written. The extensive dictionary of Puerto Rican and regional terms, phrases and cultural references makes the stories highly accessible to all readers. The novel and stories are followed by substantial and thought-provoking discussion questions. El nivel de lectura y discusión es ideal para un estudiantado de conocimientos intermedios de literatura --Ideal for intermediate-advanced students of Hispanic Literature and Culture.  

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About the author (2006)

Rosario Josefina Ferré was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on September 28, 1938. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Manhattanville College, a master's degree in literature from the University of Puerto Rico, and a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Maryland. She was a professor of Latin American literature at several universities including the University of California, Rutgers University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Puerto Rico. She was a novelist, poet, essayist, and children's book author. She was the editor of the literary magazine Loading and Unloading Zone as well as a newspaper columnist and critic. She wrote several books in Spanish and English including The House on the Lagoon, Eccentric Neighborhoods, and Sweet Diamond Dust: And Other Stories. She died on February 18, 2016 at the age of 77.

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