All Night Movie

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Northwestern University Press, Dec 18, 2002 - Fiction - 204 pages
A rousing (and arousing) odyssey by the award-winning novelist Alicia Borinsky. All Night Movie follows the adventures of a young woman determined to conquer the world, pushing the limits established in patriarchal postdictatorship Argentina. A rogue's gallery of cultists, poisoners, ne'er-do wells, fans of exotic dance, and not least, visitors to a disconcertingly erotic telephone booth accompany the picara in her adventures. Borinsky's lyric prose fuses the languages of popular culture, politics, proverbs, tango and cinema in a seamless continuum illuminating the dark corners and enigmas of a society that celebrates its own demise

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Virtually unreadable fantasy by Argentine novelist Borinsky (Dreams of the Seducer, 1998, etc.).Probably set in Argentina, it seems to be trying to describe the adventures and travails of someone ... Read full review

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Alicia Borinsky, winner of the 1996 Latino Literature Award for Fiction, writes in both English and Spanish. Her other books published in English include the novels Mean Woman (Nebraska, 1993) and Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer (Nebraska, 1998), the poetry collections The Collapsible Couple (Middlesex, 2000) and Timorous Women (Spectacular Diseases, 1991), and a volume of literary criticism, Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction (Pennsylvania, 1993). She is currently professor of Latin American and Comparative Literature at Boston University.

Cola Franzen is the recipient of the 2000 Harold Morton Landon Prize in translation for Jorge Guillén's Horses in the Air (City Lights, 2000). She has translated Borinsky's Timorous Women (Spectacular Diseases, 1991), Mean Women (Nebraska, 1993), and Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer (Nebraska, 1998). She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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