True and false romances: stories and a novella
Serpent's Tail, 1 sept. 1994 - 261 pages
In this scintillating collection of stories Puerto Rican writer Ana Lydia Vega exposes machismo, Caribbean style. With deft pastiches of genre fiction-the thriller, the historical romance, the bodice ripper-she turns the traditions of Latin American fiction on their head and produces a work that critically reflects the influence of US culture. Though her stories appear in many anthologies, this is the first collection of Ana Lydia Vega's work to be published in English. It showcases one of the provocative 'post-feminist' voices of the Continent.
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Vilma wants Jean-Pierre to listen to my chest. I resist, the man's on vacation. But
she insists, and re-insists, and re-insists again. She finally wins. Dr. Jekyll asks
me if I have asthma, sticks the frigid stethoscope to my chest in two or three
I could just picture the scene: Vilma and Jean-Pierre, playing stationary leap-frog
in the ancestral alleyway between the two houses, or rolling about in garage-dust
. Unaware of the serpents in that glacial Eden, iUuminated by the indiscreet ...
There, in all its glossy 8 X 10 black-and- white glory, a chamois head, and cheek-
to-cheek with its fake taxidermy smile, the impish face of Vilma, her eyes bulging
and her tongue hanging out. I didn't dare look at Paul, who kept talking as ...
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A respected Puerto Rican writer delivers a collection of short stories (her first in English) that, for all its abundant wit and style, is maddeningly elusive. Filled with bits of jargon and ... Consulter l'avis complet
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