CRUDE WORDS - contemporary writing from Venezuela

Author(s): KOBBE, Montague, BROWN, Katie & GIRVEN, Tim
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780992916121
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"This book manages to bring together a fascinating selection of different types of stories and crónicas (reports) so as to offer a justly complex and distinct narrative of Venezuela. It is an extraordinary effort, a doorway that only good writing can offer: where ambiguity manages to overcome the kingdom of stereotypes, to defeat the Manichean moralism which aims to turn history into a mere paean. Here is a country that survives its own headlines. A country to be read." - From the forward by Alberto Barrera Tyska. While Venezuela may be known around the world for its oil or its politics, Venezuelan writing remains almost entirely unknown, with only a handful of books having been published in English in recent years. Crude Words is our response to this gap, the first ever anthology of contemporary Venezuelan writing and a celebration of Venezuelan literary talent. The collection brings together 30 pieces by Venezuelans both resident in the country and in exile, including essays, short stories and extracts from novels - from genres as diverse as journalism to erotica. There are pieces about food shortages, police brutality and the all-pervasive fear of violent crime, but there is also love, sex and the everyday... life in all its rich variety

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780992916121
ISBN10 0992916127
Author KOBBE, Montague, BROWN, Katie & GIRVEN, Tim
Binding Paperback
Date Published 7 Nov 2016
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 496
Publisher Ragpicker Press

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