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María Luisa Bombal (1910–1980)

Teoksen House of mist ; and, The shrouded woman : two novels tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

House of Mist (1935) — Tekijä — 111 kappaletta
New Islands and Other Stories (1939) 101 kappaletta
The Shrouded Woman (1938) 78 kappaletta
Obras Completas (1996) 31 kappaletta
La Ultima Niebla El Arbol (1901) 13 kappaletta
La historia de María Griselda (1946) 5 kappaletta
La Amortajada Y El Arbol (1995) 3 kappaletta
El árbol (2014) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Eye of the Heart: Short Stories from Latin America (1973) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (1997) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta
Elsewhere, Vol. III (1984) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Avustaja — 73 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Bombal, María Luisa
Syntymäaika
1910-06-08
Kuolinaika
1980-05-06
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
Chile
Syntymäpaikka
Viña del Mar, Chile
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK
Paris, France
Buenos Aires, Argentina
USA
Koulutus
University of Paris
Sorbonne
Lycée La Bruyère
Ammatit
novelist
short story writer
Lyhyt elämäkerta
María Luisa Bombal was born to a Chilean family who moved to Paris in 1922. She attended the Lycée La Bruyère and studied literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne. After a brief return to Chile in 1931–1933, she fled depression and an unhappy marriage for Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she joined a literary circle that including Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. She emigrated to the USA in 1940 and lived there for three decades before returning again to Chile.

Her first novel, La última niebla (The House of Mist), was published in 1935. Bombal wrote several other novels as well as short stories, often featuring heroines who create fantasy worlds to escape from unfulfilling love relationships and restricted social roles. Her work influenced many later writers of magical realism. Feminist critics and writers have given her works wider attention in recent years.

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TonyH reads in 2012, Club Read 2012 (tammikuu 2013)

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Cuando leí Pedro Páramo, pensé que sería muy difícil para mí encontrar a alguien que alcanzara ese nivel de perfección poética en una novela en español. Hoy, mientras termino La amortajada, me doy cuenta de que ese alguien es María Luisa Bombal.
Este libro es, sin lugar a dudas, uno de los mejores que he leído.
 
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LeoOrozco | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 26, 2019 |
La amortajada es una obra que exhibe un universo onírico y mágico, en el que la realidad y el ensueño se confunden. La voz narrativa de una fallecida, permite visionar la vida femenina atormentada por el amor
 
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Ladynne | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 14, 2018 |
LOS MEJORES LIBROS CHILENOS
 
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beatriza | Dec 10, 2016 |
An early example of what would be called "magical realism", The House of Mist is set in the early part of the 20th century in Argentina and takes, I think, from both the Gothic and fairy tale tradition. Our awkwardly-named heroine, Helga, begins her story when she is a child, orphaned and being brought up by her aunt and uncle; and, of course, she has a beautiful cousin to be measured against. She knows little of her parents, a mystery that will be revealed over the course of the novel. Helga is a reader and her head is filled with fairy and folk tales when she meets the young Daniel next door, she is looking for a frog prince. She will eventually marry the mercurial Daniel and go to live in his big, isolated, deteriorating (creepy) hacienda in the woods. But Daniel is NO prince and she is not his first wife. And that is not the end of the story.

While the premise has the sound of a fairy tale to it, and its narrative often has a feel of fairy tale, the story is more complex, full of secrets and mystery (and death), and woven into it are visions and illusions that may or may not be reality.

When I began the book, I thought it might be too light for my tastes, but I soon found myself thoroughly captivated by the story. I think, Bombal uses magical realism as tool to change Helga; for as she sorts out illusion and reality, she really comes into her own (perhaps stopping short of being a feminist novel).
… (lisätietoja)
 
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avaland | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 10, 2012 |

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