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The Resource La vida doble : a novel, Arturo Fontaine ; translated by Megan McDowell

La vida doble : a novel, Arturo Fontaine ; translated by Megan McDowell

Label
La vida doble : a novel
Title
La vida doble
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Arturo Fontaine ; translated by Megan McDowell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Set in the darkest years of the Pinochet dictatorship, "La Vida Doble" is the story of Lorena, a leftist militant who arrives at a merciless turning point when every choice she confronts is impossible. Captured by agents of the Chilean repression, withstanding brutal torture to save her comrades, she must now either forsake the allegiances of motherhood, or betray the political ideals to which she is deeply committed. Arturo Fontaine's Lorena is a study in contradictions - mother and combatant, intellectual and lover, idealist and traitor - and he places her within a historical context that confounds her dilemmas. Though she has few viable options, she is no mere victim, and Fontaine disallows any comfortable high moral ground. His novel is among the most subtle explorations of human violence ever written. Ranking with Garcia Marquez and Bolano on Latin America's roster of most accomplished authors, Fontaine is a fearless explorer of the most sordid and controversial aspects of Chile's history and culture. He addresses a set of moral questions specific to Pinochet's murderous reign, but invites us, four decades later, to consider global conflicts today and question how far we've come
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fontaine Talavera, Arturo
Dewey number
863.64
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McDowell, Megan
Series statement
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Chilean fiction
  • Mothers
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Chile
Label
La vida doble : a novel, Arturo Fontaine ; translated by Megan McDowell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050482958
Extent
302 pages.
Isbn
9780300176698
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047817
System control number
(OCoLC)813392795
Label
La vida doble : a novel, Arturo Fontaine ; translated by Megan McDowell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050482958
Extent
302 pages.
Isbn
9780300176698
Isbn Type
(clothbound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047817
System control number
(OCoLC)813392795

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