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An audacious retelling of the life and legend of Cleopatra follows the ancient queen as a young girl fleeing the intruges of royal society to take up residence with a band of pirates, as a young queen carried across the sea by a magical bull to live among the Amazons, and as the dying consort of Marc Antony.
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Carmen Boullosa has established herself as one of Latin America´s most original voices, with a gift for illuminating unseen dimensions of familiar stories and the extraordinary outsiders who inhabited them all along. In "Cleopatra Dismounts" she has found perhaps her perfect subject, as this enchanting an audacious writer takes on one of the history´s most legendary women -a powerful queen in a world of men, both lauded and vilified by literature ever since.About the Author:
Carmen Boullosa is the author of many plays, works of poetry, and novels, among them "Leaving Tabasco" and "They´re Cows, We´re Pigs". She was recently included in the landmark collection "Reversible Monuments: An Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Poetry". Born in Mexico and a longtime resident of Mexico City, she currently resides in New York, where she´s professor of Latin American Literature at Columbia University.
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