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The narrator reflects on his own adolescence, the emergence of Peru from its colonial past, and the European travelers in the resort town of Barranco
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
The Cardboard House ( La casa de carton, 1928) is the first and only fictional piece by Peruvian poet Rafael de la Fuente Benavides (1908-85), publishing under a pseudonym. Written when the poet was 18, the novel became a landmark in national letters for its distinctive spatial and temporal treatment of the author's childhood neighborhood, which became a metaphorical and poetic Peru. The author, better known for his experimental "anti-sonnets," belongs to the vanguardist movement of Peruvian post-modernism. In this classic Bildungsroman with strong echoes of Marcel Proust, Adan's expressionist techniques presage the complex Latin American narrative of the future. Silver comments on her work as translator in the short introduction. The present English version is the only translation of this work. -- Rafael Ocasio, Agnes Scott Coll., Decatur, Ga.
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