"These stories, well translated from the Spanish, describe the severe beauty and cruelty of southern Chile—cold, inhospitable, full of craggy, treacherous channels—the end of the world. As in Jack London’s stories, the environment forms a crucible in which man’s true—or perhaps worst—nature is revealed: two stranded lighthouse keepers fight each other as their provisions run low (‘The Hen Who Laid Eggs of Light.’) The collection would be worth reading just for the spectacular scenery from the tip of the world, but Coloane is also a master storyteller, distilling the universal from the extreme."—Publishers Weekly
Francisco Coloane has received rave reviews in Europe, where he is considered the greatest Latin American author.
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Francisco Coloane was an award-winning Chilean writer whose honors include the prestigious Chilean National Prize for Literature, France's Médaille des Artes et Lettres, and the Pablo Neruda Prize. He is the author of four novels, a play, and nine collections of short stories, and was a member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language. David A. Petreman is a professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Wight State University and has published several collections of poetry as well as works in translation.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
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Book Description Latin Amer Literary Review Pr, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111891270176