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Curfew

Donoso, Jose; MacAdam, Alfred (translator)

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ISBN 10: 155584166X / ISBN 13: 9781555841669
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, New York, 1988
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 1988. F First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. Slight rubbing to jacket; slight internal browning to edges; else a near fine copy internally. [8], 310, [1] pages. Political thriller, covering the course of a 24-hour period and set against the backdrop of Chile under the Pinochet regime; originally published in Spain in 1986 under title: La Desesperanza. Signed by Donoso in black ink on half-title page. Signed: I Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # L067475

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Title: Curfew

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: H Hard Cover

Illustrator: Few b/w Decorations

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: J Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: F First American Edition.

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Curfew takes place during one twenty-four hour period in January 1985. Matilde Neruda, widow of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, has just passed away, and various factions are rallying to turn the event to their advantage: for Pinochet's junta, it represents a chance to assert political authority, while for the intellectuals who had basked in the Nerudas' light, it is an opportunity to grab the spoils of the estate. Against this backdrop of complex, often conflicting motivations, Donoso weaves a portrait of a society struggling to fashion a daily existence for itself, and of an intelligentsia vainly attempting to salvage the remnants of glory days long gone by. But Curfew is also a story of the tragic love between Judit Torre, an upper-middle-class radical who wants to escape her bitter past; and Ma˝ungo Vera, a native son returning after a successful career as a European pop singer. In the zone between documentary-like realism and grotesque absurdity, JosÚ Donoso evokes the suffocating atmosphere of a country under dictatorship, and its quietly devastating effect on the actions of those who live there.

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Text: English, Spanish (translation)

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