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- DescriptionDreams of the Abandoned Seducer takes place in the new free market era of personal choices and relations: a chaotic, sometimes hopeful, often comic world that has supplanted the old order of political terror and clearly demarcated ideological divides. The vel's vaudeville qualities, with characters shuffling on and off the page in rapid succession, are complemented by its exhilarating air of parody. Dreams draws ingeniously upon the sentimentality and ephemera of popular culture-quoting radio and TV shows, song lyrics, newspaper items, and bits of gossip- while also offering a sterner, more nuanced view of public and private relations. It is in large measure this mix of elements- popular and high culture, sentimentality and political understanding, vaudeville and arch satire-that makes Dreams an exemplary postmodern vel.
- Author BiographyAlicia Borinsky received the 1996 Latino Literature Award, given by the Institute of Latin American Writers, for Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer. Borinsky's Mean Woman was published in Cola Franzen's translation by the University of Nebraska Press in 1993. Borinsky is a professor of Latin American and comparative literature at Boston University. Cola Franzen is a writer and independent translator.
- Author(s)Alicia Borinsky
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/05/1998
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleLatin American Women Writers
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight284 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Translated byAlicia Borinsky,Cola Franzen
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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