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- DescriptionA masterpiece of modernist fiction about one man's search for meaning, Dream of Reason (La sinrazon) reveals Rosa Chacel as an intellectual and literary invator whose work stands alongside that of Joyce, Proust, and Woolf. This meditative vel, grounded in the thinking of Spain's great modern philosopher Ortega y Gasset, unfolds as the journal of a bourgeois chemist who makes his way in Bues Aires just before and during the Spanish Civil War. Tracing his relationship with three women, Santiago Hernandez explores the power of his own intentions and the limits of human reason. His introspective experiment, set against the background of world-altering events, documents the workings of a self-absorbed mind speculating on the inseparability of self and circumstance and is a brilliant enactment of how, from such tensions, narrative emerges.
- Author BiographyRosa Chacel (1898-1994), one of the most promising pre-Civil War writers, was rediscovered in her native Spain after returning to Madrid from an exile of more than three decades. In addition to La sinrazon, her many works include Teresa, Memorias de Leticia Valle, and Barrio de Maravillas (The Maravillas District, Nebraska 1992). Carol Maier also translated Chacel's Memoirs of Leticia Valle (Nebraska 1994), for which she won the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a translation of a literary work, and the Eugene Kayden Translation Competition's Meritorious Achievement Award.
- Author(s)Rosa Chacel
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleEuropean Women Writers
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Weight953 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine37 mm
- Translated byCarol Maier
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