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The word of the speechless : selected stories

By: Ribeyro, Julio Ramon

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Part of the New York Review Books Classics series
1681373238 / 9781681373232
Paperback
863.64
22/08/2019
Published 22/08/2019
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244 pages.
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Translated from the Spanish.
Available in English for the first time, a collection of deeply humane stories depicting marginalized populations by one of the greatest South American writers of the 20th century.

The Peruvian writer Julio Ramon Ribeyro is one of the masters of the short story and a major contributor to the great flourishing of Latin American literature that followed the Second World War. In a letter to an editor, Ribeyro said about his stories, ';in most of [them] those who are deprived of words in life find expressionthe marginalized, the forgotten, those condemned to an existence without harmony and without voice. I have restored to them the breath they've been denied, and I've allowed them to modulate their own longings, outbursts, and distress.' This is work of deep humanity, imbued with a disorienting lyricism that is Ribeyro's alone.The Word of the Speechless, edited and translated by Katherine Silver, introduces readers to an indispensable and unforgettable voice of Latin American fiction.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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