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Dust on Her Tongue Paperback – January 1, 2001

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Rosa's stories, set in Guatemala, are linked by themes of violence and danger. Translated by Bowles, the ac claimed author of The Sheltering Sky.
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: City Lights Publishers (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872862720
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872862722
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,595,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Isabel Santos on March 13, 2010
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I was looking for contemporary new Latin American writers and found a top 10 list. I had heard of most of those writers but not this one so I bought this book (in English) and it was very well translated (well, it's Paul Bowles after all.) I really enjoyed this short, very short stories from different points of view and I passed this book to some friends to read.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2002
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"Set in Guatemala, these spare and beautiful tales are linked by themes of magic, violence, and the fragility of existence. Paul Bowles' translation perfectly captures Rey Rosa's stories of the haunted lives of ordinary people in present-day Central America."
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Caris O'Malley on June 10, 2003
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Well, I had high hopes for this. The summary on the back sounded very interesting, but it ended up being rather boring. It seemed like the author was trying to write poetry in prose form. The idea was kind of cool, but it really lacked something. Parts of the different descriptions were intriguing, but in the end it left you wondering exactly what happened. I know it was about "True" life in Guatemala, but that's it. Some ideas were worth pondering and I recommend this for a suicidal college poet, but not anyone else.
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