Doña Inés vs. Oblivion: A Novel

Do a In s vs Oblivion A Novel Described by The Washington Post Book World as classic Latin American magical realism from a remarkable voice Dona Ines vs Oblivion is a rich saga melding national history with the story of one bitte

  • Title: Doña Inés vs. Oblivion: A Novel
  • Author: Ana Teresa Torres Gregory Rabassa
  • ISBN: 9780802137265
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • Described by The Washington Post Book World as classic Latin American magical realism from a remarkable voice, Dona Ines vs Oblivion is a rich saga melding national history with the story of one bitter family dispute Dona Ines, matriarch of a wealthy family in eighteenth century Caracas, is suing to regain the land her late husband bequeathed to his illegitimatDescribed by The Washington Post Book World as classic Latin American magical realism from a remarkable voice, Dona Ines vs Oblivion is a rich saga melding national history with the story of one bitter family dispute Dona Ines, matriarch of a wealthy family in eighteenth century Caracas, is suing to regain the land her late husband bequeathed to his illegitimate mulatto son Searching in vain for the original deed, she vows not to quit until the dust from the ancient documents rises up and chokes her In 1780 she dies but the spirit of Dona Ines continues her quest through another two centuries of revolution, natural disaster, change, and social turmoil, riding the passionate tide of Venezuelan history to an ultimate conclusion Beautiful, trenchant, and wickedly funny, it establishes Ana Teresa Torres as an important voice in world literature.

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    1. En Doña Inés contra el olvido, Ana Teresa Torres abarca casi tres siglos de la historia venezolana, por los cuales el personaje se pasea para contárnosla a su manera, desde una voz femenina que, desde el más allá, narra episodios de un país colonial, hasta llegar a mediados de los ochenta en el siglo XX. El devenir de su historia nos la muestra como una víctima del tiempo y de los paradigmas sociales que hacían de la mujer un apéndice del hombre y la dueña de las labores hogareñas. A [...]


    2. Venezula"Women today are flighty. Did you know that women get bored? I never did; I didn't have time.""Nothing was gained from dictatorships either, and they had to invent democracy."


    3. Angry voice of a ghost from the colonial era of Venezuela tells what she witnessed of the lives of those who are related to her, directly or indirectly, and their decendents. Apparently, her death did not put her on a plane of enlightenment and serenity. Her all-seeing eyes do not rest and none can hide his/her secret shame and desires from the ghost's biased, petty and emotionally-charged banter and sarcasm.


    4. Nice storyline full of excellent characters which make us understand part of Venezuela's history though it is strange to have it narrated by a dead person who was already dead when most of the events happened


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