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The Resource Faces in the crowd, Valeria Luiselli ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

Faces in the crowd, Valeria Luiselli ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

Label
Faces in the crowd
Title
Faces in the crowd
Statement of responsibility
Valeria Luiselli ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A multi-layered story told by two narrators: a 21st-century Emily Dickinson living in Mexico City who relates to the world vicariously through her children and a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a dying poet living in a run-down apartment in Philadelphia in the 1950s. While she tells the story of her past as a young editor in New York City desperately trying to convince a publisher to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen-an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence constantly haunts her in the subway-she also relates the slow but inevitable disintegration of her present family life
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Summary
In Mexico City, a young mother is writing a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. In Harlem, a translator is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet. And in Philadelphia, Gilberto Owen recalls his friendship with Lorca, and the young woman he saw in the windows of passing trains
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Tone
Character
Award
Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2014.
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10302186
Cataloging source
DLC
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1983-
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Luiselli, Valeria
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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MacSweeney, Christina
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True
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  • Women authors
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
  • Women authors
  • Mexico
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Faces in the crowd, Valeria Luiselli ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn859045901
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781566893541
Lccn
2013035161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)859045901
Label
Faces in the crowd, Valeria Luiselli ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn859045901
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781566893541
Lccn
2013035161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)859045901

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