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La Santa Muerte/ Holy Death (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

By Homero Aridjis (Author)
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These six stories about love, women, dogs and death unite drug traffickers, politicians, delinquents, businessmen and policemen that share one trait: they all render homage to Death, to a violent death, so that it protects them from their enemies and grant them power, impunity, and money. In El perro de los nios de la calle , a dog narrates the life of his master. In La calle de las vidrieras , an old Dutch man takes a walk through the red light district of Amsterdam to solicit the services of a woman behind a window for the last sexual encounter of his life.

Description in Spanish: Este es un conjunto de seis relatos que su autor ha subtitulado como Sexteto del amor, las mujeres, los perros y la muerte . El primero, que da ttulo al volumen, rene a narcotraficantes, polticos, delincuentes, empresarios y policas que comparten un rasgo en comn: todos rinden culto a la Santa Muerte, la imagen de la muerte violenta, para que los proteja de sus enemigos y les otorgue poder, impunidad y dinero. En El perro de los nios de la calle, un perro es narrador y cuenta cmo es la vida de sus amos. En La calle de las vidrieras, un anciano holands se pasea por el barrio de las mujeres en vitrina de Amsterdam, deseando contratar los servicios de una para tener la ltima relacin sexual de su vida. Completan el volumen Inventando el pasado, Una condicin excepcional y En el pas de los diablos.

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Studio: Punto de Lectura
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.8" Width: 4.4" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Punto de Lectura
ISBN  9707311045  
ISBN13  9789707311046  

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More About Homero Aridjis

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Aridjis has published thirty-eight books. English translations include novels Persephone, 1492, and The Lord of the Last Days, the poetry collections Blue Spaces and Exaltation of Light, and a bilingual selected poems Eyes to See Otherwise. Poemas Solares (Solar Poems) was published in 2005. President Emeritus of International PEN, he is Mexico's Ambassador to UNESCO.

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1Books > Special Features > Spanish > Ciencia ficción y fantasía
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > Spanish
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > Death

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