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El Lugar Sin Limites (Paperback) [Paperback]

By Jose Donoso (Author)
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In this book, Jos Donoso unveils the false appearances, sordidness, violence and misery that give life to a sub world. The story takes place in a brothel owned by "la Japonesita" (the little Japanese girl) and revolves around the character of Manuela, an ambiguous yet brilliant character, a melting pot of passions who serves to reveal a dual morality and to question masculinity and its values. Description in Spanish: Un mundo que es el infierno, donde se ponen al descubierto las falsas apariencias, la sordidez, la violencia y la miseria que lo agobia. Todo sucede alrededor del burdel de la Japonesita. Y de la Manuela, ese ambiguo y genial personaje, crisol de las pasiones y revelador de una falsa moral; cuestionador de la masculinidad y sus valores.



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Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   134
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2005
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9681902645  
ISBN13  9789681902643  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jose Donoso was a Chilean writer. While he lived most of his life in Chile, he also spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States (Iowa), and Spain. After 1973 he claimed his exile was also a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He returned to Chile in 1981 and lived there until his death.

Jose Donoso was born in 1924 and died in 1996.

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Una lucha con(tra) los géneros  Jul 8, 2000
José Donoso's "El lugar sin límites" drops its reader into Estación El Olivo, a town spiraling towards oblivion in the middle of the vineyards of Middle Chile. Narrated though a series of interior monologues, dialogue, and third-person narration, switching between past and present tense, Donoso's text refuses to "gender" itself: unlike its protagonist la Manuela, the narrative never affixes itself to a single identity. By means of this narrative, Donoso depicts the sad and brutal tale of la Manuela, a transvestite dancer who desperately wishes to affirm her identity as "the great Manuela," raging against the seemingly ineluctable oblivion which awaits him, Manuel González Astica, by remaining in the village. In order to maintain her identity, la Manuela must continually repeat her defining performance, a gypsy dance performed in a tattered and fading percale dress. However, as the town's inhabitants leave for better economic opportunities down the longitudinal highway, la Manuela remains in the brothel with her obstinate and naively hopeful daughter la Japonesita, watching her audience dwindle. Her last chance to perform her dance presents itself in the character of Pancho Vega, a hyper-macho truck driver, who, in a confused rage of homosexual panic, has threatened to rape both la Manuela and la Japonesita. Bleak and beautiful, "El lugar sin límites" exposes the inevitable violence of the procrustean bed of (borrowing Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's phrase) "compulsory heterosexuality."
 
Una lucha con(tra) los géneros  Jul 8, 2000
José Donoso's "El lugar sin límites" drops its reader into Estación El Olivo, a town spiraling towards oblivion in the middle of the vineyards of Middle Chile. Narrated though a series of interior monologues, dialogue, and third-person narration, switching between past and present tense, Donoso's text refuses to "gender" itself: unlike its protagonist la Manuela, the narrative never affixes itself to a single identity. By means of this narrative, Donoso depicts the sad and brutal tale of la Manuela, a transvestite dancer who desperately wishes to affirm her identity as "the great Manuela," raging against the seemingly ineluctable oblivion which awaits him, Manuel González Astica, by remaining in the village. In order to maintain her identity, la Manuela must continually repeat her defining performance, a gypsy dance performed in a tattered and fading percale dress. However, as the town's inhabitants leave for better economic opportunities down the longitudinal highway, la Manuela remains in the brothel with her obstinate and naively hopeful daughter la Japonesita, watching her audience dwindle. Her last chance to perform her dance presents itself in the character of Pancho Vega, a hyper-macho truck driver, who, in a confused rage of homosexual panic, has threatened to rape both la Manuela and la Japonesita. Bleak and beautiful, "El lugar sin límites" exposes the inevitable violence of the procrustean bed of (borrowing Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's phrase) "compulsory heterosexuality."
 
Lo mejor de Donoso  Apr 16, 2000
El Lugar sin limites es una de las mejores historias de José Donoso, en la cual nos narra la vida de varios personajes en decadencia, que vuelan en libertad pero se topan con una realidad que los confronta y los destruye una excelente obra de la literatura Latinoamericana
 

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