Otilia's Body

Otilia's Body

Author: Sergio Galindo

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292753341

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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From reviews of the Spanish edition: "...among the best works that Mexican fiction has produced." —Héctor Gally, Sábado "With homely features, but with a body so shapely and exciting that it sets men (priests included) aflame throughout the novel, with an incandescent voluptuousness and delightful amorality (surely explosive in the conservative Mexican society of her time and place) ...Otilia Rauda could be the protagonist of a Greek tragedy or of a soap opera made of improbable happenings and as many turns of fate as there are chapters used to tell the story of her life." —Jorge Ruffinelli, Punto y Aparte Winner of Mexico's prestigious Xavier Villaurrutia prize in 1986, Otilia Rauda is here translated into English for the first time as Otilia's Body. Widely considered Sergio Galindo's best work, the novel dramatizes a sexually liberated woman's obsession with an outlaw lover, played against the backdrop of Mexican history from 1910 to 1940. A fine example of "intimist" fiction, Otilia's Body is noteworthy for its penetratingly described characters who transcend time and place to become universally recognizable.
Otilia's Body
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Sergio Galindo
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-01 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

From reviews of the Spanish edition: "...among the best works that Mexican fiction has produced." —Héctor Gally, Sábado "With homely features, but with a body so shapely and exciting that it sets men (priests included) aflame throughout the novel, with an incandescent voluptuousness and delightful amorality (surely explosive in the
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