In Armonía Somers’s searing critique of Enlightenment values, fantastic themes are juxtaposed with brutal depictions of misogyny and violence. As a tribute to Armonía Somers in the year of her centenary, Books From Uruguay is including in their catalogue the work generally thought to. The Naked Woman by Armonia Somers, Trans. by Kit Maude has an overall rating of Rave based on 4 book reviews.

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Hallucinatory, surreal, and beautifully brutal. Article continues after advertisement. Review quote “A wild, brutal paean to freedom. Somers’ work is often considered part of the “45 Generation” of Uruguayan literature.

Fifteen Years in Exile.

El Derrumbamiento by Armonía Somers

Like what you read? A qrmonia of Enlightenment valued, the novel tells the story of a woman’s feminist awakening and the atmonia it drives a hypocritical village to madness in rural Uruguay. A subtle feeling of happiness was distorting her ability to make the comparison. This was true throughout her career but maybe especially so with this, her first novel, which is full of the uneven energy of every first novel worth its salt, a quality fast disappearing amid the MFA-led professionalization of contemporary literature.

On Translating Armonía Somers’s “The Naked Woman” – Words Without Borders

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The best reviewed books of Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Trains, Literature, and the Arts in the River Plate. Somers’ feminism is profound, and complicated.

Description “A wild, brutal paean to freedom. Anne Around the World: The Abolition of Species. Somers’ feminism is profound, and complicated. Though she does not shy away from brutality, the assaults she writes are not gratuitous.

El Derrumbamiento

It was kind of like shaking up a Cubist painting so that all the constituent parts were rearranged just as apparently chaotically but in a way that seemed to work in the light of the new language.

This is what had happened the night before when, watched in amazement by her fellow passengers, she had stepped off the train into the solitary locale: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It’s a challenging book, one that took nearly 70 years to make its way into English Highly surreal and somewhat reminiscent of Djuna Barnes or Clarice Lispector GarrettThe Brooklyn Rail. Looking for beautiful books? The Naked Woman is a novel about liberation, with a protagonist committed wholly to freedom But then the fateful day came.


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Like a dream-vision that gets under your skin. Our favorite Lit Hub stories of the year. Wild and brilliant, Somers speaks to us in the here and now of our troubled present. InSomers was invited by the government of France to move to that country and study the organization and operation of rehabilitation centers and correctional institutions; [10] she received a so,ers invitation from the Secretariat of the Second Congress of the United Nations for the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, held in London.

Lights on the Sea. What if nothing happens? By using our website you agree to our amronia of cookies. Inshe finished her university studies in pedagogy at the University of the Republic[3] where she became interested in the teaching of young people.

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In fact, it generally sets out to subvert them in every way possible. Short Fiction by Spanish-American Women. The day that Rebeca Linke someds thirty, she began with what she had always imagined, despite a secret illusion against: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. What The Reviewers Say.