In she was appointed to the peace negotiating committee between her government and the M guerrilla forces until Laura Restrepo is one of the finest Latin American authors of our day, and her books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Laura Restrepo has a total mastery over what she writes, an astonishing but absolute mastery. Yes, there's violence, narcotraffic, madness, perhaps even love itself as a form of total madness. The important thing is that we're talking about a truly great novel, of a kind you seldom encounter anymore.
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Look Inside Reading Guide. Reading Guide. In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters.
Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality. This novel goes far above politics, right up into high art. Literary dynamite. Restrepo chooses her words like a poet, with infinite care. Read An Excerpt. Add to Cart. Also available from:.
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ISBN 13: 9789505119363
Delirium is a novel by Colombian author Laura Restrepo. With this book, Restrepo won the prestigious Premio Alfaguara de Novela in Delirium opens when its main protagonist, an ex-English professor turned traveling Purina salesman named Aguilar, discovers that while away on a four-day business trip his wife Agustina endured an experience that provoked a severe dissolution of her sanity. The book chronicles Aguilar's search for answers and his efforts to rehabilitate his young, beautiful and admittedly singular wife through the use of alternating narrative styles that, as the novel progresses, shed further light on the mysterious events that took place during Aguilar's absence as well as the nature of Agustina's family and childhood, both of which precipitated Agustina's struggle with mental illness. Delirium is organized and constructed through the utilization of a narrative pattern that proceeds in the following order: Aguilar, Midas Agustina's ex-lover , Agustina, Aguilar, third-person narration of Nicholas and Blanca Portulinus Agustina's grandparents. This pattern is repeated throughout the majority of the novel and helps to streamline and isolate the progression of several distinctly different, albeit entirely connected, storylines that are never eager to lend the reader immediate access to their secrets.
Delirium (Restrepo novel)
Un hombre regresa a casa despues de un corto viaje de negocios y encuentra que su esposa ha enloquecido completamente. No tiene idea de que le pudo haber ocurrido durante los tres dias de su ausencia, y con el fin de ayudarla a salir de la crisis empieza a investigar, solo para descubrir lo poco que sabe sobre las profundas perturbaciones escondidas en el pasado de la mujer que ama. Narrada con talento y emocion, la historia principal de esta novela se fragmenta en otras que se anudan a traves de personajes llenos de matices. La autora muestra en esta obra una energia narrativa fuera de lo comun, en donde el suspense se mantiene hasta un final esperanzador que cierra una hermosa novela, bien construida, mejor contada y brillantemente desarrollada.