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My first time reading a book by the Colombia author Laura Restrepo and it hooked me right in.
It examines the idea of insanity through three generations of a family in Bogota, Columbia - the grandfather from Germany who mistakes real people for people of whom he dreams, the aunt and mother who deal with their father's oddities while loving the same cruel man, and the daughter/niece who goes mad because of her family's secrecy and lies. My first time reading a book by the Colombia author Laura Restrepo and it hooked me right in.
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Laura Restrepo's Delirium offers profound insights into the deep scars that violence leaves on the individual and . Restrepo's twist comes in the narration of the novel.
Laura Restrepo's Delirium offers profound insights into the deep scars that violence leaves on the individual and society, says Ben Bollig. She employs a series of voices that intertwine and overlap as Aguilar delves deeper into the domestic and political mysteries that lie at the root of Agustina's collapse.
Delirium is a novel by Colombian author Laura Restrepo. With this book, Restrepo won the prestigious Premio Alfaguara de Novela in 2004. Natasha Wimmer's English translation was published in 2007. 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.
Although Restrepo doesn't specify the year, it appears to be 1983: ".
I think that Laura Restrepo is a fine writer and her book Delirium captures the damage that violence does to societies and to individuals. I really liked the construction of the novel which had different voices relating the story and the plot with many twists and turns was compelling.
Delirium is a rich literary journey that delivers lush rewards. Laura Restrepo has created a diamond-hard vision that ultimately yields a layered, subtle, intelligent yet audacious sense of life. Laura Restrepo's Delirium is a book-and-a-half: stunning, dense, complex, mind-blowing. This novel goes far above politics, right up into high art. Library Journal.
From Restrepo (Delirium) comes a surprisingly plain-faced novel of parenthood set in the aftermath of the Argentine Dirty War. A journalist and one-time revolutionary, Lorenza is returning to Buenos Aires in the late 1990s with her teenage son, Mateo.
Delirium Wise Henry James had always warned writers against the use of a mad person as central to a narrative on the ground that as he was not morally responsible, there was no true tale to tell.
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