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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Montgomery and Her Classi. A feminist classic from s Uruguay, The Naked Woman was met with scandal and outrage due to its erotic content, cynicism, and stylistic ingenuity.

Needless to say, this presents some challenges to the translator. Goodreads is armoniw world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The sound echoes in the chasm below.

A momentous allegorical tale of power and lust from that remains relevant in We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x The 75 best books covers of GarrettThe Brooklyn Rail.

Her research interests include Latin-American and Caribbean women’s writing, contemporary Afro-Brazilian literature, and literatures from transitional periods. This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Notable Twentieth-century Latin American Women: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


El Derrumbamiento by Armonía Somers

Somers’ work is often considered part of the “45 Generation” of Uruguayan literature. Our favorite books of the year.

What if nothing happens? The novel follows Rebeca Linke’s ardent, ultimately tragic, attempt to free herself from a hostile society. She passed away in May Not all of the novel is this challenging.

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Armonía Somers – Wikipedia

Highly surreal and somewhat reminiscent of Djuna Barnes or Clarice Lispector Hallucinatory, surreal, and beautifully brutal. When it somere originally published incritics doubted a woman writer could be responsible for its shocking domers content. Mujeres en el Campo Intelectual Uruguayo: Book ratings by Goodreads. Archived from the original on Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

Armonía Somers

A wild, brutal paean to freedom. She became lost in a hypnotic dream. The novel follows Rebeca Linke’s ardent, ultimately tragic, attempt to free herself from a hostile society. Somers’s novel is a surreal, gripping experience. What I usually try to do is indulge in a version of the intentional fallacy: Somers likes to tell and play jokes, on her readers, herself, literature, and especially society.

Juxtaposing fantastic imagery and brutal depictions of violence, Somers will resonate with readers of Clarice Lispector, Angela Carter, and Djuna Barnes. Somers’ feminism is profound, and complicated.


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El Derrumbamiento

In Alberto Paganini, Alejandro Paternain, and Gabriel Saad’s book Cien autores del Uruguay, Somers is described ahead of the generation to which she belonged, her artistic direction having more in common with the “Generation of Crisis. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Previous Article Lit Hub Daily: This slim novel packs a major wallop The history of translation is a history of somerrs sometimes abject, often worthy, occasionally glorious, but failure nonetheless. Like aarmonia you read?

It’s a challenging book, one that took nearly 70 years to make its way into English Though she does not shy away from brutality, the assaults she writes are not gratuitous.

Review quote “A wild, brutal paean to freedom. This is what had happened the night before when, watched in amazement by wrmonia fellow passengers, she had stepped off the train into the solitary locale: Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Looking for beautiful books?