Princeton University Library Catalog

The lady of solitude : stories / Paula Parisot ; translated by Elizabeth Lowe and Clifford E. Landers.

Author:
Parisot, Paula [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First Dalkey Archive Press edition.
Description:
144 pages ; 18 cm
Summary note:
"The Lady of Solitude projects a fresh and daring new voice on to the Brazilian literary scene. These transgressive and highly charged erotic stories are all written from a woman's point of view and they offer an unexpected perspective on the world, sex and desire in a changing Brazilian and global context. That is not to say that all of Parisot's characters are strong, emancipated and resolute: they just live in a world where relationships of all kinds have changed. Avowedly a disciple of the famous detective writer Rubem Fonseca, Paula Parisot adds a new and sinister twist to crimes of passion in the big city. Some of the settings are familiar to Fonseca fans: high society salons, favelas, back alleys, and hotels in European capitals. Alternating the register from interior monologue to letters and omniscient narration, Parisot brings to the surface intimate moments as well as exact instants when certain social conventions change, move on or die."-- Provided by publisher
Notes:
Originally published in Portuguese as A dama da solidão by Companhia das Letras in 2007.
Language(s):
Translated from the Portuguese.
Contents:
The umbrella -- Tableau vivant -- The vice -- Tocata and fugue -- New Year's Eve -- She and she -- Settling accounts -- The laughing assassin -- The innocent -- The ceiling -- Escaping poverty -- Bianca and me -- A happy marriage -- Piglet and mouse -- Youth -- The story of João and Maria -- Life at risk -- Waiting -- A trivial story -- Home sweet home -- The lady of solitude.
Subject(s):
Parisot, PaulaTranslations into English [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781628971453 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 1628971452 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN:
2016031189
OCLC:
943594659
Translator:
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