Site Overlay

The African Shore

The African Shore In the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles Paul Theroux and V S Naipaul The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction Rodrigo Rey Rosa prominent in today

  • Title: The African Shore
  • Author: Rodrigo Rey Rosa Jeffrey Gray
  • ISBN: 9780300196108
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, and V S Naipaul, The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction Rodrigo Rey Rosa, prominent in today s Guatemalan literary world and an author of growing international reputation, presents a tale of alienation, misrecognition, and intrigue set in and around Tangier He weaIn the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, and V S Naipaul, The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction Rodrigo Rey Rosa, prominent in today s Guatemalan literary world and an author of growing international reputation, presents a tale of alienation, misrecognition, and intrigue set in and around Tangier He weaves a double narrative involving a Colombian tourist pleasurably stranded in Morocco and a young shepherd who dreams of migrating to Spain and of riches to come At the center of their tale is an owl both treasured and coveted The author addresses the anxiety, distrust, and potential for violence that characterize the border of all borders the strait that divides Africa and Europe, where the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet His often remarked prose style, at once rich and spare, endows his work with remarkable elegance Rey Rosa generates a powerful reality within his imagined world, and he maintains a narrative tension to the haunting conclusion, raising small and large questions that linger in the reader s mind long after the final page With an Afterword by Jeffrey Gray

    African Shore Yale University Press Oct , In the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, and V S Naipaul, The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction Rodrigo Rey Rosa, prominent in today s Guatemalan literary world and an author of growing international reputation, presents a tale of alienation, misrecognition, and intrigue set in and around Tangier. The African Shore The Margellos World Republic of Letters Oct , The African Shore, a novella which reflects some of Rey Rosa s experiences in Morocco, sweeps the reader into a world in which some aspects of European culture still remain strong in the late s, a generation after the French and Spanish protectorates were nullified. The African Shore Directed by Konstantin Bojanov The lives of a middle aged Westerner, attempting to change his identity, and a young Moroccan shepherd, dreaming of a life across the Strait of Gibraltar, become suddenly intertwined in the mystique city of Tangier. The African Shore The Margellos World Republic of Letters Oct , In the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, and V S Naipaul, The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction Rodrigo Rey Rosa, prominent in today s Guatemalan literary world and an author of growing international reputation, presents a tale of alienation, misrecognition, and intrigue set in and around Tangier. The African Shore Rodrigo Rey Rosa The African Shore is a short novel, divided into three parts and a total of five chapters, each of which is further divided into shorter sub chapters Set in Tangier, on Morocco s coast, it shifts between two stories that of Hamsa, a young local shepherd with greater ambitions, and that of a Colombian tourist who loses his passport and extends his stay as he waits to get a new one. The African Shore eBook by Rodrigo Rey Rosa The African Shore by Rodrigo Rey Rosa The Margellos World Republic of Letters Thanks for Sharing You submitted the following rating and review We ll publish them on our site once we ve reviewed them. The African Shore Rodrigo Rey Rosa Hftad In the vein of the writings of Paul Bowles, Paul Theroux, and V S Naipaul, The African Shore marks a major new installment in the genre of dystopic travel fiction Rodrigo Rey Rosa, prominent in today s Guatemalan literary world and an author of growing international reputation, presents a tale of alienation, misrecognition, and intrigue set in and around Tangier. Customer reviews The African Shore The The African Shore, a novella which reflects some of Rey Rosa s experiences in Morocco, sweeps the reader into a world in which some aspects of European culture still remain strong in the late s, a generation after the French and Spanish protectorates were nullified. The African Shore Rodrigo Rey Rosa translated by May , The African Shore came in for special mention at the Best Translated Book Award in with the judges noting We found Rodrigo Rey Rosa s short novel The African Shore, masterfully translated by Jeffrey Gray, to be almost the perfect counterpoint to Seiobo There Below. Rodrigo Rey Rosa The African Shore The Mookse and the Apr , Rodrigo Rey Rosa The African Shore The Mookse and the Gripes Just yesterday the Best Translated Book Award winner was named see here , and The African Shore La orilla african, tr from the Spanish by Jeffrey Gray, was listed as a runner up.

    • ☆ The African Shore ✓ Rodrigo Rey Rosa Jeffrey Gray
      410 Rodrigo Rey Rosa Jeffrey Gray

    About Author

    1. Rodrigo Rey Rosa Jeffrey Gray says:
      Rey Rosa has based many of his writings and stories on legends and myths that are indigenous to Latin American as well as North Africa.Along with his longer writings, he has also written a number of short stories that have been printed in college level text books.Because of his works in literature and film, Rosa won Guatemala s National Prize in Literature named after Miguel Asturias who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1967.

    Comment 731 on “The African Shore

    1. Antonomasia says:
      4.5 Write ups said The African Shore was very strange But such is the strangeness of other books I ve read recently The Devil s Workshop, Red Grass, The Iraqi Christ, Revenge that it doesn t seem so weird as all that What s remarkable is the clarity of the writing the sort of writing that s good because you don t notice it at first it communicates perfectly, not a word out of place This novella is, for many, readable in one sitting but it was taking a break from it that showed me just how except [...]

    2. Paul Fulcher says:
      A beautiful book one of those that when I finished I turned back to the start and read again, not to revisit some plot twist that I d missed but simply for the pure pleasure of the prose.Rodrigo Rey Rosa is the literary heir to Paul Bowles, who translated all his previous works to appear in English, and this is clearly based on experiences from his time spent with Bowles in Tangier The story is based on two separate tales, of a Columbian tourist stranded, not unwillingly, in Morocco after he los [...]

    3. jeremy says:
      about a third of rodrigo rey rosa s dozen and a half books have been translated into english many by his late friend paul bowles , and each offers a glimpse of talents impressive and diverse the african shore la orilla africana one of two runner ups for 2014 s best translated book award won by krasznahorkai s incomparably impressive seiobo there below is a slim, evocative work from the guatemalan novelist and short story writer seemingly disparate narratives are linked by a nocturnal bird of pre [...]

    4. Pickle Farmer says:
      Absolutely amazing Blown away by this book Definitely the best thing I ve read so far this year So creepy, powerful, moving left me wordless No wonder Bola o was a fan Rey Rosa has now jumped up to the top of my MUST READ list as a result of this book The prose is flawless and immensely readable The structure is also fantastic, very innovative Cosmopolitanism, borders, migrants, exiles, drug smuggling, empathy, cultural misunderstandings, identity, modernity, elliptical references boy, did this [...]

    5. Xavi Zepeda says:
      Una historia interesante, la narraci n definitivamente muy buena, los lugares bien descritos Qu pasar con l Dos historias que se unen en un instante y al otro se vuelven a separar, dejando a cada uno con las consecuencias de su forma de actuar.Buscar la libertad y quererla retener vaya iron a.

    6. Kobe Bryant says:
      This is basically a Bowles book but not nearly as good

    7. Henry Vargas says:
      Buena novela por parte de Rey Rosa Le habr a dado cinco estrellas si hubiera mantenido esa vibra de libro tur stico que me estaba cautivando Por desgracia, Rey Rosa comenz a meterle aspectos de trama forzados a la historia casi hasta el final y eso termin baj ndole la calificaci n No obstante, la primera parte me parece brillante.

    8. Tobias says:
      Starts outbulously, then becomes much intriguing as the parallels between the two central characters become clear.

    9. Dewey says:
      From what I ve heard, Hemingway, the bullfight lover and part time resident of pre Communist Cuba, has cast a shadow of sorts over the literature of the Spanish speaking world, which meant that it was only a matter of time before a Spanish writer out Hemingway d Hemingway Well that author has finally arrived in a larger amount of English translation, anyway Rodrigo Rey Rosa, considered the best living writer from Guatemala and old friend and student of the late Paul Bowles The author of Shelteri [...]

    10. Tonymess says:
      The African Shore came in for special mention at the Best Translated Book Award in 2014 with the judges noting We found Rodrigo Rey Rosa s short novel The African Shore, masterfully translated by Jeffrey Gray, to be almost the perfect counterpoint to Seiobo There Below In its sonnet like perfection, even a single out of place word would have marred this novel s hypnotizing effect, so due praise must be given to Rey Rosa and Gray for presenting us with this seamless, engrossing story We also admi [...]

    11. Tuck says:
      can t wait to read rey rosaory of a man shipwrecked in morocco lost his passport but is not in too big of a hurry to leave anyway, as he s getting used to his kif, and visiting and living in this new land where he can forget his troubles rey rosa is paul bowles executor, but has much for humane way of dealing with his humans characters Been busy building an opac, so just making placeholders for books I ve read in march and april 2014 This is the opac thoughwr.entrsi client defa

    12. Will says:
      Half mystical, half all too real Like a Borges story passed through Bola o in a 21st century North African setting

    13. Aaron (Typographical Era) says:
      really goodally weird disgusting in places always a plus

    14. Michael says:
      Effectively creepy evocation of clash of culture novella much lauded and well worth reading.

    15. Andrew says:
      A remarkable novel that plumbs the depths of the Western and Eastern mindset Told with sparseness and elegance, this book is a classic.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *