Aura (Bilingual Edition)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Aura, Carlos Fuentes's novella of horror and beauty, is now reissued in a bilingual format. It is a brilliant tour de force, involving a young scholar, Felipe Montero, who is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband's  memoirs. There Felipe meets her beautiful green-eyed niece, Aura. His passion for Aura and his gradual discovery of the true relationship between the young woman and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion. Latin American critics have called it "one of the most beautiful and powerful stories ever written in the Western Hemisphere." When Aura was first published in English, Newsweek wrote: "When you finish, you... have gone through a total experience, a beautiful horror story, a horrifying story of beauty, a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen, translated so agilely by Lysander Kemp that it sees to have been written in English.


Condition: Pre-loved book. Minor yellowing of pages; bent back cover.

Format: Paperback
Year published: 1975

Pages: 145
Literary fiction.
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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