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Antes (Before)

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Winner of the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia (1989). Antes is the story of a woman who returns to the landscape of her childhood to regain her innocence, knowing that in order for her to discover her identity, she must overcome fear.
Paperback, 164 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Alfaguara (first published 1989)
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Fernanda Reinert
De seguro recordarás los calcetines del colegio o las pesadillas que no te dejaban dormir por la noche. ¿Qué tal si fuera eso lo que repasaras eternamente después de morir? Esa es la historia que nos relata Antes, de Carmen Boullosa: una niña sin nombre, aferrada a los recuerdos de la primera y única parte de su vida. Con dos hermanas mayores, una madre que no llama mamá, un padre que ella no comprende y una abuela que adora, la niña revive todos los momentos en los que el miedo, tema central de ...more
Dario Alioscha
Voy a ser franco. No me enamore totalmente de la novela. No cambio mi forma de percibir la vida, o cambio mis ideas radicalmente. No me coloco dentro de profundas reflexiones, o me dejo asombrado ante alguna nueva forma, contexto o contenido. Pero me dio una retrospectiva agradable sobre la infancia, la cual es muy agradable recordar, como en forma en la que esta escrita. Fue un recorrido casi conocido. Tiene un tono dulce, ligero, el cual te presenta imágenes casi propias, que uno lee casi desl ...more
Diana
Increíble, los pasos que nos siguen a todas partes... a dónde irán a parar.
Sue Davis
Young girl with lots of fears who dies at the end.
Nora
Un libro que se disfruta más en cada relectura.
Priscila
Sep 01, 2014 Priscila rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Priscila by: Literature teacher
Beautiful, and signed by the author :D
Fernanda
Wow, me gustó mucho el final :)
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Carmen Boullosa (b. September 4, 1954 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a leading Mexican poet, novelist and playwright. Her work is eclectic and difficult to categorize, but it generally focuses on the issues of feminism and gender roles within a Latin American context. Her work has been praised by a number of prominent writers, including Carlos Fuentes, Alma Guillermoprieto and Elena Poniatowska, as we ...more
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