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"... a poetic, succinct novel that criticizes the corruption of the Mexican political system, criticizes the negative effects of social and family traditions and offers the reader a balanced inside view of Mexican contemporary life."
--Los Angeles Times

"Vicens... uses the primal father-son relationship to create an allegorical work haunted by questions of individual mortali
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Hardcover, 94 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Latin American Literary Review Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Victoria Mars
No me gustó. No me conecté nunca con la historia. Me-aburrí-todo-el-rato.
Milly Cohen
Jul 17, 2016 Milly Cohen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uf, me encanta!
No como el primero, pero si me gusta mucho.
Lástima que sólo haya escrito dos, una pena!
Andrea
Oct 27, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it
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The False Years is the story of a teenager that has to live through the death of his father and its consequences. Unfortunately for him, "Poncho" Fernández had some pretty large shoes, and young Luis Alfonso sees himself losing his identity to be able not just to fulfill his fathers roles as politician, father and husband, but to quite literally become his father.
This is a very beautiful and sad story about identity, filial love, the roles that society creates and that must be fulfilled within
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Cosimo
Un joven obsesionado con seguir los pasos del
padre en trabajo,mujeres e ideas.Buena
propuesta,le faltó mas personajes e ideas.
Geoffrey
Jan 16, 2016 Geoffrey rated it really liked it
Not quite on the level of The Empty Book, but still pretty good! One wishes Vicens had written more novels.
Paola
Mar 13, 2016 Paola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5

Me gustó la fusión de los personajes.
*Inserta secuencia de fusión de DBZ.*
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Peteiro
Jun 14, 2015 Peteiro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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En ocasiones, el peso del comportamiento hunde cráneos y esternones. Obrón infiltrado que permite una lectura muy interesante del feminismo.
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500 Great Books B...: The False Years - Josefina Vicens 1 7 Jul 19, 2014 05:26PM  
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Josefina Vicens (1911 – 1988) was a Mexican novelist, screenwriter and journalist. Although she only published two novels, she is regarded as a pillar of modern Mexican literature.

El libro vacio (The Empty Book) was the first Mexican meta-literary novel, using the resources of the "Nouveau Roman". It was awarded the Xavier Villarrutia Prize in 1958. It has recently been selected by the National Co
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