45th out of 56 books — 41 voters
The Republic of Dreams
by Nélida Piñon
This mesmerizing novel, first published in 1989, marks the debut in English of one of the most brilliant and admired of today's Latin American writers. As the novel opens, the matriarch Eulalia has begun her final task--dying. Long, long ago she came to Brazil from Spain--a bride with her already formidable, iron-willed husband, Madruga. Inspired by Grandfather Xan, the yo...more
Paperback, 669 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by University of Texas Press
(first published 1989)
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Nélida Piñon is a Brazilian writer born May 3, 1937 in Rio de Janeiro of Spanish immigrants. Her first novel was Guia-Mapa de Gabriel Arcanjo (The Guidebook of Gabriel Arcanjo), written in 1961 which concerns a protagonist discussing Christian doctrine with her guardian angel. In the 1970s she became noted for erotic novels A casa de paixão (The House of Passion) and A força do destino (The Force...moreMore about Nélida Piñon...