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Ballad of Another Time: A Novel

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A haunting, almost uncanny tale of love and honor in which the three main characters move through a world of secret passions and silences. . . . [Set in Puerto Rico], scenes of impoverished farmers, madwomen, and men in coffee shops and cafes combine to form a blend of voices and landscapes whose essence can be distilled into three words: tobacco, coffee, and sugar. . . . ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published December 16th 2004 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published September 1st 1987)
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Dec 28, 2015 Elise rated it liked it
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The foreword had me excited to see the parallels between the story and Puerto Rican politics and history, but I don't know enough about those or wasn't literarily astute enough to discern them! Would love to discuss with someone more familiar.
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I had to read this for class and I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it is. Very quick read but very well done.
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read it in spanish. Loved it bec. it's about my people and the island my family came from.
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José Luis González was a Puerto Rican essayist, novelist, short story writer, university professor, and journalist who lived most of his life in exile in Mexico due to his pro-independence political views. He is considered to be one of the most important Puerto Rican authors of the 20th century, particularly for his book Puerto Rico: The Four-Storeyed Country and Other Essays, which was first publ ...more
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