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Delirium by Laura Restrepo
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Nov 22, 07

bookshelves: translation, fiction
Read in December, 2006

Relatively unknown throughout the English-speaking world, Colombian novelist Laura Restrepo has been widely acclaimed nearly everywhere else. Already the recipient of a number of international literary awards, Restrepo won the prestigious Alfaguara Prize in 2004 for Delirium. Praised by such luminaries as José Saramago, Gabriel García Márquez, and Harold Bloom, Delirium is an enthralling and inconceivably harrowing story, the likes of which bear no comparison to any novel in recent memory. Narrated from the first-person perspective of four different characters, Delirium delves into the varied subjectivities of a mind fraught with madness, and the diffusive effects on those nearby. Like much of Latin American literature, the chronicle is as much about the individual as it is the culture from which they are spawned. Lingering in its effect, Delirium's captivating tale is a weighty one not easily forgotten.
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