The Armies

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.26 X 7.96 X 0.63 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811218641
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About the Author

Evelio Rosero, born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1958, is the author of several books of fiction--novels and short stories--plays, and poetry. For his body of work he was awarded Colombia's National Literature Prize by the Ministry of Culture. The Armies won the prestigious Tusquets International Prize and has been longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
Anne McLean lives in Toronto and has translated the works of authors including Javier Cercas, Julio Cortázar, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and Enrique Vila-Matas.

Reviews

A disturbing allegory of life during wartime, in which little appears to happen while at the same time entire lives and worlds collapse. This is an important and powerful book.
Evelio Rosero has dipped his pen in blood and written an epic in 215 pages. If anyone has wondered if there is life in the Colombian novel after magical realism, this is the evidence of the extraordinary power of that country's literature.--Linda Grant
A brutal but beautiful novel about life in Colombia ... has won the Independent foreign fiction prize [UK].--Alison Flood
A scathing indictment of the current political situation in Colombia.--Roberta Gordenstein
It is an extraordinary, devastating book, spare and gripping, by turns painful and cruel.... Rosero is unflinching.--Ben Ehrenreich
The best literary rendering of the Colombian conflict to reach American readers since Márquez...Nightmarish, surreal, yet true to life.--Megan Doll
The Armies is written in a compressed, lean style, which addresses the difficulty of the material with uncompromising clarity. It is a fragile tone, but Anne McLean's translation does full justice to it.