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The secret history of Costaguana

Juan Gabriel VГЎsquez

The secret history of Costaguana

by Juan Gabriel VГЎsquez

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Published by Bloomsbury in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translated from the Spanish.

StatementJuan Gabriel Vásquez ; translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
ContributionsMcLean, Anne, 1962-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ8180.32.A797 H5713 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination309 p. ;
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24390227M
ISBN 101408800187
ISBN 109781408800188
LC Control Number2010474779
OCLC/WorldCa489194129

Get this from a library! The secret history of Costaguana. [Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Anne McLean] -- It is London, Joseph Conrad is struggling with his new novel ('I am placing it in South America in a Republic I call Costaguana'). Progress is slow and the great writer needs help from a native. Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez 's novel The Secret History of Costaguana () narrates the secession of Panamá from Colombia as the background story that (in this fictional work) served as Conrad's inspiration for : Joseph Conrad.

From the author of The Sound of Things Falling, a "brilliant new novel" (New York Times Book Review) and one of the most buzzed about books of the year! "One of the most original new voices of Latin American literature." The Secret History of Costaguana. Embed; Copy and paste the code into your website. Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and videos. Get this from a library! The secret history of Costaguana. [Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Anne McLean] -- A tale inspired by Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo" follows the story of Colombian-born José Altamirano, who reveals his integral role in the classic's writing and who pens his own version of events.

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The Secret History of Costaguana, the second novel by Juan Gabriel Vasquez to be published in English, is Jose Altamirano's riposte to Joseph Conrad. It is a big novel, tragic and despairing, comic and insightful by turns, told by a bumptious narrator with a score to settle/5(21).

The Secret History of Costaguana was a fascinating book, both in story and structure. The story tells of the construction of the Panama Canal from the point of view of a Colombian struggling to survive civil war and revolution caused by the ownership debate over the canal.

The premise makes it interesting, /5. The Secret History of Costaguana is Jose Altamirano's life, one fictional character's intersection with the troubled history of Turn of the Century Columbia and the building of the Panama Canal and Panama's resultant secession.

It's amazing how prominently Jose's presence is at the centre of things, politically, psychologically/5(21). The result is The Secret History of Costaguana, rendered into English by Anne McLean in a smooth and creatively faithful version, full of the happiest turns of phrase.

The Secret History of Costaguana is Jose Altamirano's life, one fictional character's intersection with the troubled history of Turn of the Century Columbia and the building of the Panama Canal and Panama's resultant secession/5(21). Whereas Nostromo pivots around the lives of people whose economic and political interests are tied up with the goings-on at the silver mine, The Secret History of Costaguana is richly informed by the dramatic history of the Panama Canal and its : Christopher Byrd.

About The Secret History of Costaguana. From the author of The Sound of Things Falling, a “brilliant new novel” (New York Times Book Review) and one of the most buzzed about books of the year.

“One of the most original new voices of Latin American literature.” — Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The best lines in “The Secret History of Costaguana” were written by Joseph Conrad.

Harsh, maybe, but such is the treatment that its Colombian author, Juan Gabriel Vásquez (“The Informers”), invites — with crafty masochism — in this postmodern literary revenge story. On a November night inAuthor: Natasha Wimmer.

In "The Secret History of Costaguana," Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez invents a new fiction on top of the old: a Colombian narrator whose personal story Conrad "stole" and then betrayed by.

The Secret History of Costaguana is Jose Altamirano's life, one fictional character's intersection with the troubled history of Turn of the Century Columbia and the building of the Panama Canal and Panama's resultant secession.

It's amazing how prominently Jose's presence is /5(14). An ambitious picaresque tale about civil war, love, propaganda and the Panama Canal, delivered with verve and wit. The inspiration for the second novel by Vásquez (The Informers, ) is Joseph Conrad’s classic Nostromo, which depicted warfare and greed in the mythical country of é Altamirano, the narrator of Vásquez’s novel, knows Costaguana was a stand-in for.

Delicately, "The Secret History of Costaguana" distances itself from the pleasures and perils of magical realism. In Gabriel García Márquez 's "One Hundred Years of Solitude," it. Book Summary. Tragic and despairing, comic and insightful, The Secret History of Costaguana is a masterpiece of historical invention.

In the early twentieth century, a struggling Joseph Conrad wrote his great novel, Nostromo, about a South American republic he named Costaguana.

Praise for The Secret History of Costaguana “Audacious a potent mixture of history, fiction and literary gamesmanship.” — Los Angeles Times “An exceptional new novel.” —The Wall Street Journal Praise for Juan Gabriel Vásquez “One of the most original new Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

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Fiction • An account of the writing of 'Nostromo' — masterfully imagined. The Secret History of Costaguana feels more like oral history than fiction, as the first-person narrator José Altamirano describes the events that led up to his disclosure of his country's history to Joseph Conrad.

The premise of the novel is a clever one: when José Altamirano realizes that he has been duped by Joseph Conrad (who steals Altamirano's life story to create a novel) Altamirano fights back, offering.

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Read free book excerpt from The Secret History of Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vásquez, page 3 of 3. Editions for The Secret History of Costaguana: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition publis. The Panama Canal.

This article relates to The Secret History of Costaguana. Juan Gabriel Vásquez's novel, The Secret History of Costagauna, centers on the making of the Panama ucted between andthe Panama Canal is a vital shipping .The Secret History of Costaguana was an instructional and interesting novel.

However, I found it to be a somewhat difficult read, as it was filled with far too many peripheral characters and too much inconsequential detail, which diluted the power of Altamirano's narrative/5(2).The Secret History of Costaguana is Jose Altamirano's life, one fictional character's intersection with the troubled history of Turn of the Century Columbia and the building of the Panama Canal and Panama's resultant secession.

It's amazing how prominently Jose's /5.