Magical Realism genre books (25)


1.

Aura by Carlos Fuentes ES

Rating: 2.3     4 Votes
Description:
"Lees ese anuncio: una oferta de esa naturaleza no se hace todos los días. Lees y relees el aviso. Parece dirigido a ti, a nadie más": asícomienza Aura, novela hechizante, donde lo verdadero es lo imposible, donde el amor a la vez sacrifica y devuelve la vida, y la inmortalidad tiene un precio que algunos están dispuestos a pagar.Pocos textos en la literatura mexicana de imaginación tienen la belleza y la expresividad de este relato en que los procedimientos de la ficción están llevados a sus últimas consecuencias. Las imágenes del sueño alteran la realidad o la realidad se ve contaminada por ... continue

2.

Build Your House Around My Body : A Novel by Violet Kupersmith EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Vietnam flag Vietnam
Description:
Part puzzle, part revenge tale, part ghost story, this ingenious novel spins half a century of Vietnamese history and folklore into “a thrilling read, acrobatic and filled with verve” (The New York Times). FINALIST FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION’S FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Good Housekeeping, and Kirkus Reviews • “Fiction as daring and accomplished as Violet Kupersmith’s first novel reignites my love of the form and its kaleidoscopic possibilities.”—David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas ... continue

3.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez EN

Rating: 4     51 Votes
Description:
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister. Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen, why did no one intervene to stop it? The more that is learned, the less is understoo... continue
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

4.

Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges EN

Rating: 4.5     31 Votes
Description:
For the first time in English, all the fiction by the writer who has been called “the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century” collected in a single volume A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition From Jorge Luis Borges’s 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display his talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one-volume compendium for all those who h... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

5.

De opwindvogelkronieken by Haruki Murakami NL

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Tags: Set in JAPAN
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022

6.

Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic EN

0 Ratings
Country: Asia / Serbia flag Serbia
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

7.

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands : A Moral and Amorous Tale by Jorge Amado EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Description:
Seductive memories of her first husband, the wayward, unsuccessful gambler Vadinho dos Guimaraes, threaten Dona Flora's very respectable second marriage to a kindly pharmacist. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

8.

Eartheater by Dolores Reyes ES

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Description:
Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people--an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, Earth-eater is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth--a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste of dirt, she learns the horrifying truth of her mother's death. Disturbed by what she w... continue

9.

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata EN

Rating: 3     18 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
Description:
From the beloved author of cult sensation Convenience Store Woman, which has now sold more than one million copies worldwide and has been translated into thirty-three languages, comes a spellbinding and otherworldly novel about a woman who believes she is an alien Sayaka Murata's Convenience Store Woman was one of the most unusual and refreshing bestsellers of recent years, depicting the life of a thirty-six-year-old clerk in a Tokyo convenience store. Now, in Earthlings, Sayaka Murata pushes at the boundaries of our ideas of social conformity in this brilliantly imaginative, intense, and abso... continue
Recommended: 20 Nov 2022

10.

El cuarto de atrás by Carmen Martín Gaite ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Description:
En una noche de insomnio y de tormenta, la escritora, inopinadamente, recibe la visita de un desconocido vestido de negro, cuya identidad permanece ambigua a lo largo de todo el relato. La extraña relación que se va creando entre ella y ese interlocutor desconcertante, que en nada se parece a los entrevistados de oficio, mantiene en suspenso el ánimo del lector, pendiente de las pistas del enigma y de su posible desenlace. La autora se sirve de este esquema argumental para romper el hilo de una serie de recuerdos de infancia y juventud, que se desgranan confundidos con sus... continue
Recommended: 15 Nov 2022


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