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Latin American Literature in Translation Book Club

November 30, 2017
7:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library - Richmond Branch

Come join us in discussing great works of  literature from Latin America. We will read books translated into  English and discuss the importance of the book to their country of  origin. This group hopes to invite beginners interested in Latin America  and those already familiar with Latin America to use novels as a way of  discussing the formation of history and culture in the Americas.

This discussion will be led by Francisco Cardona (M.A. in Comparative Literature)

We will discuss is The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferre

The Puerto Rican-born Ferré is a prolific writer in Spanish of  poetry, criticism, children's books, and fiction (e.g., Sweet Diamond  Dust, Ballantine, 1989), but this is her first novel to be written  originally in English. A superb storyteller, she here interweaves the  passions and struggles of two families ‘of Isabel and of her husband  Quintín,‘ and several decades of Puerto Rican history, with conflicts of  race, class, and changing relations with Spain and the United States.

We invite you to preserve the literature and art of Puerto Rico in  their time of need. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend  as we explore this underrepresented island through one of their more  contemporary novels.

San Francisco Public Library - Richmond Branch

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