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Sequeira, Jessica

Works: 14 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 504 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Magic realist fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Horror fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Academic theses 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: F1401, 863.598
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Most widely held works by Jessica Sequeira
Land of smoke by Sara Gallardo( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old man lives alone. His garden is the envy of all his neighbours. But one morning he wakes up to find that his garden is floating away, with him on board, and his supplies won't last. As the water runs out and the delirium takes over, the desperation of solitude begins to overwhelm him. Fluent, narrated with warm immediacy, these stunning stories by Sara Gallardo astonish, overwhelm and illuminate. Deeply real, they are also shot through with the supernatural. Every muscular, musical story reveals the way that the habits of everyday life can become unknowable and unpredictable. Recently rediscovered, Sara Gallardo is a major Latin American writer whose stories recall the masters of magical realism--but maintain a domestic, whimsical atmosphere all of their own
The other Toscanini : the life and works of Héctor Panizza by Sebastiano De Filippi( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book is a biography of the classical music conductor and composer Hector Panizza (1875-1967). He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and spent his career there and in Italy and throughout Europe and the U.S. His name in Italian was Ettore Panizza. He conducted most famously at LaScala in Milan and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1934-1942). He worked closely with Arturo Toscanini and was considered his successor. He also composed operas and shorter works, including a patriotic song still sung by Argentine schoolchildren"--
Our dead world by Liliana Colanzi Serrate( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young woman suffers a mental breakdown because of her repressive and religious mother. A group of children is fascinated by the sudden death of a friend. A drug trafficking couple visits Paris at the same time as a psychopathic cannibal. A mysterious wave travels through a university campus, driving students to suicide. A photographer witnesses a family's surface composure shatter during a portrait session. A worker on Mars sees ghostly animals in the desert and longs for an impossible return to Earth. A plastic surgeon botches an operation and hides on a sugar cane plantation where indigenous slavery is practiced. Horror and the fantastic mark the unstable realism of Our Dead World, in which altered states of consciousness, marginalized peoples, animal bodies, and tensions between tradition and modernity are recurring themes. Liliana Colanzi's stories explore those moments when the civilized voice of the ego gives way to the buzzing of the subconscious, and repressed indigenous history destabilizes the colonial legacy still present in contemporary Latin America."--
Other paradises : poetic approaches to thinking in a technological age by Jessica Sequeira( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays exploring imaginative responses to science and technology
Short stories by Rafaela Contreras Cañas( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nine stories gathered here as The Turquoise Ring and Other Stories, written by the Costa Rican born Rafaela Contreras, were originally published in newspapers in El Salvador and Guatemala in the short period between 1890-91, but never appeared in book form during the author's lifetime. Composed in an almost fairytale-like style, with approaches that suggest a proto-modernismo, in some ways her work anticipates the literary line which her husband, Rubén Darío, would explicitly develop, but it also contains elements that might have taken a different direction had she lived longer, dying as she did at the early age of twenty-three, in 1893. The present edition, translated by Jessica Sequeira, is the first English language offering of Contreras's stories, which range from fables to prose poems, from the exotic to the supernatural, and are both entertaining and moving by turns, embarking on unusual and subtle forays into different realms of human experience, in the author's own tones"--
Boy For Rent by Mayte Esteban( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set in Madrid...Paula doesn't have a boyfriend, and having one doesn't interest her at the moment. She's happy hanging out with her high school friends and a girl from her sociology class at the university. One day she receives a phone call: her dad wants her to take her younger sisters shopping. Paula doesn't want to do it, so she invents a date with a boy to get out of it. Later, to cover up the lie, she has to rent a boy from an agency. Confusion, comedies of errors, and romance are assured in this light-hearted, entertaining novella
Oneiromancy by Winétt de Rokha( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhombus and oval by Jessica Sequeira( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When I think of my missing head : the second comedy by Adolfo Couve( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gates of Hell by Maurice Level( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gates of Hell is a collection of twenty-six stories originally published in 1910. These tales, in the tradition of the contes cruels, range from a man who keeps a secret with devastating effects to a maniac who finds thrills in witnessing violent accidents, to a blind man who purposely loses his eyesight... Their horror is based on human behavior and psychological drama rather than supernatural elements, and the subtle beauty of their descriptions only further intensifies the turn of the knife when it inevitably comes -- a truly decadent pleasure"--Pages 8-9, Introduction

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cross of blood( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Other paradises : essays on imaginative responses to science and technology by Jessica Sequeira( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ghost in the machine by Jessica Sequeira( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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