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Donoso, José 1924-1996

Works: 375 works in 1,890 publications in 14 languages and 28,897 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Satire  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Composer, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PQ8097.D617, 863
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The obscene bird of night by José Donoso( Book )

178 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humberto who lives and works at a convent home for old women loses his sanity as he becomes obsessed with black magic and his duty to protect a monstrous child
A house in the country : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

94 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ventura children--ranging in age from six to sixteen--pursue their own elaborate games on a magnificient estate in South America. When the adults leave for a picnic "the games" of the children erupt in destruction
Coronation by José Donoso( Book )

144 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel by Chilean author
El lugar sin límites by José Donoso( Book )

148 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El lugar sin límites, novela que llevó al cine el mexicano Arturo Ripstein, juega eficazmente con el engañoso espejo de los sexos--la Manuela--en un prostíbulo de pueblo, especie de infierno anodino donde confluyen no sólo las pasiones eróticas sino además los sórdidos juegos de poder y dominación que suelen marcar los territorios degradados
The boom in Spanish American literature : a personal history by José Donoso( Book )

60 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden next door by José Donoso( Book )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chilean writer named Julio and his wife, Gloria, are at a low point in their lives. Constantly bickering, the pair are beset by worries about money, their writing, and their son (who may or may not be plying the oldest profession in Marrakesh). When Julio's boyhood best friend, now a famous artist, lends the couple his luxurious Madrid apartment for the summer, it is an escape for both - but in particular for Julio, who fantasizes about the garden next door and the erotic life of the lovely young aristocratic woman who inhabits it. But Julio's life - and career - unravel In Madrid: he is rebuffed by a famous literary agent, Nuria Monclus, who detests him and his novel; his son's friend from Marrakesh moves in and causes havoc; and Gloria begins to drink. In the face of pitiless adversity, Julio's talent inexorably begins to fade. The garden next door, however, is also Gloria, who has been doing some creating of her own. It is this twist that transforms Donoso's brilliant satire of the writer's life into something even greater: a carefully crafted and bitterly comic meditation on gardens, deceit, and the nature of a writer's muse
This Sunday by José Donoso( Book )

86 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curfew : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curfew takes place during one twenty-four hour period in January 1985. Matilde Neruda, widow of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, has just passed away, and various factions are rallying to turn the event to their advantage: for Pinochet's junta, it represents a chance to assert political authority, while for the intellectuals who had basked in the Nerudas' light, it is an opportunity to grab the spoils of the estate
Sacred families : three novellas by José Donoso( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuentos by José Donoso( Book )

49 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The TriQuarterly anthology of contemporary Latin American literature by José Donoso( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La misteriosa desaparición de la marquesita de Loria by José Donoso( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taratuta ; and, Still life with pipe : two novellas by José Donoso( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Taratuta' a mystery story in which a writer tries to track a slippery Russian revolutionary in history and in life. -- 'Still Life with Pipe' shows the comeuppance of an ambitious man when he meets true art and can't escape its grasp
El Mocho by José Donoso( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras la muerte de su padre, Tono junta ropa y otros objetos del minero desaparecido, y sube al cementerio para enterrarlos alli a falta de un cuerpo que sepultar
Cuatro para Delfina by José Donoso( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dónde van a morir los elefantes by José Donoso( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Chileense letterkundige wordt uitgenodigd om te komen werken bij een kleine Noordamerikaanse universiteit, waar hij betrokken raakt bij gecompliceerde relaties en intriges
The lizard's tale : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the center of The Lizard's Tale is Antonio Muñoz-Roa, a prominent painter whose circumstances bear a striking resemblance to Donoso's own when he wrote the novel. Hiding in his Barcelona apartment, obsessed with the ruins of his past, Muñoz-Roa relates the story of his flight to the small town of Dors with Luisa, his cousin, lover, and benefactor, after his scandalous defection from the 'Informalist' movement (an ironic reference to a contemporary Catalan art movement and possibly also a veiled allusion to the boom)."--Page [2] of jacket
Taratuta ; Naturaleza muerta con cachimba by José Donoso( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Taratuta ; Naturaleza muerta con cachimba
Conjeturas sobre la memoria de mi tribu by José Donoso( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Spanish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische roman waarin de auteur de geschiedenis van zijn familie in de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in Chili beschrijft
Lagartija sin cola by José Donoso( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an unfinished novel begun in the 1970s, painter Armando Muñoz-Roa abandons the popular artistic movement to which he belonged to retire to a Catalan village, where he attempts to struggle against the local wish for modern development
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A house in the country : a novel
Alternative Names
Donoso, J. 1924-1996

Donoso, J. (José), 1924-1996

Donoso José

Donoso, José 1924-1996

Donoso, José Yáñez 1924-1996

Donoso Yáñez, José

Donoso Yáñez, José 1924-1996

Donoso Yáñez, José Manuel 1924-

Donoso Yáñez, José Manuel 1924-1996

Dūnūsū, Ḵūsīh 1924-1996

José Donoso Chilean writer

José Donoso chilenischer Schriftsteller

José Donoso chilensk författare

José Donoso chilensk skribent

José Donoso écrivain chilien

José Donoso pisarz chilijski

José Donoso schrijver uit Chili (1924-1996)

José Donoso scrittore, accademico e giornalista cileno

José Donoso Yáñez

José Donoso Yáñez escriptor xilè

Yáñez, José Donoso

Yáñez, José Manuel Donoso 1924-

Yáñez, José Manuel Donoso 1924-1996

Доносо, Хосе

خوسه دونوسو نویسنده شیلیایی

خوسيه دونسو

خوسيه دونوسو، 1924-1996

خوسيه دونوسو كاتب تشيلي

دونوسو، جوزيه، 1924-1996

도노소, 호세 1924-1996

호세 도노소

ドノソ, ホセ



A house in the country : a novelCoronationEl lugar sin límitesThe boom in Spanish American literature : a personal historyThe garden next doorThis SundayCurfew : a novelTaratuta ; and, Still life with pipe : two novellas