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Donoso, José 1924-1996

Works: 453 works in 2,067 publications in 15 languages and 29,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Satire  Domestic fiction  Literature  Short stories  Novels  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Editor, Composer, Honoree, Creator, Other
Classifications: PQ8097.D617, 863
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The obscene bird of night by José Donoso( Book )

184 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,310 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 )

103 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,929 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 )

153 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glum, middle-aged bachelor, Don Andres, is the heir of a formerly wealthy and respected Chilean family. Andres suffers from decadence and solitude. He hires young Estela in order to look after his abusive and almost crazy grandmother. The differences in class and age don't stop Andres from courting Estela, whose fiancé Mario tries to make some money off of his well-to-do rival. The suffocating atmosphere of the run-down mansion mimics the deterioration of the Bourgeoisie, and threatens Andres own mental state
El lugar sin límites by José Donoso( Book )

159 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its stark atmosphere, powerful characterizations, and dazzling alterations of perspective in time and gender, Jose Donoso's early masterwork, Hell Has No Limits, anticipates the qualities of better-known works of this Chilean magic-realist such as The Obscene Bird of Night." "Originally published in 1966, this grimly vivid novel evokes the sweetness and despair during one fateful day in the collective existence of Estacion El Olivo, a decayed community marked for doom as surely as Donoso's central character, the transvestite dancer/prostitute la Manuela, whose virginal daughter operates the brothel out of which she/he works." "La Manuela is menaced both by his would-be protector, the local politician/land baron who wants to raze Estacion El Olivo for his expanding vineyards, and by a coldly vengeful trucker, nursing a lifetime of hurts, deprivation, and suppressed sexual ambiguity. The lives of this trio - past and present - are indelibly forged in the novel's stunning climax, which combines a shocking act of violence in the present with a bizarre erotic encounter from decades before."--BOOK JACKET
The boom in Spanish American literature : a personal history by José Donoso( Book )

62 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Sunday by José Donoso( Book )

87 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia de una familia de clase alta que comparte los domingos en la casa de la abuela y sus típicas costumbres
The garden next door by José Donoso( Book )

49 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,296 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
Sacred families : three novellas by José Donoso( Book )

40 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curfew : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,167 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
Cuentos by José Donoso( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 593 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 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lizard's tale : a novel by José Donoso( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 535 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
El Mocho by José Donoso( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 469 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
Taratuta ; and, Still life with pipe : two novellas by José Donoso( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 448 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
Cuatro para Delfina by José Donoso( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una métafora implacable de las relaciones conflictivas que los intelectuales latinoamericanos mantienen con la cultura norteamericana
Conjeturas sobre la memoria de mi tribu by José Donoso( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Spanish and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische roman waarin de auteur de geschiedenis van zijn familie in de negentiende en twintigste eeuw in Chili beschrijft
Taratuta ; Naturaleza muerta con cachimba by José Donoso( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Latin American short stories by Pat McNees( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Striking in its imagery, its history, and its breathtaking scope, Latin American fiction has finally come into its own throughout the world. Collected in this brilliant volume are thirty-five of the finest writers of this century, including: Jorge Luis Borges Carlos Fuentes Julio Cortazar Miguel Angel Asturias Gabriel Garcia Marquez Jorge Amado Octavio Paz Juan Bosch Jose Donoso Horacio Quiroga Mario Vargas Llosa Abelardo Castillo Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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The obscene bird of night
A house in the country : a novelCoronationEl lugar sin límitesThe boom in Spanish American literature : a personal historyThis SundayThe garden next doorCurfew : a novelThe lizard's tale : a novel
Alternative Names
Donosas Chose

Donoso, J. 1924-1996

Donoso, J. (José), 1924-1996

Donoso José

Donoso, José, 1924-

Donoso, José 1924-1996

Donoso, José Yáñez 1924-1996

Donoso Yáñez, José

Donoso Yáñez, José 1924-1996

Donoso Yáñez, José Manuel.

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 scriitor chilian

José Donoso scrittore, accademico e giornalista cileno

José Donoso Yáñez

José Donoso Yáñez escriptor xilè

Yáñez, José Donoso

Yañez, José Donoso, 1924-1996

Yáñez, José Manuel Donoso 1924-

Yáñez, José Manuel Donoso 1924-1996

Доносо, Хосе

Хосе Доносо чилийски журналист и писател

Хосе Доносо чилиский писатель и журналист

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