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Boullosa, Carmen

Overview
Works: 145 works in 562 publications in 7 languages and 8,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Essays  Poetry  Short stories, Spanish  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: PQ7298.12.O76, 863
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Duerme by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En Duerme presenta el intrincado personaje de Claire, una mujer del 'Viejo Mundo' que gusta de vestir como hombre y vivir en tesitura masculina, en la orilla del riesgo, viajera en tierras recién conocidas por Europa."--Cover
Antes by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part bildungsroman, part ghost story, part revenge novel, Before tells the story of a woman who returns to the landscape of her childhood to overcome the fear that held her captive as a girl. This powerful exploration of the path to womanhood and lost innocence won Mexico's two most prestigious literary prizes. Carmen Boullosa, one of Mexico's leading writers, has published nearly twenty novels
Leaving Tabasco by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico's most acclaimed young writers, and Leaving Tabasco tells of the coming-of-age of Delmira Ulloa, raised in an all-female home in Agustini, in the Mexican province of Tabasco. The Washington Post Book World wrote, "We happily share with [Delmira] ... her life, including the infinitely charming town she inhabits [and] her grandmother's fantastic imagination." In Agustini it is not unusual to see your grandmother float above the bed when she sleeps, or to purchase torrential rains at a traveling fair, or to watch your family's elderly serving woman develop stigmata, then disappear completely, to be canonized as a local saint. As Delmira becomes a woman she will search for her missing father, and will make a choice that will force her to leave home forever. Brimming with the spirit of its irrepressible heroine, Leaving Tabasco is a story of great charm and depth that will remain in its readers' hearts for a long time. "Carmen Boullosa ... immerses us once again in her wickedly funny and imaginative world."'Dolores Prida, Latina "To flee Agustini is to leave not just a town but the viscerally primal dreamscape it represents."'Sandra Tsing Loh, The New York Times Book Review "A vibrant coming-of-age tale ... Boullosa [is] a master ... Each chapter is an adventure."'Monica L. Williams, The Boston Globe
Treinta años by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a home filled with tradition, a secret lies hidden behind every door. A flashback into the main character's childhood recreates the life of a family and its servants, of their conflicts, deceits, secrets, and lies
Cielos de la tierra by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleopatra dismounts : a novel by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cleopatra Dismounts is an imagined life of the Egyptian queen, called Queen of Kings by her subjects and widely said to be the incarnation of the goddess Isis. In the opening section, with Marc Antony dying in her arms, Cleopatra bewails the ignominious end to her larger-than-life career through the political world of ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Mediterranean. But is this really the true Cleopatra? Through the intervention of Cleoptra's scribe and informer. Diomedes, Boullosa creates two previous Cleopatras, and in effect two deliriously wild other lives for the young monarch - a girl escaping the intrigues of royal society, fleeing in the back of a horsecart to Ascalon, to disguise herself and take up residence with a band of pirates; and the young queen who is carried across the sea on the back of a magical bull, to live among the Amazons and become part of their society, learning their battle techniques and stories of love. In each adventure, Cleopatra reveals the roots of her genius by losing herself in these different worlds - male, female, high, low, and of many cultures - and absorbing the advantages and pitfalls of their views of the world."--Jacket
La novela perfecta : un cuento largo by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, a lazy writer creates the perfect novel without the bother of writing it through a unique device placed under the tongue that records all the sights and sounds through his brain and onto a disk drive
La otra mano de Lepanto by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De acuerdo con su inspiracion cervantina, La Otra Mano de Lepanto tiene de todo: Maria la bailaora recorre la Granada cristiana y morisca, es cautiva en Argel, viaja a Napoles, se enamora de un capitan espanol, participa vestida de hombre en la expedicion militar de la Santa Liga, hace amistad con el autor del Quijote, que enfermo de malaria delira en la galera la Marquesa
Son vacas, somos puercos : filibusteros del mar Caribe by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're cows, we're pigs by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magic-realism novel on the age-old conflict between security and adventure. Set in the 17th century, the hero is a boy who rises to be a medical officer for a pirate fleet in the Caribbean. Through his eyes is described the conflict between the freely roaming and raiding "pigs" and the law-abiding and tradition-bound "cows." By a Mexican writer
La milagrosa : novela by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in Spanish and Italian and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llanto : novelas imposibles by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas : la gran ladronería en el lejano norte by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annexation of Texas to the United States made life difficult for the Mexicans already living there. Boullosa narrates an incident from 1859 when the sheriff of Bruneville insulted a successful Mexican rancher named Juan Nepomuceno who lived in the area. The insult triggered a conflict between the American Texans and the Mexican Texans on the land that was already stained with blood. Mexico, 364pp
El complot de los Románticos by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El médico de los piratas : bucaneros y filibusteros en el Caribe by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El fantasma y el poeta by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories featuring such actual literary and historical figures as Rubén Darío and Octavio Paz engaging in situations which never occurred in their lives explore the relationship between reality and fiction and the role of storytelling
Salto de mantarraya (y otros dos) by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three books of poems by contemporary Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa in which she explores love and salvation of the flesh
La salvaja by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas : the great theft by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loosely based on the little-known 1859 Mexican invasion of the United States, Carmen Boullosa's newest novel Texas: The Great Theft is a richly imagined evocation of the volatile Tex-Mex borderland, wrested from Mexico in 1848 ... Boullosa views the border history through distinctly Mexican eyes, and her sympathetic portrayal each of her wildly diverse characters--Mexican ranchers and Texas Rangers, Comanches and cowboys, German socialists and runaway slaves, Southern belles and dance hall girls--makes her storytelling tremendously powerful and absorbing"--
A narco history : how the United States and Mexico jointly created the "Mexican drug war" by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Narco History, written by two award-winning authors, one American and the other Mexican, reviews the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes how to bring it to an end."--Page [4] of cover
 
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Leaving Tabasco
Alternative Names
Carmen Boullosa

Carmen Boullosa dichteres uit Mexico

Carmen Boullosa meksikansk poet

Carmen Boullosa Mexican poet

Carmen Boullosa mexicansk poet

Carmen Boullosa mexikanische Schriftstellerin, Lyrikerin und Theaterautorin

Carmen Boullosa mexikansk poet

Carmen Boullosa mexikói írónő, költő és műszerző

Carmen Boullosa poetessa, scrittrice e sceneggiatrice messicana

Кармен Бульоса

Languages
Spanish (245)

English (41)

French (10)

German (5)

Chinese (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
AntesLeaving TabascoTreinta añosCielos de la tierraCleopatra dismounts : a novelLa novela perfecta : un cuento largoLa otra mano de LepantoSon vacas, somos puercos : filibusteros del mar Caribe