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Boullosa, Carmen

Works: 164 works in 675 publications in 6 languages and 10,370 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Erotic fiction  Poetry  Essays  Biographical fiction  Science fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: PQ7298.12.O76, 863
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They're cows, we're pigs by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emerging societies of the Caribbean in the seventeenth century were a riotous assembly of pirates, aristocrats, revolutionaries, and rogues-outcasts and fortune seekers all. In They're Cows, We're Pigs, acclaimed Mexican novelist Carmen Boullosa animates this world of bloody chaos and uncertain possibility through the eyes of the young Jean Smeeks, kidnapped in Flanders at age thirteen and sold into indentured servitude on Tortuga, the mythical Treasure Island. Trained in the magic of medicine by le Negre Miel, an African slave healer, and Pineau, a French-born surgeon, Smeeks signs on as a medical officer with the pirate band the Brethren of the Coast. Transformed by the looting and violence of pirate life, Smeeks finds himself both healer and despoiler, servant and mercenary, suspended between the worlds of the law-abiding, tradition-bound "cows" and the freely roaming and raiding "pigs."
Antes by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 517 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
Duerme by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 427 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
Leaving Tabasco by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico's most acclaimed 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. Agustini is not an ordinary village--from seeing her grandmother float above the bed while she sleeps, from purchasing torrential rains at a travelling fair during the dry season, to watching the family's elderly serving woman develop stigmata and become canonized as a saint--the world in which Delmire grows up knows no border between fantasy and reality
Cleopatra dismounts : a novel by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 395 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
Cielos de la tierra by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three narrators from different historical eras are each engaged in preserving history in Carmen Boullosa's Heavens on Earth. As her narrators sense and interact with each other over time and space, Boullosa challenges the primacy of recorded history and asserts literature and language's power to transcend the barriers of time and space in vivid, urgent prose"--Publisher's website
Treinta años by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 385 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
A narco history : how the United States and Mexico jointly created the "Mexican drug war" by Carmen Boullosa( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term 'Mexican Drug War' implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair. But this diverts attention from the U.S. role in creating and sustaining the carnage. It's not just that Americans buy drugs from, and sell weapons to, Mexico's murderous cartels. It's that ever since the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of drugs in the early 1900s, it has pressured Mexico into acting as its border enforcer-with increasingly deadly consequences. Mexico was not a helpless victim. Powerful forces within the country profited hugely from supplying Americans with what their government forbade them. But the policies that spawned the drug war have proved disastrous for both countries. Written by two award-winning authors, one American and the other Mexican, A Narco History reviews the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes how to end it
La milagrosa : novela by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La novela perfecta : un cuento largo by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 257 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
Llanto : novelas imposibles by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 219 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
Salto de mantarraya (y otros dos) by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 213 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 )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El libro de Ana : (novela karenina) by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

January, 1905. St. Petersburg. Anarchists attempt to quell the mass demonstration led by Father Gapón with an attack; the beautiful Clementine places the bomb on the streetcar that crosses the frozen Neva River. Ms. Karenina's children, who carry the weight of the beautiful woman who killed herself, are going to the opera. The czar has shown interest in acquiring a portrait of Ana for his collection. Upon rooting through the cellar to find this portrait, a box is discovered that contains two versions of Ana's manuscript. The first even received acclaim by a potential editor. But Ana hadn't agreed and ended up rewriting her novel. The second manuscript is this text. Ana's Book takes up the themes of children's stories, and by interweaving them, paints a portrait of her extreme exasperation. In this intimate, surprising novel, the characters become real people and vice versa in an interesting game of mirrors that ultimately resolves more than one mystery
La Delirios by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Después de La salvaja (1989), parecía que Boullosa (México, 1954) había abandonado la poesía, puesto que publicó ocho novelas a partir de entonces. Este libro prueba que la versatilidad de Boullosa (además ha escrito teatro, y cuentos para niños) no demerita su calidad. Los delirios continúa la filiación femenina de su trabajo anterior, pero siempre a partir de una subversión de lo que significa ese género. Algunos de estos poemas largos y densos (léanse Jardín Elíseo, Niebla, Sangre) son incursiones cadenciosas en el ánima que habita en seres alucinados"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Texas : the great theft by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 172 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"--
La otra mano de Lepanto by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 171 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
When Mexico recaptures Texas : essays by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residents on both sides of the Rio Grande, or the Rio Bravo as it's known in Mexico, have suffered horrific violence as numerous peoples have sought control of the land. In 1836, in what is now Texas, a young girl named Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches who behaved "like vengeful drug dealers," spearing, scalping and castrating their victims. Spared death, she was adopted by the tribe, only to be "saved" twenty years later by the Texas Rangers. Today, kidnappings continue in Mexico. In this wide-ranging collection of 29 essays, internationally renowned Mexican novelist and essayist Carmen Boullosa explores issues that unite and separate Americans and Mexicans, from the nineteenth century to the present. Themes of greed and barbarism abound. There's Dimaso Salazar, a Mexican captain who in 1841 strung the ears of fallen Texans on a necklace; Susana Chavez, a poet and activist brutally murdered after protesting the killings of women in Ciudad Juarez; and Edelmiro Cavazos, the mayor of the city of Santiago, who was executed during Mexico's ruthless drug wars. Violence is still common on both sides of the border. These thought-provoking essays delve into a variety of subjects, including Occupy Wall Street and Arizona's political offensive against immigrants. Long a feminist, Boullosa also shares her perspective on women's rights, musing on the repression of women artists and the lack of recognition for their work. Similarly, women who participated in wars and rebellions have been forgotten, and the author asserts that erasing them from our memory hurts us all. Containing the author's original Spanish and Nicolas Kanellos' English translation, these are absorbing reflections on Texas-Mexico border history, women's issues, art and literature
La bebida by Carmen Boullosa( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.12 for When Mexic ... to 0.91 for Los Bildun ...)

Leaving Tabasco
AntesDuermeLeaving TabascoCleopatra dismounts : a novelCielos de la tierraTreinta añosLa novela perfecta : un cuento largoLlanto : novelas imposibles
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 mexicana

Carmen Boullosa poetessa, scrittrice e sceneggiatrice messicana

Carmen Boullosa poétesse mexicaine

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Spanish (253)

English (62)

German (13)

French (12)

Italian (3)

Dutch (1)