House of Mist: A Novel (FSG Classics) (Paperback)

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House of Mist stands as one of the first South American novels written in the style that was later called magical realism. Of this story of a young bride struggling with her marriage to an aloof landowner—and the mysteries surrounding their life together—in a house deep in the lush Chilean woods, Penelope Mesic wrote in the Chicago Tribune that Bombal showed "bold disregard for simple realism in favor of a heightened reality in which the external world reflects the internal truth of the characters' feeling . . . mingling . . . fantasy, memory and event."

"One of the most outstanding representations of the avant-garde in Latin America." -Women Writers of Spanish America

About the Author


Maria Luisa Bombal (1910-80) was a Chilean novelist and short story writer. Among her novels is The Shrouded Woman


Product Details
ISBN: 9780374531362
ISBN-10: 0374531366
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: September 16th, 2008
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: FSG Classics