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the Complete Review
the complete review - fiction

Our Dead World

Liliana Colanzi

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Title: Our Dead World
Author: Liliana Colanzi
Genre: Stories
Written: 2014 (Eng. 2017)
Length: 105 pages
Original in: Spanish
Availability: Our Dead World - US
Nuestro mundo muerto - US
Our Dead World - UK
Our Dead World - Canada
Il nostro mondo morto - Italia
Nuestro mundo muerto - España
  • Spanish title: Nuestro mundo muerto
  • Translated by Jessica Sequeira

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Why we haven't reviewed it yet:

Story collection (and, sorry, often don't see the point to story collections); didn't take to it at all

Chances that we will review it:

Very slim; couldn't really think of anything to say about it

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Review Summaries
Source Rating Date Reviewer
Dublin Rev. of Books . 1/5/2017 Alan Crilly

  From the Reviews:
  • "Colanziís characters are often under intense psychic pressure and mentally disintegrating in response to societal, familial, or historical pressures. (...) From her wide repertoire of devices, her use of Beckett-like parataxis is particularly effective in turning the psychological screw. (...) In this short book, Colanzi offers an extraordinary density of ideas, transmitted in shape-shifting and affecting prose. The translator, Jessica Sequiera, deserves immense credit for her deft rendering of this complex work." - Alan Crilly, Dublin Review of Books

Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge (and remind and warn you) that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

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About the Author:

       Bolivian author Liliana Colanzi Serrate was born in 1981.

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