Fiction Books:

The Houseguest

And Other Stories

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The Houseguest by Amparo Davila
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Like those of Kafka or Poe, Amparo Davila's stories are masterful, terrifying, and mesmerizing-you'll finish reading each story gasping for air. With acute psychological insight, Davila follows her characters to the limits of desire, paranoia, insomnia, loneliness, and fear. She is a writer obsessed with obsession, she makes nightmares come to life through the everyday: loneliness sinks in easily like a razor-sharp knife, some form of evil lurks in every shadow, delusion takes the form of strange and very real creatures. After reading The Houseguest, her debut collection in English, you'll wonder how this secret was kept for so long.

Author Biography

Amparo Davila was born in Mexico in 1928. She has published numerous collections of short stories and for a time worked as Alfonso Reyes's secretary. In recent years a massive resurgence of interest has acknowledged her as one of Mexico's finest masters of the short story. She was awarded the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 1977 and honored with the Medalla Bellas Artes in 2015. A former Mellon Public Scholar, Audrey Harris holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California. A former Mellon Public Scholar, Audrey Harris holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California.
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November 20th, 2018
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Translated by Audrey Harris Translated by Matthew Gleeson
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Pages
144
ISBN-13
9780811228213
Product ID
28116401

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