Bedside Manners by Luisa Valenzuela
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The Argentinian author of "Open Door" and "The Lizard's Tail" presents a sexy comedy of manners. Her heroine attempts to thwart a group of soldiers plotting to bring military rule to a Latin American country.

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Luisa Valenzuela is one of the many women who have emerged as major voices in Latin American fiction. Her elliptic metaphoric pieces broaden the definitions of short story and novel. Strange Things Happen Here (1977) is close to an allegory of the Argentine political situation, but it shuns conventional realism to blur reality in a hallucinatory style. Julio Cortazar said of Valenzuela that she lucidly charts "the seldom-chosen course of a woman deeply anchored in her condition, conscious of discriminations that are still horrible all over our continent, but, at the same time, filled with joy in life that permits her to surmount both the elementary stages of protest and an overestimation of women in order to put herself on a perfectly equal footing with any literature---masculine or not.
Published January 1, 1994 by Serpent's Tail. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A woman recently returned to find democracy restored in her Latin American homeland remains passively immobilized in bed at a remote country club, trying to ignore the surreal history and politics intruding into her room.

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