Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District by Manlio Argueta

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Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District is Manlio Argueta's most popular novel in El Salvador. It has gone through eight editions and has been newly revised by the author for this English translation. The story revolves around the relationship of two young lovers in a time of political upheaval Manlio Argueta's novels have earned him an international reputation and have endeared him to the Salvadoran people. Caperucita en la zona roja received the Casa de las Americas Prize in 1977. Manlio Argueta currently lives in San Salvador. 
 

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Hood, a scholar and translator, teaches Latin American literature at Northern Arizona University.
 
Published August 1, 1998 by Curbstone Books. 232 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A revised edition of Argueta’s prizewinning 1978 novel, one of the most popular books ever published in El Salvador.

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Argueta's charmingly elusive political romance, Caperucita en la zona roja, first appeared in 1978 and received the Casa de las Americas Prize; it is newly revised for this English translation. Alfons

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Alfonso, the ""wolf,"" is a poet and university student who gradually becomes entangled in the revolution against El Salvador's military dictatorship of the late 1970s, whose abusive reign Argueta allegorizes as the ""red light district."" The plot unfolds in voice-shifting narrative backtracks, ...

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