The Shadow of What We Were by Luis Sepulveda

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About the AuthorBorn in Chile in 1949, Luis Sepúlveda left his native country after years of political activism lead to his incarceration under Augusto Pinochet's regime. Following his initial career as a poet he received literary acclaim in 1989 with his novel The Old Man Who Read Love Stories. He lives in Spain.About the TranslatorHoward Curtis has translated Francisco Coloane's Tierra del Fuego and five novels by Jean-Claude Izzo for Europa Editions, including all three books in Izzo's Marseilles trilogy. His translation of the final book in this trilogy, Solea, was short-listed for the French-American and Florence Gould Translation Prize in 2008.
Published January 25, 2011 by Europa. 160 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Luis Sepulveda drops too many long names - of people and books - to colour history and detail in, but this isn't as complex or impenetrable as some have implied elsewhere.

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But From Battlefields Rising has one big flaw: how can it call itself a history of American literature during the Civil War when it completely ignores the literature of the South?

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