The Resource The book of Emma Reyes, Emma Reyes ; translated with an introduction by Daniel Alarcón

The book of Emma Reyes, Emma Reyes ; translated with an introduction by Daniel Alarcón

Label
The book of Emma Reyes
Title
The book of Emma Reyes
Statement of responsibility
Emma Reyes ; translated with an introduction by Daniel Alarcón
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A literary discovery: an extraordinary account, in the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Angela's Ashes, of a Colombian woman's harrowing childhood. This astonishing memoir of a childhood lived in extreme poverty in Latin America was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nine years after the death of its author, who was encouraged in her writing by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Comprised of letters written over the course of thirty years, and translated and introduced by acclaimed Peruvian-American writer Daniel Alarcon, it describes in vivid, painterly detail the remarkable courage and limitless imagination of a young girl growing up with nothing. Emma was an illegitimate child, raised in a windowless room in Bogota with no water or toilet and only ingenuity to keep her and her sister alive. Abandoned by their mother, she and her sister moved to a Catholic convent housing 150 orphan girls, where they washed pots, ironed and mended laundry, scrubbed floors, cleaned bathrooms, sewed garments and decorative cloths for the nuns--and lived in fear of the Devil. Illiterate and knowing nothing of the outside world, Emma escaped at age nineteen, eventually coming to have a career as an artist and to befriend the likes of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as European artists and intellectuals. Far from self-pitying, the portrait that emerges from this clear-eyed account inspires awe at the stunning early life of a gifted writer whose talent remained hidden for far too long"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1919-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reyes, Emma
Dewey number
  • 709.2
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6679.R49
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Alarcón, Daniel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reyes, Emma
  • Reyes, Emma
  • Artists
  • Women artists
  • Girls
  • Poor children
  • Autobiographies
Label
The book of Emma Reyes, Emma Reyes ; translated with an introduction by Daniel Alarcón
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Spanish as Memoria por correspondencia, by Laguna Libros (Colombia) and Fundación Arte Vivo Otero Herrera in 2012"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780143108689
Lccn
2017003039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962895608
  • 766859
  • (OCoLC)ocn962895608
  • 766859
Label
The book of Emma Reyes, Emma Reyes ; translated with an introduction by Daniel Alarcón
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Spanish as Memoria por correspondencia, by Laguna Libros (Colombia) and Fundación Arte Vivo Otero Herrera in 2012"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780143108689
Lccn
2017003039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962895608
  • 766859
  • (OCoLC)ocn962895608
  • 766859

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