People in the Room (Paperback)

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By Norah Lange, Charlotte Whittle (Translator)
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"Norah Lange has been diminished as merely “Borges’ muse” for too long! Inspired by a portrait of the Bronte sisters, People In The Room is an exploration of voyeurism and the feminine brilliantly done. 

recommended if you like: Virginia Woolf"

- Audrey


A young woman in Buenos Aires spies three women in the house across the street from her family's home. Intrigued, she begins to watch them. She imagines them as accomplices to an unknown crime, as troubled spinsters contemplating suicide, or as players in an affair with dark and mysterious consequences. Lange's imaginative excesses and almost hallucinatory images make this uncanny exploration of desire, domestic space, voyeurism and female isolation a twentieth century masterpiece. Too long viewed as Borges's muse, Lange is today recognized in the Spanish-speaking world as a great writer and is here translated into English for the first time, to be read alongside Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector and Marguerite Duras.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781911508229
ISBN-10: 1911508229
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication Date: August 21st, 2018
Pages: 200
Language: English