Golpes bajos / Low Blows: Instantáneas / Snapshots by Alicia Borinsky

Golpes bajos / Low Blows: Instantáneas / Snapshots

byAlicia BorinskyTranslated byCola FranzenForeword byMichael Wood

Hardcover | February 13, 2007

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 163 plum® points

Ships within 3-5 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


     In these short, bilingual stories set in Buenos Aires (with each piece appearing in Spanish and English on facing pages), Alicia Borinsky provides unique glimpses into the lives of the city's inhabitants: its businessmen and tango dancers, politicians and torturers, triumphant divas and discarded children—a gallery of characters from a broad spectrum of contemporary Argentine society. She portrays a world of violence, corruption, love, and betrayal. The brevity of the pieces suggests a breathlessness and ephemeral quality, the fast-paced rhythm of the present. Yet within these small moments flicker the larger forces that shape ordinary lives. Civil wars are fought, shady deals are made, unwanted children are born. And in Borinsky's ironic but life-affirming prose, human foibles are exposed.
Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association

About The Author

Born in Buenos Aires, novelist, poet, and literary critic Alicia Borinsky is professor of Latin American and Comparative Literature and Director of the Writing in the Americas Program at Boston University. In 1996 she received the Latino Literature Award for her novel Sueños del seductor abandonado (translated into English in 1998 as D...
One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile
One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile

by Alicia Borinsky


Available for download

Not available in stores

Lost Cities Go To Paradise: Las Ciudades Perdidas Van Al Paraíso
Lost Cities Go To Paradise: Las Ciudades Perdidas Van Al Paraíso

by Alicia Borinsky


Ships within 3-5 weeks

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Golpes bajos / Low Blows: Instantáneas / SnapshotsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:February 13, 2007Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299216004

ISBN - 13:9780299216009

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Golpes bajos / Low Blows: Instantáneas / Snapshots


Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“No one working today writes like Alicia Borinsky, whose words explode off the page. The voices in her work arise organically, and their accents and articulations, textures and quirks, are integral, authentic. Each of the voices (and there are scores) has its own palpable history; we feel it, even when its detailed particulars are withheld.”—Marguerite Feitlowitz, Bennington College, Vermont, author of A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture