Veronica and The Gongora Passion: Stories, Fictions, Tales And One Fable by Zulfikar GhoseVeronica and The Gongora Passion: Stories, Fictions, Tales And One Fable by Zulfikar Ghose

Veronica and The Gongora Passion: Stories, Fictions, Tales And One Fable

byZulfikar Ghose

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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Displaying the astonishing range of imaginative power and formal invention he is justly acclaimed for, and a subtly secutive prose, Ghoe lays bare the multiple layers of himan experience in setings as diverse as South America, India and Pakistan, and Islamic Spain. These stories are to be savoured as much for their rich stricitre and wonderful language as for the depth of their revelations.

"Zulfikar Ghose has ranked with and outranked several of the best English writers in England and America." - Review of Contemporary Fiction

Of his previous work:

"a more successful blend of allegory and social realism would be hard to find ... seethes withlife and lingers in the mind. Considered with his other impressive works, it places him in the front rank of world writers." - Library Journal, of Don Bueno

"This may well be one of the great novels - erotic, tatalistic, monumental and magnificent." - The Daily Telegraph (London), of A New Hostiry of Torments

"[his] strength lies in [his] control of material, anarea in which he is superior to Rushdie." - The Irish Times, of The Triple Mirror of the Self "This fable comes to life from the very beginning iwth rich, engaging detail. It soars toward he magic through fascinating characterizations and clever turns of plot ... a journey along Ghose's enchanted byways replaus the investment." - The Pittsburgh Press, of Figures of Enchantment

Zulfikar Ghose was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan) and spent a couple of decades in England before moving to the United States, where he teaches at the University of Texas in Austin. He is the author of ten novels, five books of poetry and four books of criticism and an autobiography written in his twenties. His work has been transla...
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Title:Veronica and The Gongora Passion: Stories, Fictions, Tales And One FableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.75 × 5.8 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:092066170X

ISBN - 13:9780920661703

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Table of Contents

A Mediterranean Tale (3), The Youth from Montevideo (31), A Husband for Carolina (53), A Translator's Fiction (80), Errors and Afflications (93), Olivia of the Boltons (110), Daniel Zwernemann's Flight (122), Arrival in India (139), Male Weakness (154), The Savage Mother of Desire (181), The Marble Dome (198), General Bakra and Cooker the Cardinal Cock (208), Lambada Night (222), A Heart of Gold (227), Lila of the Butterflies (239)

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(A New History of Torments) "This may be one of the great novels -- erotic, fatalistic, monumental and magnificent". -- The Daily Telegraph (London)"A more succesful blend of allegory and social realism would be hard to find...seethes with life and lingers in the mind. Considered with his other impressive works, it places him in the front rank of world writers". -- Library Journal"A journey along Ghose's enchanted byways richly repays the investment". -- The Pittsburgh Press (Don Bueno) "...I've fallen into some pretty good company -- Zulfikar Ghose, Borges, Cortazar, Mircea Eliade, Italo Calvino, Stanislaw Lem -- some of the world's best writers of and about the fantastic in literature... These writers slip effortlessly beneath the surface and bring back pearls of rare beauty from the dreamy depths of the unconscious". John Strausbaugh, City Paper (Baltimore) (The Triple Mirror of the Self) "From the first page, Ghose is performing as storyteller and entertainer... While Ghose...shares the tone of witty exasperation which so often surfaces in the work of Sa

Editorial Reviews

"Zulfikar Ghose has ranked with and outranked several of the best English writers in England and America.'' - Review of Contemporary FictionOf his previous work:"a more successful blend of allegory and social realism would be hard to find ...seethes with life and lingers in the mind. Considered with his other impressive works, it places him in the front rank of world writers." - Library Journal, of Don Bueno"This may well be one of the great novels - erotic, fatalistic, monumental and magnificent." - The Daily Telegraph (London), of A New History of Torments". . . [his] strength lies in [his] control of material, an area in which he is superior to Rushdie.'' - The Irish Times, of The Triple Mirror of the Self"His fable comes to life from the very beginning with rich, engaging detail. It soars toward the magic thought fascinating characterizations and clever turns of plot...a journey along Ghose's enchanted byways repays the investment." - The Pittsburgh Press, of Figures of EnchantmentReviews: A Walnut Sapling on Masih's Grave and Other Stories by Iranian Women"The stories allow readers to glimpse the rich, poetic Persian spirit trapped within the rigid social constraints all Iranians, especially women, endure." - The Christian Science Monitor