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Ana Prieto

The Womb and the Shadow

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Acantilado

January 2002

118 pages

Narrative, Novel

Original Title: La matriz y la sombra

A meeting in Paris that never comes about. A woman who is simply astonished. Numerous men behind a single masculine face. The Womb and the Shadow cannot really be made to fit into any specific genre: it is a radical book that resolves the thorniest of problems – those that are connected to the relations between men and women – in transparent language. Narrative fuses with poetry, and the poetic, in its turn, acquires shades of tragic drama that, with the fitness of a glove, encase a potent and moving literary text in which truth, human and naked, appears to us in its deepest reality.

Prizes

OJO CRÍTICO DE NARRATIVA 2002 PRIZE

Praises

«Verbose, sensual, spot-on and sharp, at times breath-taking».
Ricard Ruiz Garzón, La Razón

«A sublimation of the most literarily refined erotic literature».
Ricardo Senabre, El Mundo

«A steamroller-like torrent of extraordinary lyricism that convinces with irresistible intensity».
Ignacio Echevarría, El País

«A splendid invitation to the exaltation and the freedom of amorous encounters and of encounters with the very best literature».
Juan A. Masoliver Ródenas, La Vanguardia

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Acantilado

January 2002

1 pages

Narrative, Novel