Books by Carmen Boullosa and Complete Book Reviews

Carmen Boullosa, trans. from the Spanish by Nicolás Kanellos. Arte Público, $17.95 trade paper (128p) ISBN 978-1-55885-806-0
Esteemed feminist Mexican poet and novelist Boullosa (Cleopatra Dismounts) confronts the legacies of imperialism in this dual-language collection (the Spanish originals appear first) of 29 essays on revolutionaries and rebellious artists whose lives
Carmen Boullosa, Author, Geoff Hargreaves, Translator , trans. from the Spanish by Geoff Hargreaves. Grove $22 (224p) ISBN 978-0-8021-1753-3
Mexican writer Boullosa (Leaving Tabasco, etc.) lavishly reimagines the life of the legendary Cleopatra of Egypt in this daring intermingling of fantasy and history told in various voices. The book begins with the words of an assistant to Diomedes,
Carmen Boullosa, trans. from the Spanish by Peter Bush. Deep Vellum, $14.95 trade paper (112p) ISBN 978-1-941920-28-2
In Mexican poet Boullosa's (Texas) second novel, a ghost recounts the hauntings of her childhood in order to conquer fear. When the narrator is a young girl, one of her classmates invites her into the school's hen coop, where the girls begin to hear
Cármen Boullosa, trans. from the Spanish by Shelby Vincent. Deep Vellum (Consortium, dist.), $16.95 trade paper (408p) ISBN 978-1-94192-044-2
Boullosa’s ambitious novel unfolds a triptych on the past, present, and future of her native Mexico. The initial narrator is the scholar Lear, who dwells in our future in a supposed utopia called L’Atlàntide that’s in the process of abolishing...
Carmen Boullosa, Author, Leland H. Chambers, Translator Grove/Atlantic $23 (192p) ISBN 978-0-8021-1610-9
""We are cattle but you are pigs!"" This defiant declaration is the heart of the conflict in the American debut of a highly regarded Mexican writer. In a freewheeling but finely tuned work that makes use of magic realism, Boullosa describes the...
Carmen Boullosa, trans. from the Spanish by Samantha Schnee. Coffee House, $17.95 trade paper (200p) ISBN 978-1-56689-577-4
Boullosa (Before) imagines the legacy of Tolstoy’s character Anna Karenina in revolutionary St. Petersburg in this inspired if slight tale. In 1905, Anna’s son, Sergei, now an adult, is still haunted by the scandal his mother caused when she left...
Carmen Boullosa, trans. from the Spanish by Samantha Schnee. Deep Vellum, $16.95 trade paper (292p) ISBN 978-1-64605-224-0
Mexican writer Boullosa follows up The Book of Anna with another mischievous and winning revision of a classic story, this time drawing on the creation stories of Genesis. Eve awakes to a flat version of the paradisial Eden, which Boullosa describes
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