The Obscene Bird of Night by José Donoso, Hardie St. Martin, Leonard Mades

The Obscene Bird of Night

José Donoso, Hardie St. Martin, Leonard Mades

fiction horror magical realism dark slow-paced

438 pages | first published 1970

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This haunting jungle of a novel has been hailed as “a masterpiece” by Luis Buñuel and “one of the great novels not only of Spanish America, but of our time” by Carlos Fuentes. The story of the last member of the aristocratic Azcoitia family, a mon...
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