The garden next door
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St. Martin, Hardie, translator.
Published
New York : Grove Press, 1992.
Format
Book
Edition
1st English-language ed.
ISBN
0802112382, 9780802112385
Physical Desc
243 pages ; 22 cm
Status
Falmouth - Main Library - Adult
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Published
New York : Grove Press, 1992.
Edition
1st English-language ed.
Language
English
ISBN
0802112382, 9780802112385

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A Chilean writer named Julio and his wife, Gloria, are at a low point in their lives. Constantly bickering, the pair are beset by worries about money, their writing, and their son (who may or may not be plying the oldest profession in Marrakesh). When Julio's boyhood best friend, now a famous artist, lends the couple his luxurious Madrid apartment for the summer, it is an escape for both - but in particular for Julio, who fantasizes about the garden next door and the erotic life of the lovely young aristocratic woman who inhabits it. But Julio's life - and career - unravel In Madrid: he is rebuffed by a famous literary agent, Nuria Monclus, who detests him and his novel; his son's friend from Marrakesh moves in and causes havoc; and Gloria begins to drink. In the face of pitiless adversity, Julio's talent inexorably begins to fade. The garden next door, however, is also Gloria, who has been doing some creating of her own. It is this twist that transforms Donoso's brilliant satire of the writer's life into something even greater: a carefully crafted and bitterly comic meditation on gardens, deceit, and the nature of a writer's muse.
Language
Translation of: El jardín de al lado.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Donoso, J., & St. Martin, H. (1992). The garden next door (1st English-language ed.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Donoso, José, 1924-1996 and Hardie, St. Martin. 1992. The Garden Next Door. Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Donoso, José, 1924-1996 and Hardie, St. Martin. The Garden Next Door Grove Press, 1992.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Donoso, José, and Hardie St. Martin. The Garden Next Door 1st English-language ed., Grove Press, 1992.

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