Papeles Falsos

Papeles Falsos

by Valeria Luiselli

Publication Date: 01/02/2012


Evocative and imaginative, these narrative essays cover a range of themes but share the unique perspective of the author that allows the reader to draw new connections between diverse topics. The hidden tomb of Brodsky in Venice, the elusiveness of the indefinable Portuguese word saudade, and the idea of language being a break between infancy and childhood are some of the subjects that Valeria Luiselli explores. Shining a different light on aspects of daily life, this group of commentary also demonstrates the prowess of a promising young Mexican writer.


Evocativos e imaginativos, estos ensayos narrativos cobran una gama de temas pero tienen en común la perspectiva única de la autora que le permite al lector encontrar nuevas conexiones entre los tópicos diversos. La tumba escondida de Brodsky en Venecia, el carácter esquivo de la indefinible palabra portuguesa saudade y la idea de que el lenguaje es una ruptura entre la infancia y la niñez son algunos de los temas explorados por Valeria Luiselli. Arrojando una luz única sobre diversos aspectos de la vida diaria, esta compilación de comentario también demuestra la proeza de una prometedora joven escritora mexicana.

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Valeria Luiselli

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. She is the author of the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth, which won the 2016 LA Times Book Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Sidewalks; and Tell Me How It Ends, an essay about the situation faced by children arriving at the US-Mexico border without papers. Lost Children Archive is her first novel written in English.

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