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Book Information: Assault on Paradise

Assault on Paradise (1992) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Assault on Paradise vividly depicts the Conquistadores and the Church invading Central America, impoverishing one world to enrich another. In a fast-paced, bawdy, swashbuckling adventure in Central America of the early 1700s, Costa Rican novelist Tatiana Lobo lays bare the dark legacy of the Conquistadores and the Church. Through the central picaresque story of Pedro Albaran, Lobo dramatizes the intrigues of politicians and the Inquisition and the bloody battles between the native people and the invaders, while simultaneously presenting a reverent poetic recreation of indigenous cosmogony and mystical values which the natives seek to use to drive out the invaders.

Original title: Asalto al paraiso
Original languages: Spanish

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Genre: FictionHistoricalSouth & Central America

Edition #1: Assault on Paradise

Assault on Paradise (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Asa Zatz
Blurbs:
  • "...Lobo creates arresting secondary characters, delineates Pedro's 'education' with scorching irony, and brings her crowded story to a stunning, chilling conclusion." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Discriminating readers, especially those familiar with the work of Eduardo Galeano, will welcome this new voice in Latin American literature." Publishers Weekly
  • "While Assault on Paradise can be considered a critique of colonialism and its cruelties, it is not only that. For in her portrayal of its feckless hero, Lobo moves her novel well beyond polemic and into the realm of art... filled with bawdy humor and wryly comic moments." The New York Times Book Review
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Manifested in:

Assault on Paradise (May 1, 1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Curbstone Press
ISBN: 1880684462
Dimensions: 6.1 x 8.8 x 1
Pages: 298

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