Sangre en el Ojo has ratings and reviews. Book Riot said: This book is harrowing and intense and wonderful. It tells the story of a young woman f. Mezcla de memorias y ficción, Sangre en el ojo nos adentra en la mente de una escritora chilena que acaba de perder la vista en un país. Seeing Red is a short, autobiographical novel by Lina Meruane that begins Inés de la Cruz Prize in for Sangre en el Ojo (Seeing Red).

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Set up a giveaway. I loved this particular description of him – “I never noticed Lekz rushing a single syllable or discreetly checking the time; there wasn’t a single clock on the walls of his office, no phone ever rang, he didn’t have a cell phone. I highly recommend this interview with the author on the Between the Covers podcast: Too much maternal love. These hemorrhages will leave her blind, permanently or temporarily it is not known.

I would recommend reading Seeing Red as Lina Meruane is one of the one or two greats in the new generation of Chilean writers who promise to have it all.

The doctors had been warning Lucina, for a long time. Vivida entre Nueva York y Santiago, tiene amor, el vivido por ella, familia, hermanos, y en definit Primer libro que leo de Lina Meruane y estoy fascinada. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

For example, this description – “That accent, so unmistakably Chilean, harbored the glacial poem of the mountain peaks and their snows in eternal mid-thaw, the dark whisper of the south dotted with giant rhubarbs, the mourning of roadside shrines, the herb-garden smell, the rough salts of the desert, the sulfurous copper shell of the mine open to the sky.


Sangre en el ojo / Seeing Red

The book is written with such a sense of urgency and passion which helps the reader sympathise with the protagonist in their situation of losing her sight. Een boek wat ik las met een mengeling van afkeer en fascinatie. I also assume that because it was translated from Spanish this made it more difficult to become engrossed in as it had some gramm This book was nothing like any other book I have ever read.

With a month to wait before her doctor decides what to do about her eye, Lina follows through with a long-planned visit to her family in Chile.

Sangre en el Ojo by Lina Meruane

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This also resulted in the book not flowing as well as I assume it would have done in Spanish. But the book also descibes how our heroine handles these challenges with style and aplomb – it is inspiring.

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Don’t miss a story. The episode that was the most memorable in the book is one that takes place while they are visiting Chile. Lina, a young woman attending graduate school in Manhattan and living with her boyfriend Ignacio, suddenly loses her vision.


This is one of those books that I’ll have to sit with to mull. But one day she is at a party and the dreadful thing happens – the blood vessels in her eyes explode and she becomes merkane.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Ik moet eerlijk toegeven dat ik de laatste maanden mijn leeslust wat verloren was… Sinds begin las ik slechts drie boeken: And before that she complains about her mother, so yes, it is a personal one. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book was given to me by the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.

Meruane’s prose softens the blow and makes us turn the page. She has been a diabetic all of her life and from what we are told about her medical history ojp the book, the blood vessels in her eyes have burst and have caused her blindness. This book is harrowing and intense and wonderful. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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