"House of Mist" stands as one of the first South American novels written in the style that was later called magical realism. Of this story of a young bride struggling with her marriage to an aloof landowner - and the mysteries surrounding their life together in a house deep in the lush Chilean woods, Penelope Mesic wrote in the "Chicago Tribune" that Bombal showed 'bold disregard for simple realism in favour of a heightened reality in which the external world reflects the internal truth of the characters' feeling...mingling...fantasy, memory and event.
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(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
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Author Biography - Maria Luisa Bombal
Maria Luisa Bombal (1910-80) was a Chilean novelist and short story writer. Among her other novels is "The Shrouded Woman."