People in the Room

Charlotte Whittle, Norah Lange

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: And Other Stories

Published: 09-08-2018

£10.00

A young woman spies three women in the house opposite. She imagines them as criminals, as troubled spinsters, or as players in an affair. Lange’s hallucinatory images make this uncanny exploration of desire, domestic space, voyeurism and female isolation a twentieth century masterpiece, here translated into English for the first time.

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SKU: 9781911508229

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Description

A young woman in Buenos Aires spies three women in the house opposite her family’s home. Intrigued, she begins to watch them. She imagines them as accomplices to an unknown crime, as troubled spinsters contemplating suicide, or as players in an affair with dark and mysterious consequences. Lange’s imaginative excesses and almost hallucinatory images make this uncanny exploration of desire, domestic space, voyeurism and female isolation a twentieth-century masterpiece. Too long viewed as Borges’s muse, Lange is today recognised in the Spanish-speaking world as a great writer and is here translated into English for the first time, to be read alongside Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector and Marguerite Duras.

Additional information

Weight 0.19 kg
Dimensions 12 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 208