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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Seeing Red begins, literally, with blood and love, in medias res, at a party, where the protagonist–who has been told by her doctor that any pressure at all–too hard a cough, or just bending over–might cause the diseased blood vessels in her eyes lija burst and cause blindness–has just moved the wrong way, and then watches her eye as it fills with blood from the inside and her vision darken.

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. These passages are the most uncomfortable to read because they show how truly vulnerable we are, how tightly bound is our sense of being physically whole to our sense of being ojp worthy and lovable.


Ediciones Lanzallamas August 30, Language: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Add both to Cart Add both to List. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. But no, it was no fire that she was seeing, it was blood spilling out inside her eye.

But the word sunrise evoked nothing.

Meruane is an acclaimed writer in her native Chile. My hand isn’t there and neither is my arm.

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Write a customer review. This book is harrowing and intense and wonderful. I loved the character of her doctor.

The ending of the book is unexpected and stunning – I didn’t see that coming. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Me quito el sombrero ante ella. Customers who bought this item also bought. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Because she is a good writer and she gets under the skin. Would you mreuane to tell us about a lower price? Our heart goes out to the heroine and we sink when her heart sinks.

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For example, in this sentence – “As the car set off and began to gather speed, I looked into the rearview mirror with my mind’s eye What do you think about it? Which is a good thing, I think. Ignacio put his arms around me while I forgot about him, elbows flapping, but he put his arms firmly around me and soon he was a straitjacket, one that smelled of ashtrays and old acidic sanrge, a straitjacket that not only squeezed me until I cracked, it covered me in kisses; my temple, my nose, my ear.


My eyes were emptying of all the things they’d seen.

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I loved it and the story flowed naturally for me. Alguien que siente el rn intelectual de sus colegas: Explore the Home Gift Guide. It didn’t bother me. Get to Know Us. Thanks to Deep Vellum one of my favorite small presses, for bringing us a wonderful selection of literature from around the world. He was an absolutely dedicated specialist, true Russian fanaticism inculcated by his Soviet lineage.