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Member: gefox

CollectionsYour library (57), Read but unowned (3), All collections (57)

Reviews45 reviews

Tagsfiction (5), ethnic relations (3), slums (2), Brazil (2), histoire (2), social change (2), religion (2), fantasy (2), sociology (2), science fiction (2) — see all tags

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About meBilingual (Spanish and English) author, writing mainly in English: 4 books on Latin America plus book of short stories, plus other short stories in online and print magazines. I've also begun writing stories in Spanish. Current projects include a just-completed novel about the 1402 Ottoman siege of Constantinople, and a book on the history of architecture and urbanism in Latin America, co-written with architect Susana Torre (to be published by W. W. Norton).

About my librarySee Fiction Readings for brief reviews in English. For reviews in Spanish, see Pequeña biblioteca comentada.

GroupsAncient History, Historical Fiction, Literatura en Espanol, Writer-readers

Homepagehttp://geoffreyfox.com/

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Real nameGeoffrey Fox

LocationCarboneras, Spain

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Member sinceJun 8, 2009

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Thanks for your kind words about my review of The Siege...always nice to recieve compliments from a writer! I was introduced to Kadare by a friend a few months ago and have now read three/four of his books, all of which I have enjoyed. I lived in the Soviet Union in the 70s and studied Soviet history and politics, so I am well attuned to Kadare's not-so-veiled criticisms of the communist system in Albania. Have you read his "File on H"? A wonderful parody of the idiocy and paranoia of those times. I also liked his Palace of Dreams. Albania is a country with a tortured history. I had a friend, now deceased, who, as a child, attended the wedding of King Zog in the 30s; he recalled the poverty of the place contrasted with the opulence of the King's palace and, in particular, the gold faucets on the bathtubs!
A new anthology of "living fiction" includes my story "On a page from Rilke." Check out the promotional video: Above Ground. Lots of other good stuff here too.
"I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you, where lies your love, your light, your truth and your beauty. I honor the place in you, where...if you are in that place in you ... and I am in that place in me...then there is only one of us"

... Leo Buscaglia
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