New Book: Yvonne Rosario Denis’ “Bufé”

libroVanessa Vilches reviews Bufé [Buffet] (Isla Negra Editores, 2012), a first novel by Yvonne Denis Rosario. The book captures modern day urban sprawl in Puerto Rico as well as a close look at its legal system. Vilches writes:

In Bufé, just on the other side of Hato Rey, in the Golden Mile, Yvonne Denis Rosario portrays a bleak and frightening contemporary corporate world through the eyes of a person who managed entry to San Juan’s late-capitalism. If “allá el caño” was a the metaphor for the decay of a society that precluded integration of a social sector and offered exit to Melodía, here, the firm and its pipes are the mirror of the decay of corporate society. But the echo of “En el fondo…” is also felt in the material reconstruction of space, the importance of the material conditions of his characters, in the eyes of the narrator and protagonist, who is seeking his place in a chaotic, unresponsive to poverty and differences. Like Melodía, Marina goes into the putrid waters of society, perhaps looking for a reflection, and finds no way out.

For full article (in Spanish), see http://www.80grados.net/bufe-la-primera-novela-de-ivonne-denis/

Vanessa Vilches reviews Bufé [Buffet], a first novel by Yvonne Denis Rosario. The book captures modern day urban sprawl in Puerto Rico as well as a close look at its legal system. Vilches writes:

In Bufé, just on the other side of Hato Rey, in the Golden Mile, Yvonne Denis Rosario portrays a bleak and frightening contemporary corporate world through the eyes of a person who managed entry to San Juan’s late-capitalism. If “allá el caño” was a the metaphor for the decay of a society that precluded integration of a social sector and offered exit to Melodía, here, the firm and its pipes are the mirror of the decay of corporate society. But the echo of “En el fondo…” is also felt in the material reconstruction of space, the importance of the material conditions of his characters, in the eyes of the narrator and protagonist, who is seeking his place in a chaotic, unresponsive to poverty and differences. Like Melodía, Marina goes into the putrid waters of society, perhaps looking for a reflection, and finds no way out.

For full article (in Spanish), see http://www.80grados.net/bufe-la-primera-novela-de-ivonne-denis/

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