The Beggar's Knife
The Beggar's Knife
Translated by Paul Bowles

From one of Guatemala's finest young writers, these twenty-six stories-at once brutal and intensely lyrical-are peopled with sorcerers, ghosts, and assassins.

Springing from myth and beliefs indigenous to Central America and North America, where their action occurs, Rey Rosa's tales give the sense of being dreamed. At the same time they can be read as metaphors for the terror and oppression of years of warfare.

Title The Beggar's Knife
Author Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Translated by Paul Bowles
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 June 1985
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 104 p.
ISBN-10 0872861643
ISBN-13 9780872861640
Publication Date 01 June 1985
Main content page count 104
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $5.95

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