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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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Ha recibido el premio Anna Seghers por la calidad de su obra, entre otros. I loved sangrw and the story flowed naturally for me. But this does seem to be the sort of book that is better read for example in a book club so that you can discuss it with others.

But one day she is at a party and the dreadful thing happens – the blood vessels in her eyes explode and she becomes blind. But the book also descibes how our heroine handles these challenges with style and aplomb – it is inspiring.

Sangre En El Ojo. My eyes were emptying of all the things they’d seen. In the bag is a shot she must give herself.

Sangre en el Ojo by Lina Meruane

She is able to see vague shapes and some light and shadow though. Like us on Facebook. The Best Books of Add both to Cart Add both to List. Start reading Sangre en el ojo Spanish Edition on your Kindle in under a minute.


Great novel by talented chilean novelist Lina Meruane. As I was reading Seeing Red I had a sudden vivid wish to gather some women writers together who i realize have similar energy and similar honesty in their writing as Lina Meruane has in her writing, and whose writing is, like hers, brutally physical–by which I mean, not violent, but even so, deeply felt in the body.

Las cosas que perdimos en el meruaane Es la historia de una ciega que lo ve todo. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The cover grabbed sagnre attention and refused to let me go.

With absolute clarity I watched as it thickened, I saw the pressure rise, I watched as I got dizzy, I saw my stomach turn, saw that I was going to retch, and even so.

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Meruane is an acclaimed writer in her native Chile. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Mar 05, julieta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Het meekijken en ervaren wat zij heeft meegemaakt is moeilijk, rauw, maar aan de andere kant juist weer erg mooi.

Sangre en el Ojo

Matrimonio de los peces rojos, El. Meruane’s prose softens the blow and makes us turn the page. This book was so good I sent Meruane a giddy fan letter. W This book is autobiographical, but at the same time she does use fictional events.


This causes Lina to be emotionally distraught because, as she explains between bouts of yelling and crying, she wants to do simple tasks her own way and not have to be constantly dependent on others. For example, this description – “That accent, so unmistakably Chilean, harbored the glacial poem of the mountain peaks and their snows in eternal mid-thaw, the dark whisper of the south dotted with giant rhubarbs, the mourning of roadside shrines, the herb-garden smell, the rough salts of the desert, the sulfurous copper shell of the mine open to the sky.

It shows in the story, because the way Meruane describes the way blindness explodes into our heroine’s world and plunges her into despair – it feels so real. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?