100 years of solitud on crack

Latin America”s McOndo literary movement drags the butterflies of magical realism into Burger King. With Jorge Franco”s narco-saga “Rosario Tijeras,” it may have found its first masterpiece. – – – – – – – – – – – – By Rachel Aviv Jan. 21, 2004 | The fantastic, picturesque, mango-happy lifestyle —...
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Hackwriters. The International Writers Magazine: Review

ROSARIO TIJERAS by Jorge Franco translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa Seven Stories Press, New York, 2004, 172 pp. ISBN: 1-58322-609-5 Colombian Jorge Franco”s first novel available in an English translation takes place in Medellin during the Drug Rush of the 1980s. The novel”s heroine, Rosario Tijeras, has overcome a childhood of misery and poverty by becoming lover to drug...
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The deadly kiss of cocaine in Colombia

Rosario Tijeras, by Jorge Franco, trans Gregory Rabassa By Maya Jaggi Published: 25 August 2006 Gabriel García Márquez was a benign but silent presence at a literary festival in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this year, giving way to a younger generation that the Latin American godfathers of “El Boom” have tended to eclipse. One of the fellow Colombians to whom “Gabo”...
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