An edition of La mala hora (1962)

In Evil Hour

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An edition of La mala hora (1962)

In Evil Hour

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In Evil Hour takes place in a nameless Colombian village. Someone has been placing satirical pasquinades about the town, outlining the locals' shameful secrets. Some dismiss these as common gossip. However, when a man kills his wife's supposed lover after reading of her infidelity, the mayor decides that action is called for. He declares martial law and sends soldiers (who are actually armed thugs) to patrol the streets. He also uses the 'state of unrest' as an excuse to crack down on his political enemies. (Wikipedia)

Al pueblo ha llegado «la mala hora» de los campesinos, la hora de la desgracia. La comarca ha sido «pacificada» después de tanta guerra civil. Han ganado los conservadores, que se dedican a perseguir cruel y pertinazmente a sus adversarios liberales. Al alba de una mañana, mientras el padre Ángel se dispone a celebrar la misa, suena un disparo en el pueblo. Un comerciante de ganado, advertido de la infidelidad de su mujer por un pasquín pegado a la puerta de su casa, acaba de matar al presunto amante de ésta. Es uno más de los pasquines anónimos clavados en las puertas de las casas, que no son panfletos políticos, sino simples denuncias sobre la vida privada de los ciudadanos. Pero no revelan nada que no se supieran de antemano: son los viejos rumores que ahora se han hecho públicos, y a partir de ellos estalla la violencia subyacente a la luz tórrida, espesa, cansada y pegajosa, en una serie de escenas encadenadas de inolvidable belleza. (https://stories.audible.com)

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Publisher
Harper Perennial
Language
English
Pages
183

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Cover of: La Mala Hora
La Mala Hora
December 3, 2004, Editorial Diana Sa
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: La mala hora
La mala hora
2004, Debols!llo
in Spanish - 2nd ed.
Cover of: Fi sa'at nahs.
Fi sa'at nahs.
2003, al-Muassassa al-Arabiya
in Arabic
Cover of: In Evil Hour
In Evil Hour
November 20, 1991, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English
Cover of: La mala hora
La mala hora: roman
1986, B. Grasset
in French
Cover of: La mala hora.
La mala hora.
1984, Bruguera
in Spanish - 7th ed.
Cover of: Het Kwade Uur
Het Kwade Uur
1983, Meulenhoff
Paperback in Dutch
Cover of: In evil hour
In evil hour
1982, Avon Books
in English
Cover of: In evil hour
In evil hour
1979, Harper & Row
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: La Mala Hora
La Mala Hora
1968, Bibliotheca ERA
in Spanish
Cover of: La mala hora
La mala hora
1968, EDHASA
in Spanish - 1. ed.

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First Sentence

"Father Angel sat up with a solemn effort."

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Translated From
Spanish

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
183
Dimensions
8 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
Weight
5.3 ounces

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Open Library
OL9239125M
ISBN 10
0060919647
ISBN 13
9780060919641
OCLC/WorldCat
24941148
Library Thing
164024
Goodreads
140475

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