House of Mist stands as one of the first South American novels written in the style that was later called magical realism. Of this story of a young bride struggling with her marriage to an aloof landowner - and the mysteries surrounding their life together - in a house deep in the lush Chilean woods, Penelope Mesic wrote in the Chicago Tribune that Bombal showed 'bold disregard for simple realism in favor of a heightened reality in which the external world reflects the internal truth of the characters' feeling . . . mingling . . . fantasy, memory and event.'
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
|Title: House of Mist: A Novel (FSG Classics)|
Author(s): Maria Luisa Bombal
ISBN: 0-374-53136-6 / 978-0-374-53136-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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