What the Mexican novelist can teach us about the nativist fantasies of Donald Trump. Carmen Boullosa’s Texas: The Great Theft is a surprisingly funny, intensely complex and occasionally shocking take on the revisionist Western. It’s one of the . Texas: The Great Theft (Deep Vellum). Please welcome to Skylight Books the author Roberto Bolaño calls “Mexico’s best woman writer” Carmen Boullosa!.
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Texas: The Great Theft
These emotional feelings rising from injustices suffered at the time, and since, give substance to the totality of this novel. The gringo sheriff, Shears, beats a drunken Mexican farmworker. When Nepomuceno, a native-born landowner, intercedes, Shears insults Nepomuceno.
Nepomuceno reacts, shooting Shears in the thigh and then hightailing it out of town. The fast-paced action of the early part of the novel and the equally speedy conclusion of the piece are exciting narrative experiences.
Fiction review: ‘Texas: The Great Theft,’ by Carmen Boullosa | Books | Dallas News
Given the fact that this incident is symbolic of countless similar insults, offenses, murderous revenges, and outright illegal and unjust actions during the long centuries of discord along the Mexican border with the United States, it would have been a more fulfilling narrative experience had there been less distraction, fewer excursions into irrelevant tangents, and a more focused, direct explanation of the happenstances of the incident with its resultant resolutions.
Carmen Boullosa has written a novel based upon historical facts, and she uses adroit and clever language.
She is on point with her witty descriptions that introduce the tragedy and conclude the same. Yet texaw plot tends to get lost in the central plains of her novel, which detracts from a satisfying reading experience. Janet Mary Livesey University of Oklahoma.
Texas: The Great Theft by Carmen Boullosa
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