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Author: Álvaro Mutis
Design: Reverté-Aguilar and José Luis Lugo (cover)
Size: 14 x 23,3 cm
Year of publication: 2020
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La mansión de Araucaíma. Relato gótico en tierra caliente. Five people find refuge in a mansion in the tropics. The five characters seek to free themselves of their pasts -repressed memories and frustrations, even as they find themselves trapped in their own fears and desires. Their fragile coexistence is transformed by the arrival of a beautiful young woman.
In this work, Mutis sought to recreate, in a tropical setting, the violence and mystery of late-eighteenth-century English Gothic novels.
Los Cuadernos del palacio negro. Written during his incarceration in Lecumberri prison (the “black palace”) in Mexico City, these notebooks are a testimony to a traumatic experience. Mutis gathered together five significant tableaux from his fifteen months of imprisonment: five visions that abandon the traditional structure of the personal diary and its supposed relationship with reality.