THE KNOTS

 OF SILENCE

 

 

by

RENÉE FERRER

President of the Paraguayan Academy
 of Spanish Language

 

Translated from Spanish into English
by

BETSY PARTYKA

(Ohio University, USA)

Cover Design by Ector Sandoval  ©

Painting by Olga Blinder
(Museo de Arte de la Universidad del Norte, Asunción, Paraguay)

ISBN: 978-1-937030-28-5

 2013

 

RENÉE FERRER is a novelist and a poet. She is the current President of the Paraguayan Academy of Spanish Language. Her first novel, Los nudos del silencio, was already translated to Italian and French. She published her second novel, Vagos de la tierra, en 1998. Her third novel, La Querida, was awarded the Premio de la Municipalidad de Asunción en 2011. One of her numerous volumes of short stories, translated into French, was published under the title, Sécheresse et autres contes, by Editions L'Harmattan in Paris, France, in 2013. Her most recent book of poetry, Ignominia, was translated from Spanish into French by French poet Alain Saint-Saëns, and it will be published in 2017 in France by Presses Universitaires du Nouveau Monde. Alain Saint-Saëns, as a literary critic, analyzed Renée Ferrer's poetry within his book, El trébol de cuatro hojas. Poetas paraguayos, published by University Press of the South in 2017.

 

  

BETSY PARTYKA received her Ph.D. in 20th Century Spanish-American Literature from the University of Oxford (England). She is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literatures and the Director of Spanish Honors Tutorial Program at Ohio University (USA).

 

                                                                                                                                        

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