The Yocci Well by Juana Manuela Gorriti
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A love story, ghost story and gothic horror rolled into one, the action in The Yocci Well takes place in two parallel periods spanning twenty years, contrasting Argentina’s War of Independence with the savagery of the civil wars that followed.
This brilliant novella is now available in English for the first time.
Translated by Kathryn Phillips-Miles with an introduction and notes by Simon Deefholts.
Juana Manuela Gorriti was born in Argentina in 1814, in the province of Salta. Her father fought in the War of Independence but was forced into exile in Bolivia in 1831 under the Rosas dictatorship. Juana married an army officer who became Bolivia’s president and was later assassinated in his palace. She was recognised in her time as one of Latin America’s outstanding authors, but few of her works have been translated into English.
Obra editada en el marco del “Programa Sur” de Apoyo a las Traducciones del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto de la República Argentina.
Work published within the framework of the “Programa Sur” Translation Support Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Culture of the Argentina Republic.