La pulga de Satán
México, D.F: Secretaría de Cultura, (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro, 563), 2017. First Edition. Paperback. 104p., photo, wrps. new. Item #64754
"La pulga de Satán" takes its name from a small boat in the 19th century that transported goods so unlikely that an inventory of them could belong to a fictional account. This series of 21 essays by Mariana Orantes plays with multiple approaches and intertwines themes that are as surprising as the wonders of that ship. Through this work, Orantes connects the poetry of William Blake with Taoism in China; revives scientific controversies of New Spain; and reflects upon gender violence, the role of bureaucracy, the behavior of tyrants, and much more. She is also the author of "Érase una vez en Los Beatos", "Huérfanos", and "El día del diente de leche"