The Lime Tree opens with the description of a giant lime tree in the town square of Coronel Pringles. From that tree's blossom, the author's father would brew a sedative tea, an infusion associated with the recovery of childhood memories. But Aira's childhood, unlike that of Proust's narrator in In Search of Lost Time, is marked by historical events: the ousting of Peron in 1955. A devoted Peronist, Aira's father lost his job as a municipal electrician. His dreams of ascent to the middle class broken, he lapsed into sullenness while his wife reveled in her anti-Peronism. The Lime Tree is both a portrait of the artist as a child and a lucid analysis of a family's social trajectory.
Product code: BKNUU
Publisher: And Other Stories
Dimensions: 13.0cm x 19.7cm
Publish date: 02/11/2017
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