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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Anne Carson. David Markson. Ben Marcus. Stanley Crawford. William H. Keith D. Carole Maso. Felipe Alfau. Rikki Ducornet. Steven Millhauser. Tadeusz Konwicki. Harry Mathews. Jack Green. Robert Ashley. Gerald L. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features.
Home Learning. Locos : A Comedy of Gestures. Description The interconnected stones that form Felipe Alfau's novel LOCOS take place in a Madrid as exotic as the Baghdad of the ARABIAN NIGHTS and feature unforgettable characters in revolt against their young 'author' "For them", he complains, "reality is what fiction is to real people; they simply love it and make for it against ray almost heroic opposition" Alfau's "comedy of gestures" -- a mercurial dreamscape of the eccentric, sometimes criminal, habitues of Toledo's Cafe of the Crazy -- was written in English and first published in , favorably reviewed for The Nation by Mary McCarthy, as she recounts here in her Afterword, then long neglected.
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Twenty Lines a Day Harry Mathews. Back cover copy The interconnected stories that form this novel take place in a Madrid as exotic as the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights and feature unforgettable characters in revolt against their young "author". First published in and long neglected, this elegantly inventive novel anticipates works like Pale Fire and One Hundred Years of Solitude.
In Locos, Felipe Alfau creates a mercurial dreamscape in which the characters - the eccentric, sometimes criminal, habitues of Toledo's Cafe of the Crazy - wrench free of authorial control, invade one another's stories, and even turn into one another. Review quote "First published in and unjustly ignored for the next half century, this novel anticipates the magic realism of modern Latin American fiction. Neatly divided into segments that read like short stories, it juggles a congeries of absurdist types such as pimps, beggars, and priests in what can be taken as a metaphor for Spain today.
About Felipe Alfau Mary McCarthy was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and a social and art critic. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads.
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Locos : A Comedy of Gestures
The following article was written just before TBR received the announcement of Felipe Alfau's death, which passed relatively unnoticed in Barcelona. Last year I learned that Dalkey Archive Press had published a Spanish writer, born in Barcelona in , whom neither I nor anyone I knew had ever heard of. Who is this Felipe Alfau, I wondered, who seemed to pass unknown in his native city? If the publishing dates look odd, that is because, I've learned, Alfau languished in obscurity for over fifty years, at which point Dalkey Archive sought to set things aright. He supports the Machiavellian idea of tyranny over democracy, the only two options possible in the world.
Locos: A Comedy of Gestures
Nicholls is correct on this one is there ever any doubt? Identity— Sitting with his friend, Dr. Fulano is driven to be famous, recognized, to matter. At the suggestion of Dr. The effort backfires in the worst possible way. Following another confrontation with Sr. A Character— While awaiting the arrival of his host, the author begins a story about Gaston Bejarano, a character known for his rebelliousness and independence; with the arrival of his host, the author abandons said story only to have Bejarano assume control and launch out on his own where he meets Lunarito, during a downpour, and who agrees to meeting Gaston at some point in the future.