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• Author :_Pola Oloixarac
• Pages :_291 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1616957352
• ISBN-13 :_9781616957353

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• Description : A student at the Buenos Aires School of Philosophy attempts to put her life (academically and romantically) in the service of a professor whose nearly forgotten theories of violence she plans to popularise and radicalise - against his wishes. Meanwhile, a young couple - a documentary filmmaker and a blogger - engage in a series of cerebral and sexual misadventures. In a novel crammed with philosophy, group sex, revolutionary politics and a fighting fish named Yorick, Oloixarac leads her characters and the reader through dazzling and digressive intellectual byways. [...] by Publisher : 'Soho Press'

• Author :_Pola Oloixarac
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1616957360
• ISBN-13 :_9781616957360

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• Description : "A stunning vibrant maximalist whirlwind of a novel. Oloixarac’s wit and ambition are evident on every page. By comparison, most other contemporary fiction seems a little dull and simple-minded." —Hari Kunzru, author of Gods Without Men A debut novel of seduction and madness, hate and love, set in the world of Argentine academia and animated by the spirits of Wittgenstein, Rousseau, Nabokov and Bolaño Rosa Ostreech, a pseudonym for the novel’s beautiful but self-conscious narrator, carries around a trilingual edition of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, struggles with her thesis on violence and culture, sleeps with a bourgeois former guerrilla, and pursues her elderly professor with a highly charged blend of eroticism and desperation. Elsewhere on campus, Pabst and Kamtchowsky tour the underground scene of Buenos Aires, dabbling in ketamine, group sex, video games, and hacking. And in Africa in 1917, a Dutch anthropologist named Johan van Vliet begins work on a theory that explains human consciousness and civilization by reference to our early primate ancestors—animals, who, in the process of becoming human, spent thousands of years as prey. Savage Theories wryly explores fear and violence, war and sex, eroticism and philosophy. Its complex and flawed characters grapple with a mess of impossible, visionary theories, searching for their place in our fragmented digital world. [...] by Publisher : 'Soho Press'

• Author :_Pola Oloixarac
• Pages :_ sheets
• ISBN-10 :_161695924X
• ISBN-13 :_9781616959241

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• Description : Trailblazing Argentinian literary star Pola Oloixarac's second novel, divided into three parts, explores the scientific advances taking place in largely divergent eras, and the implications of those advances for human life. Canary Islands, 1882: Caught in the 19th-century wave of scientific classification, explorer and plant biologist Niklas Bruunis researches Crissia pallida, a species alleged to have hallucinogenic qualities capable of eliminating the psychic limits between one human mind and another. Buenos Aires, 1983: Born to a white Argentinian anthropologist and a black Brazilian engineer, Cassio comes of age with the Internet, and demonstrates the skills and personality that will make him one of the first great Argentine hackers. The southern Argentinian techno-hub of Bariloche, 2024: Piera, on the same research group as Cassio, studies human DNA. When the Estromatoliton project comes to fruition, the Argentine government will be able to track every movement of its citizens without their knowledge or consent, using censors that identify DNA at a distance. Weaving the first two storylines together in the third, Oloixarac proves that true power resides in the world's most deeply shadowed interstices, as beautiful and horrifying as dark constellations themselves. [...] by Publisher : 'Soho Press'

• Author :_John Freeman
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1905881428
• ISBN-13 :_9781905881420

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• Description : From Borges to García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Marías or Bolaño , the Spanish language has given us some of the 20th century’s most beloved writers. But as the reach of Spanish culture extends far beyond Spain and Latin America, and the US tilts towards a majority Hispanic population, the time is right to ask who and what is next in Spanish-language fiction? In this, the first translated issue of Granta’s Best of Young Novelists, a distinguished panel of six judges – Edgardo Cozarinsky, Isabel Hilton, Francisco Goldman, Mercedes Monmany, and Granta en Español's publishers, Valerie Miles and Aurelio Major – looks to new writing across the Spanish-speaking world and asks, ‘Who are the most promising novelists telling the stories from the old and new worlds today?’ Granta 113, published simultaneously in Spain as Los mejores narradores jovenes en español, will showcase the work of 22 promising new writers. Granta’s previous 'Best of Young Novelists' issues have been startlingly accurate crystal balls – first calling attention to the work of writers from Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen to Zadie Smith. Here, for the first time in translation, we will again attempt to predict the stars of the future. [...] by Publisher : 'Granta Books'

• Author :_Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0544944607
• ISBN-13 :_9780544944602

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• Description : From an award-winning young author, a novel following a feisty heroine's quest to reclaim her past through the power of literature--even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love. Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn't fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra's only companions--until she meets Ludo. Their connection is magnetic; their time together fraught. Zebra overwhelms him with her complex literary theories, her concern with death, and her obsession with history. He thinks she's unhinged; she thinks he's pedantic. Neither are wrong; neither can let the other go. They push and pull their way across the Mediterranean, wondering with each turn if their love, or lust, can free Zebra from her past. An adventure tale, a love story, and a paean to the power of language and literature starring a heroine as quirky as Don Quixote, as introspective as Virginia Woolf, as whip-smart as Miranda July, and as spirited as Frances Ha, Call Me Zebra will establish Van der Vliet Oloomi as an author "on the verge of developing a whole new literature movement" (Bustle). [...] by Publisher : 'Houghton Mifflin Harcourt'

• Author :_Naivo
• Pages :_368 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1632061325
• ISBN-13 :_9781632061324

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• Description : The first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English, Naivo’s magisterial Beyond the Rice Fields delves into the upheavals of the nation’s precolonial past through the twin narratives of a slave and his master’s daughter. Fara and her father’s slave, Tsito, have shared a tender intimacy since her father bought the young boy who’d been ripped away from his family after their forest village was destroyed. Now in Sahasoa, amongst the cattle and rice fields, everything is new for Tsito, and Fara at last has a companion to play with. But as Tsito looks forward toward the bright promise of freedom and Fara, backward to a twisted, long-denied family history, a rift opens that a rapidly shifting political and social terrain can only widen. As love and innocence fall away, their world becomes defined by what tyranny and superstition both thrive upon: fear. With captivating lyricism and undeniable urgency, Naivo crafts an unsentimental interrogation of the brutal history of nineteenth-century Madagascar as a land newly exposed to the forces of Christianity and modernity, and preparing for a violent reaction against them. Beyond the Rice Fields is a tour de force about the global history of human bondage and the competing narratives that keep us from recognizing ourselves and each other, our pasts and our destinies. [...] by Publisher : 'Restless Books'

• Author :_Andrés Neuman
• Pages :_288 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_163206068X
• ISBN-13 :_9781632060686

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• Description : A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers. Lamenting not having more time to get to know each of the nineteen countries he visits after winning the prestigious Premio Alfaguara, Andrés Neuman begins to suspect that world travel consists mostly of “not seeing.” But then he realizes that the fleeting nature of his trip provides him with a unique opportunity: touring and comparing every country of Latin America in a single stroke. Neuman writes on the move, generating a kinetic work that is at once puckish and poetic, aphoristic and brimming with curiosity. Even so-called non-places—airports, hotels, taxis—are turned into powerful symbols full of meaning. A dual Argentine-Spanish citizen, he incisively explores cultural identity and nationality, immigration and globalization, history and language, and turbulent current events. Above all, Neuman investigates the artistic lifeblood of Latin America, tackling with gusto not only literary heavyweights such as Bolaño, Vargas Llosa, Lorca, and Galeano, but also an emerging generation of authors and filmmakers whose impact is now making ripples worldwide. Eye-opening and charmingly offbeat, How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of the Americas. [...] by Publisher : 'Restless Books'

Lucky Boy

2017-09-05 | Fiction

• Author :_Shanthi Sekaran
• Pages :_484 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1101982268
• ISBN-13 :_9781101982266

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• Description : The story of an undocumented Mexican woman, her pregnancy, and an Indian-American wife desperate for a child, Lucky Boy is an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. When Solimar makes it across the border into America, pregnant and full of hope, she wasn't prepared to be detained and have her son taken away from her. Likewise, Kavya didn't expect to wrap her heart around someone else's child. The reality of their separate situations is moving and revelatory. A heart-wrenching story taken from real life and applied to fiction. [...] by Publisher : 'Penguin'

Mad Toy

2002-06-27 | Fiction

• Author :_Roberto Arlt
• Pages :_184 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0822383330
• ISBN-13 :_9780822383338

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• Description : Roberto Arlt, celebrated in Argentina for his tragicomic, punch-in-the-jaw writing during the 1920s and 1930s, was a forerunner of Latin American “boom” and “postboom” novelists such as Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. Mad Toy, acclaimed by many as Arlt’s best novel, is set against the chaotic background of Buenos Aires in the early twentieth century. Set in the badlands of adolescence, where acts of theft and betrayal become metaphors for creativity, Mad Toy is equal parts pulp fiction, realism, detective story, expressionist drama, and creative memoir. An immigrant son of a German father and an Italian mother, Arlt as a youth was a school dropout, poor and often hungry. In Mad Toy, he incorporates his personal experience into the lives of his characters. Published in 1926 as El juguete rabioso, the novel follows the adventures of Silvio Astier, a poverty-stricken and frustrated youth who is drawn to gangs and a life of petty crime. As Silvio struggles to bridge the gap between exuberant imagination and the sordid reality around him, he becomes fascinated with weapons, explosives, vandalism, and thievery, despite a desperate desire to rise above his origins. Flavored with a dash of romance, a hint of allegory, and a healthy dose of irony, the novel’s language varies from the cultured idiom of the narrator to the dialects and street slang of the novel’s many colorful characters. Mad Toy has appeared in numerous Spanish editions and has been adapted for the stage and for film. It is the second of Arlt’s novels to be translated into English. [...] by Publisher : 'Duke University Press'

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