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By Leopoldo Marechal,Norman Cheadle,Sheila Ethier

ISBN-10: 0773543090

ISBN-13: 9780773543096

A modernist city novel within the culture of James Joyce, Adam Buenosayres is a tour-de-force that does for Buenos Aires what Carlos Fuentes did for Mexico urban or José Lezama Lima did for Havana - chronicles a urban teeming with lifestyles in all its smart and crass, impolite and clever types. utilizing quite a number literary kinds and various voices, Leopoldo Marechal parodies and celebrates Argentina's such a lot significant literary and creative iteration, the martinfierristas of the Nineteen Twenties, between them Jorge Luis Borges.

First released in 1948 throughout the polarizing reign of Juan Perón, the radical used to be hailed via Julio Cortázar as a rare occasion in twentieth-century Argentine literature. Set over the process 3 break-neck days, Adam Buenosayres follows the protagonist via an obvious metaphysical awakening, a conflict for his soul fought by way of angels and demons, and a descent via a spot equivalent to a comic book model of Dante's hell.

Presenting either a panoramic translation and thorough explanatory notes, Norman Cheadle captures the unlimited language of Marechal's unique and courses the reader alongside an unequalled trip throughout the tradition of Buenos Aires. This first-ever English translation brings to mild Marechal's masterwork with an creation outlining the novel's significance in a variety of contexts - Argentine, Latin American, and international literature - and with notes illuminating its literary, cultural, and ancient references.

A salient function of the Argentine canon, Adam Buenosayres is either a path-breaking novel and a key textual content for realizing Argentina's cultural and political history.

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