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    DescriptionPublished in 1928 to great acclaim when its author was just twenty years old, The Cardboard House is sweeping, kaleidoscopic, and passionate. The novel presents a stunning series of flashes scenes, moods, dreams, and weather as the narrator wanders through Barranco (then an exclusive seaside resort outside Lima). In one beautiful, radical passage after another, he skips from reveries of first loves, South Pole explorations, and ocean tides, to precise and unashamed notations of class and of race: an Indian woman with her hard, shiny, damp head of hair a mud carving, to a gringo gobbling synthetic milk, canned meat, hard liquor. Adan s own aristocratic family was in financial freefall at the time, and, as the translator notes, The Cardboard House is as subversive now as when it was written: Adan s uncompromising poetic vision and the trueness and poetry of his voice constitute a heroic act against cultural colonialism. "

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    The Cardboard House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Silver Adan, By (author) Katherine Silver
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780811219594
    ISBN 10: 0811219593

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    DC21: 863
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    Abridged Dewey: 863
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 46
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 95
    B&T Approval Code: A24245420
    BISAC V2.8: FIC049000, POE012000
    LC classification: PQ8497.F83 C313 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-US-C
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    28 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    I dreamt I was sixteen and Martin Adan was giving me piano lessons. The old man s fingers, long as the Amazing Rubber Man s, plunged through the floor and played a chain of underground volcanoes. --Roberto Bolano"