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- Publisher: Open Letter
- Format: Paperback | 148 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 13mm | 136g
- Publication date: 12 December 2013
- Publication City/Country: Rochester, NY
- ISBN 10: 1934824437
- ISBN 13: 9781934824436
- Sales rank: 567,282
On his daily walks with a multifaceted, yet somewhat absent, woman, our narrator becomes privy to the ways in which the working class functions.
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Sergio Chejfec, originally from Argentina, has published numerous works of fiction, poetry, and essays. Among his grants and prizes, he has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2007 and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2000. He teaches at NYU. Heather Cleary is a translator of fiction, criticism, and poetry. In 2005, she was awarded a Translation Fund grant from the PEN American Center for her work on Oliverio Girondo.
"Early in Sergio Chejfec's "The Dark", the nameless narrator describes his disorientation when looking over a landscape as 'the vertigo of simple things.' This phrase describes the experience of reading Chejfec's novel [. . .] These moments, when Chejfec combines exquisite prose with the human yearning for truth and beauty, keep us reading, weighing the novel's contradictions, sifting through the narrator's abstract reflections in search of his life's meaning."--"Rain Taxi"