Last Night of Carnival

Last Night of Carnival

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Last Night of Carnival, a collection of stories by turns erotic, surreal, and provocative, comprises an exile sthetic, where the speaker is not only an exile from his homeland, but also from the stale middleclass values of his parents, and from dead pieties of previous generations that have become ossified and codified in the culture. You will find in the pages of Last Night of Carnival a collection of characters you will not soon forget: the professional mourner, who weeps for those who die without family or friends to grieve for them, the man from subterranean culture that hoards jewels dropped from above while hiding from rats below, the list could go on and on. Enter the world of Norberto Luis Romero, a world as vivid and fantastic as any imagined by Kafka, Borges, or Calvino.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 137 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • Leaping Dog Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587750155
  • 9781587750151

About Norberto Luis Romero

Norberto Luis Romero is an Argentine, now a citizen of Spain. He writes a wide range of fiction - from realistic to extreme fantasy. Romero won the first Noega Award for Short Fiction, from Asturias, for his book of stories Transgresiones. Since then, he has published two other collections - CanciOn de cuna para una mosca domEstica (Cradlesong for a Domestic Fly) and El momento del unicornio, published by Leaping Dog Press under the title Last Night of Carnival - and five novels (Signos de descomposiciOn, La noche del zepelIn, El Lado oculto de la noche, Isla de sirenas, and Ceremonia de mAscaras). Romero has worked in advertising, is a specialist in animated cartoons, and has worked in the film industry in Argentina. His stories have been published in Canada and the United States. This is his first book-length collection to appear in English.show more