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Through the articles and brief literary essays which make up this book, Alejandro Zambra outlines, without explicitly referencing it as such, a unique theory of reading. Whether it be in a sober and well-judged comment on a particular book, or else in the biographical digressions which arise from remarks on a particular author from Nicanor Parra, Mario Levrero, and Cesare Pavese to Roberto Bolano, Natalia Ginzburg, and Manuel Puig the act of reading occupies the central position in these pages, in which good-humored but potent critical attacks on cliche and imposture alternate with an intimate and calm celebration of having read something genuine. Zambra displays a literary style in which ambiguity, self-control, and ambivalence are key values, offering, rather than a pretentious final word, merely an appreciation for the profound impact that certain books can have on an individual."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 231 pages
  • 122 x 203 x 15mm | 272g
  • Spain
  • Spanish
  • 8492837489
  • 9788492837489
  • 554,008

About Alejandro Zambra

Alejandro Zambra is a Chilean poet, fiction writer, and literary critic. He is currently a lecturer in the school of literature at Diego Portales University in Santiago.
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