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ISBN-10: 193574464X

ISBN-13: 9781935744641

Edition: 2013

Authors: Severo Sarduy, Mark Fried

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"Sarduy is the master of wordscapes that dip, shake, and explode."—The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time in English, Severo Sarduy's most autobiographical work, centered on two transvestites who undergo oppositional sexual surgeries (one is castrated, the other is given a new member). This convention-defying, scatological, and very funny novel is a paradise of words, "paradisic by plenitude" (Roland Barthes).Severo Sarduy(1937–1993) was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and literary critic, as well as a leading intellectual in the Cuban Revolution. His novelCobrawas awarded the Prix Médicis.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Sarduy has written primarily in exile and under the aegis of contemporary French intellectual and cultural movements. His essays are dense speculations about the complex structure of contemporary culture, a line of inquiry that forms the basis of his highly wrought fiction. He explores individuals and situations as the intersection of multiple levels of cultural formation enacted (unconsciously by the characters) in even the most menial actions and events. Stripped down to their narrative core, Sarduy's novels typically deal with the quotidian, but the quotidian figured in a richly textured language that is as difficult to read as his cultural formations are to understand. Moreover, Sarduy…