FELIPE ALFAU LOCOS PDF

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A Comedy of Gestures. Description The interconnected stones that form Felipe Alfau’s novel LOCOS take place in a Madrid as exotic as the Baghdad of the ARABIAN NIGHTS and feature unforgettable characters in revolt against their young ‘author’ “For them,” he complains, “reality is what fiction is to real people; they simply love it and make for it against ray almost heroic opposition” Alfau’s “comedy of gestures” — a mercurial dreamscape of the eccentric, sometimes criminal, habitues of Toledo’s Cafe of the Crazy — was written in English and first published infavorably reviewed for The Nation by Mary McCarthy, as she recounts here in her Afterword, then long neglected.

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Llocos Journalist, The Harry Mathews. Back cover copy The interconnected stories that form this novel take place in a Madrid as exotic as the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights and feature unforgettable characters in revolt against their young “author”.

First published in and long neglected, this elegantly inventive novel anticipates works like Pale Fire and One Hundred Years of Solitude. In Locos, Felipe Alfau creates a mercurial dreamscape in which the characters – the feilpe, sometimes criminal, habitues of Toledo’s Cafe of the Crazy – wrench free of authorial control, invade one another’s stories, and even turn into one another.

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