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The Absent City

Ricardo Piglia
pubblicato da Duke University Press

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Widely acclaimed throughout Latin America after its 1992 release in Argentina, The Absent City takes the form of a futuristic detective novel. In the end, however, it is a meditation on the nature of totalitarian regimes, on the transition to democracy after the end of such regimes, and on the power of language to create and define reality. Ricardo Piglia combines his trademark avant-garde aesthetics with astute cultural and political insights into Argentina's history and contemporary condition in this conceptually daring and entertaining work.
The novel follows Junior, a reporter for a daily Buenos Aires newspaper, as he attempts to locate a secret machine that contains the mind and the memory of a woman named Elena. While Elena produces stories that reflect on actual events in Argentina, the police are seeking her destruction because of the revelations of atrocities that shethe machineis disseminating through texts and taped recordings. The book thus portrays the race to recover the history and memory of a city and a country where history has largely been obliterated by political repression. Its narrativesall part of a detective story, all part of something moremultiply as they intersect with each other, like the streets and avenues of Buenos Aires itself.
The second of Piglia's novels to be translated by Duke University Pressthe first was Artifical Respirationthis book continues the author's quest to portray the abuses and atrocities that characterize dictatorships as well as the difficulties associated with making the transition to democracy. Translated and with an introduction by Sergio Waisman, it includes a new afterword by the author.

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Generi Romanzi e Letterature » Romanzi contemporanei

Editore Duke University Press

Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM

Pubblicato 15/11/2000

Lingua Inglese

EAN-13 9780822381402

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