Zama

Zama

Book - 2016
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"First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentinean and Spanish-language literature. Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunci⯮, the capital of remote Paraguay. Eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, Don Diego does as little as he possibly can while plotting an eventual transfer to Buenos Aires, where everything about his hopeless existence will, he is confident, be miraculously transformed and made good. Don Diego's slow, nightmarish slide into the abyss is not just a tale of one man's perdition but an exploration of existential, and very American, loneliness. Zama's stark, dreamlike prose and spare imagery make every word appear to emerge from an ocean of things left unsaid"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781590177174
1590177177
Characteristics: xx, 201 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Allen, Esther 1962-- Translator
Alternative Title: Zama
Other Standard Identifier: 40026721792

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empbee
Mar 31, 2018

Nice writing.

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440044Ma
Jan 27, 2018

A great writer we should know about, an article by J.M. Coetzee:
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/01/19/antonio-di-benedetto-great-writer/

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mclarjh
Jul 22, 2017

Terrific mood.

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