Two Lines Press
May 16, 2017
4.4 X 6.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
João Gilberto Noll is the author of nearly 20 books. His work has appeared in Brazil's leading periodicals, and he has been a guest of the Rockefeller Foundation, King's College London, and the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Guggenheim Fellow. A five-time recipient of the Prêmio Jabuti, and the recipient of over 10 awards in all, he lives in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Adam Morris has a Ph.D. in Latin American literature from Stanford University and is the recipient of the 2012 Susan Sontag Foundation Prize in literary translation. He is the translator of Hilda Hilst's With My Dog-Eyes (Melville House Books, 2014) and Noll's Quite Creature on the Corner (Two Lines Press, 2015). His writing and translations have been published widely, including in BOMB magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many others. He lives in San Francisco.
A BookRiot "Excellent Small Press Book to Check Out in May" "A surreal journey. . . . The pages fly past in this short novel." -- Los Angeles Review of Books "The haunting sensibilities of João Gilberto Noll's fiction point to why it's continuing to find readers now, and why it continues to be all too relevant. This is unsettling fiction in the best way." -- The Culture Trip "Noll is a master of prose, one of Brazil's true literary icons." -- Literary Hub "João Gilberto Noll could make any life into a compelling novel. . . . The payoff for reading [his] novels is a greater sense of what it is to be a human." -- Music & Literature "Touches of Don Quixote and Odysseus, hints of The Stranger and a taste of the pantomime and absurdity of Fellini's early 1960s films." -- Cleaver Magazine "Noll and his translator Morris' prose frequently has a seductive, noirish quality." -- Kirkus "[E]ngagingly nightmarish . . . Noll's novel is ultimately the story of a man learning to die." -- Publishers Weekly "Strange, subversive, and compelling" -- Terry Pitts, Vertigo "One of the most celebrated writers in contemporary Brazilian literature." -- Guernica magazine "Noll's literature doesn't seek to impart a lesson or demonstrate anything. Above all, it shows the poetry in the fact that no one individual is a permanence but rather many simultaneous things." -- Sergio Chejfec, author of My Two Worlds