Gasoline

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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Open Letter
Publish Date
Pages
141
Dimensions
6.32 X 8.5 X 0.47 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781934824184
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About the Author

Quim Monzó was born in Barcelona in 1952. He has been awarded the National Award, the City of Barcelona Award, the Prudenci Bertrana Award, the El Temps Award, the Lletra d'Or Prize for the best book of the year, and the Catalan Writers' Award; he has been awarded Serra d'Or magazine's prestigious Critics' Award four times. He has also translated numerous authors into Catalan, including Truman Capote, J.D. Salinger, and Ernest Hemingway.Mary Ann Newman is the Director of the Catalan Center at New York University's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. She is a translator, editor, and occasional writer on Catalan culture.

Reviews

"Nothing takes one's steam quicker than being replaced. "Gasoline" is the tale of Heribert, a man grappling with his own artistic block and loss of love for life. Uncaring for his family, for his life, for anything, he watches as another individual by the name of Humbert takes over everything he does, doing it better. A fascinating read of the decline of a great mind and the rise of another, "Gasoline" is a choice and very highly recommended read that shouldn't be missed."-The Midwest Book Review

"Gasoline is a gleefully mischievous exploration of the limits of inspiration and the egotism that underlies all art."-Adrian Turpin, The Financial Times

"Nothing takes one's steam quicker than being replaced. Gasoline is the tale of Heribert, a man grappling with his own artistic block and loss of love for life. Uncaring for his family, for his life, for anything, he watches as another individual by the name of Humbert takes over everything he does, doing it better. A fascinating read of the decline of a great mind and the rise of another, Gasoline is a choice and very highly recommended read that shouldn't be missed."--The Midwest Book Review

"Gasoline is a gleefully mischievous exploration of the limits of inspiration and the egotism that underlies all art."--Adrian Turpin, The Financial Times

"Quim Monzo is today's best known writer in Catalan. He is also, no exaggeration, one the world's great short-story writers. This novel shows all his idiosyncrasy and originality. We have at last gained the opportunity to read (in English) one of the most original writers of our time."--The Independent