Loquela

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Product Details

Price
$13.95  $12.83
Publisher
Open Letter
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781940953243
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About the Author

Carlos Labbé, one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, was born in Chile and is the author of a collection of short stories and six novels, one of which, Navidad & Matanza, is available in English from Open Letter. In addition to his writings he is a musician, and has released three albums.Will Vanderhyden received an MA in Literary Translation from the University of Rochester. He has translated fiction by Carlos Labbé, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Juan Marsé, Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio, and Elvio Gandolfo.

Reviews

." . . [W]hat we encounter in Loquela is a skillful unmaking--complete with diary excerpts, missives from beyond the grave and an invented barn-burning manifesto on a literary movement, 'Corporalism, ' which seeks to breathe life into the "corpse" of literature--that manages to offer new ways of thinking about what the novel can do."--Laird Hunt, L.A. Times

"[Loquela] is drenched in the spirit of experimentality, dry and absurd humor, strangeness and intrigue."--Simone Wolff, Bookslut

"Begins to fuck with your head from its very first word."--Toby Litt

"Navidad & Matanza could be the hallucinogenic amalgamation of a César Aira plot with setting and characters conceived by Bolaño if written using Oulipo-style constraints. . . . With ample imagination and commanding style, Navidad & Matanza certainly marks Labbé as a young author from whom we ought to anticipate great, fascinating things to come."--Jeremy Garber, Powell's Books