The Remains

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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Margo Glantz fused Yiddish literature, Mexican culture, and French tradition to create experimental new works of literature. Glanz graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1953 and earned a doctorate in Hispanic literature from the Sorbonne in Paris before returning to Mexico to teach literature and theater history at UNAM. A prolific essayist, she is best known for her 1987 autobiography Las genealogías (The Genealogies), which blended her experiences of growing up Jewish in Catholic Mexico with her parents' immigrant experiences. She also wrote fiction and nonfiction that shed new light on the seventeenth-century nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Among her many honours, she won the Magda Donato Prize for Las genealogías and received a Rockefeller Grant (1996) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1998).She has been awarded honorary doctorates from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (2005), the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (2010), and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2011). Glantz was awarded with the 2004 National Prize for Sciences and the prestigious FIL Prize in 2010. She received Chile's Manuel Rojas Ibero-American Narrative Award in 2015.Ellen Jones is a writer, editor, and literary translator from Spanish. Her recent and forthcoming translations include The Remains by Margo Glantz (shortlisted for the Warwick Prize of Women in Translation), Cubanthropy by Iván de la Nuez, The Forgery by Ave Barrera (co-translated with Robin Myers), and Nancy by Bruno Lloret. Her monograph, Literature in Motion: Translating Multilingualism Across the Americas is published by Columbia University Press (2022).

"An erudite meditation on the link between mortality and the nature of art." --Publishers Weekly

"An original and highly recommended masterstroke." --Library Journal

"A fine novel, full of engaging curiosities." --Irish Times

"Reading Margo Glantz's virtuoso novel is like letting oneself go while listening to Glenn Gould interpret Mozart."" --Ilan Stavans, author of ON BORROWED WORDS: A MEMOIR OF LANGUAGE and DICTIONARY DAYS: A DEFINING PASSION