The Sixty-Five Years of Washington

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$14.95  $13.90
Publisher
Open Letter
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Pages
203
Dimensions
5.58 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781934824207
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About the Author
Juan José Saer was the leading Argentinian writer of the post-Borges generation. The author of numerous novels and short-story collections (including Scars and La Grande), Saer was awarded Spain's prestigious Nadal Prize in 1987 for The Event.Steve Dolph is the founder of Calque, a journal of literature in translation. His translation of Juan José Saer's Scars was a finalist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Award.
Reviews
"In this brilliant novel, the Argentine writer Saer packs several decades of his country's history into a single hour ... With meticulous prose, rendered by Dolph's translation into propulsive English, Saer's novel captures the wilderness of human experience in all its variety, as well as the "blind, incomprehensible, ceaseless drift" of time."--Jascha Hoffman, The New York Times

"The Sixty-Five Years of Washington is worth working through--not only for the richness of its content but also because the effort itself is what gives us a three-dimensional understanding of its themes."--Suzanne Marie Hopcroft, The Rogue Idea

..".Phenomenal, demonstrating a dazzling unification of form and function."--Scott Bryan Wilson, Rain Taxi

"But while some of those sentences are long enough to rival Proust's, they are infused with a palpitating sensuality, their breathing equally crafted. A cerebral explorer of the problems of narrative in the wake of Joyce and Woolf, of Borges, Rulfo and Arlt, Saer is also a stunning poet of place."--Lorna Scott Fox, The Nation

"In this brilliant novel, the Argentine writer Saer packs several decades of his country's history into a single hour ... With meticulous prose, rendered by Dolph's translation into propulsive English, Saer's novel captures the wilderness of human experience in all its variety, as well as the "blind, incomprehensible, ceaseless drift of time."--Jascha Hoffman, The New York Times

"The Sixty-Five Years of Washington is worth working through--not only for the richness of its content but also because the effort itself is what gives us a three-dimensional understanding of its themes."--Suzanne Marie Hopcroft, The Rogue Idea

..".Phenomenal, demonstrating a dazzling unification of form and function."--Scott Bryan Wilson, Rain Taxi

"But while some of those sentences are long enough to rival Proust's, they are infused with a palpitating sensuality, their breathing equally crafted. A cerebral explorer of the problems of narrative in the wake of Joyce and Woolf, of Borges, Rulfo and Arlt, Saer is also a stunning poet of place."--Lorna Scott Fox, The Nation

"The most important Argentinian writer since Borges."--The Independent

"To say that Juan Jose Saer is the best Argentinian writer of today is to undervalue his work. It would be better to say that Saer is one of the best writers of today in any language."--Ricardo Piglia