The Thinking-About-Gladys Machine (Paperback)

The Thinking-About-Gladys Machine By Mario Levrero, Annie McDermott (Translator), Kit Schluter (Translator) Cover Image
By Mario Levrero, Annie McDermott (Translator), Kit Schluter (Translator)
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Widely viewed as one of the most inventive bodies of work from 20th-century Uruguay, Mario Levrero's writing is distinguished by its bounteous imagination. In none other of the author's books is this imagination so clearly on display as in The Thinking-About-Gladys Machine, his first book of stories. It gathers a variety of Levrero's earliest and most formally inventive publications, ranging from dazzling single paragraph micro-fictions la Donald Barthelme, to adventurous Lewis Carroll-esque tales of forty pages' length.
From the shocking surreal twists of 'Street of the Beggars' to the Escher-like grammatical maze of 'The Boarding House' to the pseudo-fairy tale classic 'The Basement', this book explores uncanny domestic spaces, using the structures of the stories themselves as tools for re-inventing narrative possibility.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781916751064
ISBN-10: 1916751067
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English