On Elegance While Sleeping (Paperback)

By Emilio Lascano Tegui, Idra Novey (Translator), Celina Manzoni (Introduction by)
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"I write out of pure voluptuousness, I confess." The first English translation of the self-proclaimed "Viscount" Emilio Lascano Tegui--a friend of Picasso and Apollinaire, and a larger-than-life eccentric in his own right--"On Elegance While Sleeping" is the deliciously macabre novel, part "Maldoror" and part "Dorian Gray," that established its author's reputation as a renegade hero of Argentine literature. It tells the story, in the form of a surreal diary, of a lonely, syphilitic French soldier, who--after too many brothels and disappointments--returns from Africa longing for a world with more elegance. Disturbing, provocative, and mesmerizing, "On Elegance While Sleeping" charts the decline of man unraveling due to his own oversensitivity--and drifting closer and closer to committing a murder.

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ISBN: 9781564786043
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 174