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On Elegance While Sleeping

On Elegance While Sleeping (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1564786048
ISBN-13: 9781564786043
Published: Dalkey Archive Press, 11/01/2010
Pages: 174
Language: English


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