My Account | My Wishlist | My Cart | Log In

Facebook logo Twitter logo Pinterest logo

On Elegance While Sleeping (Argentinian Literature) (Paperback)

On Elegance While Sleeping (Argentinian Literature) Cover Image
By Emilio Lascano Tegui, Idra Novey (Translator), Celina Manzoni (Introduction by)
$13.95
Special Order

Description


"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: 9781564786043
ISBN-10: 1564786048
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: November 30th, 2010
Pages: 174
Language: English
Series: Argentinian Literature