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Author: Severo Sarduy; Mark Fried
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First Archipelago Books EditionView all editions and formats
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For the first time in English, Severo Sarduy's most autobiographical work, centered on two transvestites who undergo oppositional sexual surgeries (one is castrated, the other is given a new member). This convention-defying, scatological, and very funny novel is a paradise of words, "paradisic by plenitude" (Roland Barthes).
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Severo Sarduy; Mark Fried
ISBN: 9781935744641 193574464X
OCLC Number: 783151781
Description: 171 p. ; 17 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: So no one will know I'm afraid --
To become somebody else --
Lack of air --
A stable thought between two bouts of lunacy --
Haven't you ever seen a bat smoke? --
Firefly out cold --
Poem from Plaza del Vapor --
The urge to laugh --
Disillusion --
Wall tiles, with bony dance band --
It's going to snow.
Other Titles: Cocuyo.
Responsibility: by Severo Sarduy ; translated from the Spanish by Mark Fried.

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For the first time in English, Severo Sarduy's most autobiographical work, centered on two transvestites who undergo oppositional sexual surgeries (one is castrated, the other is given a new member). This convention-defying, scatological, and very funny novel is a paradise of words, "paradisic by plenitude" (Roland Barthes).

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