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Palinuro of Mexico

Author: Fernando del Paso; Elizabeth Plaister
Publisher: Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"The gargantuan epic of medical student Palinuro's quest for the relationships between knowledge, myth, history, and art as he journeys through the real and imaginary realms of Mexico's cultural body. Original published in 1977 (see HLAS 42:5203) and winner of numerous international awards. Translation is inventive and 'reads like hypertext' (New York Times Book Review, 11 Aug. 1996). Lacks the introduction needed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Picaresque literature
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando del Paso; Elizabeth Plaister
ISBN: 1564780953 9781564780959
OCLC Number: 34029836
Description: 557 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Palinuro de México.
Responsibility: Fernando del Paso ; translated by Elisabeth Plaister.

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"The gargantuan epic of medical student Palinuro's quest for the relationships between knowledge, myth, history, and art as he journeys through the real and imaginary realms of Mexico's cultural body. Original published in 1977 (see HLAS 42:5203) and winner of numerous international awards. Translation is inventive and 'reads like hypertext' (New York Times Book Review, 11 Aug. 1996). Lacks the introduction needed to bring its huge dimensions of slapstick and satire within reader's grasp"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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