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Varamo

Author: César Aira; Chris Andrews
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American paperback edView all editions and formats
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"Varamo concerns a day in the life of a hapless government employee. After being paid by the ministry in counterfeit money, our unfortunate bureaucrat, Varamo, wanders around all night, then sits down and writes the most celebrated masterwork of modern Central American poetry, The Song of the Virgin Boy. What is odd is that Varamo, at fifty years old, 'hadn't previously written one sole verse, nor had it ever  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: César Aira; Chris Andrews
ISBN: 9780811217415 0811217418
OCLC Number: 745973099
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: "A New Directions Paperbook Original."
Description: 89 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Varamo.
Responsibility: César Aira ; translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews.

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"Varamo concerns a day in the life of a hapless government employee. After being paid by the ministry in counterfeit money, our unfortunate bureaucrat, Varamo, wanders around all night, then sits down and writes the most celebrated masterwork of modern Central American poetry, The Song of the Virgin Boy. What is odd is that Varamo, at fifty years old, 'hadn't previously written one sole verse, nor had it ever occurred to him to write one.'"--Page 4 of cover.

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