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- DescriptionThe interconnected stones that form Felipe Alfau's vel Locos take place in a Madrid as exotic as the Baghdad of the 1001 Arabian Nights and feature unforgettable characters in revolt against their young 'author' For them , he complains, reality is what fiction is to real people; they simply love it and make for it against ray almost heroic opposition Alfau's comedy of gestures -- a mercurial dreamscape of the eccentric, sometimes criminal, habitues of Toledo's Cafe of the Crazy -- was written in English and first published in 1936, favorably reviewed for The Nation by Mary McCarthy, as she recounts here in her Afterword, then long neglected.
- Author BiographyFelipe Alfau was a Catalan American novelist and poet. Like his contemporaries Luigi Pirandello and Flann O'Brien, Alfau is considered a forerunner of later postmodern writers such as Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthelme, and Gilbert Sorrentino.
- Author(s)Felipe Alfau
- PublisherDalkey Archive Press
- Date of Publication01/12/1997
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNormal, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDalkey Archive Press
- Weight454 g
- Width142 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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