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- DescriptionPublished in 1928 to great acclaim when its author was just twenty years old, The Cardboard House is sweeping, kaleidoscopic, and passionate. The vel presents a stunning series of flashes - scenes, moods, dreams, and weather- as the narrator wanders through Barranco (then an exclusive seaside resort outside Lima). In one beautiful, radical passage after ather, he skips from reveries of first loves, South Pole explorations, and ocean tides, to precise and unashamed tations of class and of race: an Indian woman with her hard,shiny, damp head of hair-a mud carving, to a gringo gobbling synthetic milk,canned meat, hard liquor. Adan's own aristocratic family was in financial freefall at the time, and, as the translator tes, The Cardboard House is as subversive w as when it was written: Adan's uncompromising poetic vision and the trueness and poetry of his voice constitute a heroic act against cultural colonialism.
- Author BiographyKatherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC).
- Author(s)Martin Adan
- PublisherNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication28/09/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Directions Publishing Corporation
- Weight166 g
- Width132 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Translated byKatherine Silver
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