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Zama / Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen.

Zama / Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen.
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ISBN 9781590177174 (paperback)
Author Di Benedetto, Antonio, 1922-1986 author.
Title Zama / Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen.
Publisher/Date New York : New York Review Books (NYRB), [2016]
Pagination etc. xx, 201 pages ; 21 cm.
Series New York Review Books classics
Summary Note First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognised as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentinean and Spanish-language literature. Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. Eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, Don Diego does as little as he possibly can while plotting an eventual transfer to Buenos Aires, where everything about his hopeless existence will, he is confident, be miraculously transformed and made good. Don Diego's slow, nightmarish slide into the abyss is not just a tale of one man's perdition but an exploration of existential, and very American, loneliness. Zama's stark, dreamlike prose and spare imagery make every word appear to emerge from an ocean of things left unsaid.
Language note Translated from the Spanish.
Subject Social isolation -- Fiction
Don Diego de Zama (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Argentine fiction
Paraguay -- Fiction
Paraguay -- History -- To 1811 -- Fiction
Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Added Author Allen, Esther, 1962- translator.
Shelf Location F DIBE
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