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The Resource The Seven Madmen, Roberto Arlt ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor ; introduction by Julio Cortázar

The Seven Madmen, Roberto Arlt ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor ; introduction by Julio Cortázar

Label
The Seven Madmen
Title
The Seven Madmen
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Arlt ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor ; introduction by Julio Cortázar
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A weird wonder of Argentine and modern literature, a crucial work for Julio Cortazar ("If there's one person in my country I feel close to, it's Roberto Arlt"), The Seven Madmen begins when its hapless and hopeless hero, Erdosain, is dismissed from his job as a bill collector for embezzlement. Then his wife leaves him and things only go downhill after that. Erdosain wanders the crowded, confusing streets of Buenos Aires, thronging with immigrants almost as displaced and alienated as he is, and finds himself among a group of conspirators who are in thrall to a man known simply as the Astrologer. The Astrologer has the cure for everything that ails civilization. Unemployment will be cured by mass enslavement. (Mountains will be hollowed out and turned into factories.) Mass enslavement will be funded by industrial-scale prostitution. That scheme will be kicked off with murder. "D'you know you look like Lenin?" Erdosain asks the Astrologer. Meanwhile Erdosain struggles to determine the physical location and dimensions of the soul, this thing that is causing him so much pain. Brutal, uncouth, caustic, and brilliantly colored, The Seven Madmen takes its bearings from Dostoyevsky while looking forward to Thomas Pynchon and Marvel Comics"--
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DLC
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1900-1942
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Arlt, Roberto
Dewey number
863
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7797.A66
LC item number
S513 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caistor, Nick
  • Cortázar, Julio
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Self-realization
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Label
The Seven Madmen, Roberto Arlt ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor ; introduction by Julio Cortázar
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Los siete locos, from the Spanish
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn941421786
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781590179147
Lccn
2015036625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026201097
System control number
(OCoLC)941421786
Label
The Seven Madmen, Roberto Arlt ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor ; introduction by Julio Cortázar
Publication
Note
Translation of: Los siete locos, from the Spanish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn941421786
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781590179147
Lccn
2015036625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026201097
System control number
(OCoLC)941421786

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