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192 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $20.95 (US $20.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: July 2017

ISBN 9788416420278

Rights: US & CA

Malpaso Editorial (Jul 2017)

Price: $20.95


These twenty essays of derisive humor and academic rigor seek to solve the unsolvable, dismantle the myth of the everyday and look for the three-legged cat. Briefly but thoroughly analyzing the present, this book explores reasons that lead people to collect things, reflects on how nations are rational, and questions the true importance small texts on giant issues.

Author Biography

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a poet, essayist, and playwright. His works include The Number Devil, The Silences of Hammerstein, and Tumult, among many others.