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De la elegancia mientras se duerme
De la elegancia mientras se duerme

De la elegancia mientras se duerme


192 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.00 (US $23.00) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: January 2008

ISBN 9788493592752

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Impedimenta (Jan 2008)

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An eccentric narrator, weighed down by his vices, morosely debates between unfettered luxury and the boredom it causes him while he gets closer to the unpardonable consummation of a crime. A peculiar murder diary, this chronicle of the end of an era is a subtle portrayal of the human soul with all of its excesses and whims. Un narrador excéntrico, exquisito, fatigado por el peso de sus vicios, se debate morosamente entre el lujo canalla y el hastío que éste le provoca, mientras se acerca de modo irremisible a la consumación de un crimen. Un peculiar diario de un asesino, esta crónica del fin de una época es a la vez un sutil retrato del alma humana con todos sus excesos y veleidades.


"A hidden genius of Argentinian literature." —Le Monde

Author Biography

Vizconde de Lascano Tegui was an Argentinean writer. His literary career began in 1910 with the book of poems The Shadow of the Empusa. San Telmo boy, published in 1944, includes a collection of poems in which the author recalls his own childhood. Juan Sebastián Cárdenas is a Colombian writer and translator.