The luminous novel

Mario Levrero

Book - 2021

A writer attempts to complete the novel for which he has been awarded a big fat Guggenheim grant, though for a long time he succeeds mainly in procrastinating - getting an electrician to rewire his living room so he can reposition his computer, buying an armchair, or rather, two: 'In one, you can't possibly read: it's uncomfortable and your back ends up crooked and sore. In the other, you can't possibly relax: the hard backrest means you have to sit up straight and pay attent...ion, which makes it ideal if you want to read.' Insomniacs, romantics and anyone who's ever written (or failed to write) will fall in love with this compelling masterpiece told by a true original, with all his infuriating faults, charming wit, and intriguing musings.

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Subjects
Genres
Novels
Published
Sheffield ; New York : And Other Stories 2021.
Language
English
Spanish
Item Description
Originally published as "La Novela Luminosa" in 2005.
Translated from the Spanish.
Physical Description
533 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN
9781913505011
Main Author
Mario Levrero (author)
Other Authors
Annie McDermott (translator)