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ISBN-10: 0940322919
ISBN-13: 9780940322912
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Publish Date: 02/01/2002
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.00" W, 1.50" H

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll

Introduction by: Francisco Goldman
Translator: Edith Grossman

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Price: $22.95

Overview

Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular quest for the absolute. Álvaro Mutis’s seven dazzling chronicles of the adventures and misadventures of Maqroll have won him numerous honors and a passionately devoted readership throughout the world. Here for the first time in English all these wonderful stories appear in a single volume in Edith Grossman’s prize-winning translation.

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"And if you want to change your life - for the better - and have never read the Colombian novelist Alvaro Mutis, you owe it to yourself to get acquainted with The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. A collection of seven novellas that can be read at a run or singly, it features the greatest rainbow-chaser since Quixote, but a lot sexier and ravenous for both learning and love, not to mention fantastical, doomed schemes to make a pile of loot." –Simon Schama, The Guardian
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Details

ISBN-10: 0940322919
ISBN-13: 9780940322912
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Publish Date: 02/01/2002
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.00" W, 1.50" H
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