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The Resource Zama, Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen

Zama, Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen

Label
Zama
Title
Zama
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentinean and Spanish-language literature. Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. Eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, Don Diego does as little as he possibly can while plotting an eventual transfer to Buenos Aires, where everything about his hopeless existence will, he is confident, be miraculously transformed and made good. Don Diego's slow, nightmarish slide into the abyss is not just a tale of one man's perdition but an exploration of existential, and very American, loneliness. Zama's stark, dreamlike prose and spare imagery make every word appear to emerge from an ocean of things left unsaid"--back cover
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DLC
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1922-1986
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Di Benedetto, Antonio
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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1962-
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Allen, Esther
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Social isolation
  • Don Diego de Zama (Fictitious character)
  • Argentine fiction
  • Paraguay
  • Paraguay
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
Zama, Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen
Link
9781590177174.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
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
000053635531
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 201 pages
Isbn
9781590177174
Lccn
2014030362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858896468
Label
Zama, Antonio Di Benedetto ; translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen
Link
9781590177174.jpg
Publication
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
000053635531
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 201 pages
Isbn
9781590177174
Lccn
2014030362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858896468

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