ZAMA

By: DI BENEDETTO, ANTONIO

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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, weirdly archaic and powerfully novel, "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 Asuncion, the capital of remote Paraguay. There, eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, he does as little as he possibly can while plotting his 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," with its stark dreamlike prose and spare imagery, is at once dense and unforeseen, terse and fateful, marked throughout by a haunting movement between sentences, paragraphs, and sections, so that every word seems to emerge from an ocean of things left unsaid. The philosophical depths of this great book spring directly from its dazzling prose.

Title: ZAMA

Author Name: DI BENEDETTO, ANTONIO

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS:

ISBN Number: 1590177177

ISBN Number 13: 9781590177174

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 240950

Description: C2000 VERY GOOD SOFT COVER [DI BENEDETTO, ANTONIO]

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