FELIPE ALFAU LOCOS PDF

At school he also encounters a gentle, humanistic priest, and a young, lively nun. This book is very clever, an example of what wiki calls metafiction. Pepe and Gaston, Carmen and Mignon: Gustavo Perez-Firmat, a Cuban poet who teaches at Duke University, once wrote a poem; I have forgotten all its lines, but I do remember one stanza: To ask other readers questions about Locosplease feipe up. Where as Locoa acknowledges the characters are abstract, but he made fslipe seem real! If my work has some value. You share with me similar values.

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Biography[ edit ] Born in Barcelona , Alfau emigrated with his family at the age of fourteen to the United States, where he lived the remainder of his life. He earned a living as a translator ; his sparse fictional and poetic output remained obscure throughout most of his life. The novel was republished in after Steven Moore , then an editor for the small publisher Dalkey Archive Press , found the book at a barn sale in Massachusetts , read it, and contacted Alfau after a friend had found his telephone number in the Manhattan phone book.

When Moore asked if he had written any other books, Alfau produced the manuscript for Chromos, which had been resting in a drawer since A comic story of Spanish immigrants to the United States contending with their two cultures, Chromos went on to be nominated for the National Book Award in Felipe Alfau died in New York in Dawn Powell knew him in the late s and described him thus in her diaries: Felipe Alfau, brilliant, dazzling mind, witty, Jesuitical, a mental performance similar only to Cummings, but a scholar—erudite, fascinating, above all a romantic about his Spain, fiercely patriotic, a figure out of a medieval romance, a lover of Toledo, of old Spain, valuable surely to his country—talked so brilliantly of Totalitarianism that is based on human weakness, human error, human conduct, that it almost convinced me.

Illustrated by Rhea Wells. Locos : A Comedy of Gestures. Locos: A Comedy of Gestures. Preface by F. Afterword by Mary McCarthy. Champaign and London: Dalkey Archive Press, Introduction by Joseph Coates. Dalkey Archive Press, Sentimental Songs. Bilingual edition. Translated with an introduction by Ilan Stavans. Tim Page Steerforth Press, , p.

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FELIPE ALFAU LOCOS PDF

Biography[ edit ] Born in Barcelona , Alfau emigrated with his family at the age of fourteen to the United States, where he lived the remainder of his life. He earned a living as a translator ; his sparse fictional and poetic output remained obscure throughout most of his life. The novel was republished in after Steven Moore , then an editor for the small publisher Dalkey Archive Press , found the book at a barn sale in Massachusetts , read it, and contacted Alfau after a friend had found his telephone number in the Manhattan phone book. When Moore asked if he had written any other books, Alfau produced the manuscript for Chromos, which had been resting in a drawer since A comic story of Spanish immigrants to the United States contending with their two cultures, Chromos went on to be nominated for the National Book Award in Felipe Alfau died in New York in Dawn Powell knew him in the late s and described him thus in her diaries: Felipe Alfau, brilliant, dazzling mind, witty, Jesuitical, a mental performance similar only to Cummings, but a scholar—erudite, fascinating, above all a romantic about his Spain, fiercely patriotic, a figure out of a medieval romance, a lover of Toledo, of old Spain, valuable surely to his country—talked so brilliantly of Totalitarianism that is based on human weakness, human error, human conduct, that it almost convinced me.

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