Scaffolding

Mario Benedetti

NOVEL. ALFAGUARA, 1996. 330 PAGES.

What is left of the country of one’s memory upon their return from a lengthy exile?

Scaffolding tells the tale of the experiences and missteps of Javier Montes who returns to Montevideo after twelve years of exile full of nostalgia, prejudice and solitude. Javier raises the scaffolding as a means of creating a new world that embodies all his hopes.
The fragmentary structure, of a work under construction, in which the elements at stake – dialogues, thoughts, dreams, letters and poems – appear in no particular order, will eventually present the reader with a perfectly finished building: that of the former exile.
This is a genuine masterpiece, a book full of irony, social critique, tenderness and humour with rigorous prose and meaningful dialogues.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish ALFAGUARA | Brazil MADALENA | Czech Republic RUNA | Italia NOTTETEMPO

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