Dublín al sur

Isidoro Blaisten

SHORT STORIES. SEIX BARRAL, 2009. 176 PAGES.

A family that lives off the leavings from banquets; an accountant obsessed with the idea of building a bookshelf from an old wooden door; the misadventures of a mysterious man who gets everything slightly twisted; a senseless crime; a man who drops everything to go to Dublin to relive Joyce’s Ulysses: these are just some of the themes and characters to be found in these pages.

South Dublin is one of Isidoro Blaisten’s most important books. It contains twelve masterful stories that offer a rare degree of perfection and originality.

As the author says in the prologue, “There will always be people convinced that they need to commit suicide, people at the mercy of human stupidity and vanity, desperate people seeking salvation in marriage, affluent weddings whose raison d’être is to compete with another affluent wedding, slaves to literary fashion mired in perplexity and bewilderment, mysterious creatures for whom life is tangential, guys who need to be murdered and someone who dreams of a castle in Ireland.” Blaisten’s inimitable humour, intelligence, irony and brilliant verbal inventiveness make South Dublin an essential addition to contemporary Argentine literature.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SEIX BARRAL

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