Place

Juan José Saer

SHORT STORIES, 2000. EL ALEPH NEW EDITION, 2002. 192 PAGES.

Lugar (Place) is remarkable for its creative richness and the audacity with which it conveys the infinite places of time, space, the imagination and memory through brief tales.

What is a place? Where is the place that belongs to each of us? How many simulacrae of places do we pass through in our lives? Are the tips of our fingers or the aroma of a hedge in bloom places? What places are chosen by memory, writing, joy or revelations?

The places described in this volume include a white wooden lounger at the back of a patio, the colourful hustle and bustle of a Saturday morning market in Vienna, the birth of philosophy at a table in a Greek tavern, an airport in Dakar or Abidjan, the enigma of the universe in the voice of a troubadour, a privileged but also terrible perspective, a chance encounter with the only copy of a pornographic video, the stubborn chronicling of a series of massacres, Helen of Troy hit by lightning and transformed into pure light.

PUBLISHED BY: Latin America SEIX BARRAL | Spain EL ALEPH | Czech Republic RUNA | Greece KONDYLI | Italy NOTTETEMPO

Other titles from Juan José Saer:

Muntaner, 339-5º 08021 Barcelona · Tel (34) 932 011 310 · · Member of ADAL