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Fireflies

Fireflies
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Fireflies
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  • ISBN: 9781999722746
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How do we even begin to narrate the history of the world? Where do we start, and where do we end? Fireflies is Sagasti's bold and original attempt to answer these questions. Taking an eclectic array of influences and personalities from modern history, he teases out events that at first glance seem random and insignificant and proceeds to weave them together masterfully, entertaining as he enlightens. Joseph Beuys, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Stanley Kubrick, Neil Armstrong, Wittgenstein, Glenn Miller and the Beatles; poets and authors, priests, astronauts and Russian sailors all make an appearance, and Sagasti finds common threads to bind their stories together.

The fireflies themselves perhaps provide the key to understanding this book. They become a metaphor for the resistance of certain luminous moments, certain twinkling fragments of history, to the passing of time. They remind us that events do not always disappear neatly into the darkness, but rather remain, floating in the air, lighting up the night sky for years to come. Sagasti shows us that the present moment, like this novel, is a tapestry woven of a multiplicity of times.

Using his unique, poetic and keenly observant style, Sagasti turns the accidents of history into a single, lyrical constellation, and for the reader it's an extraordinary sight.

Society of Authors TA First Translation Prize (UK) --Shortlist

"A genre-defying collection of associative musings on art, music, philosophy, and literature." --Publishers Weekly

"A subtle marvel...a nimble writer who merits wider readership in English" --Kirkus Reviews

"Like Borges before him, Sagasti has produced a rare thing: a work of fiction as learned as it is fun." --Gary M. Perry, Head of Fiction, Foyles

"Simply genius."--Enrique Vila-Matas, author of DUBLINESQUE

"Innovative, playful, and beautifully executed." --Carlos Fonseca, author of COLONEL LAGRIMAS

"A work of wonderful analogies and disparate historical footnotes" --Morning Star

"One hundred pages of pure intelligence, to be enjoyed listening to Sun Ra." --L'Arbre Vengeur (France)

"Sagasti produces here a magnificent constellation of stories, and in doing so pays tribute to art." --Fnac (France)
Detalii
Autor SAGASTI, Luis
An apariţie 2018
Editura Charco Press
Nr pagini 96
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: luis sagasti