In San Agustín de Tango, you can never be sure what’s waiting around the corner. Over the course of a single day – the day before today – the hero of this novel and his adored wife embark on a journey through the absurd and the surreal, encountering a choir of monkeys and a carnivorous ostrich, travelling from the studio of an artist obsessed with the colour green to the waistcoat pocket of a pot-bellied man. All the while, the tolling of the bell in the city square pushes their whirlwind adventure towards its fateful conclusion.
Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd
Dimensions: 198 x 125 mm
'The legacy left behind by this literary forerunner [...] is a vivid world marked by unreality which is forever inseparable from the enduring world we live in.' - Pablo Neruda; 'For his extraordinary genius [...] he should have been recognised as the greatest Chilean novelist of his century.' - Jose Miguel Ibanez; 'Emar's writing incorporates popular forms, elements of rhetoric, and literary allusions in carefully wrought language reminiscent of Borges at its most brilliant moments.' - Luis Inigo Madrigal, Letra Sobre Letras.
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