From Science Fiction to Beatrice Sarlo: The Best Books Republished in August

Back.  Great books republished.
Back. Great books republished.

Editorial rescue or news rain? If the task of the editor is to select and prepare (for service in a bookcase) those texts that are necessary or valuable for a particular moment in a given context, then reissue means to look again to give life (revive) texts that were once characteristic of readers or were a turning point in the development of literature and ideas.

In every moment, the publisher is building his game. He’s the great distributor who gives, collects, and displays, but he doesn’t always win because his movement is triggered by an idea of ​​what literature (and its surroundings) can offer at a given moment in a market where there are other players as well. Between supply and demand, taste and desire, the editor proposes, amends, publishes, wins or loses.

And sometimes discovery happens: a book seems to become essential for a generation, for a moment, for a subject, a resource, a poetry, a sign. This book is read and commented on and running out. It disappears from bookstores until another publisher – back in the market and its concept of literature – decides to republish. Again (almost) the same game.

Editorial rescue, then Bring out certain pearls from the shadow of oblivion. Give them the spotlight again so that they in turn shed light on new contemporary discourses.

August reissue Super value relaunch. there Nice The best one (Ursula K. Le Guin), Literary theory It’s better and Chilean author A favorite of the moment. Come and read, ladies and gentlemen. To quench the thirst for novelties and stop the hasty reading of texts that are re-evaluated at the time of soaking.

Alejandro Zambra has just passed on the foundations of the narrative of the South of the World with his novel Chilean poet (Anagrama, 2020, 421 pages) and returns to libraries in three of its primary texts: bonsaiAnd the The private life of trees s free theme (All from Anagrama) with a plus: Conclusion Laila Guerrerofor bonsaiand based on Margherita Garcia Rubiofor The private life of trees.

In this text, Rubio says: “I read for the first time The private life of trees I put it in the stack of books I couldn’t answer the question about, so what is it about? But I realized almost immediately that this book exceeded – collapsed – the standards of that class – and any others – because after it was finished no one would think to ask that question. The question does not continue, the question does not matter.”

As he says, “The book is a great conjecture carried by conjecture.” What happens on your pages? the time. The pure ample time between Veronica leaving and… will she come back? A time when other stories expand and another time. Because in reality, the novel unfolds in an intimate whisper, a world always on the verge of collapse, the edge of the next time.

in the meantime, free themewhich is another version of ZambraAnd the Group conferences, article notes and stories tooDiverse areas in which the writer uses his pen accurately and at the same time is precise, complicit and fun.

The third pearl in this re-released play is bonsainovel begins Like a gentle whip: “In the end you die and he is left alone.” The pre-statement that directs the reading towards the point from which the novel seems (it just seems) is distracted all the time.

In short: say no more. Because, as Rubio points out, Zambra The kind of authors who “write to get to that place are not made of words. And take you with them. So let’s go.

in times epics s illusions shine, it would be good to stop reading unbeatable of this kind. s Ursula Legwin Always adhere. Then come reissue The name of the world is a forest (Planet), a powerful story that undoubtedly contains one of the most beautiful titles a novel can have.

First published in 1972 as part of a larger book that included other stories, and endowed with special strength, the novel – which Narrates the brutal invasion of an invading group of a peaceful worldIt quickly became a standalone book.

But what is this?

The plot is simple: the inhabitants of Athea, a peaceful world with simple laws, were conquered by yumens, bloodthirsty; Forced into slavery, the Elephants find themselves at the mercy of their savage masters, even Despair drives them to take revenge on their captors.

But by defending their lives, they have endangered the foundations of their community, because Every strike against the invaders is a blow against themselves. And once the killing begins, there is no turning back.

[”El nombre del mundo es bosque” se puede adquirir, como ebook, en Bajalibros, clickeando acá.]

Experimental, puzzling and fun: Paul Kachadjian He published several novels in which he attempted extreme literary measures. This month returns to bookstores Thanks (Blatt y Ríos), first published in 2011, which chronicles the adventures of a self-liberating slave. the narrator Thanks Arriving on a ship to an island, at a time not ours. The tasks it undergoes and the struggle for liberation that it leads are part of the narrative. But Thanks It cannot be assembled into a plot: the experience of reading it reveals that it is both an adventure novel and a political novel, but rather a novel of ideas.

kachadjian He also published books using different machines, such as frustration series (2012), consisting exclusively of newspaper quotes and Busy (2011), a novel presented in a simple handwriting, almost illegible to the naked eye.

Among other experiences, And a thousand fattenersKachadjian has more than doubled the word count for Borges’ famous tale. This fact served the heiress to Borges’ copyright, Maria Kodama, to file a lawsuit, claiming usufruct of the work and other arguments. The judicial epic – which can be read on this author’s Wikipedia – constitutes a Borges adventure, no doubt, in the history of national literature.

Consistencies and Transformations: Tradition is inherited in every word and in every silence, in intonation, landscapes, characters, parodies, sights, and sounds. The criollismo crosses us and is in effect since then Borges also Leonidas Lamborghinieven current writers like Gabriella Cabezon CamaraAnd the Martin CohanAnd the Caesar Air. Where does this gaucho vein continue and transform at the same time? In this sense, it is interesting to re-read the paper published by Professor Adolfo Prieto in 1988, creole speech (Siglo XXI) where he revealed the exuberant influx of gaucho readers and admirers during the period 1880-1910, in Buenos Aires.

In his research work, taut It reveals the following hypothesis: Post-Caceros Argentina had undoubted success in its literacy efforts, but the readings towards which the educated people turned were not those desired by the more inclined intellectuals of the time.

On the contrary, the massive audience of readers initially led to the release of Martin Fierro Then in the infamous epic of serial novels that opened John Moreiraby Eduardo Gutierrez. The spontaneous success of this work made Gutiérrez produce others like John NickAnd the black ant also Quicoin tigeramong the most famous.

That’s how it started Phase of the abundant popular editions – mostly novels, but also paid verses – it lasted for four decades, Incredible sales levels! (Visible, above all, from current editions).

Of course, the official and French intelligentsia in the first years of the nine hundred moved between contempt, anger and “nothing” in front of them, which is evidenced by the fact that the most important reservoir of these publications was compiled by the German professor Roberto Leichmann. – Nietzsche, who lived in Argentina between 1897 and 1930 and who after his retirement and return to his homeland, He took it to donate it to the Ibero-American Institute in Berlinwhere it stays.

“The Adventures of China’s Iron” by Gabriela Cabezon Camara.

This unusual fact tells us a lot about our national entity: To consult the largest gaucho bookstore, you have to go to Berlin!

tautwho conducted part of his research in the German capital, found amazing data among the annotations of Lechmann-Nitsche: between 1899 and 1914, 268 centers for patriots operated in Buenos Aires, creating that eThe influx of internal migrations to urban centers in the River Plate was a competitor to the Europeans.

However, when he refers to cosmopolitan Argentina, the Creole element seems to have been forgotten. why? Little black head, invisible Argentina, flood… and other metaphors appear when thinking about this national tension. Also, what does this creolesmo have to do with current production? Civilization or barbarism forever?

exceptional writer Borges; a woman exceptionalAnd the Eva Peronwhich is absolutely true exceptional In Argentina’s History: The Kidnapping and Murder – Accompanied by the Frightening Public Revelation – of the General Pedro Eugenio Aramburu.

On these three exceptional pillars, Beatrice Sarlo unfolded Emotion and exception, article first published in 2003 and now back in libraries (edited by Siglo XXI). “There are biographical reasons for the origin of this book and it is worth highlighting. I am part of a generation marked by Peronism, both politically and culturally, by Borges“, He says Sarlo At the beginning the desire.

Looking at the article, the personal, the historical and the collective intersect. The author establishes a plot of careful readings that, isolated or combined, indicate a center: the depersonalization and depersonalization of history, through historiography, literary and philosophical. In this structure, Eva as a body politic, Borges as a literary thing and blood and vengeance happened They weave a theoretical narrative rich with illumination, unexpected associations, and understated imagination. To discuss the past and the present. And what will come.

[”La pasión y la excepción” se puede adquirir, como ebook, en Bajalibros, clickeando acá.]

Elizabeth Taylor (English writer of the twentieth century, not actress) It is considered in the world of letters like Jane Austen from modernity. Clever, graceful, lover of details, Taylor He paints likable and lively characters, outspoken in their motives and singularly noble.

No death here (published in 1975 and edited in Argentina by La Bestia equilátera in 2018) Returning to bookstores this month. The novel begins on a rainy Sunday afternoon when widowed and elderly Laura Palfrey arrives at the Claremon Hotel.t to start a new life. In this dwelling, four regular guests, a routine, meals and television programs await her. Wholesale boredom. Until one day, on the street, she meets Ludo, a young man who wants to be a writer and who will help carry out a plan to free Laura from the loneliness they are subjected to.

Mrs. Taylor, also known as Elizabeth Coles, has been the heroine of the fierce feud with her name. Registered as Dorothy Betty Coles, she always hated the name Dorothy and, despite her father’s opposition, was able to name Elizabeth at the age of twenty. a matter which she also hated later, when at the age of twenty-four she married Mr. Taylor and was renamed Elizabeth Taylor. For the English writer – who corresponded with him Virginia wolf s Dorothy ParkerHaving the same name as the wife of the Hollywood series didn’t make him any less funny. Elizabeth (Coles) Taylor has written thirteen novels and five books of short stories. He used to say that the best ideas for his books came to him while ironing.

[”Prohibido morir aquí” se puede adquirir, como ebook, en Bajalibros, clickeando acá.]

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