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The Resource On elegance while sleeping, Emilio Lascano Tegui ; Translated by Idra Novey ; Introduction by Celina Manzoni

On elegance while sleeping, Emilio Lascano Tegui ; Translated by Idra Novey ; Introduction by Celina Manzoni

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On elegance while sleeping
Title
On elegance while sleeping
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Emilio Lascano Tegui ; Translated by Idra Novey ; Introduction by Celina Manzoni
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"The first English translation of the self-proclaimed 'Viscount' Emilio Lascano Tegui--a friend of Picasso and Apollinaire, and a larger-than-life eccentric in his own right --On Elegance While Sleeping is the macabre novel, part Maldoror and part Dorian Gray, that established its author's reputation as a renegade hero of Argentine literature. It tells the story, in the form of a surreal diary, of a lonely, syphilitic French soldier, who--after too many brothels and disappointments--returns from Africa longing for a world with more elegance. He promptly falls in love with a goat, and recalls the time, after a childhood illness, when his hair fell out and grew back orange--a phenomenon his doctor attributed to the cultivation of carrots in a neighboring town. Disturbing, provocative, and mesmerizing, On Elegance While Sleeping charts the decline of a man unraveling due to his own oversensitivity--and drifting closer and closer to committing a murder"--Publisher
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DLC
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1887-1966
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Lascano Tegui, Emilio
Dewey number
863/.62
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Novey, Idra
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  • Murder
  • Murder
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On elegance while sleeping, Emilio Lascano Tegui ; Translated by Idra Novey ; Introduction by Celina Manzoni
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Originally published in Spanish: De la elegancia mientras se duerme, Paris : Editorial Excelsior,1925
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn601100958
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 174 pages
Isbn
9781564786043
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010033987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)601100958
Label
On elegance while sleeping, Emilio Lascano Tegui ; Translated by Idra Novey ; Introduction by Celina Manzoni
Publication
Note
Originally published in Spanish: De la elegancia mientras se duerme, Paris : Editorial Excelsior,1925
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn601100958
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 174 pages
Isbn
9781564786043
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2010033987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)601100958

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