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Avalovara (1973) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

A work remarkable for both its form and execution, Avalovara belongs to the tradition of contemporary writing that Gregory Rabassa calls "the inventive novel." These novels include such works as Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch and Italo Calvino's Mr. Palomar, and are "narratives where the author produces the raw materials and hands them over for the reader to give them shape or structure and sometimes meaning."

The protagonist's courtship of three women constitutes the main plot of Avalovara. He pursues the sophisticated and inaccessible Roos across Europe; falls in love with Cecília, a carnal, compassionate hermaphrodite; and achieves a tender, erotic alliance with a woman known only by an ideogram. Reinforcing the inventive nature of Lins's masterpiece, the action develops within a rigorous, puzzlelike design—visually represented by a spiral and a five-word palindrome.

Original title: Avalovara


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

Edition #1: Avalovara

Avalovara (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Gregory Rabassa
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Manifested in:

Avalovara (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564783200
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 332

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