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The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll

Written by Alvaro MutisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alvaro Mutis
Translated by Edith GrossmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edith Grossman
Introduction by Francisco GoldmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Francisco Goldman

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Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular quest for the absolute. Álvaro Mutis's seven dazzling chronicles of the adventures and misadventures of Maqroll have won him numerous honors and a passionately devoted readership throughout the world. Here for the first time in English all these wonderful stories appear in a single volume in Edith Grossman's prize-winning translation.
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"And if you want to change your life - for the better - and have never read the Colombian novelist Alvaro Mutis, you owe it to yourself to get acquainted with The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. A collection of seven novellas that can be read at a run or singly, it features the greatest rainbow-chaser since Quixote, but a lot sexier and ravenous for both learning and love, not to mention fantastical, doomed schemes to make a pile of loot." --Simon Schama, The Guardian

  • The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis
  • February 01, 2002
  • Fiction
  • NYRB Classics
  • $22.95
  • 9780940322912

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