The Art of Flight

The Art of Flight

Book - 2015
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The debut work in English by Mexico's winner of the Cervantes Prize, The art of flight takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the world's cultural capitals as Sergio Pitol looks back on his well-traveled life as an author, translator, scholar, and diplomat. The first work in Pitol's "Trilogy of memory," The art of flight blends the genres of fiction and memoir in a Borgesian swirl of contemplation and mystery, expanding our understanding and appreciation of what literature can be and what it can do.
Publisher: Dallas, Texas :, Deep Vellum Publishing,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781941920060
Branch Call Number: 863.6 PIT
Characteristics: v, 401 pages ; 21 cm

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Apr 05, 2016

Reading these memoirs was more tedium than joy. Even Valeria Luiselli says in her promotional blurb on the inside cover, " He is certainly the strangest, most unfathomable and eccentric...[of Mexican writers]" Faint praise indeed!
PS: passed away April 12, 2018 at his home in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

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