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The Resource Comemadre, Roque Larraquy ; translated by Heather Cleary

Comemadre, Roque Larraquy ; translated by Heather Cleary

Label
Comemadre
Title
Comemadre
Statement of responsibility
Roque Larraquy ; translated by Heather Cleary
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"1907: In a sanatorium in Temperley, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Doctor Quintana falls in love with Menéndez, the head nurse--of whom he knows almost nothing, not even her first name. Motivated by this love--which he shares with his colleagues--by money, and by the promise of transcendence, he carries out a cruel and misguided experiment that investigates the threshold between life and death. The premise is that a human head stays alive and conscious for nine seconds after being severed from the body. 2009: A celebrated artist and ex-child prodigy decides to "bring the monster alive," converting his own body, and the bodies of those he loves, into art objects. The halves of the book are held together by a shared interest in the human pursuit of transcendence through bodily intervention, first as it relates to the scientific or pseudo-medical and the positivism that marked the beginning of the twentieth century, then by way of a radical and absurd artistic vision." --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larraquy, Roque
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7798.422.A76
LC item number
C6613 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cleary, Heather
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physicians
  • Cruelty
Label
Comemadre, Roque Larraquy ; translated by Heather Cleary
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Publication
Note
"First published by Editorial Entropía as La Comemadre, © 2010" -- ECIP galley
Bar code
  • 31223124979585
  • 31223124979577
  • 31223124979494
  • 31223124979502
  • 31223124979569
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9781566895156
Lccn
2017056244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20180702-084
System control number
(OCoLC)1007747917
Label
Comemadre, Roque Larraquy ; translated by Heather Cleary
Publication
Note
"First published by Editorial Entropía as La Comemadre, © 2010" -- ECIP galley
Bar code
  • 31223124979585
  • 31223124979577
  • 31223124979494
  • 31223124979502
  • 31223124979569
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9781566895156
Lccn
2017056244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20180702-084
System control number
(OCoLC)1007747917

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