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Asleep in the Sun - Adolfo Bioy Casares, Suzanne Jill Levine, James Sallis
Asleep in the Sun
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Lucio, a normal man in a normal (nosy) city neighborhood with normal problems with his wife (not the easiest person to get along with) and family and job (he lost it) finds he has a much bigger problem: his wife is a dog. At first, it doesn't seem like such a problem, because the German shepherd... show more
Lucio, a normal man in a normal (nosy) city neighborhood with normal problems with his wife (not the easiest person to get along with) and family and job (he lost it) finds he has a much bigger problem: his wife is a dog. At first, it doesn't seem like such a problem, because the German shepherd inhabiting his wife's body is actually a good deal more agreeable than his wife herself, now occupying the body of the same German shepherd in a mental hospital run by scientists who, it appears, have designs on the whole neighborhood. But then Lucio has a sense, however confused, of what's right, which is an even bigger problem yet.Asleep in the Sun is the great work of the Argentine master Adolfo Bioy Casares's later years. Like his legendary Invention of Morel, it is an intoxicating mixture of fantasy, sly humor, and menace. Whether read as a fable of modern politics, a meditation on the elusive parameters of the self, or a most unusual love story, Bioy's book is an almost scarily perfect comic turn, as well as a pure delight.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590170953 (1590170954)
ASIN: 1590170954
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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MUNDO NO ESCRITO
MUNDO NO ESCRITO rated it
5.0 Asleep in the Sun
La obra mas hermosa y relajada de Bioy Casares. Particularmente mi favorita de toda su obra con una gran carga emocional.
Parnassus Reads
Parnassus Reads rated it
5.0 Asleep in the Sun ( New York Review Books Classics Series)
I picked up this book because it was mentioned as one of the possible theories for what was happening in the TV show Lost. It took me a while to get through it because it is a slow, quite book. Once I finally decided to sit and finish it, I read it in one sitting. I won't say too much so that I don'...
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