Publish date: February 1st 1994
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
"Deep down, I did hate those people – the artists. That is, those false artists whose work consists of the poses they strike: saying outrageous things, cultivating complicated tastes and appetites, being artificial, irritating, [and] unbearable. People who, in fact, take from art only what is false ...
Aestheticism and decadence meet existential crises of gender, sexuality, identity, and the tenuous boundary between reality and fantasy, illusion and madness. Sá-Carneiro killed himself at age 26, and I believe this is the only one of his novels to have been translated into English. Apparently, ther...
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