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Locos

Locos

(1936)
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The interconnected stories that form this novel take place in a Madrid as exotic as the Baghdad of the 1001 Arabian Nights and feature unforgettable characters in revolt against their young author. "For them," he complains, "reality is what fiction is to real people."

First published in 1936 and long neglected, this elegantly inventive novel anticipates works like Pale Fire and One Hundred Years of Solitude. In Locos, Felipe Alfau creates a mercurial dreamscape in which the characters - the eccentric and sometimes criminal crowd around Toledo's Cafe of the Crazy - wrench free of his control, invade unrelated stories, and even usurp each other's identities.

 
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Used availability for Felipe Alfau's Locos


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Hardback Editions

January 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: Locos: A Comedy of Gestures
Author(s): Felipe Alfau
ISBN: 0-670-82954-4 / 978-0-670-82954-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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January 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: Locos: A Comedy of Gestures
Author(s): Felipe Alfau
ISBN: 0-916583-30-9 / 978-0-916583-30-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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Paperback Editions

December 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Locos: A Comedy of Gestures (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Author(s): Felipe Alfau
ISBN: 1-56478-171-2 / 978-1-56478-171-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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January 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Locos: A Comedy of Gestures (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Felipe Alfau
ISBN: 0-14-018460-0 / 978-0-14-018460-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 1990 : USA Paperback
Title: Locos: A Comedy of Gestures
Author(s): Felipe Alfau
ISBN: 0-679-72846-5 / 978-0-679-72846-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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