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Locos

(1936)
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The interconnected stones that form Felipe Alfau's novel LOCOS 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; they simply love it and make for it against ray almost heroic opposition" Alfau's "comedy of gestures" -- a mercurial dreamscape of the eccentric, sometimes criminal, habitues of Toledo's Cafe of the Crazy -- was written in English and first published in 1936, favorably reviewed for The Nation by Mary McCarthy, as she recounts here in her Afterword, then long neglected.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 1990 : USA Hardback
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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
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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
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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
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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 Classics
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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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