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The Seven Madmen

(1929)
A novel by

 
Remo Erdosain's Buenos Aires is a dim, seething, paranoid hive of hustlers and whores, scoundrels and madmen, and Erdosain feels his soul is as polluted as anything in this dingy city. Possessed by the directionlessness of the society around him, trapped between spiritual anguish and madness, he clings to anything that can give his life meaning: small-time defrauding of his employers, hatred of his wife's cousin Gregorio Barsut, a part in the Astrologer's plans for a new world order... but is that enough? Or is the only appropriate response to reality - insanity?

Written in 1929, The Seven Madmen depicts an Argentina on the edge of the precipice. This teeming world of dreamers, revolutionaries and scheming generals was Arlt's uncanny prophesy of the cycle of conflict which would scar his country's passage through the twentieth century, and even today it retains its power as one of the great apocalyptic works of modern literature.

 
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Used availability for Roberto Arlt's The Seven Madmen


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Hardback Editions

July 1984 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Seven Madmen
Author(s): Roberto Arlt
ISBN: 0-87923-492-X / 978-0-87923-492-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
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Paperback Editions

December 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Seven Madmen (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Roberto Arlt
ISBN: 1-59017-914-5 / 978-1-59017-914-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Seven Madmen (Serpent's Tail Classics)
Author(s): Roberto Arlt
ISBN: 1-78125-428-1 / 978-1-78125-428-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 1998 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Seven Madmen (Extraordinary Classics)
Author(s): Roberto Arlt
ISBN: 1-85242-592-X / 978-1-85242-592-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Seven Madmen (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Roberto Arlt
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Seven Madmen (Serpent's Tail Classics)
Author(s): Roberto Arlt
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


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