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THE MAGICIAN OF VIENNA

Translator George Henson
Saturday, September 30th, 7:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
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By Sergio Pitol, George Henson (Translator), Mario Bellatin (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941920480
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - April 25th, 2017

The heartbreaking final volume in Sergio Pitol's groundbreaking memoir-essay-fiction-hybrid "Trilogy of Memory" finds Pitol boldly and passionately weaving fiction and autobiography together to tell of his life lived through literature as a way to stave off the advancement of a degenerative neurological condition causing him to lose the use of language. Fiction invades autobiography--and vice versa--as Pitol writes to forestall the advancement of degenerative memory loss.

Sergio Pitol, the greatest living Mexican writer, winner of the Juan Rulfo and Cervantes prizes, is profoundly influential to the current generation of Spanish-language writers, including Valeria Luiselli, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Yuri Herrera.

Join translator George Henson as he discusses the art of translation and the experience of working on Pitol's masterpiece.