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Cobra and Matreiya by Severo Sarduy
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Aug 28, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, translation, queer

Maybe the wildest book I've ever read. Dense, self-referential, violent, and sexual, reading Sarduy always makes me feel like I'm on hallucinatory drugs--in a good way. An excellent translation. But despite his unique voice and lyric prose, there's definitely some major narrative coherence sacrificed for the poetic language. The last twenty pages were incomprehensible.

Worth a read, though.

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