The Magician of Vienna (Paperback)

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By Sergio Pitol, George Henson (Translator), Mario Bellatin (Introduction by)
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Mexican master Sergio Pitol returns with the third book in his 'Trilogy of Memory'. A mix of travelogue, memoir and fiction, THE MAGICIAN OF VIENNA infects the reader with Pitol's knowledge and passion for a life filled with travel and literature. These books do not have to be read in order and I can't recommend Sergio Pitol highly enough. You will see the world and find yourself emersed in gorgeous and profound writing.

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"We can read The Magician of Vienna not just as a work of literature but as one of the Holy Books in which we store humanity's imaginary." -- Mario Bellatin, author of Beauty Salon

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.

"Pitol's writing - the way he constructs sentences, inflects Spanish, twists meanings and stresses particular words - reflects the multiplicity of languages he has read and embraced. Reading him is like reading through the layers of many languages at once." -- Valeria Luiselli, author of The Story of My Teeth

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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781941920480
ISBN-10: 1941920489
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English