Human Matter (Heftet)

A Fiction

Serie: Latin American Literature in Translation 

Forfatter:

Eduardo Aparicio (Oversetter)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2019
Antall sider: 192
Forlag: University of Texas Press
Språk: Engelsk
Oversatt av: Aparicio, Eduardo
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ISBN/EAN: 9781477316467
Kategori: Noveller, lyrikk og drama
Omtale Human Matter
More than a decade ago, novelist Rodrigo Rey Rosa made his first visit to the Historical Archive of the Guatemala National Police, where millions of previously hidden records were being cataloged, scanned, and eventually published online. Bringing to light detailed evidence of crimes against humanity, the Archive Recovery Project inspired Rey Rosa to craft a meta-novel that weaves the language of arrest records and surveillance reports with the contemporary journal entries of a novelist (named Rodrigo) who is attempting to synthesize the stories of political activists, indigenous people, and other women and men who became ensnared in a deadly web of state-sponsored terrorism.


When Rodrigo's access to the archive is suspended, he proceeds to the General Archives of Central America and the Library of Congress, also collaborating with the son of the Identification Bureau's former head in a relentless pursuit of understanding. Reminiscent of Roberto Bolano's finely honed masterworks, Human Matter is both a tour de force of fiction and a sobering meditation on the realities of collective memory, raising timely questions about how our history is recorded and retold.


Originally published in Spanish in 2009, its success demanded a subsequent publication in June of 2017.

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