Archipelago Books, Paperback, 9781935744641, 171pp.
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Praise for Severo Sarduy's Prix Médicis-winning Cobra
Sarduy is the master of wordscapes that dip, shake and explore. —New York Times Book Review
A paradise of words…a marbled iridescent text; we are gorged with language, like children who are never refused anything…Cobra is the pledge of continuous jubilation, The moment when by its very excess verbal pleasure chokes an reels into bliss. —Roland Barthes, The Pleasure of the Text
Sarduy rendered the epiphany of the body luminous, where the pleasure of void meets the furious fire of the world. —The Washington Post
Severe Sarduy has everything…so brilliant, so funny, and so bewilderingly apt in his borrowings, his derivations, as well as in his inventions, his findings, he leaves one breathless, like a shot of rum.—Richard Howard