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Empty Words

Mario Levrero, Annie McDermott (Translator)


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An eccentric novelist begins to keep a notebook of handwriting exercises, hoping that if he's able to improve his penmanship, his personal character will also improve. What begins as a mere physical exercise becomes involuntarily colored by humorous reflections and tender anecdotes about living, writing, and the sense--or nonsense--of existence.

Coffee House Press, 9781566895460, 152pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2019

About the Author

Mario Levrero was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 and died there in 2004. Levrero was a photographer, bookseller, comics script writer, humorist, crossword author, creator of brain games. In his later years, he directed a literary workshop. Empty Words is his first novel translated and published in English.