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Book Title: The Paper House|
The size of the: 15.51 MB
Edition: Harvill Secker
Date of issue: October 6th 2005
ISBN 13: 9781843432081
The author of the book: Carlos María Domínguez
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books The Paper House:In the spring of 1998, Bluma Lennon, a Cambridge academic who has just acquired a copy of Emily Dickinson's Poems from a second-hand bookshop in Soho, is knocked down and killed at a crossroads. Following Bluma's death, a colleague finds in her house a copy of Conrad's The Shadow Line inscribed with a mysterious dedication and crusted around the edges with what appears to be cement. Intrigued, the colleague begins an investigation which will take him on a journey from Cambridge to Buenos Aires and across the River Plate to Montevideo as he hunts for clues to the identity and fate of an obscure and dedicated bibliophile. He learns the story of Carlos Brauer, a man whose obsession for books is all consuming. Vast bookcases fill his rooms from end to end, floor to ceiling, forcing his car out of the garage and even himself out of his bedroom and in to the attic. Books are arranged according to a strict system: Shakespeare cannot be placed next to Marlowe, because of accusations of plagiarism between the two, and Martin Amis cannot sit alongside Julian Barnes. All becomes dependent upon a complex indexing system, which will ultimately prove to be the undoing of this man of books.
Read information about the authorCarlos María Domínguez was born in Buenos Aires in 1955 and has lived in Montevideo, Uruguay since 1989.
He is the author of Mares Baldíos, a collection of short stories, as well as five novels, including La Mujer Hablada, which won the Bartolomé Hidalgo Prize, Tres Muescas en mi Carabina, which won the Juan Carlos Onetti Prize, and The Paper House, which won the Premio de la Fundación Lolita Rubial, Vienna's Jury of Young Readers Prize, and has been translated into 18 languages.
Domínguez's nonfiction work includes Delitos de Amores Crueles, Escritos en el Agua, and El Norte Profundo, as well biographies about Juan Carlos Onetti, Roberto de las Carreras, and Tola Invernizzi. His journalistic articles have been collected in two books: El Compás de Oro and Historias del Polvo y el Camino.
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