La Superba

La Superba

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer


"If Italo Calvino determined to make one in every of his invisible towns obvious, the end result may glance anything like Pfeijffer's Genoa." — Benjamin Moser

An absolute pleasure to learn, La Superba, winner of the main prestigious Dutch literary prize, is a Rabelaisian, stylistic tour-de-force a couple of author who turns into trapped in his stroll at the wild facet in mysterious and unique Genoa, centering at the tales of migration and immigration, felony and unlawful, telling the tale of contemporary Europe. half migrant tale, half perverse commute advisor, La Superba is a totally postmodern ode to the mind's eye that lovingly describes the labyrinthine and magical urban that Pfeijffer calls domestic: Genoa, Italy, the town often called l. a. Superba for its good looks and wealthy history.

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (b. 1968), poet, dramatist, novelist, popular within the Netherlands as a grasp of language, is the one two-time winner of the Tzum Prize for "the most lovely sentence written in Dutch" (including one in La Superba!).

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