Larva: A Midsummer Night's Babel (Spanish Literature Series)

Larva: A Midsummer Night's Babel (Spanish Literature Series)


A remarkable reassessment of the Don Juan delusion. A literary travel de strength, this outstanding novel is advised in single-minded pursuit of double meanings, however it is severe play. Larva is a rollicking account of a masquerade celebration in an deserted mansion in London. Milalias (disguised as Don Juan) searches for Babelle (as snoozing attractiveness) via a linguistic funhouse of puns and wordplay recalling Joyce's Finnegans Wake. A mock-scholarly observation finds the backgrounds of the masked revellers, whereas Rios' allusive language indicates that phrases too put on mask, hiding an magnificent variety of additional meanings and implications. Larva revives a Hispanic culture repressed for hundreds of years by way of introducing the English culture of puns, palindromes and acrostics (a observe puzzle within which sure letters in each one line shape a note or phrases) and establishes Rios because the so much entire successor (in any language) to Joyce.

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