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Author Cardenas, Mauro Javier, author.

Title The revolutionaries try again / Mauro Javier Cardenas
Published Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; PART ONE: ANTONIO & LEOPOLDO; I / LEOPOLDO CALLS ANTONIO; II / ANTONIO IN SAN FRANCISCO; III / LEOPOLDO AND THE OLIGARCHS; IV / ANTONIO EDITS HIS BABY CHRIST MEMOIR; V / ANTONIO IN GUAYAQUIL; VI / ANTONIO'S GRANDMOTHER GIVES ADVICE; VII / ANTONIO & LEOPOLDO AT DON ALBAN'S; PART TWO: ROLANDO & EVA; VIII / ROLANDO & EVA; IX / ROLANDO LOOKS FOR EVA; PART THREE: DISINTEGRATION; X / ANTONIO AND THE PROTESTERS; XI / FACUNDO AT SAN JAVIER; XII / LEOPOLDO'S GRANDMOTHER GIVES ADVICE; XIII / LEOPOLDO & ANTONIO AT JULIO'S PARTY
XIV / EVA ALONG VICTOR EMILIO ESTRADAXV / ROLANDO FINDS EVA; PART FOUR: FACUNDO SAYS FAREWELL; XVI / FACUNDO SAYS FAREWELL; XVII / ANTONIO EDITS HIS BABY CHRIST MEMOIR; XVIII / THE NIGHT BEFORE ALMA'S FIRST VOICE OF WITNESS INTERVIEW; Coffee House Press; FUNDER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; THE PUBLISHER'S CIRCLE OF COFFEE HOUSE PRESS; MAURO JAVIER CARDENAS RECOMMENDS; Mauro Javier Cardenas
Summary "Extravagant, absurd, and self-aware, The Revolutionaries Try Again plays out against the lost decade of Ecuador's austerity and the stymied idealism of three childhood friends-an expat, a bureaucrat, and a playwright-who are as sure about the evils of dictatorship as they are unsure of everything else, including each other. Everyone thinks they're the chosen ones, Masha wrote on Antonio's manuscript. See About Schmidt with Jack Nicholson. Then she quoted from Hope Against Hope by Nadezhda Mandelstam, because she was sure Antonio hadn't read her yet: Can a man really be held accountable for his own actions? His behavior, even his character, is always in the merciless grip of the age, which squeezes out of him the drop of good or evil that it needs from him. In San Francisco, besides the accumulation of wealth, what does the age ask of your so called protagonist? No wonder he never returns to Ecuador. Mauro Javier Cardenas grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford University. Excerpts from his first novel, The Revolutionaries Try Again, have appeared in Conjunctions, the Antioch Review, Guernica, Witness, and BOMB. His interviews and essays on/with Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Javier Marias, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Juan Villoro, and Antonio Lobo Antunes have appeared in Music & Literature, San Francisco Chronicle, BOMB, and the Quarterly Conversation"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject FICTION -- General.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Political.
Ecuador -- Fiction
Ecuador.
Genre/Form Experimental fiction.
Experimental fiction.
Fiction.
Political fiction.
Political fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1566894476
9781566894470