El boxeador polaco
SHORT STORIES | 2008 | 110 pages
The Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding a search for origins: a grandson tries to make sense of his Polish grandfather’s past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbidden heritage; a Mayan poet is torn between his studies and filial obligations; a striking young Israeli woman seeks answers in Central America; a university professor yearns for knowledge that he can’t find in books and discovers something unexpected at a Mark Twain conference. Drawn to what lies beyond the range of reason, they all reach for the beautiful and fleeting, whether through humor, music, poetry, or unspoken words. Across his encounters with each of them, the narrator—a Guatemalan literature professor and writer named Eduardo Halfon—pursues his most enigmatic subject: himself.
RIGHTS: spanish PRE-TEXTOS | english (uk) PUSHKIN PRESS | english (usa) BELLEVUE LITERARY PRESS | german HANSER, DTV | italian RUBBETINO | portuguese (brazil) ROCCO | french LA TABLE RONDE | japanese HAKUSUISHA | croatian FRAKTURA | dutch WERELDBIBLIOTHEEK | macedonian ARS LAMINA | film NOM DE GUERRE FILMS
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