Borges was once asked how he was able to write a great text in a single night and he replied that that night had all the readings and years of his life. This book by Matías Serra Bradford seems to endorse that idea. These are twenty obituaries of writers and artists, written shortly after their deaths, like hasty tributes or freehand epitaphs; short and very beautiful texts that manage to reflect, in miniature, all the details of a life, but also the immensity of a work. Pictures? Essays? Short biographies? Side notes?
Cómo falsificar una sombra(How to falsify a shadow) walks the invisible rope that threads together different genres and thus creates an accidental map of art in the second half of the 20th century. From Agnès Varda to Nicanor Parra, from J. D. Salinger to Harold Bloom, from Muriel Spark to Sergio Pitol, this veritable cabinet of wonders has the charm of the anachronistic and the strength of the contemporary. Written in a prose that is both endearing and surgical, these farewells are collector's items, like paintings in a personal museum.
About the author: Matías Serra Bradford was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. Writer, critic and translator.
Pages: 128 / 16 cm x 12 cm Weight: 150 g ISBN 9789874555335