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Imagining Argentina by Lawrence Thornton
Nov 01, 1991 | ISBN 9780553345797
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    Nov 01, 1991 | ISBN 9780553345797

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“A harrowing, brilliant  novel.”The New Yorker

“A  powerful new novel . . . Thorton seems to have wedded  his study of such writers as Borges and Marquez with thy his own instinctive gift for metaphor, and  in doing so, created his own brand of magical realism”—The New York Times

“Remarkable . . . deeply  inventive . . . Thorton has imagined Argentina truly; his  inspired fable troubles and feeds our own intriguing imagining.”Los Angeles Times

Imagining Argentina is a slim volume filled with beautiful writing. It is an exciting adventure story. It is a haunting love story. And it is a story for all  time.”Detroit Free Press

“The writing is crystalline, the  metaphors compelling . . . Its central theme is universal.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“In a time when much North American fiction is contained by crabbed realism, Thorton takes for his material one of the bleaker recent instances of human cruelty, sees in it the enduring nobility of the human spirit and imagines a book that celebrates that spirit.”The Washington Post Book World 

“A powerful first  novel and a manifesto for the memorializing power of literature.”The New York Times Book Review

“A  profoundly hopeful book.”The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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