A General Theory of Oblivion

A General Theory of Oblivion

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As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. 
A General Theory of Oblivion is a perfectly crafted, wild patchwork of a novel, playing on a love of storytelling and fable.

Publisher: Brooklyn : Archipelago Books, c2015
ISBN: 9780914671312
Branch Call Number: FIC AGU
Characteristics: 244 p. ;,17 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hahn, Daniel


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Jan 27, 2018

A little treasure. Well written snippets of the life of a woman shut in her apartment for thirty years during the struggles of independent Angola. Truth and fiction mixed with mystery. A great translation reflects the simple but captivating style.


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Jun 26, 2017

If, while we are asleep, we can dream of sleeping, can we then, when awake, awaken within a more lucid reality?

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