The Absolute

The Absolute by Daniel Guebel 1644211602 9781644211601
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary


 

Our Price: $20.48

Quantity:27

 
ISBN: 1644211602


Condition:
New [Add $99.00]
New [Add $99.00]
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 
Winner....
Premio Municipal de la Novela 2021
Premio Nacional de Literatura Argentina 2018
Premio Literario de la Academia Argentina de Letras 2017
Best Novel Award by La Nacin 2016

A provocative multigenerational exploration of creative genius, madness, and family relationships. With the ambition and density of style of Vladimir Nabokov or Olga Tokarczuk, this is a story both profound and handled with a light touch.

The Absolute is a sprawling historical novel about the Deliuskin-Scriabin family, made up of six generations of geniuses and madmen. Beginning in the mid-18th century in Russia, across Europe and ending in late 20th-century Argentina, the characters lives play out in different branches of art, politics and science in such radical ways that they transform the world and its reality. The narrators ancestor, Frantisek Deliuskin, invents a new form of music in the 18th century; his son, Andrei Deliuskin, makes some marginal annotations to the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola that are later interpreted by Lenin as an instruction manual to carry out the Russian Revolution of 1917; Esau Deliuskin, following the course of his father, creates a socialist utopian society; and down through the generations to the narrator, whose creation takes him back in time and space to the moment of the Big Bang.

The Absolute is a monumental work about the creation of art and about family, about spiritual traditions and about throwing oneself into the world not to capture life but to create it, in and through words.

"This is a masterpiece at a time when masterpieces seem impossible and at the same time challenges the very idea of a masterpiece. ... Its the novel one should read if they want to know what an artist is." --La Nacin


Author: Daniel Guebel

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 464

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Publication Date: 2022-05-17


Share your shopping experience. Write a review here »

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Binding > Paperback