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Julián Ríos (born Vigo, Galicia, 1941) is a Spanish writer, most frequently classified as a postmodernist, whom Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes has called "the most inventive and creative" of Spanish-language writers. His first two books were written à deux with Octavio Paz.His best known work, experimental and heavily influenced by the verbal inventiveness of James Joyce, was published in 1983 under the title Larva.Julián Ríos currently lives and works in France, on the outskirts of Paris
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Álbum de Babel
Julián Ríos - 1996-02-16 (first published in 2013)
"Album de Babel" is a captivating exploration of literature, modern art, and the sensual nature of language. Follow the author's journey through different cultures and cities, alongside influential artists and writers such as Picasso, Joyce, and Octavio Paz. This babbling masterpiece is a constant metamorphosis of themes and ideas that will leave you spellbound.
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Best European Fiction 2010
Aleksandar Hemon - 2009-12-01
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Discover the diverse and vibrant literary scenes of contemporary Europe with Best European Fiction 2010. Edited by acclaimed author Aleksandar Hemon, this anthology features stories from 34 countries, showcasing the work of both established and emerging writers. From Albania to Wales, these stories cover a range of styles, themes, and perspectives, offering a window into the rich literary landscape of Europe. Get ready to uncover the next Kafka, Flaubert, or Mann in this must-read collection.
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Pictures and conversations
Julián Ríos - 1997-01-01 (first published in 2007)
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Explore the fascinating conversation-evoking art of Kitaj through this captivating book. With beautiful art reproductions and insightful dialogue, this book is the perfect read for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of contemporary art.
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The House of Ulysses
Julian Rios - 2010-11-09 (first published in 2003)
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"The House of Ulysses" by Julian Rios is a witty and comedic exploration of James Joyce's iconic "Ulysses". Rios presents a group of bickering characters determined to unravel the masterpiece and provides a playful guide to the perplexed reader. The book focuses on each character, idea, and reference in "Ulysses", making it the ideal companion for both the experienced Joycean and cautious procrastinator.
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Solo A Dos Voces
Paz Octavio y Julián Ríos - 2000-01-01
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Explore the art and philosophy of Octavio Paz in the thought-provoking book, Solo A Dos Voces. The poet constructs a celestial map of reflections on language, religion, society, mythology, and modernity through conversations with Julian Rios. Discover the world, spirit, and symbols of the Nobel Prize-winning Mexican author in this indispensable tool for literary and historical exploration.
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Julian Rios - 2001-03-06 (first published in 1999)
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Monstruary by Julian Rios is a provocative exploration of art, literature, and the shadowy realms of the human spirit. Follow the eerie existence of artist Victor Mons, as he encounters fiendish figures, otherworldly phantasms, and beautiful models and prostitutes who serve as his muses. Rios assembles all the monsters of the Western world – from classical antiquity to the silver screen – and collapses the boundaries between reality and imagination, leading us into a new domain where the ghoulish and the exquisite collide and combine. This playful and virtuosic language shows us the dark side of the human heart, and the strange places where life and art overlap, each feeding and inspiring the other.
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Loves That Bind
A Novel
Julian Rios - 1999-04-27 (first published in 1995)
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Loves That Bind is an erotic and literary adventure that follows Emil, a man abandoned by the woman he loves, through the streets of London as he searches for her. Through twenty-six intricately detailed letters to his fugitive lover, Emil recounts affairs with women who each bear an uncanny resemblance to famous literary heroines. As his past love affairs become increasingly extravagant and hallucinatory, Emil's letters adopt the tone, style, and substance of great twentieth century novelists. A linguistic tour de force, Loves That Bind is a seductive puzzle saturated with wordplay.
La vida sexual de las palabras by Julián Ríos
Larva by Julian Rios
Teatro De Signos/Transparencias by Octavio Paz
Epifanías / Epifanías sin fin by James Joyce
Juan sin tierra (Espiral/revista) by Julián Ríos
Guillermo Cabrera Infante by David Gallagher Emir Rodriguez Monegal Luis Gregorich Julio Matas Julio Ortega