Palinuro of MexicoBook - 1996
Like those writers to whom he has been compared--Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, James Joyce, and Rabelais--del Paso draws upon myth, science, and world literature to expand his particular story to universal proportions. Telling the story of a medical medical student who's engaged in an incestuous affair with his cousin, the novel satirizes advertising, politics, pornography, and mythology, while at the same time celebrating the body with a thoroughness that only a student of medicine could manage.
Publisher: Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 1996.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Branch Call Number: FIC/PASO
Characteristics: 557 p. ; 23 cm.
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