The Book of All Loves

The Book of All Loves

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/02/2024
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The Book of All Loves
A wonderfully unusual and mysterious study of love
Small fragmented passages offer definitions of different types of love and these are interspersed by a storyline in four parts which follows a Uraguayan w... READ MORE
Tanya
The Book of All Loves
Deeply Poetic
Thank you to the publishers for sending me a free copy, grateful to have been introduced to Mallo through this novel of metaphysical poetry. Love how the s... READ MORE
Kate B

Synopsis

In the wake of the Great Blackout, faced with the near-extinction of humanity, a pair of lovers speak to each other. They parse, with precision, with familiarity, the endless aspects of their love. Out of their dialogues, piece by piece, a composite image of love takes form, one that moves outwards beyond the realm of relationships and into metaphysics, geology, linguistics, AI.    Years previously, a writer and her husband, a Latin professor, stay in Venice while she works on a text. As they roam the city, strange occurrences accumulate, signalling that the world around them is heading towards a point of no return.    Blending fiction and essay, poetry and philosophy, Agustín Fernández Mallo’s The Book of All Loves is a startling, expansive work of imaginative agility, one that renders love unfamiliar so as to renew it, and makes the case for hope in the midst of a disintegrating present.

  • Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • ISBN: 9781804270790
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Dimensions: 197 x 125 mm

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