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A cult writer, later in life he was seen as a master and point of reference for many of the best writers in Latin America.
Levrero’s writing, structured around humour and unease, takes the form of a clean prose based on the psychological that has been characterized as “introspective realism”.
He is the author of an extensive body of literary work which includes journalistic writing (some of the best articles are to be found in Irrupciones I and Irrupciones II), short stories, novels and essays.
Levrero hated interviews and prologues. He was interested in self-hypnosis, believed in telepathic phenomena, read about Zen, was addicted to computers, loved science, hated being addressed in the “usted” form, could not abide solemnity in general, read detective novels even at breakfast. He was a lover of cinema.
Levrero is Kafka’s “everyday” flip side, a shadow of Camus with a comical take. El País
Style and imagination like Levrero’s are rare in Spanish-language literature. Antonio Muñoz Molina
Mario Levrero is a genius. Enrique Fogwil
Levrero is an author who challenges the canonical idea of Latin American literature. If you really want to complete the puzzle of our tradition, you must read him. Granta Magazine
Mario Levrero is the great discovery of the century for Latin American literature. Revista Eñe, diario Clarín
(…) Reading him draws us into experiencing the order of the irreversible, we leave our reading and encounter another reality on account of the simple fact that something inside us has changed, that our way of seeing is no longer the same. Germán Beloso, Arcadia
We are all his children. Álvaro Enrique
The man who never died. Germán Beloso, Arcadia
It could be argued that Levrero’s name stands today, together with Fogwill’s and Roberto Bolaño’s, as a sort of involuntary Latin American canon from the early twentieth century. Maximiliano Tomas
Other novels by the same author
Other stories by the same author
Cuentos completos, 2019
Los carros de fuego, 2003
Ya que estamos, 2001
El portero y el otro, 1992
Espacios libres, 1987
Los muertos, 1986
Aguas salobres, 1983
Todo el tiempo, 1982
Irrupciones I. 2001
Irrupciones II. 2001