Fiction. Translated by Jessica Sequera. The writing of the late Osvaldo Lamborghini (1940—1985) resists almost any attempt to characterize, let alone summarize. An iconoclastic figure of the Latin American literary milieu of the mid-to-late twentieth century, Lamborghini melded the baroque and the low-brow to often outrageous effect (Bolaño said he could only read a few pages of him at once). Rendered into English for the first time here are two long short stories, "The Morning" and "Just Write Anything!," an accurate sample of his work in much the same way that a bucket of seawater is an accurate sample of the ocean.
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Osvaldo Lamborghini was born in Buenos Airas in 1940 and published three books during his lifetime, El fiord, Sebregondi retrocede and Poemas. He died in Barcelona on November 18, 1985.Author City: BUENOS AIRES ARG
Jessica Sequeira has translated more than twenty books of poetry and prose by Latin American authors, and in 2019 was awarded the Premio Valle-Inclán for her translation of Sara Gallardo's LAND OF SMOKE. She is the author is A LUMINOUS HISTORY OF THE PALM (Sublunary Editions) and translated Osvaldo Lamborghini's TWO STORIES (Sublunary Editions), and Fernando Sáez's THE ANT (Fiction Advocate, 2021). She is based at the Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge.Author City: USA