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23 April 2024
In the wakeof the Great Blackout, faced with the near-extinction of humanity, a pair of lovers speakto 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 philosophy,geology, physics, linguistics.

Years previously, a writer and her husband, aLatin professor, stayin 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, Agustin Fernandez Mallo'sThe Book of All Lovesis 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.
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Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 125mm, 
ISBN:   9781804270790
ISBN 10:   1804270792
Pages:   192
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Agustin Fernandez Mallo was born in La Coruna in 1967, and is a qualified physicist. In 2000 he formulated a self-termed theory of 'post-poetry' which explores connections between art and science. HisNocilla Trilogy, published between 2006 and 2009, brought about an important shift in contemporary Spanish writing and paved the way for the birth of a new generation of authors, known as the 'Nocilla Generation'. His essayPostpoesia: hacia un nuevo paradigmawas shortlisted for the Anagrama Essay Prize in 2009. In 2018 his long essayTeoria general de la basura (cultura, apropiacion, complejidad)was published by Galaxia Gutenberg, and in the same year his latest novel,The Things We've Seen, won the Biblioteca Breve Prize.

Reviews for The Book of All Loves

'There are certain writers whose work you turn to knowing you'll find extraordinary things there. Borges is one of them, Bolano another. Agustin Fernandez Mallo has become one, too.' - Chris Power, author ofA Lonely Man 'The most original and powerful author of his generation in Spain.' - Mathias Enard, author ofCompass 'One of the best writers in Spanish, with an absolutely unique style and fictional world.' - Jorge Carrion,New York Times in Spanish 'A strange and original sensibility at work - one that combines a deep commitment to the possibilities of art with a gonzo spirit and a complete absence of pretention.' - Christopher Beha,Harper's 'The Book of All Lovesis a deeply poetic novel ... Fernandez Mallo reflects on the present through the past, and projects us into a future where the conditions of the self, the environment, relationships and the body are all called into question.' -El Mundo

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