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In Pleasures, Mario Bellatin interweaves fiction and poetry, mysticism and corporeality, death and the pristine. Both visceral and surreal, Pleasures explores a world inhabited by death, a spotless world dominated by liquids, where cleanness reigns supreme. Narrative threads emerge from the sea of images—a young philosopher in search of a sacred dog, Pedagogue Boris and Teacher Virginia, in charge of a school that children attend to die, a tour guide who steals from her clients, a paraplegic dog trainer devoured by his subjects. In its depths, Pleasures investigates the necessity to write and the possibility of a new form of writing that can redeem this world. With his masterful touch, Bellatin builds a literary universe that is both connected to his previous work and radically original.

En Placeres, Mario Bellatin entrelaza ficción y poesía, misticismo y corporeidad, la muerte y la pulcritud. Tanto visceral como surreal, Placeres explora un mundo habitado por la muerte, un mundo impecable, dominado por lo liquido, donde la limpidez es suprema. Del mar de imágenes surgen hilos narrativos —un joven filosofo en búsqueda de un perro sagrado, el Pedagogo Boris y la Maestra Virginia, custodios de una escuela donde acuden los párvulos para morir, una guía turística que se roba las pertenencias de sus clientes, un entrenador de perros parapléjico devorado por sus sujetos. Las identidades fluyen, las realidades se mezclan, las historias desaparecen y vuelven a aparecer. En su fondo, Placeres investiga la necesidad de escribir y la posibilidad una nueva escritura que pueda redimir este mundo. Con su toque magistral, Bellatin construye un universo literario a la vez conectado con su obra previa, y radicalmente original.

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Release Place Mexico City, Mexico
Credits
Artist: Mario Bellatin
Format Softcover
Binding Perfect Binding
Dimensions 11.5 × 16.5 cm
Technique Risography

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