The Laws Of The Night

Murena, Hector A.

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New York. 1970. Scribners. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 45. 313 pages. hardcover. JACKET DESIGN BY MENTEN INC. keywords:. inventory # 13846. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Elsa, the enigmatic protagonist of this deeply atmospheric novel, is a destructive yet passive catalyst in an extended series of incidents that bring death, sickness or injury to nearly everyone around her. Although she herself is incapable of generating evil, she is both victim, witness, and accessory to the people and the forces surrounding her, all of whom seem marked by some form of doom. While she does not appear to guide her own destiny, she is nevertheless an affecting agent in events and in her relations with various men. Possessed of this hapless quality, and incapable of wilfully injuring anyone, she can still question the puzzling turns of her existence and experience great suffering from it. The setting of this highly charged story is Buenos Aires in Peronist Argentina. Besides turning on Elsa’s enigmatic and fated character, the plot revolves around one Achard’s plan to commit the perfect bank robbery. A further theme is Elsa’s incipient-yet never consumated-incestuous attachment to her brother. The reader is drawn to follow her with strange fascination to the end, when chance alone frees Elsa of her fates, and she emerges as from a long, bad dream. Hector A. Murena is well-known as a publisher and author in his native Argentina, and his work has been published abroad. The Laws of the Night is his first book to appear in the United States. The translation is by Rachel Caffyn, an Englishwoman whose rendering of The Shipyard (Juan Carlos Onetti) was well received here. (original title: Las leyes de la noche, 1958 - Editorial Sur, S.A.). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Laws Of The Night
Publisher: Scribners
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Scribners, 1970. hardcover. Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st edition. New York. 1970. . Scribners. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket . ISBN:. Translated from the Spanish by Rachel Caffyn. 313 pages. hardcover. . JACKET DESIGN BY MENTEN INC. . FROM THE PUBLISHER - Elsa, the enigmatic protagonist of this deeply atmospheric novel, is a destructive yet passive catalyst in an extended series of incidents that bring death, sickness or injury to nearly everyone around her. Although she herself is incapable of generating evil, she is both victim, witness, and accessory to the people and the forces surrounding her, all of whom seem marked by some form of doom. While she does not appear to guide her own destiny, she is nevertheless an affecting agent in events and in her relations with various men. Possessed of this hapless quality, and incapable of wilfully injuring anyone, she can still question the puzzling turns of her existence and experience great suffering from it. The setting of this highly charged story is Buenos Aires in Peronist Argentina. Besides turning on Elsa’s enigmatic and fated character, the plot revolves around one Achard’s plan to commit the perfect bank robbery. A further theme is Elsa’s incipient-yet never consumated-incestuous attachment to her brother. The reader is drawn to follow her with strange fascination to the end, when chance alone frees Elsa of her fates, and she emerges as from a long, bad dream. . Hector A. Murena is well-known as a publisher and author in his native Argentina, and his work has been published abroad. The Laws of the Night is his first book to appear in the United States. . The translation is by Rachel Caffyn, an Englishwoman whose rendering of The Shipyard (Juan Carlos Onetti) was well received here. . (original title: Las leyes de la noche, 1958 - Editorial Sur, S.A.). Héctor Alberto Álvarez (1923–1975), better known under his pen name of H. A. Murena, was an Argentine writer and poet. He is perhaps best remembered for Las Leyes de la Noche (1958), translated into English as The Laws of the Night. inventory #13838. Seller Inventory # z13838

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