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The madman of the park

J. Saravia

The madman of the park

By J. Saravia

Smashwords Edition

Copyright © 2010 Juan Saravia


J. Saravia has written a story of delirium, a genuinely passionate book, bordering on mysticism. The madman of the park tells us of the apparently simple and anodyne encounter of a writer with an artist, a mystic, a man forsaken, a person without roots, a loner, a leper, a being immersed in longing…

An obsession for the insane and reflections on the empty quotes of Melville, Camus or Sartre, as the narrator-writer reads César Vallejo, Ezra Pound and listens to Vivaldi or Serrat, transports us from the familiar surroundings in a suburb of Mexico City to the profound readings of the poètes maudits or nihilists.

The Madman of the park… is as absurd as it is ridiculous, as inconceivable as imaginable. It deals with a story that is beyond the human; it is the telling of a world within another world, with the precise and singular difference that the world which surrounds the Beckettian vagabond is much more free and profound and removed from social impurities.

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