The power of the city over the individual and its influence on novels

Preterito Perfecto (Preterite perfect), the novel by writer Hugo Foguet, states that “The city is the sacred space where the fate of the characters is fulfilled”. The author explains in an interview: “As for the city as a recurring factor, the habitat of modern man is the city, and the counterpoint between present and past,Sigue leyendo “The power of the city over the individual and its influence on novels”

The city (Ciudad) farce

Written in 1966, La Ciudad (The City) is the first novel of the Involuntary Trilogy of the Uruguayan writer Mario Levrero. The print edition in book format appears in 1970. In La Ciudad, from the beginning, we enter that disturbing situation, where there are no clear marks of spatial or temporal references but we findSigue leyendo “The city (Ciudad) farce”

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