Sur de Babel October: “Resolana”, by Lucía Mazzinghi
On Sunday, October 18th, at 17.30 hs, there will be an open interview to “Sur de Babel” in the auditorium. This month the selected book is “Resolana” by the Editorial Paradiso.
Voices, echos, aromas, vibrating calls; empty places y filled spaces that return in a continuing to and fro, in a new and infinite time.
Childhood, memory, unavoidable existential cracks, are the backbone and voice of a little firl that advances, in a paused and spiky way, the coming and going of a voice that plays between adulthood and childhood memories. The novel posses a single narrator, identity, that maintains itself firm from beginning to end. Time returns, and the past becomes present, but history and time have converted it into something else: “childhood, a taste in the mouth, a flavor: the physical proof. What counts is what has been transformed, that arrives today, that power. A muslin dress, its crunch, its color. One can also pass for a corpse”.
The story? What to say. Only one voice, the flow of images, spaces, and again, the voice. The progressive narration almost unpaused, with a warm and original virtuosity. That is what glare is: the place where the sun poses and everything succeeds and is observable and at the same time evaded. That luminous mirror that makes the wind stop, time slow down, to allow for a sprout of sensations. Glare is, at the same time, exactly that: a splendid vibration of the sun: “Forgetting and memory are exactly the same: cracks. Holes. Enigmas”.
Sofía, the little girl that narrates, makes of the glare a story of voice, voices, echos, perpetual and endless journeys.
Lucía Mazzinghi was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. A psychoanalyst and writer, she started her literary career as a little girl and in the year 2005 published her first literary work: Paths by James Joyce’s Ullyses - Travel Guide. Glare was edited by the Paradiso editorial and it is her first novel. Currently, she is writing her second novel titled Carmelo o Fuga en mi menor.
Editorial Paradiso was founded in the year 1992 by Américo Cristófalo.His main objective was to conform a catalogue that gives tale of the Argentine literary production.
The editorial posses a rich catalogue conformed over the years. Initially, the idea was to focus on Argentine authors. Currently, they publish not only national authors but also foreign writers with impecable translations.