Wonderfully youthful, poetically miraculous, The Cardboard House is the most representative — and the best — of the Latin American avant-garde of the 1920s.

—César Aira

Runner-up for the 2013 PEN Translation Prize

The Cardboard House

Fiction by Martín Adán

Translated by Katherine Silver

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Paperback (published September 25, 2012)

ISBN
9780811219594
Price US
15.95
Price CN
15
Page Count
128

Ebook (published September 25, 2012)

ISBN
9780811219983
Price US
15.95

Martín Adán

Peruvian modernist writer

Wonderfully youthful, poetically miraculous, The Cardboard House is the most representative — and the best — of the Latin American avant-garde of the 1920s.

—César Aira

I dreamt I was sixteen and Martín Adán was giving me piano lessons. The old man’s fingers, long as the Amazing Rubber Man’s, plunged through the floor and played a chain of underground volcanoes.

—Roberto Bolaño

This book is profoundly realist, but it is not a reproduction of exterior reality; it is rather the poetic, sensorial, intuitive, non-rational testimony of this reality.

—Mario Vargas Llosa

Wonderfully youthful, poetically miraculous, The Cardboard House is the most representative — and the best — of the Latin American avant-garde of the 1920s.

—César Aira