Jacob the Mutant - Mario Bellatin

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Title
Jacob the Mutant
Author
Mario Bellatin
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Phoneme Media
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20150428

Conceived of as a set of fragmentary manuscripts from an unpublished Joseph Roth novel, Mario Bellatin’s Jacob the Mutant is a novella in a perpetual state of transformation ? a story about a man named Jacob, an ersatz rabbi and owner of a roadside tavern. But when reality shifts, so does Jacob, mutating into another person entirely, while the novella mutates into another story. Cleverly translated by Jacob Steinberg, this Phoneme Media edition of a new novel by one of Mexico’s most notorious and celebrated writers includes a translator’s afterword and explanatory maps by illustrator Zsu Szkurka.

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Mario Bellatin has published dozens of novellas on major and minor publishing houses in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the United States. His current projects include Los Cien Mil Libros de Bellatin, his own imprint dedicated to publishing 1,000 copies each of 100 of his books. He lives in Mexico City.

Jacob Steinberg was born in Stony Brook, New York, in 1989. He studied Spanish and Latin American Literatures and Cultures at New York University and subsequently took graduate courses at the University of Buenos Aires. As a translator, he has worked with Sam Pink, Luna Miguel, and Mario Bellatin, among others. He lives in New York City.

Type
BOOK
Edition
First edition
Keyword Index
Experimental fiction.
Country of Publication
California
Number of Pages
156

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