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The Man Who Got Lost

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Quaderns Crema

January 1982

162 pages

Novel

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France (Les Éditions Autrement)
Italian (Robin Edizioni)

Original Title: L'home que es va perdre

Lluís Frederic Picàbia loses the promise. A little later, he loses his cigar case. Later still, ten umbrellas, a wristwatch, a comb belonging to his mother (may she rest in peace), three cameras, eighteen walking sticks, two monocles, a suitcase, four raincoats, thirteen pipes, three briefcases, a secretary: Miss Virgili… Losing becomes a profession in which Picàbia works wonders: a twenty-four storey block on Fifth Avenue, New York; three elephants on the shores of a river; one thousand eight hundred Fords in Honduras, in the middle of a motor-racing track; five thousand Chinese children in Tampico (Mexico); the Swedish crown jewels…

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Quaderns Crema

January 1982

1 pages

Novel

Translation Rights

France (Les Éditions Autrement)
Italian (Robin Edizioni)