Álvaro Mutis is indisputably one of the greatest Latin American writers of the 20th century, best known for creating Maqroll the Gaviero, a character forever searching for love and riches that he knows are ephemeral. Until now English-language readers enraptured by Maqroll have been unable to sample the poems in which he first appeared. This volume brings together for the first time in English, a selection Mutis’s surrealist-tinged, yet utterly sui generis poetical works.
The author of Ounce Dice Trice brings his love of wordplay and delight in the unfettered imagination to this collaboration with a groundbreaking designer and illustrator. Supposing will take you places you never dared imagine.
Ben Shahn illustrates this notebook of fabulous words: heavy words, squishy words, made up words, names for cats, whales, and houses. Says the author: “All the words here are meant to be said aloud, over and over, for your own delight.”