The life and memoirs of Dr. Pi and other stories / by Edgar Bayley ; translated by Emily Toder
- The life and memoirs of Doctor Pi. The charmer ; The bundle ; The message ; Of poetry ; The degroucher ; The return ; Universal levitation ; An old lady travels by bus ; Staff recruitment ; Don Ascanio and his trumpet, or, Madariaga's cabin ; The neighbor ; The wait ; The brunette and the miracle of the vial ; The notebook with the black cover ; The wedding ; The four horsemen ; The waterfall and the linguist ; The tandem bike and the Archarm's envelope ; The waltz ; Typical scenes ; Dr. Pi, Elena, and the glitch ; The mix-up ; Sir Harrison and solitude -- The balcony and the garden -- The arrival -- All love is a now -- The perfect angler -- Mr. Roux -- The political poet -- Final act -- Miracles of poverty -- Transparency -- Dulioto -- Valerio -- Finished business -- Epilogue. A man scales the wall and goes up to heaven.
- "We cannot help but throw ourselves in the footprints of Doctor Pi."---Enrique Molina --, "There is an Argentine poetry before Bayley, and another after him."---Alberto Vanasco --, and Doctor Pi---a sleuth without a crime. A flaneur on official business. Organizer of unknowable expeditions, lover of brunettes. Doctor Pi, with his frock coat, top hat, and uncommon blend of elation and discretion, is difficult to describe and impossible not to pursue. We follow him through a familiar and cryptic world, whose logic---equal parts comedy, poetry, and absurdity---is a puzzle only Doctor Pi can solve. The Life and Memoirs of Doctor Pi and Other Stories marks the first translation of Edgar Bayley's work into English, an accomplishment long overdue. Bayley's stories suspend your disbelief for you, and offer in exchange an inimitable creation: its dimensions human, its intrigue transcendent. --Book Jacket.
- 9781566568371 (pbk.) and 1566568374 (pbk.)
- Originally published as: Vida y memoria del Doctor Pi y otras historias. Buenos Aires : Ediciones Ultimo Reino, 1983.
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