My Documents

Author(s): Alejandro Zambra


My Documents is the latest work from Alejandro Zambra, the award-winning Chilean writer whose first novel was heralded as the dawn of a new era in Chilean literature. Whether chronicling the attempts of a migraine-afflicted writer to quit smoking or the loneliness of the call-centre worker, the life of a personal computer or the return of a mercurial godson, this collection of stories evokes the disenchantments of youth and the disillusions of maturity in a Chilean society still troubled by its recent past. Written with the author's trademark irony and precision, humour and melancholy, My Documents is unflinchingly human and essential evidence of a sublimely talented writer working at the height of his powers.

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Alejandro Zambra is a Chilean writer, poet, and critic. He currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. His first novel, Bonsai was awarded Chile's Literary Critics' Award for Best Novel. He is also the author of The Private Lives of Trees and Ways of Going Home, which won the Altazor prize and the National Council Prize for Books, both for the best Chilean novel. He was selected as one of the Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists by Granta in 2010. Megan McDowell has translated many modern and contemporary South American authors, including Alejandro Zambra, Arturo Fontaine, Carlos Busqued, Alvaro Bisama and Juan Emar. Her translations have been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Words Without Borders, Mandorla, and Vice, among others. She lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Part I My Documents | Part II Camilo, Long Distance, True or False, Memories of a Personal Computer | Part III National Institute, I Smoked Very Well | Part IV Thank You, The Most Chilean Man in the World, Family Life, Artist's Rendition

General Fields

  • : 9780992974787
  • : Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • : Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • : March 2015
  • : 195mm X 127mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alejandro Zambra
  • : Paperback
  • : 228