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Angelina's Lips
Guernica Editions, Spring 2011
120 pages
Kindle (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781550715712
ISBN10: 1550715712
English, Italian
Translated from the Italian
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To be Hitchcockian about it, the story deals with the relationship between Umberto Umber, a professor of comparative literature, and a Dr. Jamshid Kloster, an experimental physicist whom Umber meets on a Laguna Beach bench. Umber's … his deepest regret is that he will never be able to know any of “the characters of future novels.” In Hitchcockian terms, that's the McGuffin and as Kloster tells Umber: “If you're interested in future novels, we must travel to the libraries of the future.” And that's where the story becomes both Borgesian and Contesque as Umber asks Kloster what he will need for that to happen and Kloster replies: “We need a library, four mirrors, and a beautiful sunset.”

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