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Personae Hardcover – 14 Apr 2011

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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (14 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145687697X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456876975
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,600,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There's a lot of grinning playfulness in this undermining of mystery-novel conventions, but one of Mr. De La Pava's most arresting traits is his ability to bind his whimsical impulses to philosophical seriousness. . . . "Personae" emphasizes the puzzle above any expectation of resolution. Yet in this willfully cryptic book, Mr. De La Pava's sense of moral urgency is ever-present. In only his early 40s, he is already a writer of mercurial brilliance, and even his strangest detours are worth following."--Sam Sacks "Wall Street Journal "

"While not intentionally obfuscating, "Personae" asks that the reader do some work. What begins as a police investigatin in the death of a man mnore than a century old turns, not ungracefully, into a meditation on the dynamic between art and artists, death and rebirth. Stylistically the genres work together as each creates something new while containing threads of a core argument or question: 'Is the artist cursed, blessed, blessed to be cursed, or cursed to be blessed?'"--Craig Chisholm "Gigantic Sequins "" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Sergio De La Pava still does not live in Brooklyn.

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It was very clever, the writing slick, the underlying plot a hoot, but it felt like it was a way of packaging up a play Sergio had written earlier and pushing it out as a book. So, for me, it didn't have fictional integrity. It tried very hard to hold together with some very good background story, but the play - excellent on its own - didn't quite assimilate. You could have cut it out and the story wouldn't have noticed. But if you haven't read The Naked Singularity, it's one of the best of the 21C, and the fact that it couldn't be published just shows the industry is FUBAR.
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Loved his previous book but haven't managed to get into this yet
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