Purgatorio

January 22, 2017 | 1 book mentioned

After more than sixty years, Antonio di Benedetto has had his book Zama finally translated into English. The novel, which kicks off in the 1790s, depicts a Spanish administrator named Don Diego de Zama, whose viceroy dispatches him to a town in the scrublands of Paraguay. In the latest New YorkerBenjamin Kunkel gives his take.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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