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All Men are Liars by Alberto Manguel
  

All Men are Liars

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All Men are Liars by Alberto Manguel

Where can you find truth in a world that is so thoroughly ruled by lies? That is the question tackled by the investigation of a French journalist who endeavours to shed light on the enigma of an unexplained death: that of the Argentinian writer Alejandro Bevilacqua, found lying on the pavement underneath his balcony in Madrid in the mid-1970s. The few accounts of those who knew him - which include those of his last lover, a former fellow prison inmate, a sworn enemy and even the author Alberto Manguel himself - are contradictory and unreliable. Poor devil with a troubled childhood, literary genius and irresistible seducer, ordinary man masquerading as hero, pure and simple impostor - these are but a few facets of a mysterious figure in this tribute to falsehood. Between the lines, the reader must discover the only worthwhile truth: the fascinating homage Alberto Manguel pays to literature and its shape-shifting creations, which give infinite expressions to the objects of our desires.

Reviews

[Manguel's fiction] works from the human core outwards, and is in fact elaborately though unpretentiously constructed. - The Guardian

If Paul Auster wore a friendly beard and had more of a Latin temperament, he might produce something like this richly hued, melancholy and funny puzzle of a novel. - The Guardian

Clever, witty and entertaining; and very timely in a society increasingly accustomed to living in a blizzard of lies. - The Times

All Men Are Liars is a remarkable novel - richly textured, ingeniously constructed and deeply unsettling. - The Spectator


About the Author

Born in Buenos Aires in 1948, Alberto Manguel is a Canadian Argentine-born writer, translator and editor. He is the author of numerous non-fiction books such as The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (co-written with Gianni Guadalupi in 1980) and A History of Reading (1996) The Library at Night (2007) and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: A Biography (2008), and novels such as News from a Foreign Country Came (1991), for which he won the McKitterick Prize.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th May 2011

Author

Alberto Manguel

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Publisher

Alma Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846881329

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