by Open Letter
In the era of compulsive touch-ups and digital poses, perhaps it is time to re-read our body in order to rescue it.
The thirty chapters of Sensitive Anatomy form a celebration of the body in its entirety. This is a poetic, political and erotic journey across the very matter that makes us. It is a book that reveals how we see ourselves and how we are made to see. It stands against the culture of Photoshop, against oppressive images, against edits and erasures. In this way, Neuman continues to extend the limits of short-form prose with irony and aplomb. Body as style, style as body.
Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia
About the Author:
Andrés Neuman (1977) was selected as one of Granta’s "Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists" and was included on the Bogotá-39 list. He is the author of numerous novels, short stories, poems, aphorisms, and travel books, including Traveler of the Century, Talking to Ourselves, The Things We Don’t Do, and Fracture. His works have been translated into twenty-two languages.
About the Translators:
Nick Caistor is a prolific British translator and journalist, best known for his translations of Spanish and Portuguese literature. He is a past winner of the Valle-Inclán Prize for translation and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, Times Literary Supplement, and the Guardian.
Lorenza Garcia has lived for extended periods in Spain, France, and Iceland. Since 2007, she has translated over a dozen novels and works of non-fiction from French and Spanish.
Praise for Andrés Neuman:
“It is impossible to classify Andrés Neuman: each of his books is a new language adventure, guided by the intelligence and the pleasure of words. He never ceases to surprise us and is, doubtlessly, one of the most daring writers in Latin American literature, willing to change, challenge and explore, always with a unique elegance.”—Mariana Enriquez, author of Things We Lost in the Fire
"One of the things I love about Andrés Neuman's work is how he restores writing as the most powerful source of knowledge. Fracture, this dazzling and devastating novel, is a terrific demonstration of that."—Alejandro Zambra, author of Ways of Going Home
"Traversing languages and cultures, decades and generations, Fracture unites its many fragments to form a powerful and redemptive vision of a single, and unbroken, human life. A searching, humane, and vital novel."―Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries