Christ on the Rue Jacob
Christ on the Rue Jacob by Severo Sarduy
Translators: Suzanne Jill Levine and Carol Maier
Christ on the Rue Jacob is "an inventory of marks," both the physical marks on the body that "outline a possible autobiography, summarized in an archaeology of the skin" and the mnemonic marks that record the remains of experience that reside in memory.
Altogether, this wide-ranging collection - short, rich, and dense - reveals with meticulous yet hallucinatory lucidity, all the shimmering constellation of love, letters, and life that is the haunting legacy of Severo Sarduy.