Silver

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Silver was acclaimed as a notable post-modern Tarzan in Spanish reviews. And, in French reviews, Pablo Urbanyi has been compared to Julian Barnes and Tom Sharpe. The novel is inspired by a short story by Franz Kafka A report for an Academy in which an ape captured for a circus learns to speak, write, and deal with civilization.La Prensa has characterized Silver as a ...vitriolic parody... a somber and anguished commentary...on modern society...its morals...its pseudo-scientific ambitions, and concluded that ...

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Overview

Silver was acclaimed as a notable post-modern Tarzan in Spanish reviews. And, in French reviews, Pablo Urbanyi has been compared to Julian Barnes and Tom Sharpe. The novel is inspired by a short story by Franz Kafka A report for an Academy in which an ape captured for a circus learns to speak, write, and deal with civilization.La Prensa has characterized Silver as a ...vitriolic parody... a somber and anguished commentary...on modern society...its morals...its pseudo-scientific ambitions, and concluded that Urbanyi is ...an eminent Argentinian writer.Silver is the story of a young albino gorilla who is bought in a market in Gabon by an American anthropologist and his British wife. This gorilla is then taken back to California to be raised in the enriched environment of their home and used as a research subject. But Silver is a gorilla in appearance only, having a human mind and leading a human lifestyle, inspiring in others both love and appreciation for his exoticism, and xenophobic hatred.Wit, humour, surrealism, exaggeration, anguish, social commentary...this is the world of Pablo Urbanyi.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780889628380
  • Publisher: Mosaic Press NY
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Pablo Urbanyi is both a prolific and acclaimed Argentinian/Canadian writer. He is the author of numerous books published in Spanish, French, English, and Hungarian. Among his works have been En ninguna parte, 1981, De todo un poco de nada mucho, 1988, Nacer de Nuevo, 1992, Silver, 1994, en la Corte de Eutopia, 1999, Una epopeya de nuestros tiempos, 2004.

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