PLEASURES by Mario Bellatin
115 x 165mm, 108 pages, Risograph printed, Perfect bound, Softcover, 2021
"In Pleasures, Mario Bellatin interweaves fiction and poetry; mysticism and corporeality; death and the pristine; visceral and surreal.
Through a narrative that emerges from a sea of images, the book explores a spotless world inhabited by death and dominated by liquids, where cleanliness reigns supreme.
A young philosopher in search of a sacred dog; a school where children attend to die; Boris, the pedagogue, and Virginia, the teacher; a tour guide who steals from her clients; a paraplegic dog trainer devoured by his subjects...
From the depths of its reality, Pleasures investigates the necessity to write, and the possibility of redeeming the world with a new form of script.
With his masterful touch, Bellatin builds a literary universe that is both connected to his previous work and radically original.
Photographsby Alice Zukofsky
Translatedby Javier Arango"