Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Tango Singer by Tomas Eloy Martinez

A brief review of Tomas Eloy Martinez' The Tango Singer.

Tomas Eloy Martinez originally set out to write a book about Buenos Aires for Bloomsbury's "Writer in the City" series before his novelist's instincts took over. This explains why the Argentine capital is the real protagonist of The Tango Singer.
"I was surprised that Buenos Aires was so majestic from the second or third storey upwards and so dilapidated at street level, as if the splendor of the past had remained suspended in the heights and refused to descend or disappear," writes Bruno Cadogan, visiting the inflation-stricken city to research a thesis about Jorge Luis Borges' essays on tango.

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