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Ríos, Julián

Overview
Works: 106 works in 363 publications in 5 languages and 4,560 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Publishing director, Compiler
Classifications: PQ6668.I576, 863.64
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julián Ríos
Loves that bind by Julián Ríos ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emil, the mysterious narrator, has been abandoned by the woman he loves. Filled with doubt and nostalgia, bent on therapy or distraction or revenge, he wanders the city in search of her. Driven by the anguish of rejection and desire, he writes twenty-six letters to his fugitive lover, each an intricately detailed account of his affairs with twenty-six women who preceded her. Each of these figures bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous literary heroine, from Proust's Albertine to Fitzgerald's Daisy to Nabokov's Lolita to Queneau's Zazie. One by one, in alphabetical order, Emil's letters adopt the tone, style, and substance of the great novelists of the twentieth century, while, in recollection, his past love affairs grow increasingly extravagant and hallucinatory. As we follow his physical and creative journey, we try to unravel fact from fantasy, emotion from delusion, while searching for clues to the novel's amorous alphabet, the building blocks of modernist and postmodernist literature
Monstruary by Julián Ríos ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rios takes us into the eerie existence of the painter Victor Mons, who has created a series of works titled Monstruary, a menagerie of personal demons summoned from the disturbing and often erotic images of his past." -- Jacket
Larva : midsummer night's Babel by Julián Ríos ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Larva is an account of a masquerade party in an abandoned mansion in London. Milalias (disguised as Don Juan) searches for Babelle (as Sleeping Beauty) through a linguistic funhouse of puns and wordplay recalling Joyce's Finnegans Wake. A mock-scholarly commentary reveals the backgrounds of the masked revelers, while Rios's allusive language shows that words too wear masks, hiding an astonishing range of further meanings and implications. Larva revives a Hispanic tradition repressed for centuries by introducing the English tradition of puns, palmodromes, and acrostics, and establishes Rios as the most accomplished successor (in any language) to Joyce."--BOOK JACKET
Poundemonium by Julián Ríos ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
with him. Filled with allusions to Pound's life and works and written in a style similar to Finnegans Wake, Rios's word-mad novel features the same characters from his first novel, Larva: the poet Milalias, his girlfriend Babelle, and their mentor X. Reis, each of whom writes part of the novel: Milalias writes the Joycean main text, Reis (as Herr Narrator) adds commentary on facing pages, and Babelle furnishes maps and photos. Together, they compile the "Parting Shots"
Solo a dos voces by Octavio Paz ( Book )
17 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitaj : pictures and conversations by Julián Ríos ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guillermo Cabrera Infante by Julián Ríos ( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in Spanish and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The House of Ulysses : a novel by Julián Ríos ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trois personnages déjà rencontrés dans les précédents romans de l'auteur, Emil Alia (un lecteur d'âge mûr), Babelle (une jeune lectrice) et Herr Narrator (un vieux critique) s'entretiennent du roman de James Joyce Ulysse. Ce roman sur le roman montre que toute création littéraire naît d'une création antérieure, que toute lecture est infinie et offre une visite guidée de cette oeuvre
Amores que atan, o, belles lettres by Julián Ríos ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Album de Babel by Julián Ríos ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sombreros para Alicia by Julián Ríos ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Procession of shadows by Julián Ríos ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stories of love, war, and vengeance, focusing on the tiny, remote village of Tamoga-- a place where vendettas are passed down from generation to generation, and where violence has left its trace in every corner"--Cover p. [4]
Babel de una noche de San Juan by Julián Ríos ( Book )
27 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vida sexual de las palabras by Julián Ríos ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Larva by Julián Ríos ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puente de Alma by Julián Ríos ( Book )
10 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monstruario by Julián Ríos ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rios takes us into the eerie existence of the painter Victor Mons, who has created a series of works titled Monstruary, a menagerie of personal demons summoned from the disturbing and often erotic images of his past. We follow Mons on nocturnal outings and infernal escapades, as he encounters fiendish figures, otherworldly phantasms, and the beautiful models and prostitutes who serve as his muses. And we meet a host of fascinating and haunting characters: the architect who attempts to deconstruct a real city by constructing imaginary ones; the anonymous patron who commissions his portrait to be painted on his mistress's skin; Mons's ethereal lover, who torments him by recounting her infidelities - which he then paints; the mysterious itinerant collector, who may be only an actress playing the role of a lifetime." "In Monstruary, Rios assembles all the monsters of the Western world - from classical antiquity to the silver screen, from the Minotaur to Dracula - and collapses the boundaries between reality and imagination, leading us into a new domain where the ghoulish and the exquisite collide and combine. With language that is playful, inventive, and virtuosic, he shows us the dark side of the human heart, and the strange places where life and art overlap, each feeding and inspiring the other."--BOOK JACKET
Poundemonium : homenaje a Ezra Pound by Julián Ríos ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cortejo de sombras : la novela de Tamoga by Julián Ríos ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quijote e hijos : una genealogía literaria by Julián Ríos ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ríos, J.
Ríos, Julian
Languages
Spanish (134)
English (40)
French (5)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
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