El amo bueno
Damián Tabarovsky

NOVEL | 2016 | 102 pages

El amo bueno is a novel built over an anarchic plot that manages to keep the events its totally secret.Three dogs dig a tunnel in the garden of a house in 14th July Street in Buenos Aires. They sniff around a neutral and impersonal geography but filled with ghosts. The remains of a textile factory, the smell of an old fire, empty warehouses, spilled gas, appear as fragments of the history of a city against the memory of its ruins. At the same time the novel is a reflection on the banality of art. The voices of Fogwill, Duchamp, the black on black of Malevich, Charlie Parker playing for a cow, and the echoes of the avant-garde reverberate here.  El amo bueno stages a combat: one between language and the specter of literature claiming its right to die. 


El amo bueno happens in the garden of a house in a street of a neighborhood in
Buenos Aires: its three main characters (for lack of a better word) are dogs, and
never does anything remotely similar to a souvenir appears in relation to
literature. Lost as it is in its folds, among its theoretical dissertations and its
desire to subscribe to the present, this is literature that defends itself.
— Carlos Acevedo, CTXT
Tabarovsky is offering an absolute left wing literary proposal: revolutionary topic
and not very acquiescent, and also a revolutionary form... A narrative where the
main characters are discourses (Marxism, Judaism, Psychoanalysis, Sociology
or History); the actions, thoughts; the plot, discursive counterattack; the
endings, more questions or something like “continuing pulling the thread.
— Verónica Nieto, Revista de Letras
Strictly speaking, there is no plot. There is action in progress. There are three dogs, in the insignificance of a garden, that bark at anything that passes by, pointing things out in their nudity, in their nature as mere events. And, because there is narration, things can be what they are as well as something else.
— Silvia Friera, Página 12
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El amo bueno is the triumph of writing, of a writing free from any corset of genre, one that fluctuates with absolute freedom between the narrative form, sometimes even bordering in the anecdotal, and the essay or philosophical treaty, without respite. It is an enormous gift for the most restless of readers.
— Antonio Jiménez Morato, blog Eterna Cadencia