La calle de los cines
Marcelo Cohen

STORIES | 2018 | 336 pages

A man called Marcelo Cohen, born in Onzena—one of the many islands that constitute the Panoramic Delta—decides to share with readers some of the films that have most impressed him over the years. He does it for the sake of cinema, of course, this “practical school of life”, but also to indulge in the pleasure of storytelling.

His talent is such, that he can tell any story he wants, such as a prehistoric couple’s discovery of passion, the liberating effect of a catastrophe in the life of a woman who thought that everything was under control, or the moral and love duel between a renegade avenger and an old and perceptive woman detective.

The eighteen stories contained in this book are not just a gallery of imaginary films but also a wonderful display of genres, plots, themes and characters; of ideas, procedures and emotions, by the hand of one of today’s greatest of insubordinate writers. Few have an intimate knowledge of words like Marcelo Cohen—an author in command of his own style, one that brings together elegance and playfulness, precision and lyricism, in addition to a unique imagination. The Street of Cinemas is an invitation to experience the joy, the wonder and admiration provoked by the best literature.

RIGHTS: spanish SIGILO

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BY MARCELO COHEN:

Balada (2011)
SHORT-STORIES, 2011
La ilusión monarca 
SHORT-STORIES, 2005
Inolvidables veladas 
SHORT-STORIES, 1998