Mario Bellatin

The Large Glass: Three Autobiographies

Translated by David ShookThe Large Glass

In The Large Glass, celebrated Mexican author Mario Bellatin examines his most complicated subject: Himself. Featuring three different autobiographies, The Large Glass challenges the challenging project of autobiography itself—how can any writer account for himself in a way that is dignified yet honest? Intimate yet public? Like the Duchamp sculpture from which it takes its name, Bellatin’s The Large Glass plays with the artifice of the autobiographical genre, while at the same time celebrating the importance of the stories we tell about ourselves. The Large Glass further solidifies Mario Bellatin as one of Latin America’s most important living writers.

Plus…a unique opportunity!

Meet the translator and publisher, along with the author.
Joining Mario Bellatin at the reading will be David Shook, translator of The Large Glass. David is also the Founding Editor of Phoneme Media, a publishing house in San Francisco.

Join us for an evening with Mario Bellatin

Wednesday, January 20th
330 Sampsonia Way
7:00 pm: Reception
7:30 pm: Presentation and Questions
8:30 pm Dessert and Informal Discussion

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Mario BellatinMario Bellatin was born in Mexico and grew up in Peru. He has over 40 books published that have been translated into 15 languages. He was the winner of the Xavier Villaurrutia, Mazatlan, The Barbara Gitiings Literature Award, Antonin Artaud Awards and this year the José María Arguedas Award.

In 2012, he was the curator of Documenta 13, Kassel. Among his most important projects, besides writing, are the Dynamic School of Writers, The Hundred Thousand Books of Bellatin,the film Bola Negra and the CD Juarez Musical.