La Nausée in the Spanish Empire: Antonio Di Benedetto's 'Zama'

La Nausée in the Spanish Empire: Antonio Di Benedetto's 'Zama'

By Subashini Navaratnam

A servant of the Spanish crown finds himself in remote Paraguay, entertaining fantasies and delusions that clash with the actual circumstances of his position. A bleak, comic, and tragic story of alienation. 24 Feb 2017 // 1:15 AM

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// Moving Pixels

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