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The Defeat of the Real/La Derrota de lo Real

Saturday Nov 4, 2017

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508

Phone: 246-2261
Website: Click to Visit






Maria Chavez

Phone: 505-246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

Pablo Brescia reads from his book of short stories.


Join Pablo Brescia as he makes us see that what is created by literature can be, at the same time, fictional and present within us. Some stories deconstruct reality, others assemble worlds playing with detective fiction or science fiction; some are ironic, others satiric; some refer back to Wilcock and Bolaño, others to Borges. In these stories, Brescia’s narrative pulse proves to be necessary by helping us capture reality’s insane ways. 

Pablo Brescia was born in Buenos Aires and has lived in the United States since 1986. He has published three books of short stories: La derrota de lo real/The Defeat of the Real(Miami and Mexico, 2017), Fuera de Lugar/Out of Place (Peru, 2012/Mexico, 2013) and La apariencia de las cosas/The Appearance of Things (México, 1997), and a book of hybrid texts No hay tiempo para la poesía/NoTime for Poetry (Buenos Aires, 2011), with the pen name Harry Bimer. Some of his stories are collected in ESC (Miami, 2013) and Gente ordinaria/Ordinary People (Mexico, 2014). His blog is Preferiría (no) hacerlo/I Would Prefer (Not) To ( He teaches Latin American Literature at the University of South Florida.