Savage Theories

Pola Oloixarac

ISBN: 9781616957353

Published: January, 2017

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Rosa Ostreech, a pseudonym for the novel’s beautiful but self-conscious narrator, carries around a trilingual edition of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, struggles with her thesis on violence and culture, sleeps with a bourgeois former guerrilla, and pursues her elderly professor with a highly charged blend of eroticism and desperation. Elsew...

Rosa Ostreech, a pseudonym for the novel’s beautiful but self-conscious narrator, carries around a trilingual edition of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, struggles with her thesis on violence and culture, sleeps with a bourgeois former guerrilla, and pursues her elderly professor with a highly charged blend of eroticism and desperation. Elsewhere on campus, Pabst and Kamtchowsky tour the underground scene of Buenos Aires, dabbling in ketamine, group sex, video games, and hacking. And in Africa in 1917, a Dutch anthropologist named Johan van Vliet begins work on a theory that explains human consciousness and civilization by reference to our early primate ancestors— animals, who, in the process of becoming human, spent thousands of years as prey.

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“Pola Oloixarac’s prose is the great event of the new Argentinian narrative. Her novel is unforgettable, philosophical and very serene.”
—Ricardo Piglia, author of Artificial Respiration
“A prodigious, masterful novel.”
—Le Figaro
“Monstrously clever and terribly funny. More than a debut, this book is one many of us would spend our lives trying to write. ”
—Javier Calvo, author of Wonderful World
“A provocative, brave, controversial novel.”
—Vicente Luis Mora, author of Pangea: Internet, Blogs and Communication in a New World
“Satirizes the academic research community.”
—Library Journal