Anonymous Celebrity


Anonymous Celebrity
Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
2009, Dalkey Archive Press
387 pages

THIS welcome attack on the cult of celebrity is compiled in the form of a “handbook” that turns shallow undertakings into epic events. First published in Brazil in 2002, Anonymous Celebrity is narrated by a soap opera star obsessed with fame and written in a humorous, colloquial tone that is both vulgar yet penetrating. Brandão, the author of more than half a dozen works including the controversial bestseller Zero, confirms himself as one of Latin America’s great satirists. – EC

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