A Harrowing Monologue, With Sentiment: A Review of Rodrigo de Souza Leão’s “All Dogs Are Blue”

All Dogs Are Blue by Rodrigo de Souza Leão; translated by Zoë Perry and Stefan Tobler And Other Stories; 117 p. Consider: the novel as rant, lament, or aria. Think Bolano’s short novels and Thomas Bernhard’s The Loser; think of Lydia Millet’s My Happy Life and Norman Lock’s The King of Sweden and Robert Lopez’s Kamby Bolongo Mean River. All feature protagonists whose minds are somehow askew, whether through a long and embittered life, mental illness,  severe isolation, or some other condition that sets […]

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