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Margo Glantz
A Hair's Breath

(La cabellera andante)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Literary Non-Fiction

  • Published: 13/11/2015
  • ISBN: 9786073137317
  • 208 pages

An essay on hair in culture and literature, from the Bible to fashion magazines. Margo Glantz brings together playful experimentation and meticulous research in her exploration of hair in literature, film, music and other forms of cultural expression. In this book both the body and the text tend toward fragmentation. It is an interdisciplinary, intercultural and intergender book that offers a kaleidoscopic vision of a topic both eccentric and familiar, superficial and intimate: hair.

About the author

Margo is a Mexican writer, essayist, critic and academic. In 1995 she was elected to be a member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua. In 2004 she was awarded the “Premio Nacional, campo I, Área de Lingüística y Literatura”