Aphasia

“What are the conditions of contemplation to exist in an alien planet?”: An Interview with Mauro Javier Cárdenas

“What are the conditions of contemplation to exist in an alien planet?”: An Interview with Mauro Javier Cárdenas

Reading Cárdenas’s second novel, with its intricately patterned sentences circling obsessively around an absent center, it’s hard to shake the feeling that the author has done something remarkable, inventing an entirely original language for representing the fractured sensation of being conscious in the twenty-first century.