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Leaving the Atocha Station is the debut novel by American poet and critic Ben Lerner. It won the 2011 Believer Book Award. To ask other readers questions about Leaving the Atocha Station, please sign up.
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It's packed full of gags and pagelong oneliners itemising the narrator's ghostly immunity to normal human relations After the attacks, with the election of Zapatero imminent, an activist tells Adam that Madrid Atocha railway station. Photograph: Guido CozziAtlantide PhototravelCorbis S eventy years ago Albert Camus published the novel known in English as The Outsider: a short and vivid monologue that I remember this from school doubles as some kind of philosophical manifesto.
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