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  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9781953861108
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144

Milongas



With an introduction by award-winning author Alberto Manguel, Milongas is Edgardo Cozarinsky's love letter to tango, and the diverse array of people who give it life.

From tango’s origins in the gritty bars of Buenos Aires, to milongas tucked away in the crypt of a London Church, a café in Kraków, or the quays of the Seine, Cozarinsky guides us through a shape-shifting dance’s phantasmagoric past.

In neighborhood dance halls vibrant and alive through the early hours of the morning, where young and old, foreign and native, novice and master come together to traverse borders, demographics, and social mores, “it is impossible to distinguish the dance from the dancer.”

As conspiratorial as he is candid, Cozarinsky shares the secrets and culture of this timeless dance with us through glimmering anecdote, to celebrate its traditions, evolution, and the devotees who give it life.

  • Published: 1 February 2022
  • ISBN: 9781953861108
  • Imprint: Archipelago
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144

About the author

Edgardo Cozarinsky

Edgardo Cozarinsky was born in Buenos Aires in 1939 and has lived in Paris since 1974. Best known for his subtle, semi-documentary films, he is the author of two collections of short stories, Urban Voodoo and The Bride from Odessa; a novella, The Moldavian Pimp; and prize-winning essays.

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