The Oblique & The Impossible
by Benjamin Silva-Pereira
About the Book
The first novel to be published by Benjamin Silva-Pereira, The Oblique & The Impossible is a 'simple' story of a few people in London in 2004, orbiting around a painter, Edward Lacqueur that is himself getting ready to die. This kaleidoscopic novel uses different methods and techniques to involve the reader in a myriad of conflicting and strange realities and the 'simple' story is a labyrinth of many reflections and times.
benjamin s. pereira was born in 1966 in lourosa, portugal, the son of a castrator and a dressmaker. never graduated in a specific course or had academic studies, but studied arts and design as well philosophy and humanities. he drifted from one pursuit to another, from painting to music, and worked variously as a salesman, bartender, broadcaster and columnist, library investigator, chef and functions manager. published diverse material about literature and poetry in newspapers and worked eight years as editor, producer and host of radio shows. published one small pamphlet of (fragments of) letters to mr. william cockroach, unsent texts and letters dedicated to william s. burroughs (1993). he’s the author of the short film script still | hating | love directed by fernando campos for panico productions, london, 1998. he is the founder and art director of the catalogue of wonders (arts) based in london, producer and agitator of sounds.