Palinuro de México has ratings and 50 reviews. Megha said: and I vowed that the book which I would write someday would be as sickly, fragile and. Palinuro of Mexico. Latin American Literature Series. Fernando del Paso. Translated by Elisabeth Plaister. Winner of Mexico’s Premio Novela. ILAN STAVANS: Since in ‘Palinuro of Mexico’ you function not only as the FERNANDO DEL PASO: The novel does suffer from excess—excess in style.
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The novel was written under the auspices of various grants and writing programs. Five stars for Cousin Walter’s patchwork waistcoat. Otro libro que me deja abrumado, sin palabras, completamente enamorado y feliz. But the book first came out in Spain, by Alfaguara, in fernabdo years earlier.
Palinuro de México
If I were asked what this book is about, I will be able to do no more than babble like a six month old. Palinuro of Mexicolikewise, is our navigator through this ambitious book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
I left Mexico in my mid-twenties, and almost right away established a double loyalty with English. Carlos II was thus: Chronicling in a number of voices the life of Palinuro and his cousin Estenfaniadel Paso’s dense but entertaining text is a splendid novel.
I love it from the first moment, but also know that if this wants to really earn that Alright, time to dive into my first meganovel of Makes you laugh out loud it’s so beautiful, reminds you what it’s like to be young.
He sings of blood, of pus, of glistening, yellowed fat, of the muscled twisting of our bowels. It was a novel that revolutionized Mexican fiction in that it stationed itself in a palinurk urban atmosphere—its protagonist, as you know, is Mexico City.
The beautiful, elegiac chapter on the room inhabited by Palinuro the medical student and Estefania the nurse is truly moving, with the force of its unfolding metaphors about their little love nest. But a conflict arose when the owner realized that the mammoth-size brick that had earned the prize was too much and refused to publish it.
Unfortunately for the unsuspecting reader, he or she may suffer something resembling Palinurus’ fate–the sleep part, anyway–when picking mecico this book unprepared.
He sings of sex, of autopsy, of amputation and of excretion. He sings of blood, of pus, of glistening, yellowed fat, of the muscled twisting of our bowels.
Ostensibly, it is all these things, and a million more you can think up if you do the decent thing and read this exasperating Mexican supernova tomorrow. Also, what a dry subtle sense of humour throughout. But most of these excesses are deliberate.
Now the estimable Dalkey Archive has brought out this colourful edition. The early third of the book, maybe the first half, is consumed with this sort of poetic, pornographic nonsense that can’t help but be engaging. There are novels of the spirit, and there are novels of the body. It has the charm of fairy tales and prince ss stories without being one such story itself.
Other have tread here before me only to assign five stars.
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This is a spontaneous drive in me. In recent ones, the smell is ce pleasant nor very distinct. I was married and had a petite bourgeois life. So I decided Palinuro would be beaten inand only afterwards he would die. The Justo Sierra Milieu attracted me enormously, and I regretted abandoning it for a sterile atmosphere like the Ciudad Universitaria campus.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oh yeah, there’s a shit-ton on incest as well. Del Paso favours the maximal form— Palinuro of Mexico and News From the Empire are sprawling imaginative playgrounds, concerned with the seemingly limitless possibilities of the human mind to transcend anything with everything. It is, as the quote from La Croix on the back of my edition says a “loose and baggy monster” and, if you are the kind of reader who reads that as a positive description of a novel, then this is most definitely for you.
Jonathan ‘s review Apr 19, Rabelaisian, yes, it reminded me too at times — in particular towards the end of Coover’s Public Burning. The inbreeding was so widespread in his case that all of his eight great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile.
Reading Palinuro of Mexico makes for a rather demanding relationship. One has friends in the government, longtime friends. Jul 12, Cristina rated it it was amazing. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. This has created confusion among readers: Let me not forget to acknowledge the great job by the translator who not only made this work accessible to us, but sculpted all the wordplay, never-ending mexcio and paragraphs into delicious prose.
Alright, time to dive into my first meganovel of Just, no more lists of things. In its passage through the corporeal landscapes, beyond the silvan valleys and mexixo deserts, the water reached the shore of the Islets of Langerhans, which everybody knows are in the pancreas, and fetnando those crystal beaches with the name of Islets of Palinuro.
At that time he told me: We have not read the original Deel, but we also praise Elisabeth Plaister for a translation that reads extremely well. The chapters of the book narrating Palinuro’s life and lineage are essentially a great exercise on language embroidery, and are filled with cultural and literary references, sometimes very obscure that is the main reason I hadn’t read this book: Books by Fernando del Paso.