El arte de la fuga has ratings and 26 reviews. Oscar said: Cuando se habla de los grandes escritores latinoamericanos de la generación del boom se ha. Sergio Pitol has books on Goodreads with ratings. Sergio Pitol’s most popular book is El arte de la fuga. El arte de la fuga (Biblioteca Era) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Sergio Pitol: Amazon. : Kindle Store.

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Books by Sergio Pitol (Author of El arte de la fuga)

Pitol reminds me, in that respect, of the late Bellow, so warmed by his sergil and the praise of the friends and readers he’d chosen. Each chapter contains the date it was written, and the result is sort of a collage of journal entries, placed out of order. Really great to randomly find this while I was reading it. Un escritor olvidado, de trabajos olvidados, conocido en gran parte solamente por el mundillo cultural y literario. With a short introduction by friend and fellow Spanish language writer Enrique Vila-Matas, the work begins with Pitol travelling and misplacing his glasses, he is in Venice, blurry eyed with mists descending.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This book was a masterful blend of narrative, personal memoir, diary entries, and literary criticism that truly proved Pitol at the center of Mexican literature. The first work in Pitol’s “Tr The debut work in English by Mexico’s greatest and most influential living author and winner of the Cervantes Prize fkga Spanish language Nobel”The Art of Flight takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the world’s cultural capitals as Sergio Pitol looks back on his well-traveled life as a legendary author, translator, scholar, and diplomat.

Books by Sergio Pitol

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. Juegos florales by Sergio Pitol 3. Ptol presents itself as a memoir, but its a creative and “literary” memoir, and therefor should not be read as an autobiography.

Hay que leerlo simplemente porque leer a Pitol es una delicia, un verdadero agasajo.

Want to Read saving…. There’s one short essay about the development of his ideas for his novel Love Sl – but of course that is not published in English, so it was of little value in relation to my readerly life. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Cualquier novedad los amedrenta. If you’re reading fhga book to gain insight on the life of Pitol, you Sergio Pitol, who I admit I’ve never heard of, was maybe an insightful thinker and maybe a wonderful novelist, but to me this “memoir” wasn’t a great read. There are many stylistic shifts in the book, but they are unified by his voice.

If you’re reading this book to gain insight on the life of Pitol, you’re likely to be disappointed. Other lx in the series. Una Luna Martin Caparros. However, I’ve definitely noticed liking some translators more than others, particularly when reading widely translated writers.

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Vals de Mefisto by Sergio Pitol 4. Refresh and try again. En la orilla Rafael Chirbes. Its writing feels musical and in fact, the spanish word “fuga” translates to both ‘flight’ and ‘fugue’, as the translator’s afterward points out.

Both this book and Pitok Bolano’s Between Parenthesis discuss a novel Pitol wrote that I really, really, really hope gets translated next. Books by Sergio Pitol. I’m really far away from the cultural reference point of this book – lots of whole long essays on books I’ve never heard of by authors I’ve never heard of – but it a well-written, fun read.

Vasconcelos, however, became increasingly angry, racist, and elitist over time. Furthermore, much of the literary articles are focused on works that are too obscure to the American reader to make sense of or appreciate in any meaningful way. The candidates are nominated by the Spanish Royal Academy, by the Academies in Spanish-speaking countries and by former prize-winners. But this is not life, this is embalmed and becalmed and proof against any intrusion.


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Todos Se Van Wendy Guerra. But even in these sections, it feels both intensely personal and also slightly mysterious and dreamlike. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. D chairman of the jury is the Spanish Minister of Culture and sinceit can only be awarded to a single candidate.

In he received the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Wl world. El desfile del amor by Sergio Pitol 3.

His writings on memory somewhat reminded me of WG Sebald, although I’m not sure if that’s an appropriate comparison. Having a hard time with the “Here’s who I’ve known” and “Here’s how I’ve done it” author books these days. I am very excited to have just learned about him, grateful he is starting to be translated while simultaneously disappointed he wasn’t translated until now. I have been holding this back thinking I was going to right a review worthy of the book, but life has intervened.

The Miguel de Cervantes Prize was created in ds, although the first award was made in Sergio Pitol Average rating 3. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pitol, Aira, and Vila-Matas pigol writers who could turn a description of a sidewalk crack into a Scheherazadean fugue.