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Álvaro Mutis

How much can a reader cherish Maqroll? And it isn’t that you write like Dickens, but rather that when you read Dickens, you feel an imaginative energy which you use to your own ends.

Mutis told Francisco Goldman directly: Information from the French Common Knowledge. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Link to her review: Google Books — Loading References to this work on external resources. There’s also that fascinating story behind the publication of The Snow of the Admiral: Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. No library descriptions found. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

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The New York Review Books edition of The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll is ideal – in addition to all seven novellas published together in English for the first time almiante one book, also included is an informative introductory essay written by Francisco Goldman, himself a celebrated novelist and friend of the author. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Splendid book, full of the poetic writing of Alvaro Mutis. Wikipedia in English None.


Special thanks to Goodreads friend Fionnuala for her engaging review of The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll that inspired me to start reading.

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Mutis if he ever killed off his beloved character. In his IntroductionMr. They must have a profound need for doom; perhaps they belong exclusively to its kingdom. Quite a feat for an author who spent a forty-five year career publishing not novels but poetry.

And yet again the way in which Maqroll recalls his own recurrent failures and how he, at least in his own mind, keeps giving destiny the slip.

But more than anything, the lush, poetic, intoxicating language, the full expanse of what it means to write drl prose. The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll 1. La Nieve del Almirante. Such passion for literature, Gonzalo Rojas! The stories of Maqroll, the seaman who is almost never at sea, go on like an epic dream. I’ll be posting a review of each novella as I move through the book, both under the combined NYRB edition and each of the separate volumes listed in Spanish.


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Is contained in Maqroll: After reading The Snow of the Admiralthe first of seven linked novellas forming The Adventures and Misadventures of MaqrollI likewise treasure the Gaviero and plan to join him on all his other quests right to alvarl final paragraph of this page modern classic. The Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas threatened to sue Mr.

And that night, Maqroll is aroused from a deep sleep by the Indian woman and shortly thereafter enters her and feels himself sinking into a bland, unresisting wax, all the time a putrid stench clinging to his body.

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