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Sometimes the threads of an author’s cocoon can be so fine, so capacious, that they seem like the air itself. I also appreciate the way time is dealt with throughout, and the way you can see Pitol’s mind working Each chapter contains the date it was written, and the result is sort of a collage of journal entries, placed out of order.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. A Mexican writer who worked in various countries including Poland and Italy back int he 60’s’s, his work not only highlights a specific time but also insight into one more facet of Mexico, a highly intellectual one that isn’t often seen in the United States.

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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. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. How to review what is basically a notebook?

Plays, Seergio Anthologies non-poetry Contemporary Fiction.

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See all 3 reviews. Sep 09, Luciano rated it really liked it. The style and writing itself seems soft, blissful, and musical. I do not read any other language than English, so my assumptions on what makes a good translator might be inaccurate, and at the least aren’t informed of the nuances of its craft.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Furthermore, much of the literary articles are focused on works that are too obscure to the American reader to make sense iptol or appreciate in any meaningful way.

Don’t have a Kindle? Other books in the series. A Pitol hay que leerlo. In he received the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world.

Life, fiction, memories, and readings intertwine in this book with astonishing ease, and the result is a volume that reads like a novel. The most touching story, for re, was about his seeing a hypnotist. Rara vez se habla de Sergio Pitol. Besides a few episodic notes from his travels in Poland, Spain and Italy, there isn’t much introspection into Pitol as a character – more his musings on Mexican and European culture.

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Sergio De Luna rated it liked it Dec 18, Lists with This Book. Prision Perpetua Ricardo Piglia. Pitol, Aira, and Vila-Matas are writers who could turn a description of a sidewalk artr into a Scheherazadean fugue. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Surely there has to be a way though?

fjga Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This sergoo was a masterful blend of narrative, personal memoir, diary entries, and literary criticism that truly proved Pitol at the center of Mexican literature. Apr 16, Mauricio rated it it was amazing. But an indifferently veiled autobiography of the author whose imagination consists entirely of other authors is not an easy subject.

Sergio Pitol Demeneghi was a prominent Mexican writer and diplomat. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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. It is divided into four bigger sections.


With a short introduction by ptiol and fellow Spanish language writer Enrique Vila-Matas, the work al with Pitol travelling and misplacing his glasses, he is in Venice, blurry eyed with mists descending. Write a customer review.

I picked the book up, almost on accident, after finishing Don Quixote. The first work in Pitol’s “Trilogy of Memory,” The Art of Flight imaginatively blends the genres of fiction and memoir in a Borgesian swirl of contemplation and mystery, expanding our understanding and appreciation artr what literature can be and what it can do. Cualquier novedad los amedrenta. There are many stylistic shifts in the book, but they are unified by his voice.

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In that it’s like Vila-Matas’s “Dublinesque” and his other books. Fuuga hay que leerlo no solamente por conocer su trabajo, o por sus reconocimientos y premios. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I have been holding this back thinking I was going to right a review worthy of the book, but life has intervened. Its certainly not for everyone, but the people that will be drawn to it will likely love it.