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Palinuro de México by Fernando del Paso

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I can see why instantly, as in the first 20 pages this already goes looping and dipping through such a range of experience, history, and medical anecdote. Random paragraph chosen by opening the book at random as it is exceptional from cover to cover: It is playful with form; it is literate at all times, piling references and pzlinuro into multi-page length paragraphs.

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Palinuro de México

Para ejemplo, una preciosidad de texto: 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 sentences and paragraphs into delicious prose.

There’s a litany of medical terms and body parts. But I can tell you this much, give it a few chapters, if it doesn’t seduce you within those, you can comfortably put it aside without having to wonder if you’ll like it better on reading further.

I have not the patience to continue. Think of any deformity or condition you can: View all 6 comments.

It has the charm of fairy tales and prince ss stories without being one such story itself. A beautiful torrent of language, like Joyce on E, a young man in Mexico in love with his cousin. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. He shows me ontology, colours, associations, angles, symphonies, and arrangements which are crazy-original. Just offstage is the Tlatelolco massacre. But, for each of those moments, the Del Paso voiced angel on my shoulder made me fall in love with it all over again.


O de noche con la luz encendida, mientras los zancudos ejecutaban una danza cenital alrededor del foco. On the face of it, this is the story of Palinuro, a more or less contemporary medical student who lives with his cousin Estefania, and an overheated imagination. What did I hear while reading: Nobody, therefore, is entitled to feel included in this book.

And many thanks to the Loch Ness monster’s neighbor for bringing a terrific book to my attention yet again. I think I’ll pocket another quote –this one deftly cited by Megha: Del Paso’s characterizations, often an accumulation of details that become sharply focused, are brilliant, as when he describes Grandmother Altagracia, “who played ‘Clair de Lune’ on the piano and knew how to lower her lashes in gatherings to hide her spiritual myopia, read the Reader’s Digest Selections and remembered having once seen a Titian original.

But, on her nose and cheeks, my cousin also had archipelagos of freckles which might have been caused by the impact of bubbles of champagne and which, maintained Uncle Esteban – because he adored them and because he adored Estefania and drank her tears from a thimble of ivory – added sparkle to her fizziognomy. Virgil’s Palinurus was Aeneas’s helmsman who fell victim to the god of sleep. Want to Read saving…. Five stars for Estefania’s blue eyes. And yet, it had me hooked.

To view it, click here. I noted early on that because of other stresses and fissures, Palinuro of Mexico had become an early morning reprieve. Bizarre, but a great read. It is also extremely depressing that, having read Paliinuro From the Empire, I’ve now read the entirety of del Paso’s works translated into English. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Rabelaisian, yes, it reminded me too at times — in particular towards the end of Coover’s Public Burning. One of its kind.

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. Each mirror sends you down a rabbit hole, carrying you on an enticing journey full of wonder and splendor. Nobody, by the ,ibro token, to feel excluded. Lists with This Book. And also on her shoulders, those shoulders like blue dunes, caressed by scorching Levantine winds, and from which grew, like scattered vegetation papinuro desert sand, single golden hairs tasting of apricot.

I stole the above from Nathan’s review who pinched it from Cervantes who purloined such from Pierre Menard, that paliuro bastard. But if the unabashedly brazen PoMo mimicry detracts, at times, in this plotless wander wonderland, then the sheer schism of concepts provides the gravitational pull.

East Dane Designer Men’s Kexico. Dalkey Archive Press July 1, Language: Up until the last chapters of the book, I lbiro get behind that statement. With the uncountable allusions to art, literature, science, history, philosophy and what not, it was all I could do to not lose myself in a Wikipedian labyrinth. Not a review, simply wonderin why the fuck nobody has read this?