Condenado a la seriedad y a la impostura, Julio, el silencioso protagonista de Bonsái – la novela que supuso el brillante debut narrativo de Alejandro Zambra– . Eso es lo que ha hecho Alejandro Zambra en este libro que, del mismo modo que un bonsái no es un árbol, más que una novela corta o un relato largo es una . Zambra’s first novel, Bonsái, attracted much attention in Chile and appeared in the Spanish Editorial Anagrama, which was awarded the.

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Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra

Bonsai is an amazing read that gives one a sense of having experienced something magical. In an oblique way, this is a book about literature. But I am certain that this book would be on my mind for a long, long time. Retrieved 19 Alejndro What I love most is the way this novella makes literature seem like the most important aspect of life. I can only recommend this to anyone.

It is called “Tantalia” — by Macedonio Fernandez and, as I understand from the references, it is about a couple that decides to use a house plant as a symbol for their love. That on the surface is a good thing but when they begin reading aleandro their various works to each other, an imperceptible change is noticed and the cracks begin to appear in their love for one another.


His most recent novel inWays of Going Home is a fictional novel but draws heavily on Zambra’s childhood experience under the Pinochet dictatorship.

Alejandro Zambra

An Interview with Alejandro Zambra”. How’s this for a promise? In the story of Emilia and Julio, in any case, there are more omissions than lies, and fewer omissions than truths of the kind that are called absolute alejandeo that tend to be uncomfortable. Zambra makes reference to it.

There is a sweet simplicity and breathless fluidity to this tiny novel. Cast a succor net on our isolated struggles? Preview — Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra. Los Tiempos in Spanish.

I am walking away with a novelaa of recommendations by Julio and Emilia. I read this short story after a very annoying day proofreading a translation by a very bad translator.

A novella about literature, love of literature and the impending doom of seriousness. If you asked me, I couldn’t tell you what the novella was about.

Now how would I play that? What does a resonating journal do? Were the critics all first year double majors in post-modern literature and philosophy?

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The way the author talks about and describes the characters is so great, not to serious but loving and the same time. A failed love story: It is intimate and painful and beautiful beyond the words that comprise it. Bonsai begins with what appears as the beginning of a framed story—it leaves no doubt where the story will go, only how it will get there.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Render a blanket of dignity to our failures? So I had to re-set the scene and reread the book.

It seems a simple plot but the message wants to be deeper. De pe stamine de alun, din plopii albi, se cerne jarul. This section does not cite any sources. They realize too late that if the plant dies, the love that unites them will die with it.

Zambra pulls you into the A book that reads like a quote on life.