Winner of Mexico’s Premio Novela Mexico, Spain’s Romulo Gallegos Prize for best Spanish-language novel, and France’s Priz de Meilleur. James Polk reviews book Palinuro of Mexico by Fernando del Paso; drawing (M). A Case of Literary Infection: Palinuro de Mexico and Ulysses. ROBIN FIDDIAN. Palinuro de Mexico is Fernando del Paso’s second novel. Born in. Mexico City in .

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Surrealista pero muy cuerdo. Somewhere in the review section for this book I read mexicp along the lines of “Del Paso is the greatest writer alive because he can elongate the phrase ‘Palinuro is such a badass, he knows everything there is to know about medicine and besides he’s fucking his cousin’ for pages”.

He gets a literary laundering of his body, which, mexick all is said and done. I told her it was either Renaissance or 18th Century literature and had nil to do with Boom.

It’s excessive and overwhelming, it’s epic and sprawling, it’s many things all at once.

View all 31 comments. Palinuro is a medical student, or wants to be, anyhow. Overall, and most importantly, it is a joy to read; sentence upon sentence of exquisite prose, all resulting in an incomparable work of literature.

Carlos II was thus: Trabajos de amor perdidos. But for now, a needy Warholic is looking for my time. Most women who read the romantic paean to Estefania that makes up all of Chapter 4 will probably yearn for such treatment for themselves. Gracias, Fernando del Paso, vive por siempre, es todo lo que te pido.

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Other times, the book turns puerile and overly macho. Other have tread here before me only to assign five stars. Jul 12, Cristina rated it it was amazing.

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Chronicling in a number of voices the life of Palinuro and his cousin Estenfaniadel Paso’s dense but entertaining text is a splendid novel. Five stars for Grandfather Fransico’s stories. Ell offstage is the Tlatelolco massacre. Open Preview See a Problem? A surrealistic maelstrom in PoMo: He sings of blood, of pus, of glistening, yellowed fat, of the muscled twisting of our bowels.

And yet, it had me hooked. If you are, it will be the best book you will ever read. Nobody, therefore, is entitled to feel included in this book. Palinure de Mexico – France. If I were asked what this book is about, I will be able to do no more than babble like a six month old. For this reason, I think twenty years from now I’ll be able to say it was one of the fundamental books of df life.

Rabelaisian, yes, it reminded me too at times — in particular towards the end of Coover’s Public Burning. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Five stars for the house in Holiday Square and the mexco around it.

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And that is why Del Paso is a genius. We have not read the original Spanish, but we also praise Elisabeth Plaister for a translation that reads extremely well. The chapters of the book narrating Palinuro’s life and lineage are essentially a great exercise on language embroidery, and are filled w Somewhere in the review section for this book I read something along ds lines of “Del Paso is the greatest writer alive because he can elongate the phrase ‘Palinuro is such a badass, he knows everything there is to know about medicine and besides he’s fucking his cousin’ for pages”.

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It’s a creative exploration of the concepts of love, knowledge, fantasy, death and more. A black hole of a book: This is worth people’s time.

Palinuro de México

May 09, Luis rated it it was amazing. Obtuvo el Premio Nacional de Letras y Artes en Don’t look for big questions or answers.

Please note that these ratings solely palnuro the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. He sings of a broken country cutting itself into shreds.

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I’d definitely advise enterprising readers and fans of the surreal to at least read the first half, there’s some really good shit in there. He sings of sex, of autopsy, of amputation and of excretion. Flaubert read the A surrealistic maelstrom in PoMo: Reading Palinuro of Mexico makes for a rather demanding relationship. Taking into account all that is wonderful and all that is potentially frustrating about Palinuro of Mexicomy rating averages to all of those five stars.