March 13, 2020 0 Comments

Praise. Praise for Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai “The ‘last truly great book’ I read has to be Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai. A subtle, eerie, ultimately wrenching. Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra.

Author: Togor Nejora
Country: Guadeloupe
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Music
Published (Last): 7 July 2015
Pages: 287
PDF File Size: 9.21 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.66 Mb
ISBN: 199-7-45324-527-8
Downloads: 70306
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gumi

Their eyes have been opened, the writing is on the wall, but they fight it, even as they recognise that they’re just going through the motions. He describes Emilia and Julio’s relationship bit by bit, literally in small pieces that, put together, make a whole that reveals everything that need be said, both with background about the two lovers “Emilia’s first boyfriend was dim, but there was authenticity in his dimness” as well from their interaction. Ve Bonzai’de tam burada devreye giriyor.

Book ratings by Goodreads. A book that reads like a vonsai on life. Those affinities that seem so significant are really irrelevant; love is nothing more than keeping the rest of the world out. Zambra moves between characters who read Flaubert, Proust and finally a character who pretends to be transcribing a book by a Chilean author and creates his own work in doing it. Bonsai is the story of Julio and Emilia, a young Chilean couple who become lovers almost inadvertently.

In any event, the story’s first paragraph is enough to pull even the most reluctant reader in. Orice-nceput se vrea fecund, risipei se deda Florarul. He is a poet and critic and currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. Historia del Dinero Alan Pauls.


Refresh and try again. See 2 xlejandro about Bonsai….

Me gusta el estilo de Alejandro Zambra. Thanks Seemita, for the recommendation. What a high then!

Bonsai : Alejandro Zambra :

And if that seems almost too neat, Zambra helps his cause by leaving the story a bit ragged too, and by not having that aldjandro all there is to it. Nevertheless, how Alejandro Zambra managed to write such an amazing book for a debut novel amazes me.

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. Out of so many possible details, these were chosen, and by choosing them and containing them within one text, separate from the world, they become art.

Si rimane davvero affamati alla fine della lettura: And better still after the third reading. It was the right choice for me from the language point of view.

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra | Quarterly Conversation

It is the story of two young lovers, lovers of one another and literature, and what happens to them once they part. It is both tiny and exquisite.

This is a remarkable feat for an author to achieve, zabra with the hidden layers being gradually revealed within the fabric of this remarkable book. It is the very reason these fragile pages find their solid ground, coloring the path in their wake.

While the narrative starts with them getting together, it also shadows bonsak for countless years, situations, and bonzai that happen away from each other. The two lovers take central stage, but their props are books and their dialogue centers around books for most of the first third of the narrative; this gives the story unexpected depth.

  ASTM B656-91 PDF

As university students with a fondness for prose, Emilia and Julio share their love for the written word. And eventually, of course, Emilia dies; we knew that was coming. Followed on the next page with the passage: Alejandro Zambra has alejsndro as a master of literary contradictions. Is it an irony that when I begun writing this review, the cafe was playing this track and now, I am hearing this track? Las Inviernas Cristina Sanchez-Andrade. The novella is basically the love story of Julio and Emilia and what happens to their life after they separate spoilers: Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra

View all 3 comments. Bonsai is the brilliant narrative debut of the young Chilenean poet bonswi literary critic Alejandro Zambra. Anita, of course, knew that studying literature was not Emilia’s lifelong dream, but rather a whim directly related to her recent reading of Delmira Augustini.

So, a long-winded approach to a review of Bonsai. Both had lied by saying that they had read Proust, i. And the two are going to stay with me for a little xlejandro longer. Zambra makes reference to it.