Palinuro de México has ratings and 50 reviews. Megha said: and I vowed that the book which I would write someday would be as sickly, fragile and. Palinuro of Mexico. Latin American Literature Series. Fernando del Paso. Translated by Elisabeth Plaister. Winner of Mexico’s Premio Novela. ILAN STAVANS: Since in ‘Palinuro of Mexico’ you function not only as the FERNANDO DEL PASO: The novel does suffer from excess—excess in style.

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Jonathan (London, The United Kingdom)’s review of Palinuro of Mexico

Want to Read saving…. Nobody, by the same token, to feel excluded. It has the charm of fairy tales and prince ss stories without being one such story itself. Este libro es un viaje de placer infinito. It is, as the quote from La Croix on the back of my edition says a “loose and baggy monster” and, if you are the kind of reader who reads that as a positive description of a novel, then this is most definitely for you.

Jonathan ‘s review Apr 19, But refusing to open up, the ruling party under the leadership of President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz ordered the army to confront the student uprising with tanks and bullets.

Palinuro de México

He has overshadowed others. He expatiates, expounds, declaims and makes metaphor after metaphor out of the tons of facts that make up his enormous erudition, and this becomes a sort of linguistic drama in itself.


After all, literature is nothing but invention—sheer artifice. Our only reservations go to some of the presentation: And yet, by you were thirty-three, too old to be an undergraduate at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico or the Instituto Politecnico Nacional, the two academic institutions where the uprising began. And yet, my relationship with the book is quite close.


By the way, I began my career writing sonnets, but later switched to fictional prose. In Palinuro of Mexico Del Paso has created a magical, surreal, artificial and dreamlike narrative.

This addition to the cohort of accomplished and well-received Latin American prose fernamdo with North American publishers has been a long time in coming. Trabajos de amor perdidos.

Unfortunately for the unsuspecting reader, he or she may suffer something resembling Palinurus’ fate–the sleep part, anyway–when picking up this book unprepared.

The examples are de, including Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes. At that time he told me: There’s my disclaimer as faux review. Did the same happen with your other novels? Spanish critics were a bit more generous.

It’s a solid testament to the richness and power of imagination and the ability of fiction to stretch the reality to that which lies beyond the physical world and the conscious mind. I love it from the first moment, but also know that if this wants to really earn that Alright, time to dive into my first meganovel of Yes, five stars all around for this one. They discuss their cocks.


Five stars for the mirror who died. Our body is a microcosm and is the only thing we truly own in life: Thus, Maria Palinurro was simultaneously his aunt and grandmother and Margaret of Austria, Maria Anna’s mother, was both his grandmother and great-grandmother.

Don’t look for big questions or answers.

Nobody, therefore, is entitled to feel included in this book. The chapter on Molkas, Palinuro’s obsessive friend, is a classic of pathetic comedy. I feel confident in that. Palinuri and try again. Suddenly I had a new character, named Palinuro, a medical student killed inand I wanted to make use of him.

The novel in manuscript was awarded the Premio Novela Mexico, sponsored by Editorial Novaro, a publishing house, as you know, dedicated to comic strips and second- and third-rate titles. This book is like a house of mirrors. Fuentes has been a magnetic figure, the center of the a solar system around which other writers gravitate. I think I’ll pocket another quote –this one deftly cited by Megha: A black hole of a book: The same can be said of my only other two novels: One of its leitmotifs is the student mdxico, in Octoberat Tlatelolco Square.