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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I found it enthralling but it has such a depth to it that it is difficult to state exactly what I feel. And as bonssi love that unites them is immense and they are not willing to sacrifice it for any reason, they decide to lose the little plant in a multitude of identical little plants.

OMG I loved this book.

University of BbonsaiPontifical Catholic University. Do yourself a favor, read them both. 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. The container is normally a flowerpot or an interesting chunk of rock.

A poem dedicated to being young and careless and wasteful of the most precious moments of your life, if you only had the wisdom to know it at the time.

Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Ray of light, extinguished: The two elements must be in harmony and the selection of the appropriate pot for a tree is almost an art form in itself. And better still after the third reading. When Zambra tells me that Julio found purpose in a bonsai after surviving inundating personal and professional hurricanes of losses and cessations, I nod my head in concurrence, for I know that the bonsai isafter all, a cojugal twin of heart: Festival de Cannes Books by Alejandro Zambra.


In the end Emilia dies and Julio does not die. In a way, they are creating literature and as their relationship continues, full of lies and truths and half-truths like any young couple, they further their depth as characters both literally and metaphysically.

I read this short story after a very annoying day proofreading a translation by a very bad translator.

Unexpected ray of light: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. All shoved into the briefest of 83 pages. I don’t want to know why there’s so much shit in this neighborhood, why you came to live in this neighborhood full of caca, replete with cunning glances, with weird young people, with fat ladies dragging bags, and with fat ladies who aren’t dragging bags but who walk very slowly.

It is as simple as that, yet complex in its mechanics and implications. The author tried to do something interesting, modern and fresh using a conversational, detached tone. For me, it’s essentially about reading about a distant ‘me’the identity of this ‘me’ to be an inhabitant of past corridors or a tenant of future roads being inconsequential.

Alejandro Zambra – Wikipedia

Alla fine Emilia muore e Julio non muore. A story about how literature intersects with life, about how books brought them together and about how books where insufficient to save them from drifting apart. Noveka it turns out, my brain loses its thinking capacity when I am turned on.

What I did not miss is how uninteresting the reading experience was and if there was a deeper meaning then I could not care less. That on the surface is a good thing but when they begin reading aloud their various works to each other, an imperceptible change is noticed and the cracks begin to appear in their love for one another.


Bonsai – Editorial Anagrama

What a high then! Zambra’s story is about the ramifications of falling in and out of love, of lying about reading Proust, about bonsais.

The dictatorship tried to impose all of those stupid discourses, and those discourses erased us. What does a resonating journal do? Bonsai is the brilliant narrative debut of the young Chilenean poet and literary critic Alejandro Zambra. Refresh and try again.

Alejandro Zambra

Characters silently sweep on and off the stage, love is found and lost within the length of a paragraph, revelations are made and people are lost forever, all without rising from a soft idyllic tone that Zambra executes with the care of one polishing expensive glassware.

As What does a resonating journal do? May 16, Adina rated it it was ok Shelves: Going against the grain.

I looked again at this short story and the scales fell from my eyes and I could finally understand this sparkling diamond of a book. A bonsai is never called a bonsai tree. Alejandro Zambra is a Chilean writer. There are so many other delicious books around to read. Open Alejandrl See a Problem?