Nov 26, 2022
Palinuro of Mexico
Posted by Fernando del Paso Elisabeth Plaister

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  • Title: Palinuro of Mexico
  • Author: Fernando del Paso Elisabeth Plaister
  • ISBN: 9781564780959
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
✓ Palinuro of Mexico ☆ Fernando del Paso Elisabeth Plaister, Palinuro of Mexico, Fernando del Paso Elisabeth Plaister, Palinuro of Mexico Like those writers to whom he has been compared Fuentes Garcia Marquez James Joyce and Rabelais del Paso draws upon myth science and world literature to expand his particular story to universal proportions Telling the story of a medical medical student who s engaged in an incestuous affair with his cousin the novel satirizes advertising politics pornography andLike thos

✓ Palinuro of Mexico ☆ Fernando del Paso Elisabeth Plaister - Palinuro of Mexico, Palinuro of Mexico Like those writers to whom he has been compared Fuentes Garcia Marquez James Joyce and Rabelais del Paso draws upon myth science and world literature to expand his particular story to universal p

Megha

d I vowed that the book which I would write someday would be as sickly, fragile and defective as the human organism and also, if possible which it isn t , equally intricate and magnificent Encyclopedic Kaleidoscopic One of its kind.If I were asked what this book is about, I will be able to do no than babble like a six month old This book is like a house of mirrors Each mirror sends you down a rabbit hole, carrying you on an enticing journey full of wonder and splendor It s a solid testament to [...]


MJ Nicholls

Del Paso favours the maximal form Palinuro of Mexico and News From the Empire are sprawling imaginative playgrounds, concerned with the seemingly limitless possibilities of the human mind to transcend anything with everything In Palinuro of Mexico Del Paso has created a magical, surreal, artificial and dreamlike narrative The titular character is, at times, both narrator and subject sometimes he narrates about himself in the third person a medical student in passionate love with his cousin Estef [...]


Jonathan

There are novels of the spirit, and there are novels of the body Del Paso sings the body biologic He sings of blood, of pus, of glistening, yellowed fat, of the muscled twisting of our bowels He sings of sex, of autopsy, of amputation and of excretion He sings of a broken country cutting itself into shreds Of a broken self splintering into a thousand mirrored and mirroring shards Rabelaisian, yes, it reminded me too at times in particular towards the end of Coover s Public Burning It is, as the [...]


knig

A surrealistic maelstrom in PoMo the latter so much in evidence that some reviewers remark the course Del Paso took in creative PoMo writing in the University of Iowa in 1976 went to his head OK, I can see it This essay like collage of structural perambulations does approximate the Human Centipede Del Passo is so giddy with excitement that he can t choose so he goes for it all Grand Guiginol, magical realism a la Master and Margarita, Th tre de l Absurde, oh, whats this Flaubert read the entire [...]


Nathan "N.R." Gaddis

And that is what we were up to when they told us, Palinuro, that you were about to be born Your grandmother Altagracia was told by Robin Hood Robin Hood was told by Lady Windermere Lady Windermere had been told by the Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo was told by the two halves of the Viscount The two halves of the Viscount by the two halves of don Prospero And then Dr Latorre, who was a gentleman with a single wart on the shadier side of his nose, sat down on the edge of the bed, [...]


Nate D

Alright, time to dive into my first meganovel of 2018.Apparently everyone I know has read this and already given it five stars I can see why instantly, as in the first 20 pages this already goes looping and dipping through such a range of experience, history, and medical anecdote This is the post modern epic we know and love warm and inviting even in its sheer excess and, at times, calculated repulsiveness I love it from the first moment, but also know that if this wants to really earn that love [...]


Jonfaith

And Loyal Heart told Eagle Head who told the stuffed crow on his staff who told Robinson Crusoe who told Man Friday who told the Man who was Thursday.I stole the above from Nathan s review who pinched it from Cervantes who purloined such from Pierre Menard, that sneaky bastard I think I ll pocket another quote this one deftly cited by Megha d I vowed that the book which I would write someday would be as sickly, fragile and defective as the human organism and also, if possible which it isn t , eq [...]


Vilma

Not a review, simply wonderin why the fuck nobody has read this D.Keith Mano and Felipe Alfau fans where are you This book is for you Throw in a bit of Joyce too and you will get a pretty good picture what Del Paso is up to its a hell of a ride to be sure, especially if you love tons of medical details and have a strong stomach Probably one of the best treasures Dalkey has published over the years I am serious, folx


Alaíde

Este libro es una fiesta, un homenaje a la ciudad, al pa s, al cuerpo, al siglo y al espa ol Gracias, Fernando del Paso, vive por siempre, es todo lo que te pido.


Guille

Palinuro de M xico ha sido una gozada, de esa clase excepcional de gozada solo provocada por libros tan especiales y m ticos como Rayuela Y es que Palinuro es una grandiosa cascadas de met foras, r os de erudici n, oc anos de ingenio por donde transitan corrientes de psicodelia y donde se ba an personajes inolvidables, tan inolvidables ya para m como aquella pareja Horacio Maga de Cort zar Durante su lectura, Fernando Palinuro del Paso se me antojaba un Perseguidor con la imposible y deseable pr [...]


Ronald Morton

Priaprank is an excellent pun neologism And one of the funnier sections of the book, which is quite bursting with humor.This was over the top excellent it mixes tall tale with myth with history with offbeat yet deep pieces of trivia all of this collages together into a dense encyclopedic feat of literature It is moving, funny, sad, erotic, educating, gross, bawdy, explicit, crude it is all these and It is playful with form it is literate at all times, piling references and allusions into multi [...]


Simon Robs

ACTA EST FABULA the comedy has ended think twice before entering these gates of hellish reading, gird, strap, lock load all extremities and firepower this is a behemoth that won t fall without an all out assault I knew after 1st installment of reading that if not approached that way I d likely never finish this book, and you reader if not also prepared for onslaught then refrain, go back, choose another book or, just randomly splash open a spot and read this supernova mandala of delight that out [...]


Misael

Lo termin Es, sin miedo a equivocarme, una de las mejores novelas del siglo XX no s lo de la narrativa mexicana o hisp nica sino de la universal Es un libro hiperb lico, todo lo que est en l se lleva hasta las ltimas consecuencias y, aqu est la parte buena, el lenguaje es lo que m s sobresale Va de la narraci n a la mitolog a, de lo autobiogr fico a lo pol tico, todo cargado con una est tica del vocabulario m dico llena de referencias a la corporalidad influenciada, pienso, por la novela del bar [...]


Andrés

Hay que ser muy talentoso y tener un dominio magistral de nuestro idioma para alargar la frase Palinuro es un ching n, sabe todo lo que hay que saber de medicina y anatom a y adem s se la pasa cogi ndose a su prima por seiscientas cincuenta p ginas VCreo que tengo un problema semejante al que tuve con Rayuela Puedo ver que es un buen libro, y puedo comprender que a la gente le guste mucho, pero fue muy dif cil para m lograr mantenerme en su frecuencia Tal vez nom s estoy menso.


Sandra Bermúdez

Una de las obras m s bellas jam s escritas en castellano Forma, fondo y lenguaje Este libro es un viaje de placer infinito.


Janet

A beautiful torrent of language, like Joyce on E, a young man in Mexico in love with his cousin Makes you laugh out loud it s so beautiful, reminds you what it s like to be young The sheer energy, love of life and words.


Josue Olvera

Qu puedo decir Otro libro que me deja abrumado, sin palabras, completamente enamorado y feliz Enamorado del libro y tambi n de la mente maestra que lo cre Fernando del Paso Premio Cervantes 2015, y bien merecido hace un despliegue de erudici n, creaci n, recreaci n, malabarismos literarios, cultura y muchas cosas m s Palinuro de M xico, definitivamente, es uno de esas libros que uno no puede contar, realmente no puedes, ni podr n hacerlo pel cula gracias a Dios Es una experiencia que s lo se pue [...]


José Juárez

Esta es sin duda la mejor novela que he le do en mi vida ,


Cristina

Probably not great if you aren t mexican If you are, it will be the best book you will ever read.


Bruno Martinez-Leo

Palinuro de M xico, por fin lo termine No pretendo ahondar mucho porque es un libro dif cil se definir Tiene muchos toques s tiros y otros tantos escatol gicos pero esta lleno llen simo de referencias culturales y literarias, as como m dicas ese es uno de los motivos principales del libro lo que podr a hacer que algunos no est n muy interesados en este o, bien, les parezca vago y sin sentido Pero si debiera reducir lo a escasas palabras dir a que es un excelente ejemplo de verborrea articularla, [...]


RK-ique

I have not the patience to continue Surrealist Perhaps Other have tread here before me only to assign five stars If only I were not such a literalist perhaps I too could have gone beyond my single pentagram.


Tuck

what i remember most about this was how deviantly sexy some of the images were that and palinuro is all the characters in the book at once.


Anaí Palacios

La segunda vez me gust m s Un libro de amor, con personajes totalmente fuera de lo com n Surrealista pero muy cuerdo Todos los enunciados son frases picas.


Itzel

D A M N


Kobe Bryant

Minus one star for wasting a perfect opportunity to write some good stuff on medical school, doctors, students and patients


J.M. Hushour

This is one of those sure fire books that get all the modern literature majors excited at their po mo, creme limned Starbucks orgies Lacking any sort of coherent structure and plot, the novel is largely a series of infinitely interesting sexual episodes between the narrator and his cousin in their infinitely interesting apartment interspersed with some lively pranking done by the narrator and his medical school buddies e.gealing cadaver s penises and forming mega penises with which they win bets [...]


Martin Hernandez

Algunos dir n que esta novela es un mamotreto otros, que una obra maestra Todos coincidir n que el empleo del lenguaje la hace una obra de arte Ambiciosa, enciclop dica, totalizadora, es un verdadero tour de force surrealista y, a veces, desesperante, tanto que podr a nombrarla elUlysses mexicano Eso s , hay que tener una buena dosis de paciencia y est mago para seguir las disgresiones y malabarismos eruditos, creativos, escatol gicos, quir rgicos, patol gicos y rom nticos de Palinuro Un libro q [...]


Patyta

Aunque decir atr s, claro, s lo es un decir no es que la esencia de las cosas est atr s ni en ninguna parte ni abajo, ni adentro, ni alrededor Todas esas palabras no nos sirven para designar algo que no est ni en el espacio ni en el tiempo, porque espacio y tiempo son tambi n palabras Y qui n ha visto jam s a una palabra redonda qui n ha visto una s laba color de rosa qui n ha visto nunca una frase correr por las calles gritando como loca Qui n ha visto nunca a un p rrafo gordo y oloroso a tabac [...]


Luis

Somewhere in the review section for this book I read something 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 700 pages Up until the last chapters of the book, I could get behind that statement The chapters of the book narrating Palinuro s life and lineage are essentially a great exercise on language embroidery, and are filled with cu [...]


Brent Hayward

A black hole of a book super dense though not complex and, at times, I felt like I would never emerge Palinuro is a medical student, or wants to be, anyhow He lives with his extended family wacky, of course in a house in Mexico City He s in love with his cousin, who also lives in the house They have a lot of sex and she s a knockout His friends come by, to pontificate and drink and carouse They discuss their cocks Chapters are devoted to aspects capabilities of the human body farting, masturbati [...]



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