El arte de la fuga has ratings and 26 reviews. Oscar said: Cuando se habla de los grandes escritores latinoamericanos de la generación del boom se ha. Sergio Pitol has books on Goodreads with ratings. Sergio Pitol’s most popular book is El arte de la fuga. El arte de la fuga (Biblioteca Era) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Sergio Pitol: Amazon. : Kindle Store.

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I really enjoyed this book, but I’m not sure what to say about it or how to review it probably. Pitol does confuse life and literature, or rather, he is immersed in literary imagining, and his mind is populated mainly b The Literary Life as a Cocoon I bought this the moment I saw Vila-Matas had written an introduction.

El arte de la fuga

Other books in the series. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. How to review what is basically a notebook? Pitol puts you in mind of a good companion and you can often disagree with him but he not only talks, he listens Prision Perpetua Ricardo Piglia. The Best Books of Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

There are many stylistic shifts in the book, but they are unified by his voice.

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I love this feeling. Pitol, Aira, and Vila-Matas are writers who could turn a description of a sidewalk crack into a Scheherazadean fugue. In that it’s like Vila-Matas’s “Dublinesque” and his other books. Readers of Spanish language fiction would know of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize. Todo es una maravilla, pero tengo algunos favoritos: The debut work in English by Mexico’s greatest and most influential living author and winner of the Cervantes Prize “the Spanish language Nobel”The Art of Flight takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the world’s cultural capitals as Sergio Pitol looks back on his well-traveled life as a legendary author, translator, scholar, and diplomat.


Life, fiction, memories, and readings intertwine in this book with astonishing ease, and the result is a volume that reads like a novel. Within a couple of pages you know that the theme of a blurry memory, shadows, snippets is about to pervade throughout For my full review go to http: Cualquier novedad los amedrenta. View all 6 comments. Its writing feels musical and in fact, the spanish word “fuga” translates to both ‘flight’ and ‘fugue’, as the translator’s afterward points out.

Surely there has to be afte way though? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Furthermore, much of the literary articles are focused on works that are too obscure to the American reader to make sense of or appreciate in any meaningful way. Su paso por Barcelona: En la orilla Rafael Chirbes.

Some of the sections disguise itself as literary criticism, so if you don’t enjoy criticism, you might not like it.

If you’re reading this book to gain insight on the life of Pitol, you Sergio Pitol, who I admit I’ve never heard of, was maybe an insightful thinker and maybe a wonderful novelist, but to me this “memoir” wasn’t a great read. No, this is something different, something a tad on the painful side, but mostly pleasurable in nature. With a short introduction by friend and fellow Spanish language writer Enrique Vila-Matas, the work begins with Pitol travelling and misplacing his glasses, he is in Venice, blurry eyed with mists descending.

Hay que leerlo simplemente porque leer a Pitol es una delicia, un verdadero agasajo. In he received the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Want to Read saving…. A wonderful dialogue with Literature itself. Whether he is having dinner with Mexican or Polish intellectuals, or combing through a bookshop in Eastern Europe, or discussing contemporary theater, he’s a great writer. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Historia del Dinero Alan Pauls.


Apr 16, Mauricio rated it it was amazing. Its certainly not for everyone, but the people that will be drawn to it will likely love it. Vals de Mefisto by Sergio Pitol 4.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Refresh and try again. Y El Arte de la Fuga es probablemente un buen lugar para empezar a leerlo pitool no se ha hecho. Y hay que leerlo no solamente por conocer su trabajo, o por sus reconocimientos y premios. Coronel Lagrimas Carlos Fonseca. Domar a la divina garza by Sergio Pitol 3. Published May 28th by Ediciones Era first published We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Pitol does confuse life and literature, or rather, he is immersed in literary imagining, and his mind is populated mainly by the names and lives of hundreds of authors.

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El arte de la fuga by Sergio Pitol

May 30, Seegio Gonca rated it liked it. Historia Del Llanto Alan Pauls. Paperbackpages. El tercer personaje by Sergio Pitol 3. The book opens with some awful pages about Venice, in which the narrator rehearses all sorts of commonplaces about the city: