La novela luminosa/ The Bright Novel by Mario Levrero, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. All right, I’m wondering if anybody here has read anything by the Uruguayan Mario Levrero. I managed to read a few pages of El alma de. Booktopia has La novela luminosa/ The Luminous Novel by Mario Levrero. Buy a discounted Paperback of La novela luminosa/ The Luminous Novel online.

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All the same, Levrero is an intelligent man, and he’s excellent company; his account of novdla friendship, which develops over a chessboard, with a priest by the name of C?

La novela luminosa / The Luminous Novel

La novela luminosa I finished this book yesterday. Levrero wrote this novel after receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship.

OMG, this has to be the longest, most uninteresting prologue ever! A bunch of crap about nivela encounters and religious pseudo-miracles grapes found in a hallway. In each of the entries in this diary which covers a year of his life, the author tells us about himself, his quirks, his agoraphobia, his sleep disorders, his computer addictions, his hypochondria and the meaning of his dreams.

If you don’t want to read it, you can at least look at the pictures.

La novela luminosa / The Luminous Novel : Mario Levrero :

Historia oral de la cerveza. Played bovela the computer until 7 am. It was interesting at the beginning to read about an author doing nothing, working on Visual Basic programs, collecting every crappy mystery novel he sees, etc. La novela luminosa I have just returned from a trip through Argentina and Uruguay.

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It will be never be published in English, which is a shame, as I don’t know of any English-language writers do anything remotely like Levrero has done. When you read it you understand what a novel is: Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Mario Bellatin By e joseph in forum Writers. Doubt it’s ever been translated, either. How this novel ouminosa in two different lists of best novels in Spanish of the last 25 years is baffling. I managed noveela read a few pages of El alma de Gardel on Google books and it struck me as excellent.


But if all of El alma de Gardel is as good as the opening pages and if I ever get my hands on a copyI might translate it myself. First, four-fifths of the “novel” is made up of a section called “Diario de la beca” “The Fellowship Diary”the diary of a year or so Levrero spent on a Guggenheim fellowship.

Then I will take Borges!! La novela luminosa Bubba. La novela luminosain short, is characterized by a great freedom of form and content. Levrero is somehow an “obscure master”. That was literally the miracle. I was lyminosa disappointed, as I generally enjoy diaries, and Levrero has a good sense of humor; many of the diary entries, lumknosa example, were peppered with asides addressed to one “Mr.

The wind that lays waste El viento que arrasa.

Unfortunately, my experience with Levrero in English is zero. Contact World Literature Archive Top.

The time now is La novela luminosa I finally ordered and read La novela luminosa “The Bright Novel” and am posting here to deliver my verdict.

It’s sad that this diary is just a testimony of how bad Levrero is taking care of his body and mind, knowing that he died 4 years later. The unique style of an author who redefines the notion of the autobiography. La novela luminosa No, Guillaume, there’s nothing by Levrero in English. Other books by the same author. Still, it doesn’t seem to be in print, and it’s certainly not in a library anywhere near me. I’ve been thinking about reading more Levrero, including the titles you mentioned, but where I am they have to be ordered I don’t really know, but if he is, find him and enjoy your reading!


Fogwill One of the most important novels in Latin American literature in recent years. A great hymn to life, like War and peaceby Tolstoy, or Ulysses by Joyce. I live in Costa Rica and Spanish in my mother language.

Not only that, the author quickly looses focus, the narration is shoddy, as the author constantly is apologizing for going off-topic, and the author is a real dick with homosexuals, dogs, even opera singers!

I also read Dejen todo en mis manoswhich I didn’t think was as good as La novela luminosa. So would somebody who has trouble getting into books by the Uruguayan J. One of the most important novels in Latin American literature in recent years.

Results 1 to 7 of 7. I still want to read Levrero but I think I’ll start with something else. Letras Libres From beginning to end, we are dealing with a challenging voyage through the lucid head of a great writer. In Colonia we stayed at a little hotel that was once where Mario Levrero lived and our room was called ‘La novel luminous’.

La novela luminosa/ The Bright Novel

Its lenght and how difficult is to get the novel in Spanish levrro what has put me away from this commitment. The entries of the diary are either of the like “Woke up at 6 pm. I’ve read Levrero with delight in Spanish and, in fact, I’m currently reading his “Novela Luminosa”, maybe his masterpiece. The excerpt below will perhaps suggest why I regretted parting ways with Levrero: