La forma de las ruinas (PDF)


  • Hardcover
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  • La forma de las ruinas
  • Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  • en
  • 02 June 2020
  • 9780735211148

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    Read La forma de las ruinas Juan Gabriel Vásquez ✓ 6 Read La forma de las ruinas (PDF) Bogotá Colombia epicenter for Juan Gabriel Vásuez's sprawling masterpiece The Shape of the RuinsAssassinations conspiracy theories obsessions friends family births deaths memorials literary references they're all here most especially books and writers since the narrator of this multifaceted saga is none other than Juan Gabriel Vásuez that's right the Colombian author has written himself into his own novel Readers are in for a

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    La forma de las ruinas (PDF) Read La forma de las ruinas I can honestly say I've never read a book uite like this It's a mix of historical biography meta fiction and literary mystery The author inserts himself—or at least a fictional version of himself—into the narra

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    La forma de las ruinas (PDF) Read La forma de las ruinas I’m sorry to spoil your theories but someone had to tell you one day that Santa Claus was your parentsThe Shape of Ruins translated wonderfully as ever by Anne McLean from Juan Gabriel Vásuez's La forma de las ruinas is based around two pivotal assassinations in 20th Century Colombian political history and the conspi

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    La forma de las ruinas (PDF) Man Booker International Prize Longlist 2019 Vásuez has written an impressive historical novel that explores the ramifications of two import

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    Juan Gabriel Vásquez ✓ 6 Read Summary Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Juan Gabriel Vásquez La forma de las ruinas (PDF) I discovered the existence of this book in a review by the Guardian I had no prior knowledge of the author or of Colombian history but the review was so well written and the book synopsis so intriguing I added i

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    La forma de las ruinas (PDF) 45REVIEW IN ENGLISH NO SPOILERS I need to read colombian authors because my comfort zone is not the literature of my country Thanks to a book swap this book came into my hands And it was a very good decisionJuan Gabriel Vásuez 1973 is a lawyer columnist writer and translator from Bogotá; who emigrated very young to Europe and spent than a decade residing in Barcelona He has several novels translated into english if you want to

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    Summary Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Juan Gabriel Vásquez Juan Gabriel Vásquez ✓ 6 Read La forma de las ruinas (PDF) Or are you going to tell me that known history is the only version of things? No please don't be so naive What you call history is no than the winning story Vasuez Someone made that story and not others win and that’s why

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    La forma de las ruinas (PDF) Summary Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Juan Gabriel Vásquez Read La forma de las ruinas Esas ruinas humanas eran memorandos de nuestros errores pasados y en algún momento fueron también profecías p 541These human remains were memories of our past mistakes and in some moment they were our prophecies tooThis line from the end of Juan Gabriel Vásuez's latest book sums up the challenging theme of the past comes back to haunt us Vásuez a Colombian who lives mostly in Barcelona digs up the dirt on Colombia's past or i

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La forma de las ruinas

La forma de las ruinas Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A sweeping tale of conspiracy theories assassinations and twisted obsessions the much anticipated masterpiece from Juan Gabriel Vasuez The Shape of the Ruins is a masterly story of conspiracy political obsession and literary investigation When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet ridden suit o. Delighted to see this now on the MBI 2019 long list there are truths that don t happen in those places truths that nobody writes down because they re invisible There are millions of things that happen in special places they are places that are not within the reach of historians or journalists They are not invented places they are not fictions they are very real as real as anything told in the newspapers But they don t survive They stay there without anybody to tell them This is a marvellous book but strangely for me it s hard to put my finger precisely on what makes it so powerful and ultimately moving Straddling that contested area between fact and fiction where the narrator shares the name of the author this certainly has the postmodern feel of Eco s Foucault s Pendulum crossed with the historical self consciousness of Binet s HHhH I m confident that readers better versed in Latin American literature than I am will spot other influences and literary relationshipsOn one level this narrates key episodes in the C20th history of Columbia via especially two assassinations of Leftist leaders Alongside this however are richer veins that meditate on history and story telling on the interpenetration of past and present on inheritances in personal national and even wider terms V suez writes unflashy precise and intelligent prose a shout out too to the translator and the stories that unfurl are uietly gripping Inevitably this isn t linear but V suez keeps his histories circulating through levels of narratives stories embedded within stories not doing that cheap trick of flitting around between time periods that every other novel seems to performThe way this is put together is masterful as we finally along with the narrator see the shape of the book we ve been reading But it s also exceptional at the local level they are simply human remains ruins yes the ruins of noble men Deeply political deeply humane deeply literary a nexus of ideas meld together to form a narrative of distinction and significance In some ways the conclusion could be profoundly pessimistic because nothing has changed here in centuries of existence and never will change and yet the very power of words serves to undermine that desolation he wanted me to make a mausoleum of words where his father could dwell and he also wanted the last two hours his father lived to be documented just as he understood them because that way his father would not just have a place in the world but would have played a part in history Many thanks to uercus for an ARC via NetGalley

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La forma de las ruinas Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB F a murdered Colombian politician few notice But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories assassinations and historical secrets; and it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killingsThis novel e. I discovered the existence of this book in a review by the Guardian I had no prior knowledge of the author or of Colombian history but the review was so well written and the book synopsis so intriguing I added it to my ever growing to read list The Shape of the Ruins focuses on two keys events in Colombian history the 1914 murder of General Rafael Uribe Uribe and the 1948 assassination of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Vasuez combines fact with what I ll call speculative fiction because although the murderers in both cases are known this book looks at possible conspiracies and shady goings on in the higher echelons of the government and other powerful organisations The facts are utterly fascinating especially as other than Pablo Escobar I was ignorant of Colombia s past Gaitan is seen as a JFK type figure and a great deal of similarities are drawn between them Both wanted change and both attracted the wrong kind of attention April 9th 1948 in Colombia is as infamous as 22nd November 1963 in the USA although the fallout in Colombia was marred by blood and violence The speculation as is usually the case is far interesting than the recorded facts The author draws on the theories of Carlos Carballo whose research into April 9th 1948 has become his life s obsession and Doctor Benavides who comes across as a little less fanatical than Carballo Both have their opinions and both are able to offer spine shivering intrigue with their theories The author also gives us an insight into his childhood whilst growing up amidst the warring cartels including a couple of violent acts perpetrated by Pablo s faction These chapters are brief but eually as interesting as the main subject There s a passage where he describes putting masking tape across his windows to dull any sharp edges resulting from bomb blasts I could go on about this book but nothing i say will do it justice It s just the best book i have read this yearHere s a link to the review i read

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La forma de las ruinas Free download Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Xplores the darkest moments of a country's past and brings to life the ways in which past violence shapes our present lives A compulsive read beautiful and profound eerily relevant to our times and deeply personal The Shape of the Ruins is a tour de force story by a master at uncovering the incisive wounds of our memorie. 45REVIEW IN ENGLISH NO SPOILERS I need to read colombian authors because my comfort zone is not the literature of my country Thanks to a book swap this book came into my hands And it was a very good decisionJuan Gabriel V suez 1973 is a lawyer columnist writer and translator from Bogot who emigrated very young to Europe and spent than a decade residing in Barcelona He has several novels translated into english if you want to read them Juan Gabriel was one of those authors that you saw his face in banners at book fairs so he is way too promoted by this publishing house I have my doubts but now I can firmly say that this book is goodClick below if you want to continue reading 3 No spoilers inside view spoilerJuan Gabriel returned to Bogot after living 16 years in Barcelona It took him some time to become accustomed to his country The novel starts when he tells us his story in the past and in the present when he met a man named Carlos Carballo Also the nature of his relationship of admiration scorn with him and why Carballo got himself imprisoned later onThis is a novel that navigates between being autobiographical a piece of historical novel and a detective story Also it navigates between reality and fiction something Juan Gabriel trully defends The aforementioned Carlos Carballo the heart of the novel and the author himself as protagonist All of this woven with conspiracy theories and historical memory Who are the ones responsible for the death of illustrious menCarlos Carballo is a man tormented by his past and faithful defender of conspiracy theories He believes that there is always someone behind assassinations of important men such as Rafael Uribe Uribe Jorge Eli cer Gait n including John F Kennedy himself His life is spent studying and analyzing cases to discover the truth The murders in Colombia distanced by 34 years of difference the first in 1914 and the second in 1948 have a prophetic meaning for Carballo and so the murder of two illustrious men obsess his life How are these murders related Is it the same people ordering them Both cases had an executor and it was condemned or murdered but is there someone behind Who are theyFrom Juan Gabriel s perspective we know the circumstances of his relationship with Carballo how this man affected his life and we also get to know the story of the murders which marked the life of the author and Colombia in general What Juan Gabriel does here is a interesting and powerful reflection of Colombian history in times of polarization and internal conflictAs a Colombian We all tend to think that we are always suffer the same misfortunes that is a cycle that does not end But we fall again into the same misfortunes in the same hopelessness Juan Gabriel talk about his youth his aspirations about his life in Europe and describes in a brilliant way through Carballo and himself the story of two murders happened in a country that NEVER seems to learnJuan Gabriel tell us about these men and their ruins and he wanted to exorcise his mind as well I confess that I felt very identified by the proximity of our violence the situations that we have lived directly or indirectly and that can really leave a mark on usI am really impressed and satisfied with this novel Will you read it Because it s worthy of your time hide spoiler