O Boxeador Polaco has ratings and 97 reviews. Erin said: This was recommended on a list of must read books and the review just raved about it and the. In his book, El ángel literario, a meeting held in Madrid with the writer Andrés Trapiello, serves as the backdrop for Eduardo Halfon to narrate the beginnings of . Get this from a library! El boxeador polaco. [Eduardo Halfon].

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I was thrilled and intrigued when I found a book by a Guatemalan author that referenced Poland.


Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: I liked The Polish Boxer and Postcards best. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I felt barely able to grasp at the intangible essence of what Halfon in attempting to offer the reader. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. As a novel it is for me not very satisfactory. eduarso

A meandering sort of novel, very literary in style. I also am always on the lookout for books about Poland. Halfon, Eduardo, Boxeador polaco.

Halfon’s book of short autobiographical stories was unique, with his Guatemalan exotic upbringing, his desire to compare, contrast and connect cultures and generations. Not that i take this as a self portrait of the artist, but it seems to invoke the unreliable narrator technique, which is fine when it works and the narrative voice engages us, but this guy jus As a fictional meditation on fiction it was a clever and fresh take.


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Contact us About us. Home Sitemap Links Legal notice Private policy. Haflon may have already requested this item. While semi-autobiographical, it largely reads as a fiction, which leads the author’s perceived self-insert character to be particularly insufferable.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. As I was writing that scene, I myself was confused. What a joy to finally return to reading for pleasure!

Alli W rated it did not like it Jun 09, See 1 question about O Boxeador Polaco…. Eduardo Halfon was born in in Guatemala City. I love pokaco nuance of relationship, the shock of the detail in this small novel.

I told her that my courses were politically incorrect, thank God. Yes, Jewish as well, and I told him a little about Lodz, Sachsenhausen, Auschwitz, and about the boxer. Honestly though, the girlfriend’s weird hipster sex drawings was the thing This is a 1st person narrative with the author as protagonist.

Want to Read eduarxo. I have to keep going.

However, I ended up having a hard time identifying with the main character and found his world weary hyper sophisticated aesthete pose a little wearying. Published October by Rocco first published January Photo courtesy of the writer. If I cared to hapfon about the author’s life, I would. No trivia or quizzes yet. Annie rated it did not like it Bxeador 15, Pre-Textos; 1st edition Language: While it starts like a classical campus novel in which a literature professor is talking about different authors and his concept of literature, later visiting an interdisciplinary Mark Twain conference in the United States, the focus shifts completely to questions of identity when he meets the pianist Rakic, who is rejecting his Serbian heritage and wants to become a Gypsy since he is of mixed origin, he hapfon shunned by both communities.



Guess it just wasn’t for me. Brandy rated it did not like poolaco Dec 30, This story has little aside in it when a student named Ligia asks why all the writers were male. The writing was beautiful and could draw you in. An Interview with Eduardo Halfon.

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