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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I also read Dejen todo en mis manoswhich I didn’t think was as good as La novela luminosa.

From beginning to end, we are dealing with a challenging voyage through the lucid head of a great writer. It’s sad that this diary is just a luminoea of how bad Levrero is taking care of his body and mind, knowing that he died 4 years later.

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Just about every time I buy a book by a writer I’ve never read, I end up disliking the book. La novela luminosa I finished this book yesterday.

I live in Costa Rica and Spanish in my mother language. A great hymn to life, like War and peaceby Tolstoy, or Ulysses by Joyce. Levrero wrote this novel after receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship. Doubt it’s ever been translated, either. La novela luminosa I have just returned from a trip through Argentina and Uruguay.

First, four-fifths of the “novel” is made lrvrero of a section called “Diario de la beca” “The Fellowship Diary”the diary of a year or so Levrero spent on a Guggenheim fellowship.


Levrero is somehow an “obscure master”. Levrero is not only inventive and obsessive, but his prose is kind of “tender”, very readable, surprisingly simple 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.

If you don’t want to read it, you can at least look at the pictures. Letras Libres From beginning to end, we are dealing with a challenging voyage through the lucid head of a great writer.

La novela luminosa/ The Bright Novel

Is he translated into English? It started great, with the diary levreto of quirky and funny remarks. Contact World Literature Archive Top. OMG, this luminosq to be the longest, most uninteresting prologue ever!

I’ve read Levrero with delight in Spanish and, in fact, I’m currently reading his “Novela Luminosa”, maybe his masterpiece. But if all of El alma de Lverero is as good as the opening pages and if I ever get my hands on a copyI might translate it myself. That was literally the miracle. Played with the computer until 7 am. I’ve been thinking about reading more Levrero, including the titles you mentioned, but where I am they have to be ordered The fear of death, love, the loss of love, death, old age, poetry, and the nature of fiction, the luminous, inexpressible experiences: In Colonia we stayed at a little hotel that was once where Mario Levrero lived and our room was called ‘La novel luminous’.


What started as quirky devolved into a self-indulgent mess.

La novela luminosa / The Luminous Novel : Mario Levrero :

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. When you read it you understand what lervero novel is: A separate chapter is lz to women, particularly Chl, who feeds him and takes him on the few walks he takes around Montevideo in search of books by Rosa Chacel and the detective novels he reads obsessively. La novela luminosa No, Guillaume, there’s nothing by Levrero in English. I don’t really know, but if he is, find him and enjoy your reading!

I was not disappointed, as I generally enjoy diaries, and Levrero has a good sense of humor; many of the diary entries, for example, were peppered with asides addressed to one “Mr. The wind that lays waste El viento que arrasa. After you finish this torture the actual novel starts The unique style of an author who redefines the notion of the autobiography.

The rest of the book is “The Bright Novel” properly speaking; it is more memoir–and a good one–than novel.

The time now is I managed to read a few pages of El alma de Gardel on Google books and it struck me as excellent.

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