Condenado a la seriedad y a la impostura, Julio, el silencioso protagonista de Bonsái – la novela que supuso el brillante debut narrativo de Alejandro Zambra– . Eso es lo que ha hecho Alejandro Zambra en este libro que, del mismo modo que un bonsái no es un árbol, más que una novela corta o un relato largo es una . Zambra’s first novel, Bonsái, attracted much attention in Chile and appeared in the Spanish Editorial Anagrama, which was awarded the.

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Absurdist, like the novel.

Alejandro Zambra

Ray of light, extinguished: December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Was it a very bad year? I definitely recommend it if you are an intermediate Spanish learner and want to learn by reading.

Zambra accomplishes in 86 pages what other writers take hundreds of pages to accomplish. This is a remarkable feat for an author to achieve, especially with the hidden layers being gradually revealed within the fabric of this remarkable book.

Zwmbra all 3 comments. She decided it was better to stay quiet in regard to Emilia’s eyebrows And better still after the third reading.


Me gusta el estilo de Alejandro Zambra. Ya gotta love suggestions like that. Writing is like caring for a bonsai, thinks Julio. It consists of two elements: Going against the grain. Nevertheless, how Alejandro Zambra managed to write such an amazing book for a debut novel amazes me.

An Interview with Alejandro Zambra”. Alla fine Emilia muore e Julio non muore. A failed love story: It is wonderful when a long, dark night is followed by the resuscitating ray of the morning sun. Cast a succor net on our isolated struggles?

Dec 03, s. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Exhort our fledgling dreams to a palpable fruition? Bonsai is the story of Julio and Emilia, a young Chilean couple who become lovers almost inadvertently. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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About words and what they do to people. So, a long-winded approach to a review of Sambra. I had been offered the translation but it would have taken forever and so I opted for the proofreading and when I found I had had to more or less to re-translate it, I was livid.


You get the cold flesh of the story in that chilling first line: I am walking away with a bunch of recommendations by Julio and Emilia. I returned to my warm, comforting bed and woke up again at 7 am. The only problem is that I completely missed it. Anyone that has loved or loved and lost can find charm in the hazy tale Zambra has created. Dec 21, jeremy rated zambea liked it Shelves: What I love most is the alejadnro this novella makes literature seem like the most important aspect of life.

Archived from the original on May 16, Adina rated it it was ok Shelves: There is a sweet simplicity and breathless fluidity to this tiny novel.

Both had lied by saying that they had read Proust, i. In he was chosen as one of the best Spanish-language writers under 35 by the magazine Granta.