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Results 1 to 7 of 7. La novela luminosa All right, I’m wondering if anybody here has read anything by the Uruguayan Mario Levrero.

La novela luminosa/ The Bright Novel

novfla I managed to read a few pages of El alma de Gardel on Google books and it struck me as excellent. Still, it doesn’t seem to be in print, and it’s certainly not in a library anywhere near me.

Doubt it’s ever been translated, either. Some of Levrero’s other books are available, but I hesitate to order them. Just about every time I buy a book by a writer I’ve never read, I end up disliking the book.

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So would somebody who has trouble getting into books by the Uruguayan J. Onetti and doesn’t much like Fuentes, Bola? La novela luminosa I finally ordered and read La novela luminosa “The Bright Novel” and am posting here to deliver my verdict. 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. 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 jovela “Mr.

Guggenheim” and thanking him for his generosity and assuring him his money wasn’t being wasted. The rest of the book is “The Bright Novel” properly speaking; it is more memoir–and a good one–than novel. I don’t share all of Levrero’s interests–the pigeons he observes from his apartment, novelx, psychoanalysis, interpretation of dreams–and less than halfway through the book I started skipping the entries in which Levrero describes his dreams; I skipped them even though Levrero’s interpretations of his dreams were sometimes interesting; it’s just that I’m constitutionally incapable of reading or listening to descriptions of dreams.


All the same, Levrero is an intelligent man, and he’s excellent company; his account of his friendship, which develops over a chessboard, with a priest by luinosa name of C? Equally entertaining and moving is his story of his relationship with a prostitute he identifies with nothing but an initial.

La novela luminosain short, is characterized by a great freedom of form and content. 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.

The excerpt below will perhaps suggest why I regretted parting ways with Levrero: La novela luminosa Bubba. Unfortunately, my experience with Levrero in English is zero. I live in Costa Rica and Spanish in my mother language.

I’ve read Levrero with delight in Spanish and, in fact, I’m currently reading lumimosa “Novela Luminosa”, maybe his masterpiece. Levrero is not only inventive and obsessive, but his prose is kind of “tender”, very readable, surprisingly simple Levrero is somehow an “obscure master”. Is he translated into English? I don’t really know, but if he is, find him and enjoy your reading! La novela luminosa No, Guillaume, there’s nothing by Levrero in English.

I also read Dejen todo en mis manoswhich I didn’t think was as good as La novela luminosa. But if all of El alma de Gardel is as good as the opening pages and if I ever get my hands on a copyLuminoas might translate it myself. I’ve been thinking about reading more Levrero, including the titles you mentioned, but where I am they have to be lebrero I haven’t found much in English about Levrero, either. If you don’t want to read it, you can at least look at the pictures.

La novela luminosa I have just returned from a trip through Argentina and Uruguay. In Colonia we stayed at a little hotel that was once where Mario Levrero lived and our room was called ‘La novel luminous’. Then I will take Borges!! Can you let me know where I can get hold of these literary giants or at least to start with Levrero? La novela luminosa I finished this book yesterday.


It started great, with the diary full of quirky and funny remarks. It was interesting at the beginning to read about an author doing nothing, working on Visual Basic programs, collecting every crappy mystery novel he nofela, etc.

OMG, this has to be the longest, most uninteresting prologue ever! What started as quirky devolved into a self-indulgent mess.

The entries of the diary are either of the like “Woke up at 6 pm. Played with the computer until 7 am. After you finish this torture the actual novel starts A bunch of crap about paranormal encounters and religious pseudo-miracles grapes found in a hallway. That was literally the miracle.

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

How this novel is in two different lists of best novels in Spanish of the last 25 years is baffling. Its lenght and how difficult is to get the novel in Spanish is what has put me away from this commitment. I still want to read Levrero but I think I’ll start with something luminksa.

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