Los Planetas) [Pdf/E–book] ñ Sergio Chejfec
Elena's Conquest gUld have done what was needed to avoid his abduction though in fact he did nothing at all to cause it They say that one could avoid innumerable problems mistakes and catastrophes if one knew how things wereoing to turn out but this is an impossible dream The most extreme example of this is that we are all certain of death and even expanding things a bit about the decline of civilization the destruction of the environment and the inevitable ostracism of the sun but are still unable to avoid the end
What Us From Losing keeps us from losing in the fact of this inescapable truth A belief in the interim in the fact that in the meantime things happen that are worth experiencing Very definitely not a book to be rushed through It demands to be mulled over slowly Very digressive and meditative I found it to have much the same conceptual content as a lot of the poetry I ve been reading lately Both of Chejfec s books that have been translated into English The Planets and My Two Worlds have proven themselves somewhat difficult to et through Not because Chejfec is a difficult writer per se nor because I find them
Exhausting But There Is but there is in his prose that I liken to someone inviting you in but keeping his foot against the door This seems a deliberate choice on Chejfec s part and it works his works demand that rare valuable thing from a reader strict concentration That concentration is paid off in full in Chejfec s brilliant moments which shine through often enough to leave one feeling a little at a loss as if the words on the page suddenly fleetingly became something substantial and true Uneven ultimately parts of it are lovely deeply felt and engaging and parts are not failing alternately for being too vague or too explicit Too many connections are explained which should have been left to intuit and too much time is spent talking about silence when some actual silence would have sufficed I m left with the suspicion that this book isn t uite about what Chejfec thinks it s about that the Sebaldian meditations on identity memory and the city are ultimately weightless and beside the point I like A surprisingly moving story of mourning written in a meandering dense philosophical style that touches on political religious and social themes with lots of ideas about how humans interact with space around them both in terms of eographic space especially in how humans construct and are constructed by cities Captives of eography our past is shaped by. Aires in the early 1970s He convinces himself that M must have died in this explosion and he begins to tell the story of their friendship through a series interconnected vignettes hoping in this way to reanimate his friend an. Exuisite start to finish Seriously some of the finest
WRITING ON MEMORY AND LOSS I VE EVER HAD on memory and loss I ve ever had pleasure of reading The Planets was my first Sergio Chejfec and most certainly will not be my last I m blown away This one will stick with me for a very very long time DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it So take my review with a rain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directlyNot really as tight as My Two Worlds but maybe emotionally ripping I love Heather Cleary s translation and all the little stories that the narrator recounts from his childhood friend especially the one about the eye and the railroad tracks I hope that sounds intriguing It s kind of hard to review our own books on here but I just want to say that I m extremely proud that we took here but I just want to say that I m extremely proud that we took chance on Sergio and signed on three of his books way back when He s a fantastic writer and one whose reputation will surely row as people encounter him and books become available I won t pretend to completely understand everything that is Class of 92: Out of Our League going on in The Planets Despite that I can appreciate that with its publication by Open Letter Books Sergio Chejfec has presented English readers with aentle novel on friendship Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story grief and loss It is ostensibly a collection of memories told to us by the narrator about his childhood friend M M was abducted during Argentina s Dirty War He disappeared his fate unknown leaving his friends and family in a kind of limbo Sergio Chejfec has stated that the book is in part based on a real life friend who did disappear in the 1970 s Some years later the narrator reads in the newspaper about an explosion outside of Buen Aood book about friendship identity and political violence and terror Sometimes it drags too much and I would prefer a bit action and less introspection and a bit of humor too So overall it s a uite boring book Excellent translation Sergio Chejfec writesNeither of us would have imagined that years later these events would be written down on paper If we had foreseen this we would have acted differently How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead guiding our steps according to our idea of posterity fortunately we did not This foreseeing should be clarified howeveriven that if M knew the reasons why I would end up writing these pages he certainly wo. When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside the narrator’s thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend M who was abducted from his home years ago during a spasm of political violence in Buenos.
Sergio Chejfec ´ 0 read & downloadThe city and in terms of outer space Because the same mystery that moves the planets also impels people And it has to be noted that Heather Cleary s translation is remarkable the style of this book is daunting and can seem impenetrable but her rendering ives a beautiful rhythm
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is a tightly composed narrative that can et you inside Chejfeca tightly composed narrative that can Moonrise get you inside Chejfec amazing head a little easier A very strange and surreal book I don t really know how to explain the plot so I ll let the publisher do it for me When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside the narrator s thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend M who was abducted from his home years ago during a spasm of political violence in Buenos Aires in the early 1970s He convinces himself that M must have died in this explosion and he begins to tell the story of their friendship through a series interconnected vignettes hoping in this way to reanimate his friend and relive the time they spent together wandering the streets of Buenos AiresOk that sounds about right But this book isn t so much about the politics in Buenos Aires This book is about memory friendship and loss The narratoroes over many different segmented memories of himself and his time with his friend M The book meanders around sharply focusing on certain instances for a while then tumbles right into a new memory I was tugged about by the narrator s thoughts not by any real chronology The unconventional structure was difficult at first but it sort of parallels how memories really areThe Planets was definitely a slow read but I do believe that it was worth it Sometimes I would et so wrapped up in the strange stories told about M or told by M with no apparent connection to any reality that I wouldn t be able to stop thinking about them for the rest of the day They seem hard to tie together as you re reading them but taking the time to concentrate while reading definitely becomes worth it by the end The narrator comes clearly into focus time starts to align and we essentially see the impact of M s disappearance I almost ave up on the book at the beginning but I m lad that I didn tIf you have the time to slowly read and you don t mind a bit of philosophizing I think this book is worth a shot Especially if you have weird hang ups aboutinterest in memory Like I do Full review. D relive the time they spent together wandering the streets of Buenos AiresSergio Chejfec’s The Planets is an affecting and innovative exploration of mourning remembrance and friendship by one of Argentina’s modern masters. ,