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Oevrero novela luminosa I finally ordered and read La novela luminosa “The Bright Novel” and am posting here to deliver my verdict. The excerpt below will perhaps suggest why I regretted parting ways with Levrero: A great hymn to life, like War and peaceby Tolstoy, or Ulysses by Joyce.

La novela luminosa / The Luminous Novel

La novela luminosa I finished this book yesterday. Levrero is not only inventive and obsessive, but his prose is kind of “tender”, very readable, surprisingly simple Equally entertaining and moving is his story of his relationship with a prostitute he identifies with nothing but an initial. 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.

So would somebody who has trouble getting into books by the Uruguayan J. In Colonia we stayed at a little hotel that was once where Mario Levrero lived and our room was called ‘La novel luminous’. I managed to read a few pages of El alma de Gardel on Google books and it struck me as excellent.

Unfortunately, my experience with Levrero in English is zero. It’s sad that this diary is just a testimony lla how bad Levrero is taking care of his body and mind, knowing that he died 4 years later. The levreeo now is But if all of El alma de Gardel is as good as the opening pages and if I ever get my hands on a copyI might translate it myself.


When you read it you understand what a novel is: I haven’t found much in English about Levrero, either.

After you finish this torture the actual novel starts Guggenheim” and thanking him for his generosity and assuring him his money wasn’t being wasted. La novela luminosa All right, I’m wondering if anybody here has read anything by the Uruguayan Mario Levrero. I don’t share all of Levrero’s interests–the pigeons he observes from his apartment, parapsychology, 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.

One of the most important novels in Latin American literature in recent years. Played with the computer until 7 am. Then I will take Borges!! I don’t really know, but if he is, find him and enjoy your reading! The wind that lays waste El viento que arrasa. 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. Not only that, the author quickly looses focus, the narration is shoddy, as the author constantly is apologizing for going off-topic, and the author is a real dick with homosexuals, dogs, even opera singers!

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 the name of C? Just about every time I buy a book by a writer I’ve never read, I end up disliking the book. From beginning to end, we are dealing with a challenging voyage through the lucid head of a great writer. I’ve read Levrero with delight in Spanish and, in fact, I’m currently reading his “Novela Luminosa”, maybe his masterpiece.

I still want to read Levrero but I think I’ll start with something else. In each of the entries in this diary which covers a year of his life, the author tells us about himself, his quirks, his agoraphobia, his sleep disorders, his computer addictions, his hypochondria and the meaning of his dreams. The rest of the book is “The Bright Novel” properly speaking; it is more memoir–and a good one–than novel.


La novela luminosa I have just returned from a trip through Argentina and Uruguay. Contact World Literature Archive Top.

Letras Libres From beginning to end, we are dealing with a challenging voyage through the lucid head of a great writer.

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.

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I’ve been thinking about reading more Levrero, including the titles you mentioned, but where I am they have to be ordered That was literally the miracle. How this novel is in two different lists of best novels in Spanish of the last 25 years is baffling. Some of Levrero’s other books are available, but I hesitate levrwro order them.

Other books by the same author.

La novela luminosa/ The Bright Novel

What started as quirky devolved into a self-indulgent mess. I live in Costa Rica and Spanish in my mother language. Onetti and doesn’t much like Fuentes, Bola? A separate chapter is dedicated 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 levrwro novels he reads obsessively.

The fear of death, love, the loss of love, death, old age, poetry, and the nature of fiction, the luminous, pevrero experiences: Levrero is somehow an “obscure master”. Novel Alfaguara, Penguin Random House,pages.