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Bonsai (Contemporary Art of the Novella)

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Review-A-Day

"'The publication of Bonsai...marked a kind of bloodletting in Chilean literature. It was said (or argued) that it represented the end of an era, or the beginning of another, in the nation's letters.'" Marcela Valdes, The Nation (read the entire Nation review)

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Publisher Comments:

Once outside its flowerpot, the tree ceases to be a bonsai.

"Winner of Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel"

Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, “a simple story that becomes complicated.”

Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is accessible yet profound—as one critic in Chile’s Capital newspaper put it, “Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow.”

The Contemporary Art of the Novella series is designed to highlight work by major authors from around the world. In most instances, as with Imre Kertész, it showcases work never before published; in others, books are reprised that should never have gone out of print. It is intended that the series feature many well-known authors and some exciting new discoveries. And as with the original series, The Art of the Novella, each book is a beautifully packaged and inexpensive volume meant to celebrate the form and its practitioners.

Synopsis:

Winner of Chiles Literary Critics Award for Best Novel

Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, “a simple story that becomes complicated.”

Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is accessible yet profoundas one critic in Chiles Capital newspaper put it, “Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow.”

Synopsis:

Winner of Chile's Literary Critics'Award for Best Novel

"One of the greatest literary events of recent years."-Alfonso Cortnez, Las ltimas Noticias

"An unclassifiable object of unusual beauty . . . one of the best Chilean novels of recent times."-David Lacalle, Capital

Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, "a simple story that becomes complicated."

Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsaiis accessible yet profound-as one critic in Chile's Capital newspaper put it, "Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow."

Alejandro Zambrais acclaimed as the greatest writer of Chile's younger generation. He is a poet and critic and currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. Bonsai is his first novel. It was awarded Chile's Literary Critics'Award for Best Novel.

About the Author

Alejandro Zambra is acclaimed as the greatest writer of Chile’s younger generation. He is a poet and critic and currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. Bonsai is his first novel. It was awarded Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933633626
Publisher:
Melville House
Subject:
Literary
Translator:
De Robertis, Carolina
Author:
Zambra, Alejandro
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Contemporary Art of the Novella
Publication Date:
20081007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
84
Dimensions:
6.96x5.04x.29 in. .24 lbs.

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Product details 84 pages Melville House Publishing - English 9781933633626 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "'The publication of Bonsai...marked a kind of bloodletting in Chilean literature. It was said (or argued) that it represented the end of an era, or the beginning of another, in the nation's letters.'" (read the entire Nation review)
"Synopsis" by , Winner of Chiles Literary Critics Award for Best Novel

Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, “a simple story that becomes complicated.”

Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is accessible yet profoundas one critic in Chiles Capital newspaper put it, “Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow.”

"Synopsis" by , Winner of Chile's Literary Critics'Award for Best Novel

"One of the greatest literary events of recent years."-Alfonso Cortnez, Las ltimas Noticias

"An unclassifiable object of unusual beauty . . . one of the best Chilean novels of recent times."-David Lacalle, Capital

Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, "a simple story that becomes complicated."

Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsaiis accessible yet profound-as one critic in Chile's Capital newspaper put it, "Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow."

Alejandro Zambrais acclaimed as the greatest writer of Chile's younger generation. He is a poet and critic and currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. Bonsai is his first novel. It was awarded Chile's Literary Critics'Award for Best Novel.

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