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Το «Καφενείο των τρελλών» στο Τολέδο πόλη μαγική μετέωρη στο χρόνο είναι ο χώρος συγκέντρωσης των λογοτεχνικών χαρακτήρων που δεν έχουν βρει το συγγραφέα τουςΟ Φελίπε Αλφάου Ισπανός μετανάστης στην Αμερική μουσικοκριτικός και φίλος του Λόρκα που αναγκάζεται να γράψει στα αγγλικά την ισπανική ιστορία του συχνάζει κι αυτός καμιά φορά μαζί με τους αποτυχημένους συγγραφείς στο «Καφενε?. The Short Version An emotional thrill ride novel in stories stories where the characters rebel invade other stories appear under different names and cause various sorts of mayhem confusion and headaches for the authornarrators Nicholls is correct on this one is there ever any doubt As the stories may be read in any order there s probably no such thing as a view spoilerspoiler hide spoiler

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Locos Una comedia de gestos

ους τρελλαίνει και στον πόθο τους να την αγγίξουν δεν διστάζουν να αρπάξουν την πένα από τα χέρια του συγγραφέα τους και να γράψουν την ιστορία τους όπως αυτοί τη θέλουν Κι αυτός άλλοτε υποχείριο των παθών τους κι άλλοτε εγγυητής της εσωτερικής συνέχειας της αφήγησης αναγκάζεται να επέμβει να αλλάξει την πλοκή ή να υποδείξει στον αναγνώστη κάποια πτυχή που οι χαρακτήρες του αποκρύβουν. A tale of two cities One is Madrid the other imaginary A tale of two novels written by itinerant international authors both of whom had Spanish as their first language A tale of two experimental novels One I loved one I did not Can you guess which is whichCortazar published 62 A Model Kit in Spanish in 1968 the edition I read was translated in 1972 Alfau published Locos A Comedy of Gestures in 1936 in English Cortazar had Argentinean parents but was born in Europe then moved back to Buenos Aires when he was very young and later back to Europe Alfau was born in Barcelona but moved to the United States when he was 14 Locos was published when he was 34Call me crazy but I loved Locos Pun intended It is charming and cruel tragic and hilarious ambiguous yet direct and written with clear poetic prose The experimental style on display never overwhelmed the narrative Despite the fact that Alfau directly declares the fictive nature of his characters he made me care about them Unfortunately I found 62 a Model Kit to be nearly the opposite despite significant similarities Cortazar seems to be peopling an imaginary city with characters and scenarios imagined by the very characters in the story but unfortunately they never seemed real The characters seemed undeveloped Cortazar would reveal a uirky trait here or there but they came across as highly abstract intellectual exercises Where as Alfau acknowledges the characters are abstract but he made them seem real I found the prose in 62 to be opaue and unwelcoming The sentences zigzagged in ways that didn t complement my brain I felt like I was constantly trying to trace the thoughts of an intellectual suirrel on crystal meth Have you ever done crystal meth It s like being on a mega dose of caffeine but it sucks out all your wit You are basically an idiot who thinks he s not At any rate every phrase that Cortazar wrote took the sentence in a different direction and I became tired of trying to figure out what he was trying to say I found the writing tedious I couldn t get the meaning out of it I don t know if I should put some blame on the translation or not but after 60 pages I threw in the towel I skimmed forward just to pick out sentences here and there and could see that it was essentially the same book throughout This experience was severely disappointing after I uite enjoyed reading Autonauts of the CosmorouteWith Locos Alfau seems to be following in the footsteps of fellow Spaniard Luigi Pirandello who wrote a play in 1921 entitled Six Characters In Search of an Author I actually performed in this show in college But Alfau goes to a place that blends great humor with the tragedy The story begins roughly with Alfau playing himself at a cafe with a friend who becomes a character in the book This cafe is where bad authors go to discover characters for their stories In that cafe we meet many of the characters who will populate the book Note the irony What follows is a series of interconnected short stories about many of them Most characters reappear throughout and even when they are not featured a brief mention may act as a dramatic revelation that changes significantly what you read before And further some of the characters seem to metamorphosize and despite having the same names serve different roles or have different relationships in subseuent stories The entirety manages to hold together as of a novel than a collection partly thanks to the overlapping characters partly through the consistent tone and style and partly because Alfau is always in the background or making appearances as the author He has several charming asides regarding how his characters have gotten away from him and he can t uite control them Trust me it just works Some of the stories are uite hilarious Some are devastating and yet often absurd In one case a man is obsessed with fingerprints because he believes his father invented thescience of fingerprints And didn t receive the recognition he deserves In another scenario the police are having a convention in Madrid at the same time as a blackout citywide occurs which leads to a crimewave of everyone mugging just about everyone And the police are so busy with their convention that they are too tired to even arrest anyone It s so ridiculous Lucy The theme of the absurdity of life is never far from the surfaceI devoured Locos I dropped 62 like a hot potato If you want to dip your toe into some literature that is experimental without being alienating then I highly recommend Locos It s just flat out brilliant feels modern post in content and style and it s a book that can be read multiple times Love love loved it

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?ο των τρελλών» αναζητώντας χαρακτήρες για να αφηγηθεί την ιστορία τους Οι χαρακτήρες όμως είναι απείθαρχοι και όταν γευθούν την πραγματικότητα αυτή τη νέα διάσταση που τους προσφέρει ο συγγραφέας μεθούν και γυρεύουν να πλάσουν μόνοι το πρόσωπο και τη μοίρα τους Γιατί η πραγματικότητα για τους χαρακτήρες είναι ακριβώς αυτό που για τα πραγματικά όντα είναι η φαντασία Η επαφή μαζί της τ. This is madness 45


10 thoughts on “Locos Una comedia de gestos

  1. says:

    Somewhere in Toledo lost amongst narrow streets there is the Café of the Crazy freuented by disused literary charactersBad writers were in the habit of coming to that café in uest of characters and I came now and then among them At that particular place one could find some very good secondhand bargains and also some fairly good cheap new ma

  2. says:

    The Short Version An emotional thrill ride novel in stories—stories where the characters rebel invade other sto

  3. says:

    Once I was at the Café de los Locos in Toledo Bad writers were in the habit of coming to that café in uest of characters and I came now and then among themAnd so he did this Spanish expatriate writing in English in New York because he felt Spaniards wouldn't get it Finished in 1928 it was eight years finding

  4. says:

    Locos A Comedy of Gestures is a lost gem from the late thirties and was forerunner for the postmodern movement of the ‘60s onward The novel is a series of interlocking tales wherein characters are redistributed among the manifold Spanish topographies sometimes for significant contrasts sometimes for simple mischiefThe novel has in common with the ancient storytelling tradition narrated in a fable like voice

  5. says:

    This is madness ΥΓ 45

  6. says:

    Puma you sure can pick 'em I thoroughly enjoyed this one The characters in revolt against their young 'author' line in the description had me somewhat concerned; I could see it getting a little too whimsically meta like one of those Daffy Duck cartoons where he complains about how the animator is drawing him and the animator retaliates by drawing Daffy and ridiculously Thankfully there's a lot to it than just metafictiv

  7. says:

    Strangely for a book recommended to me by a man who claims not to like short stories this is not a novel as its cover blurb claims but a collection of short stories Linked they may be but cohesive enough to be a novel they are not Nor while I'm on the subject of the cover blurb do they 'anticipate works like Pale Fire and One Hun

  8. says:

    It takes than a little something to write about your characters disobeying yourself the author Well maybe it takes of that thing today than in 1928 but still Despite that somewhat heavy handed self awareness at the beginning the authorial footnotes strewn throughout are a less grating touch this text shines in the way it moves It is funny and frenetic and invites you to do than a little detective work Breezy tune up read

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    A tale of two cities One is Madrid the other imaginary A tale of two novels written by itinerant international authors both of whom had Spanish as their first language A tale of two experimental novels One I loved; one I did not Can you guess which is which?Cortazar published 62 A Model Kit in Spanish in 1968; the edition I read was translated in 1972 Alfau published Locos A Comedy of Gestures in 1936 in English Cortazar

  10. says:

    Poor Felipe Alfau If he had stayed in Spain rather than immigrate to the States he would very likely be considered today one of the most interesting writers among the “avant garde” artists of the 20th century Locos a book he apparently wrote in the late 1920s but only published in 1936 and no one paid any att

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