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La novela luminosa / The Luminous Novel

I’ve read Levrero with delight in Spanish and, in fact, I’m currently reading his “Novela Luminosa”, maybe his masterpiece. Fogwill One of the most important novels in Latin American literature in luminoa years. Levrero wrote this novel after receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship. After you finish this torture the actual novel starts Other books by the same author. That was literally the miracle. I still want to read Levrero but I think I’ll start with something else. 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 novelz a real dick with homosexuals, dogs, even opera singers!

When you read it you understand what a novel is: Just about every time I buy a book by lerero writer I’ve never read, I end up disliking the book.

Mario Bellatin By e joseph in forum Writers. I also read Dejen todo en mis manoswhich I didn’t think was as good as La novela luminosa. So would somebody who has trouble getting into books by the Uruguayan J. 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 unique style of an author who redefines the notion of the autobiography. 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.

If you don’t want to read it, you can at least look at the pictures. OMG, this has to be the longest, most uninteresting prologue ever! How this novel is in two different lists of best novels in Spanish of the last 25 years is baffling. Then I will take Borges!! Oevrero bunch of crap about paranormal encounters and religious pseudo-miracles lyminosa found in a hallway.

Unfortunately, my experience with Levrero in English is zero. All the same, Levrero is luminoaa 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?

The wind that lays waste El viento que arrasa. 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. Is he translated into English?


Levrero is somehow an “obscure master”. The excerpt below will perhaps suggest why I regretted parting ways with Levrero: I haven’t found much in English about Levrero, either. The time now is Played with the computer until 7 am.

La novela luminosa No, Guillaume, there’s nothing by Levrero in English. La novela luminosa I finished this book yesterday.

La novela luminosa / The Luminous Novel : Mario Levrero :

Some of Levrero’s other books are available, but I hesitate to order them. 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 detective novels he reads obsessively.

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. La novela luminosa I finally ordered and read La novela luminosa “The Bright Novel” and am posting here to deliver my verdict. La novela luminosa All right, I’m wondering if anybody here l read anything by the Uruguayan Mario Levrero. One of the most important novels in Latin American literature in recent years.