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Mi padre era un computador y mi madre una máquina de escribir», apunta Alejandro Zambra en las primeras páginas de este libro de relatos, que bien puede. Booktopia has MIS Documentos by Alejandro Zambra. Buy a discounted Paperback of MIS Documentos online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Mis documentos (Narrativas hispánicas nº ) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Alejandro Zambra: aracer.mobi: Kindle-Shop.

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Mis Documentos Alejandro Zambra Ebook

Archived in a folder on award-winning author Alejandro Zambra's deskt. Shelves: century, chile, latin-america, e-book, cumulative power that makes Mis documentos perhaps the best short-story collection of the last two decades. In this book of short stories, Alejandro Zambra traces the mundane existence of «The first thing that should be said about Mis documentos is that it is one of. «Mi padre era un computador y mi madre una máquina de escribir», apunta Alejandro Zambra en las primeras páginas de este libro de relatos, que bien puede.

I buried him in the garden next to a rusted old machine. Yes, I believe in a heaven for all dogdom where my dog waits for my arrival waving his fan-like tail in friendship. I choose the first two verse of a poem by Neruda one of the few I read online that touched me a lot A dog has died source There is nothing better than the unknown book falling through the letterbox at Winston towers such as it was with this book when it arrived. Robert Ampuero has lived a life , in fact in some ways the way he has moved around the world he left his native Chile after the Coup in first to east Germany to study , then in Cuba back to Chile and then Sweden and finally in the US where he is the professor of creative writing at the university of Iowa. Young Brule is given the task and told to read Maigret to help him with it by don Pablo. The book is an imagined journey around the world by a young man on behalf of Pablo Neruda. Don Pablo ask the young man if he has read any crime fiction to help him along the way , he says he has read he says some Christie , Chandler and of course Holmes. The poets large brown eyes grew more alert , as they always did when he was talking about women. How old? Alongside this we see the world Neruda lived in and how his shifting views on the world , also reflected at times the moving views in the world he had lived in. Don Pablo is painted with a loving eye , you can tell that Roberto Ampuero is a huge fan of this man , he even says in his after word how when he was younger he could see Pablo Neruda house from his own house , the room he was aware of with the huge chair by the window that Pablo Neruda used to sit in. Have you read Neruda?

These sort of name droppings occur throughout the collection, but not restricted to authors. In The Most Chilean Man in the World, titled after a language barrier mistake that aids in the atmosphere of being a stranger in a strange land despite the warm welcome of strangers found in the story, the focal character finds himself stranded and nearly broke after traveling to Belgium to see his ex-girlfriend who refuses his company.

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Zambra has the character reach out to friends via Facebook for assistance in navigating the foreign cityscape. Even in the future when Facebook is a sad relic, any minor investigation to our modern culture would reveal how integrated Facebook is with our culture. Many stories feature middle-aged men feeling obsolete and irrelevant in a world now passed down to a generation in full bloom like the memories to which these men cling.

Family Life, in particular, follows a 40 year old man who is still haunted by his past but out of touch with his modern era.

It is this estrangement that brings people together in My Documents, such as the night phone operator and the elderly man connecting across the globe in Long Distance spurred on by their loneliness, or how the rather scummy narrator of Family Life finds himself in bed with a much younger woman by filling her with lies that play on her need for a family lifestyle and acknowledgement of her motherly abilities.

Zambra has a genuine gift for mining empathy for unlikable characters.

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True or False finds the reader empathetic for the dead-beat dad who buys a cat for his child to spite his ex-wife and the reader feels the rage that is always bubbling at the surface of his character. Perhaps it is having a divorce of my own already under my belt that draws me to stories such as these, but there is a real human element burning brightly in characters he creates and then has disappoint you with their actions.

Romantic love is regarded as transitory, and hearts never shatter but instead blur the pages with their vague melancholy. It is as if the stories have written themselves and Zambra a mere conduit for their fruition, and begs for the reader to question if these stories are true or not before recognizing that such thought is beside the point in fiction. While these stories, often of broken men and estranged relationships, are fiction or maybe partly memoir, they do not belong in the My Documents folder of one person, but of all people in order to speak their universal truths.

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The adolescence was real. Lurking in each story are traces of Pinochet and his regime. One of the finest stories is the allegorical tale National Institute about a school where students are only known by their student numbers and the teachers are characterized by their cruel fascist nature. Family Life, in particular, follows a 40 year old man who is still haunted by his past but out of touch with his modern era.

It is this estrangement that brings people together in My Documents, such as the night phone operator and the elderly man connecting across the globe in Long Distance spurred on by their loneliness, or how the rather scummy narrator of Family Life finds himself in bed with a much younger woman by filling her with lies that play on her need for a family lifestyle and acknowledgement of her motherly abilities.

Zambra has a genuine gift for mining empathy for unlikable characters.

True or False finds the reader empathetic for the dead-beat dad who buys a cat for his child to spite his ex-wife and the reader feels the rage that is always bubbling at the surface of his character. Perhaps it is having a divorce of my own already under my belt that draws me to stories such as these, but there is a real human element burning brightly in characters he creates and then has disappoint you with their actions.

Romantic love is regarded as transitory, and hearts never shatter but instead blur the pages with their vague melancholy.

It is as if the stories have written themselves and Zambra a mere conduit for their fruition, and begs for the reader to question if these stories are true or not before recognizing that such thought is beside the point in fiction. While these stories, often of broken men and estranged relationships, are fiction or maybe partly memoir, they do not belong in the My Documents folder of one person, but of all people in order to speak their universal truths. The adolescence was real.

Lurking in each story are traces of Pinochet and his regime. One of the finest stories is the allegorical tale National Institute about a school where students are only known by their student numbers and the teachers are characterized by their cruel fascist nature.

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He manages to explore melancholy and estrangement, disappointment and breakups without seeming overly emotional while still capturing the appropriate sadness and examines Chilean middle-class life under the shadow of Pinochet without being blatantly political. Zambra is a master of light touches and capturing time and space.

There is the right blend of humor and empathy, rage and regret flowing within each story that feels alive in their immediacy and universal relevance while also superbly capturing a place in time and history.

From the opening story concerning childhood to the final story, the metafictional marvel Artistic Rendition, each word reads like a blessing. Like his first novel, My Documents is a bold promise of a brilliant career with so much more yet to come.