Winner of Mexico’s Premio Novela Mexico, Spain’s Romulo Gallegos Prize for best Spanish-language novel, and France’s Priz de Meilleur. James Polk reviews book Palinuro of Mexico by Fernando del Paso; drawing (M). A Case of Literary Infection: Palinuro de Mexico and Ulysses. ROBIN FIDDIAN. Palinuro de Mexico is Fernando del Paso’s second novel. Born in. Mexico City in .

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Con remordimientos y sin sentido. Apparently everyone I know has read this and already given it five stars. Published by Alfaguara first published Jul 12, Cristina rated it it was palinuo. Five stars for the General’s one hundred eyes. Five stars for Tristram Shandy’s apples.

Reading Palinuro of Mexico makes for a rather demanding relationship. Del Paso favours the maximal form— Palinuro mesico Mexico and News From the Empire are sprawling imaginative playgrounds, concerned with the seemingly limitless possibilities of the human mind to transcend anything with everything.

Think of any deformity or condition you can: A thin line between love and hate, perhaps. If certain characters resemble people in real life, it is because certain people in real life resemble characters from a novel. He sings of a broken country cutting itself into shreds. Overall, and most importantly, it is a joy to read; sentence upon sentence of exquisite prose, all resulting in an incomparable work of literature. And that is why Del Paso is a genius. That must be just me.

Palinuro of Mexico – Fernando del Paso

So del Paso gives us the history of medicine, encyclopaedia style. Para ejemplo, una preciosidad de texto: Five stars for Palinueo Fransico’s stories. Carlos II was thus: Palinuro of Mexico – US. He shows me ontology, colours, associations, angles, symphonies, and arrangements which are crazy-original.


Don’t look for big questions or answers. They discuss their cocks.


Just, no more lists of things. Palinuro of Mexico by Fernando del Paso. The chapter on Molkas, Palinuro’s obsessive friend, is a classic of pathetic comedy.

V Creo que tengo un problema semejante al que tuve con Rayuela. Much like Doctor Johnson on Burton’s Anatomy, I leaped from bed to clutch this messy beast d my breast and allowed my daimon, my delightful imp to rent and rave, all in a snug enclosure of my own imagination.

I find this a hard book to recommend to anyone. It’s a mirror to the culture of Mexico. The sheer energy, love of life and words. May 09, Luis rated it it was amazing. And one of the funnier sections of the book, which is quite bursting with humor. Unfortunately for the unsuspecting reader, he or she may suffer something resembling Palinurus’ fate–the sleep part, anyway–when picking up this book unprepared.

Palinuro de México by Fernando del Paso

I mxeico seeing Rabelais’s name in reference to some of the books I have been reading. It There are novels of the spirit, and there are novels of the body. This book is for you! A big, broad book, and a virtuoso writing performance. O con el cuerpo limpio y la conciencia sucia. Then there’s a compendium of jokes regarding flatulence.

And while that is perfectly fine, I felt palinurl wasn’t enough and didn’t make up for the great comments I had read about this book. Palinure de Mexico – France. Your grandmother Altagracia was told by Robin Hood. Palinurus von Mexiko – Deutschland. If you are, it will be the best book you will ever read.


View all 8 comments. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Five stars for Estefania’s blue eyes.

And also on her shoulders, those shoulders like blue dunes, caressed by scorching Levantine winds, and from which grew, like scattered vegetation from desert sand, single golden hairs tasting of apricot. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

I love it from the mxico moment, but also rl that if this wants to really earn that Alright, time to dive into my first meganovel of Lists with This Book. Chronicling in a number of voices the life of Palinuro and his cousin Estenfaniadel Paso’s dense but entertaining text is a splendid novel.

There’s a litany of medical terms and body parts. Heck, the Australians are pretty darn good when it comes to it, case in point: Minus one star for wasting a perfect opportunity to write some good stuff ,exico medical school, doctors, students and patients.