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Con la Muerte en los Punos (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

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Xavier Villaurrutia 2004 Award

From the very first page we begin to read the diary of the great ex Heavy Weight Champion, Baby Cifuentes. In those fifteen chapters, as if they were fifteen rounds, he will narrate his rise to fame, his glories and his fall; how nobody is the same after twenty championships fights. Mainly, he will tell how one day he woke up drugged up and on top of the bloody body of the woman he loved, not knowing if he killed her.

Description in Spanish: Un viejo aseador de calzado se hace amigo de un antroplogo, con quien conversa y a veces juega domin, y quien lo convencer de que escriba en un cuaderno los recuerdos de su vida como boxeador. Pero esto lo sabemos despus, porque desde la primera pgina de la novela estamos leyendo ese cuaderno, que incluir quince partes, cada una de ellas un round. Baby Cifuentes, excampen de peso wlter, nos contar su ascenso a la fama, sus glorias y su cada; cmo aprendi que "boxear no es cualquier mamada", pues nadie queda normal despus de veinte peleas de campeonato: el hgado se atrofia, el tabique nasal se reblandece, "los sesos descansan como dentro de una taza y el box los obliga a salir tanto de la taza que no regresan a su lugar". Sobre todo, contar cmo despert un da sobre el cadver ensangrentado de la mujer amada, sin saber si la mat de tan drogado que estaba.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.48 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2003
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9681912551  
ISBN13  9789681912550  

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a escribir, que es lo que supuestamente haces mejor  Jul 5, 2007
Este señor no tiene nada de Angel, es un déspota, fascista y autoritario. El único lenguaje que este pseudo escritor domina es el de las Piedras y los Palos, sólo hace falta darse una vuelta por la UDLA.
I hate boxing, yet I loved this book  Jun 8, 2004
I've been reading Palou's works for a while now. I thought I had him figured out somehow. I thought I knew what he was about. It's exciting to discover that's not the case. Palou is a chamaleon and this novel about a Mexican boxer is proof. After a few pages I realized I was completely engrossed in Baby's life and had fallen into Palou's trap: I had forgotten he was the author. As far as I knew and for all practical purposes every line I was reading had been written by this boxing character who is not a writer and simply throws words out in a primitive, raw fashion. I enjoy Palou's novels very much. They all bring you in, but this one (no wonder it won the award) excells at translating the thought process, the language and the customs of a working-class, uneducated man who makes fame and fortune (if only briefly) through the use and abuse of his fists. In this story Palou also brings back the Gavito character from Paraiso Clausurado. It always tickles me when characters travel from one book to another. So, if you must get under Palou's skin, read Paraiso first. Con la Muerte en los Punos is a good, fast read that is not only entertaining, but also extremely informative.

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