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El Sindrome De Ulises/the Sindrome of Ulises 5 Edicion (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

El Sindrome De Ulises/the Sindrome of Ulises 5 Edicion (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

By Santiago Gamboa (Author)
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ste no es el luminoso pars de turistas y estudiantes. Es la ciudad subte- rrnea y gris de los emigrantes, de los que perdieron toda esperanza en su propio pas. Son vidas alumbradas por la intensidad de sus desgracias, por el colorido recuerdo de valles y colinas que nunca acaban de dejar atrs. Son salvajemente jvenes en todo, en su ansiedad ante el amor y la patria perdida, en la voracidad con que agotan las botellas de vino y vodka y la simplicidad y compasin con que se entregan al sexo. Puros y desdichados, sus historias son brutales y hermosas como en un relato ruso. En esta novela un joven escritor que refriega platos en las mazmorras de un restaurante oriental convoca las voces de sus amigos y de sus nume- rosas mujeres, en un vertiginoso testimonio de lenguas y pieles africanas, orientales, latinas y tambin francesas. Pocas veces una obra de ficcin ha palpado con tanto dramatismo y belleza el mundo de los inmigrantes. El sndrome de ulises, como se flama a las pesadumbres que se incuban en los ghettos y barriadas en donde se hacinan los extranjeros ilegales, es una novela ms cercana al pars desaforado y precario de henry miller y al de una desoladora novela de eduardo caballero caldern, el buen sal- vaje (premio nadal, 1965), que al festivo y primaveral de hemingway o de fitzgerald, o al spero y bohemio de los artistas latinoamericanos.



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Studio: Planeta Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 30, 2005
Publisher   Editorial Seix Barral
ISBN  9584211900  
ISBN13  9789584211903  


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Un libro para esos que emigran de sus paises...  Oct 2, 2006
Si nunca ha leido a Gamboa, mi recomendacion es comenzar por "Perder es Cuestion de Metodo," que es un libro mucho mejor. Pero "El Sindrome de Ulises" no es un mal libro.

Como el nombre de la novela lo sugiere, este es un libro sobre emigrantes. Aquellos que se van a otros paises, dejando su tierra natal atras y deciden montar toldo en lugares totalmente extranos. La trama ocurre en Paris, pero muy bien podria ocurrir en culquier parte del mundo, pues las historia de los imigrantes/emigrantes es universal.

El personaje principal es un Colombiano que va a Paris a estudiar literatura. Y por consiguiente pasa de ser de la elite intelectual de su pais a la mas baja escala social de Paris; se hace amigo de otros imigrantes a los cuales generalmente mira con pesar - a pesar de todas sus experiencias, el personaje nunca parece sentir a gusto con su posicion social en Paris.

Pero en los ojos del personaje, Gamboa describe sutilmente sentimientos familiares para aquellos que viven lejos de sus paises. Algunos personajes son desarrollados a cabalidad, y las historias estan bien atadas de principio a fin. Y sin ser su mejor obra, en esta ocasion Gamboa parece mas maduro y seguro de sus habilidades como escritor.
 
Long, boring and pathetic  May 4, 2006
Unfortunately, this is one of the worst pieces of literature I have ever read. To my surprise Gamboa falls into a boring an unnecessary overextended autobiography of his life in Paris and his experiences with other immigrants. It does depict a more obscure Paris, but it doesn't elucidate on anything new or alluring to the globalized culture of this century. His stream of consciousness becomes boring after the first 50 pages. For being such a famous writer, his style is too basic and relies too much on extremely detailed descriptive prose, delivering a novel very predictable for an amateur reader. The plot is spiced up by Paula's nymphomaniac practices that start to get boring by page 120.This is as bad as reading Marquez's "Memorias de mis putas tristes" with the difference that Marquez's novel is less painful to read just because is shorter.
 
Amazing story  Sep 7, 2005
Being a Colombian immigrant in the US, thos story really touched me. If you have a friend from Bogotá living abroad, send him/her this book. I can guarantee that they'll love it (even if they get a little shocked with all the sex in the book...).
 

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