Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jorge Volpi (México, ). Es autor de las novelas La paz de los sepulcros, El temperamento melancólico, El jardín. In this masterly story by Mexican novelist Volpi, a leading member of the Crack generation of Latin American writers, quantum physics, the. Buy En busca de Klingsor by Jorge Volpi (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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The characters — with the possible exception of the touchy, libidinous Bacon — do not really come alive. This is what the word kljngsor refers to. En busca de Klingsor klingsir Jorge Volpi. Very interesting novel about scientists and their ethical and social responsibilities. Studies in the Literary Imaginatio n. If Volpi had found a way to conclude the story after the second part I have little doubt this would be one of my reads of the year.

But taken as a whole, the novel is a baggy compendium, over-filled with disparate ideas, as if concocted by a kleptomaniac magpie.

Este es un libro volpii se lee de corrido, a pesar de tener unas y pico de paginas son de esos libros que te enganchan desde el principio y no puedes soltar, y muy a pesar de los “manifiestos” y obsesiones por la literatura nada complaciente con el lector, fuera de una estructura narrativa no lineal y diferentes voces narrativas –estructuras ya muy comunes en muchas obras– la novela de Volpi resulta ser muy amigable con el lector, en momentos hasta simplona. Una responsabilidad en muchos sentidos La novela se puede leer en varios niveles.

In questo libro il messicano Jorge Volpi racconta a modo suo, in una caccia al fantomatico consigliere scientifico “Klingsor”, cosa pensavano i grandi fisici tra le due guerre, da Einstein a Bohr a Heisenberg. Interesante para los amantes de la fisica y las matematicas. Inhe became the director of Canal Fn 22, the government cultural television station of the State of Mexico.


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The buca main characters are a young American physicist working for the American military, Francis Bacon, and a German mathematician who assists Bacon in his search, Gustav Links. During this time, inhe was in Oaxacawhen a state government official there was assassinated, giving him the idea for a later novel called La paz de los sepulcros.

The encounters with the real scientists are often vivid. Volpi’s first two published works are a series of short stories called Pieza de forma de sonata at age 23 and novel A pesar del oscuro silencio Creo que la propia novela lo dice An Eternal Golden Braid” the main source of the mathematical ideas of Volpi at least for this bookthere are some slips, that I would consider as minor except for the narrator is a mathematician!

Jul 04, Pierre rated it liked it. Busa The story is highly mathematical, involving a German Character called Gustav Links, though the main character is a young American physicist called Francis Bacon sounds good.

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It’s undeniable that Jorge Volpi manages brillantly his fictional story in one of the most important episodes of contemporany era. Contributed by Octavio I disliked this novel a lot, from the mathematical viewpoint. Although published ten years later, one month before the Luis Donaldo Colosio assassination, he wrote a part of the book where a political assassination occurs much the way Colosio’s did, one month before it happened.

Apr 29, Alfonso Zendejas rated it really liked it.

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Bomb- Artists in conversation magazine. Inhe was named the director of the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuatothe most important cultural klinysor in Latin America. Volpi’s novels are distinct from magical realism and other trends of Latin American literature as they focus on the actions of characters and research into academic topics, especially history and science, and do not always focus on Latin American characters and settings.


Es un encuentro del que no se tienen muchos datos. It worked to take the wind out of the sails of what had been a thoroughly compelling yarn and also led to some loose ends, not least with respect to Bacon, creating somewhat of a weak conclusion.

He felt literature light trivialized the link between literature and knowledge. Nov 15, Antonio Rubio Reyes rated it liked it. The third part, however, shifted focus to concentrate on Gustav Links, with the style and pace altering, and more problematically, it little advanced the story with regards to the search for Klingsor.

Y luego ya este libro. Quiero plantearte dos cosas. A researcher in wartime had to commit itself with a regime, the Nazi or ally, though not interested in politics if he wanted to continue his quest for knowledge and leave track in history, he had to accept the ideology and to collaborate until the last consequences Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He stated much of his interest in science was sparked by watching Carl Sagan ‘s Cosmos on television.

He reformed the station and how it is perceived by the public. The writer invites you to an unexpected journey with gold results. Premio Biblioteca Breve