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by laura-restrepo

  • ISBN: 1846551188
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  • Author: laura-restrepo
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker (2007)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1254 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1244 kb
  • Other: doc mobi lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 397

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My first time reading a book by the Colombia author Laura Restrepo and it hooked me right in.

It examines the idea of insanity through three generations of a family in Bogota, Columbia - the grandfather from Germany who mistakes real people for people of whom he dreams, the aunt and mother who deal with their father's oddities while loving the same cruel man, and the daughter/niece who goes mad because of her family's secrecy and lies. My first time reading a book by the Colombia author Laura Restrepo and it hooked me right in.

Also by laura restrepo. Welcome to Gray City. The free online library containing 450000+ books. For Pedro my son, this book which is as much his. as it is mine. Wise Henry James had always warned writers against the use of a mad person as central to a narrative on the ground that as he was not morally responsible, there was no true tale to tell. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Laura Restrepo's Delirium offers profound insights into the deep scars that violence leaves on the individual and . Restrepo's twist comes in the narration of the novel.

Laura Restrepo's Delirium offers profound insights into the deep scars that violence leaves on the individual and society, says Ben Bollig. She employs a series of voices that intertwine and overlap as Aguilar delves deeper into the domestic and political mysteries that lie at the root of Agustina's collapse.

Delirium is a novel by Colombian author Laura Restrepo. With this book, Restrepo won the prestigious Premio Alfaguara de Novela in 2004. Natasha Wimmer's English translation was published in 2007. Delirium opens when its main protagonist, an ex-English professor turned traveling Purina salesman named Aguilar, discovers that while away on a four-day business trip his wife Agustina endured an experience that provoked a severe dissolution of her sanity.

Although Restrepo doesn't specify the year, it appears to be 1983: ".

I think that Laura Restrepo is a fine writer and her book Delirium captures the damage that violence does to societies and to individuals. I really liked the construction of the novel which had different voices relating the story and the plot with many twists and turns was compelling.

Delirium is a rich literary journey that delivers lush rewards. Laura Restrepo has created a diamond-hard vision that ultimately yields a layered, subtle, intelligent yet audacious sense of life. Laura Restrepo's Delirium is a book-and-a-half: stunning, dense, complex, mind-blowing. This novel goes far above politics, right up into high art. Library Journal.

From Restrepo (Delirium) comes a surprisingly plain-faced novel of parenthood set in the aftermath of the Argentine Dirty War. A journalist and one-time revolutionary, Lorenza is returning to Buenos Aires in the late 1990s with her teenage son, Mateo.

Delirium Wise Henry James had always warned writers against the use of a mad person as central to a narrative on the ground that as he was not morally responsible, there was no true tale to tell.

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Comments

Anarius Anarius
I have been travelling through Colombia for the last few weeks and deliberately went about reading as many Colombian writers as possible (without the appellido "Garcia Marquez") before I left. Restrepo was a real revelation and I was very impressed by this novel. It deals quite movingly with a husband's attempt to keep on top of the "madness" consuming his wife --- in fact, a severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (I haven't come across anyone in contemporary literature writing about the subject of OCD which blights the lives of millions of people -- a brave and valuable insight in itself. Restrepo describes it as the "fear that won't stay still ... a growing beast that must be fed and that swallows everything up."

Aguilar's great labour of love is set against a number of related dysfunctional family histories which provide context for understanding Augustina (and Aguilar's) condition and conundrum. There is also the backdrop of Colombia sliding into social and political chaos -- the madness of its politics in the 80s and 90s -- which provides another fascinating dimension, especially for a reader fortunate enough not to have had to live through such traumatic times and social circumstances.

This is a really brilliant book. I look forward to reading more of Restrepo's work. A great, sadly unheralded, voice of Latin American literature (in English at least).
Xangeo Xangeo
Though there isn't magical realism in this book per se, the multiple points of view, the blending of personal histories as well as the interplay of the past with the present - and all this set against the turbulent and violent time in Colombia's recent history - creates a complex and compelling environment in which to try to understand who Angelina is and what happened to her. Read it. A gripping and well written book. I'd like to read it in Spanish.
Malodora Malodora
I think that Laura Restrepo is a fine writer and her book Delirium captures the damage that violence does to societies and to individuals. I really liked the construction of the novel which had different voices relating the story and the plot with many twists and turns was compelling.
Uttegirazu Uttegirazu
Beautifully written. Most of it is not violent, just one scene that i particularly recall being shocking but it is done with a bit of distance, recounted after the fact, so it is not disturbing as it might have been. I had a hard time starting it, due to the alternating voices, and realized that it's better to read more than a few pages at a time to follow the story! Once I did that i got sucked into the fascinating multiple narrative of this personal and to some extent national history.
Talvinl Talvinl
Uniquely narrated by varying characters who lead to the denouement and all becomes clear!!!
Braned Braned
What a great book. Great literary style but very easy to read (just pay attention to who is talking at any given moment). I loved this book and ordered two more Laura Restrepo novels.
Darkraven Darkraven
Horrible!
Delirium drops us into the high-end world of modern Bogota, Colombia. These particular folks are families who hang out in fitness centers and travel to the United States. One main character is an unemployed professor who has hooked up with the daughter of a prominent drug family. She is more than he can handle and even if she weren't crazy, he'd be out of his league. (I'm reminded of the modern Italian novel The Natural Disorder of Things: A Novel which has a similar set-up.)

One day she disappears for a week and then suddenly reappears in a hotel deranged and distraught. A good part of the tension in the story is what happened to her? Thus, the title, Delirium. But the title could equally apply to just about every other main character in the book: the woman's mother who ignores all the infidelities around her and refuses to acknowledge that her son is gay; the professor who thinks this relationship is going anywhere, and the various drug-dealer characters. There is lots of local color of modern urban Colombia but also reminisces and flashbacks of the family's rural origin in German immigrants. Restepo also wrote The Angel of Galilea a story of a saint-like character in a modern drug-ridden Colombia slum.