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The Museum of Useless Efforts

✓ The Museum of Useless Efforts ☆ Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht - The Museum of Useless Efforts, The Museum of Useless Efforts In The Museum of Useless Efforts Cristina Peri Rossi renders familiar everyday situations uncanny through lyrical reinterpretations at the same time she somehow makes the uncanny appear quite ordina

  • Title: The Museum of Useless Efforts
  • Author: Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht
  • ISBN: 9780803287648
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback

✓ The Museum of Useless Efforts ☆ Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht, The Museum of Useless Efforts, Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht, The Museum of Useless Efforts In The Museum of Useless Efforts Cristina Peri Rossi renders familiar everyday situations uncanny through lyrical reinterpretations at the same time she somehow makes the uncanny appear quite ordinary Crafting peculiar and sometimes claustrophobically small worlds Peri Rossi explores the universal themes of desire violence and truth and the simultaneous and contr ✓ The Museum of Useless Efforts ☆ Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht - The Museum of Useless Efforts, The Museum of Useless Efforts In The Museum of Useless Efforts Cristina Peri Rossi renders familiar everyday situations uncanny through lyrical reinterpretations at the same time she somehow makes the uncanny appear quite ordina

  • ✓ The Museum of Useless Efforts ☆ Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht
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The Museum of Useless Efforts

About "Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht"

  1. Cristina Peri Rossi Tobias Hecht

    Uruguayan novelist, poet, and author of short stories.Considered a leading light of the post 1960s period of prominence of the Latin American novel, she has written than 37 works She was born in Montevideo, Uruguay but was exiled in 1972, and moved to Spain, where she became a citizen in 1975 As of 2005 update she lives in Barcelona, where she continues to write fiction and works as a journalist She studied at the University of the Republic.

755 Comments

  1. Cristina Peri Rossi is an Uruguayo writer who went into exile in 1972 the height of the military s dirty wars so i was expecting passion I guess it is also reasonable for an exile s writing to become dry, sardonic, bitter Or as one GR reviewer stated re these stories some are not useless.This is a small book of vignettes not really stories many of which just try way too hard and you feel embarrassed in place of the writer Well, i did.f instance The rest of the block was taken up by a gargantuan [...]


  2. I was sure I d like this, but you know what they say about being sure It makes a SHHH out of R and E.Anyway, I found the writing to be too precise and lacking in depth It was like trying to read a very varnished and shellacked piece of wood I couldn t keep my mind concentrated on the words, because there wasn t anything to hold onto but description.


  3. From The City He was certain that once, in his dream, he had discovered the gender of the presence This discovery filled him with excitement as he slept, but upon awakening the certainty disappeared It didn t fade, it vanished, overshadowed by diurnal reality The presence, he said, could be a man Nothing leads me to believe that it is a woman Any sexual definition, my darling, strikes me as scandalous We are the sex we were assigned at best we accept it Let s hope that in our dreams, if nowhere [...]


  4. The precise rendering of the dreamworld, shared archetypal images and journeys, and a supreme sense of irony are among the facets of this literary gem in the Spanish original Unfortunately, much of Peri Rossi s tone is diminished, her strong voice quieted in the translation.Based on the system, I d give the original a 5 the translation a 3.5 4.0I AM biased I have a personal bone to pick with the translator, but the weakness of the translation can be assessed simply by sitting down and going thro [...]


  5. So many good ideas But so little development Yes, this is a book of short stories however, they needed than the 3 or so pages that most stories got to develop at all These felt like outlines of stories to be written later.


  6. This was a fantastic read, Cristina Peri Rossi is just a brilliant writer I loved every story in this collection A fascinating, insightful and creative set of stories.


  7. A collection of melancholy short stories Some are powerful, some are sad, some are painful, some are not useless.


  8. Alas, I no longer own a copy of this wonderful collection of stories I lent my copy to a friend long ago, et puis, c est tout.



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