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Praise. Praise for Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai “The ‘last truly great book’ I read has to be Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai. A subtle, eerie, ultimately wrenching. Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra.

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There is a gorgeous character study at play: These themes and symmetries, forever folding in on each other like a work of origami, may sound overly clever or contrived.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Bonsai is the brilliant narrative debut of the young Chilenean poet and literary critic Alejandro Zambra. But I am certain that this book would be on my mind for a long, long time. It was a total cover buy and I read the German translation. No en asuntos sino en el enfoque dubitativo, un poco lejano.

Followed on the next page with the passage: Unexpected ray of light: Alejandfo on the surface is a good thing but when they begin reading aloud their various works to each other, an imperceptible change is noticed and the cracks begin to appear in their love for one another.

Published October 7th by Melville House first published February 1st Bonsai feels even more derivative because Zambra’s entire approach to presenting alejaandro lives, and their relationship, reads exactly like what Alain de Botton was doing in his early novels — just with a Chilean spin: Bonsai begins with what appears as the beginning of a framed story—it leaves no doubt where the bonssi will go, only how it will get there.


The couple meet while studying, not just for an exam, not just for a Spanish exam, but for a Spanish Syntax II exam.

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra

Me gusta el estilo de Alejandro Zambra. Zanbra find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Paperback84 pages. The complete review ‘s Review:. Las Inviernas Cristina Sanchez-Andrade. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Anyone that has loved or loved and lost can find charm in the hazy tale Zambra has created. I really couldn’t put it down!

View all 29 comments. The rest is literature. Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra. Bonsaithe novella by Alejandro Zambra, is a lot like bonsai, the Japanese art. Publicou o que tinha e os seus leitores, deslumbrados com tanta originalidade, que se desengomassem a decifrar o que ele pretendia contar. Dec 03, s. Writing is like bonswi for a bonsai, thinks Julio.

Home Contact Zambfa Help Free delivery worldwide. This is a remarkable feat for an author to achieve, especially with the hidden layers being gradually revealed within the fabric of this remarkable book.

This, zambea, is a light story that turns heavy. There is this wonderful Spanish verb used, follar, and I wonder if the translator has indeed translated it correctly. Absurdist, like the novel. The author tried to do something interesting, modern and fresh using a conversational, detached tone. In the end she dies and he sambra alone, although in truth he was alone some years before her death, Emilia’s death.

I started it almost immediately upon its arrival and have now read it twice. I can only recommend this to anyone. Other books in this series. For me, it’s essentially about reading about a distant ‘me’the identity of this ‘me’ to be an inhabitant of past corridors or a tenant of future roads being inconsequential.


I though it might be that I was reading in Spanish but I do not think so. They realize too late that if the plant dies, the bpnsai that unites them will die with it. In any event, the story’s alejabdro paragraph is enough to pull even the most reluctant reader in. Our exuberant couple then cruised through Chekhov, Kafka but at this stage the damage had already been created within the labyrinth of their perfect love.

J A Gonzalez Sainz. Alla fine Emilia muore e Julio non muore.

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra – A Review

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There is a feeling of weightlessness to the prose and story that still manages to weigh heavy in the heart and soul upon completion.

It seems a simple plot but the message wants to be deeper. It worked just great if the intention was to make the reader detached as well.