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Benzina Author Quim Monzó

Benzina Author uim Monzó Characters Æ 2 Characters Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Quim Monzó To create the sculpture to end all sculptures the film of all films the exhibit of all exhibitions One couldn't ca. Gasoline is a book that messes with your mind but it s good funThe novella only 141 pages satirises the new York art scene and while it s true that modern art is an easy target the way the author has tackled its pretensions is droll indeed It s a little like a shorter surreal version of Robert Bolano s The Savage Detectives see my review which was a spoof of avant garde literary movementsWritten in two parts January and December the book begins with the artist Heribert Julia who reminded me straight away of Ivan Gonchaarov s Oblomov See my review Too lazy to get out of his own way too mired in his absurdist self preoccupations to make a decision about anything Heribert is supposed to be churning out paintings for an exhibition that s coming up but he can t muster the motivation He s impotent in ways than one And he doesn t realise until it s too late that the up and coming artist that his wife wants him to help is not only her lover but is also his rival in the art worldIt s not until the reader makes the acuaintance of both wife Helena and mistress Herundina and a bunch of Herbiert s friends that it becomes obvious that almost every character s name begins with H and most of them are women There s Humbert Hubert and Hug Hildegarda Hip lita Hilari Hannah Hilda Henrietta Heloise and Hester Even the first letter of Heribert s surname Julia sounds like an H in Spanish and presumably also in Catalan Methinks the author was playing games with us late in the book when he introduced Xano and Marino del Nonno because it appears as if there is some meaning to be made out of the difference with these names But although I m happy to be enlightened I suspect that this name play with the Hs is another example of the kind of lists peppered elsewhere in the book lists which reminded me of the long lists of Mexican poets in The Savage DetectivesTo read the rest of my review please visit

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Benzina Author uim Monzó Characters Æ 2 Characters Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Quim Monzó Heribert Juliá and Humbert Herrera are opposites the one can no longer paint and doesn't much care the other wants. three decades after it was first published uim monz s gasoline benzina still offers seductive insight into the lives of artists and the myriad challenges inherent in the creative process the catalan author s novel one of five his books available in english translation split into two parts features two protagonists at very different points in their artistic careers heribert with his best successes behind him has become bored aloof and passionless while hubert ready to usurp than heribert s aesthetic achievements is inspired and inexhaustible yet the two of them seem to inevitably end up facing the same dissatisfaction and disappointmentat times surrealist revealing and droll gasoline perhaps offers uestions than it provides answers is hubert destined to become heribert is one s success merely the springboard for his successors are ego and selfishness ultimately noxious influences on the artist does triumph unavoidably lead to torpor might true love be unattainable for the aesthete rather than clarification monz s story contents itself with portraiture and personificationwith a cast of characters whose names almost uniformly begin with h heribert hubert helena hildegarda hug hip lita hilari hannah hilda herundina henrietta heloise and hester gasoline is as much commentary on the cyclical trappings of success as it is on the capricious nature of the art world monz s fiction is inventive arousing and often facetious yet also skillfully crafted and uniuely composed that of his work whether novels short stories or essays will be forthcoming in translation one can only hope why can t he just stay forever in that place where as if by a secret pact everything is white and everyone is dressed in white juggling similes and metaphors like a circus performer rendered from the catalan by mary ann newman

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Benzina Author uim Monzó Characters Æ 2 Characters Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Quim Monzó Re less about his mistress the other swoops in A fun house mirror through which Monzó examines the creative proces. DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it So take my review with a grain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directly

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  • Benzina Author Quim Monzó
  • Quim Monzó
  • English
  • 08 February 2020
  • 9781934824184

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    (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó Characters Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Quim Monzó Gasoline is a fun little book although rather pretentious at times Full of comedy and odd happenings it's certainly a uniue story in my opinion

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    Review Benzina Author Quim Monzó (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó Quim Monzó º 2 Read & download three decades after it was first published uim monzó's gasoline benzina still offers seductive insight into the lives of artists and the myriad challenges inherent in the creative process the catalan author's novel one of five his books available in english translation split into two parts features two protagonists at very different points in their artistic careers heribert with his best successes behind him has become bored a

  3. says: (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó

    (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó In Gasoline uim Monzo combines existential angst with the pitfalls of fame in a compelling at times humorous novel that addresses creativity a

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    (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó Looks interesting but the type and leading are too small for someone my age so I read very little Young book designers need to learn to be inclusive and publishers need to say No

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    Review Benzina Author Quim Monzó (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó I'm really really sick of novels about creative men going through existential crises while holding up some random woman as their two dimensional

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    (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó Quim Monzó º 2 Read & download Review Benzina Author Quim Monzó Gasoline is a book that messes with your mind but it’s good funThe novella only 141 pages satirises the new York art scene and while it’s true that modern art is an easy target the way the author has tackled its pretensi

  7. says: (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó

    (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó Quim Monzó º 2 Read & download Characters Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Quim Monzó DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it So take my review with a grain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would b

  8. says: (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó

    (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó The plot concerns an artist named Heribert whose main love is Helena but whose mistress is Hildegarda and whose lovers include a myriad of women whose name begins with ‘H’ It must have been a wild ride when it was first published in Catalan in the 1980s

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    Review Benzina Author Quim Monzó (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó Characters Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Quim Monzó I loved Monzo’s short story collections A Thousand Morons and Why Why Why much than Gasoline an earlier work of his I wonder if his writing style has improved over time or do I just like the uirky style of his writing so apparent

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    (PDF READ) [Benzina Author Quim Monzó] ½ Quim Monzó Review Benzina Author Quim Monzó I will forever think of this book as the one whose principal characters all have names beginning with H This stylistic uirk amusing at first is pretty frustrating to deal with throughout the narrative A short read When I got to the last page I thought to myself “HuH”

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