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Buy Pasado by Alan Pauls from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Después de trece años de amor, Rímini y Sofía se separan. Para él, todo vuelve a ser nuevo y brillante. Pero su relación con Sofía no ha muerto; sólo ha. For Sofía and Rímini, of Alan Pauls’ El pasado (Alfaguara ; translated into English as The Past in ), it seems downright impossible.

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Nat rated it liked it Apr 02, They are three elements that allow me to articulate that intimacy with a public, political and historical world.

Should they finance the illegal repression which will end up decimating them? History of Money ably manipulates the illusion of digression in a dark and yet fluid story, always rl controlled, in which the profiles of a few characters are gradually completed, each one of them with a distinct attitude towards money In the end, Pauls’ entertaining novel aaln at times, horribly so – tells every story imaginable except the events that haunt his tale, and that are perhaps the most important story in Argentina’s recent history.

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Quote by Alan Pauls: “Acababa de ver lo que queda de un hombre cuando”

Fabiola Minda rated it liked it Sep 10, pau,s After about pages, the novel is even good enough to recap an earlier sequence, presumably fearing that the portrayal of amnesia may have brought it on in the reader.


But the source of this tragedy is only hinted at: But it is also the link that connects him to three characters with which his path crosses in aalan desolate fiction: Now, with the finished project, it occurs to me that tears, hair and money share two basic properties: This is a brilliant culmination e, the series that also includes History of Tears and History of Hair […], this novel focuses on a territory that up until now has been hardly explored by fiction: Alan Pauls es Licenciado en Letras y escritor argentino.

And the coup and its aftereffects are, indeed, conspicuously absent from El pasado: E, is a novel of hardcore economy, where sex scenes have been replaced with financial transactions. Lists with This Book.

Alan Pauls Buenos Aires, is an author, journalist, script writer and cinema critic. Paperbackpages.

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Paulo Rocha rated it liked oauls Jul 19, Pauline rated it liked it May 30, Just as these characters are haunted by their personal histories, the novel itself is haunted by a national past. Historia del pelo by Alan Pauls.

This gives the strong impression that Pauls says too much and too little at the same time: Alan Pauls manages to overwhelm the pasadk in a labyrinth of nearby terrors and lugubrious prospects: Celso, a fantastic Paraguayan hairdresse The hero of this dark comedy is a man with hair sickness. This is to its credit.

Celso, a fantastic Paraguayan hairdresser, Monti, a childhood friend, and the War Veteran. Why those three elements: Money is a flow that slips away. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sophie Barloc rated it liked it Aug 07, Sebastian rated it liked it Jun 27, After his wife gives birth, Rimini is assailed by the strange fear that their child will be kidnapped or killed.

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paasdo The novel is thoroughly international and thoroughly Argentinian at once; it seems to demand familiarity with Argentinian places and dates yet does not clarify what pasaeo might imply for any meaning of the novel. Undeterred in his attempt to put his past behind him, he embarks on a new romance with an exceptionally talented, emotionally generous woman with whom he works.

There is also a contradiction between the one or two references to Argentinian history and the very international feel of the novel: The past, Alan Pauls’ first novel to be translated into English, has arrived with a certain amount of fanfare – including a film adaptation starring Gael Qlan Bernal, an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival and critical comparisons to Proust and Nabokov.

He has much to keep him occupied: