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Les Tribulations de Maqroll le Gabier

par Alvaro Mutis

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Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular quest for the absolute. Álvaro Mutis's seven dazzling chronicles of the adventures and misadventures of Maqroll have won him numerous honors and a passionately devoted readership throughout the world. Here for the first time in English all these wonderful stories appear in a single volume in Edith Grossman's prize-winning translation.… (plus d'informations)
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Empresas y tribulaciones de Maqroll el Gaviero reúne, en un volumen, las siete novelas que constituyen la saga de ese personaje errante que es el Gaviero -denominación que recibe el hombre de la gavia, aquel que tenía la posibilidad de ver más lejos en el horizonte-, y cuyo vagabundeo por puertos y mares y recónditos lugares es una de las más apasionadas trayectorias literarias.
  Daniel464 | Sep 18, 2021 |
I read and reread this book many times. Mostly I now open it at random and let Alvaro Mutis’ prose carry me to magical places. But Mutis writing, as beautiful and effortless as it is, pales on the strength of the character he created. Maqroll is an anti-hero always in the margins of society, always traveling from port to port, meeting people in an underworld of brothels and bars. Maqroll’s quest is never defined, and never attainable. He is a voyager from another realm, someone lost in a dream.
I cannot recommend this book enough….
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  RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
DE SNEEUW VAN DE ADMIRAAL

Maqroll el Gaviero reist over de Xurandó, door het oerwoud, op weg naar een lucratieve deal. Zijn doel lijkt zich eerder van hem te verwijderen dan dichterbij te komen. Zijn medereizigers ontmoeten een voor een hun lot. Aan het eind blijkt zelfs de terugreis niet echt mogelijk. Maar soms gaat het helemaal niet om de reis.

ILONA KOMT MET DE REGEN

Net als Maqroll aan lager wal dreigt te geraken, ontmoet hij zijn oude, vrijgevochten vriendin Ilona. Samen zetten ze een lucratieve deal op. Een ordinaire schelmenroman, totdat Larissa verschijnt en het verhaal kantelt. Een boek dat je alleen al voor de titel zou lezen. ( )
  brver | Mar 8, 2021 |
Ceuta - Diciembre/2001 ( )
  MOTORRINO | Dec 11, 2020 |
Where to begin? Where to end! Seven shorter "novels" are collected in this mighty volume featuring the restless, elusive and ultimately mysterious Maqroll, a sort of everyman in his absolute uniqueness and unknowableness, a subject of fascination to his "Boswell" -- a man both literary and practical and with a settled life. Maqroll is also not everyman in the extraordinary adventures and experiences he has had. Even his place of birth is unknown, as is the peculiar spelling of his name. (I decided he was descended from the Irish Wild Geese--exiles of the late 18th century's failed rebellion.) For he is somewhat like Odysseus, but one not having a home to return to. He is a man of ideals and a man for hire up for almost anything, a man full of dreams and a man with no allegiances to any country, a man of myriad languages and much erudition. He is a man with no country, loose in the world, us and not us--for are not we all in the same predicament? The most consistent aspects of Maqroll's personality are that he cannot keep money in his pocket and that once a friend, always a friend. When someone mentions a money-making scheme however, Maqroll cannot resist even when: "The presence of danger, unspecified but obvious, plunged him into an all too familiar state of mind: ennui, a weary tedium that invited him to admit defeat, to halt the passage of his days, for they were all marked by the kind of venture in which someone else always profited, took the initiative, forced him into the role of the innocent dupe who served other people's purposes without realizing it." My copy of Maqroll bristles with pink stickies. Marvelous bits of pith: of a friend he writes, ". . . one of his typical character traits was a professorial and very German need to explain everything with pointless precision, as if the rest of the human race needed his assistance to understand the world." Or on weather: "Weather is a purely personal matter. There is no such thing as a climate that is cold or hot, good or bad, healthy or unhealthy. People take it upon themselves to create a fantasy in their imaginations and call it weather." One of the fine amusements in this otherwise rather gloomy but strangely compelling and beautiful tale, is how Mutis introduces each new venture -- I wish I had marked them, but you begin to realize that even this 700 page volume doesn't begin to cover the varied enterprises, both criminal and not, Maqroll had been engaged in from Kuala Lumpur to Anchorage, from fishing for salmon to running a high class whorehouse in Panama City. And I haven't mentioned the romantic theme of the book, the tramp steamer, now almost extinct, replaced by the humongous container ships and vigilant customs patrols. (Have I said the book is set in the 50's and 60's and maybe into the 70's for all that it feels timeless?) A deeply romantic and lyrical tale, this is, written in formal, precise, and elegant prose. Quite amazing. It took me so long to read I can't quite give it five stars, but as a literary work, really, it deserves them. ****1/2 ( )
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I thought that the writings, letters, documents, tales, and memoirs of Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) had all passed through my hands, and that those who knew of my interest in the events of his life had exhausted their search for written traces of his unfortunate wanderings, but fate held in store a curious surprise just when it was least expected.
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7 novellas: "La Nieve del Almirante"; "Ilona llega con la lluvia"; "Un bel morir"; "La última escala del Tramp Steamer"; "Amirbar"; "Abdul Bashur, soñador de navíos"; "Tríptico de mar y tierra"
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Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular quest for the absolute. Álvaro Mutis's seven dazzling chronicles of the adventures and misadventures of Maqroll have won him numerous honors and a passionately devoted readership throughout the world. Here for the first time in English all these wonderful stories appear in a single volume in Edith Grossman's prize-winning translation.

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