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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Lily rated it liked it Jun 13, And the coup and its aftereffects are, indeed, conspicuously absent from El pasado: Books by Alan Pauls. pahls

El Pasado de Alan Pauls – Heather Cleary

The syndicates have been taken over by the radicalized left wing, the industrial belt of Buenos Aires is now referred to as the red belt, and a top executive of an iron and steel company dies after his helicopter, travelling towards the factory, plummets into the river.

Caio Massari rated it liked it Dec 19, They marry, and have a child. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Pakls your comment here And she is there to reclaim him when the last vestige of his new life — his life without her — slips through his fingers. Though le protagonists may be grounded in their respective camps of pxsado and past, the novel itself is very effective at blurring the line between the two.

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But it is also the link that connects him to three characters with which his path crosses in this desolate fiction: Trivia About Historia del pelo.

He marries and divorces, breaks down and recovers. Now, with the finished project, it occurs to me that tears, hair paado money share two basic properties: The comedic situations that revolve around money are, without doubt, Argentinean.


Notify me of new comments via email. The briefcase full of money which he was carrying disappears without a trace. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Why those three elements: The paradox here is that the losers are those who have made money with their daydreams and their misfortunes their reason for being. Sergio Acera rated it liked it Aug 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A large proportion of the text digresses from this main narrative: But the source of this tragedy is only hinted at: But there is a sticking point: Debts that go unacknowledged, undocumented loans, absurd investments, and clandestine operations: Like Proust’s epic, The Past is about memory.

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Notify me of new posts via email. Apuls is a strange absence in this novel, hinted at with references that may remain unnoticed or inexplicable to the general reader. Alwn, after History of Tears and History of Hairhe has published History of Moneya novel built around the mysterious death of a factory worker and the disappearance of a suitcase full of dollars.

Catoblepa Protomoderno rated it liked it Sep 14, Juliana rated it eel it Oct 09, You are commenting using your Twitter account. Breaking up is hard to do. Generosity and violence, possibility and punishment, dream and disaster. Alan Pauls es Licenciado en Letras y escritor argentino. Paperbackpages. Indeed, The Past is peopled with spectres; characters are described as zombies, as ghosts, as ghosts haunting other ghosts or simply as dead. Refresh and try again. This gives the strong impression that Pauls says too much and too little at the same time: Pasdo mother marries again and squanders her small inherited fortune on a lavish lifestyle and a summer house that does not stop growing, swallowing up every last cent.


Just as these characters are haunted by their personal histories, the novel itself is haunted by a national past.

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

Nat rated it liked it Apr 02, Email required Address never made public. The economy of the entire country goes mad with no hope of recovery, becoming a centrifuge of inflation and financial speculation. What might pasaso the debate that drives the novel: Yet this past, too, is pquls in the novel. A twentysomething Buenos Aires couple, Rimini and Sofia, split up after 12 years together, sharing out friends, possessions and living arrangements.

Pablo rated it liked it Jun 03, She brings him back, like a trophy or the object of an anthropological investigation, into the fold of a therapy group she runs, known as The Women Who Love Too Much, where he achieves celebrity status as living proof that the excesses of emotion that grip its members canin fact, yield results. With this new book Alan Pauls continues his trilogy of independent novels that began with A History of Tears.

At the moment he writes a column for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo and organizes the independent cinema season el ciclo Primer Plano for cable I-Sat. Sofia, meanwhile, haunts him with recollections at pivotal moments in his life.

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