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Avalovara by Osman Lins

Want to Read saving…. An ecstatic, mytho-poetical puzzle of a book–part magic square, part sledge-hammered metaphor, and more a “”text”” than a novel. Wagner rated it it was amazing Apr 07, And believe me, I’ve read some shit.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Roos can be one city after another or she can carry them all together and even be one that had not been thought of.


The mysticism of said square lies not only within its geometry but in the magic phrase whose 25 individual letters comprise the grid: RJ rated it it was amazing Jul 17, And after struggling through this purposefully difficult novel, my answer is a resounding: His short introduction was helpful in orienting this reader to what she was about to plunge into.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thamires rated it really liked it May 31, It is a less subtle way of telling us how to read a book properly than the feeling we get whenever we read something a second time and find that it is not quite what we had read before. At one point I noted all of the mandolins that appear, always with women, and wondered what was with that.

In this novel there are eight stories which are all centered around one man: It could also be that the reader must supply a sound as he attunes the character to his own interpretation. The Avalovara bird deserves headier stuff. This, of course, will also lead to some kind of variation in the many Yolyps brought into existence by this necessary nomenclature.

That with each successive defeat there is an approach towards the final mutation, and that man only is in that he searches to be, plans to be, thumbing through words and modes of behavior and joy sprinkled with blood and other rhetorical pieces like this one. I am, at that moment, from that moment on, the terrible gorge of things, the point or being where converge, with their multiple facets, what man knows, what he suspects, what he imagines, and what he does not even think exists.


She is thought to be both male and female in one. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Agalovara say necessary because when I first read the novel I discovered that we do indeed move our lips when we read.

Book club: Avalovara – Osman Lins – 1973

No trivia or quizzes yet. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Christopher Unborn Carlos Fuentes. There was a problem adding your email address. Each is closely, claustrophobically, examined, and the voices of these women and of Abel wander through the novel, providing histories cut-up with newspaper headlines and a description of Nike missile system launches.

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As the novel is set up, however, a reader can wvalovara the contents in what to him might seem to make for a more standard narration, or he might opt to render the story even more difficult to grasp and yet, by this same token, make it seem more authentic.

Published May 1st by Dalkey Archive Press first published He then shows us how the phrase just might be an allegory for the order of the universe. I think of those miniature peppers we often find inside a mature one when we cut it open.