Condenado a la seriedad y a la impostura, Julio, el silencioso protagonista de Bonsái – la novela que supuso el brillante debut narrativo de Alejandro Zambra– . Eso es lo que ha hecho Alejandro Zambra en este libro que, del mismo modo que un bonsái no es un árbol, más que una novela corta o un relato largo es una . Zambra’s first novel, Bonsái, attracted much attention in Chile and appeared in the Spanish Editorial Anagrama, which was awarded the.

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It seems a simple plot but the message wants to be deeper. View all 7 comments. And turned on I am. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In the end I don’t care. zambrra

View all 20 comments. What does a resonating journal do? Once outside its flowerpot, the tree ceases to be a bonsai. The container is aalejandro a flowerpot or an interesting chunk of rock.

This is a remarkable feat for an author to achieve, especially with the hidden layers being gradually revealed within the fabric of this remarkable book. In an oblique way, this is a book about literature. An ode to the girl who lost her way and died much too young and to the boy who decides to grow up a tree in her memory. Bonsai is a quiet little novel with quite the emotional punch.

I encourage readers to get a copy and read it—bizarre and an incredible complement to this novella complement in its older sense of something which completes.


To see the comparisons between Madrid, Spain and Chile also adds an extra dimension to this story. Los Tiempos in Spanish. Editorial Anagrama in Spanish. For me, it’s essentially about reading about a distant ‘me’the identity of this ‘me’ to be an inhabitant of past corridors or a tenant of future roads being inconsequential. I noovela it almost immediately upon its arrival and have now read it twice.

Bonsai – Editorial Anagrama

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This is what Alejandro Zambra has done in this book, which, in the same way that a bonsai is not a tree, is neither a short-novel nor a long-story: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Beyond making a note to read one of the key short stories that define the relationship between Julio and Emilia bosnai the reason Julio chooses to commemorate their love with a bonsai.

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OMG I loved this book. It inevitably should earn comparisons to fellow a heralded Chilean, Mr. What I did not miss is how uninteresting the reading experience was and if there was a deeper meaning then I could not care less.

Zambra’s story is about the ramifications zambfa falling in and out of love, of lying about reading Proust, about bonsais. There is a smiling bonsai somewhere tucked in the corner here, perhaps. Render a blanket of dignity to our failures? I really couldn’t put it down! The novella is basically the love story of Julio wlejandro Emilia and what happens to their life after they separate spoilers: The narrative was simple and the vocabulary did not raise many difficulties.


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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Ya gotta love suggestions like that. It was said or argued that it represented the end of an era, or the beginning of another, in the nation’s letters.

Sep 15, Isabel Benavides rated it liked it. I liked this one.

It was the following sentence that was the reason: In any event, the story’s first paragraph is enough to pull even the most reluctant reader in. Bonsai is the brilliant narrative debut of the young Chilenean poet and literary critic Alejandro Zambra. So, now I was determined: Bonsai is the story of Julio and Emilia, a young Chilean couple who become lovers almost inadvertently.

In this second novel, a writer tells his stepdaughter a bedtime story called “The Private Lives of Trees” same title as the novelwhich he plans to end when the mother returns home from work.

Just as the silence between notes in a musical composition can define a work, so too do the silences in Bonsai define this work.