• June 19, 2019

Praise. Praise for Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai “The ‘last truly great book’ I read has to be Alejandro Zambra’s Bonsai. A subtle, eerie, ultimately wrenching. Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra.

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Here Zambra tells us everything we need to know about this relationship between built zambga very young people who long to seem, not simply intelligent, but profound.

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra – A Review

Bonsai begins with what appears as the beginning of a framed story—it leaves no doubt where the story will go, only how it will get there. Bonsai is the zzmbra of Julio and Emilia, a young Chilean couple who become lovers almost inadvertently. In the end she dies and he remains alone, although in truth he was alone some years before her death, Emilia’s death. The world is of tantalic inspiration.

Caring for a bonsai is like writing, thinks Julio. There is a sweet simplicity and breathless fluidity to this tiny novel. Alejandro Zambra Alejandro Zambra is a Chilean writer.

I can only recommend this to anyone.

In a way, they are creating literature and as their relationship continues, full of lies and truths and half-truths like any young couple, they further their depth as characters both literally and metaphysically.

A book that starts with a seed and grows into miniature version of a giant tree – an apt metaphor for the content Zambra put alejwndro this tiny novella that many authors take volumes to express.


Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra | Quarterly Conversation

Anthologies non-poetry Contemporary Fiction. There is a feeling of weightlessness to the prose and story that still manages to weigh heavy in the heart and soul upon completion. At first the back and forth about the characters continuing is intriguing, but again it is light and while the story about the story, his playing with narrative, is interesting, the characters again are flat.

I liked this one. A bonsai is never called a bonsai tree. It was the right choice for me from the language point of view. Turns out, it was brilliant. Mis documentos Alejandro Zambra. Other things happen in their lives, too, which makes the central twist all the more effective. Nevertheless, in spite of its brevity, it runs the ga A bonsai has to be nurtured and truly loved or else it will die; likewise, unless one does the same thing with human love, that will also die.

How’s this for a promise? Ray of light, extinguished: Nov 27, Stephen rated it it was amazing. It is the intricate potting of a story within a story that really sticks with the reader, the half-truths of life that go on to become a work of art, the literature housed in the container of experience. This complex and effective combination of detached-affectionate writing that pulls the reader in, make them emotionally invest in the stories of Julio and Emilia and long for some more. As the lives of Julio and Emilia move ahead, they meet other people who play important roles in their personal story, but still the two ex-lovers remain present, like quiet ghosts that hang around in shadowy places.


I was prepared to abandon it I must confess. There is this wonderful Spanish verb used, follar, and I wonder if the translator has indeed translated it correctly.

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra – A Review | By The Firelight

Skip to content Bonsai The Contemporary Art of the Novella Alejandro Zambra Melville Hose, pg 83 In someways I thought Bonsai was quite interesting, and brevity, one of the defining features of the book, should be commended since it is so easy to fill up novels with pointless digressions.

And then, soon enough, it’s finally over. While these metafictional comments might lead one to believe that the story is chaotically bulging out of the narrative, the opposite is in fact true.

Alehandro what counts the telling? Building a cushion against the time I start my own next whopper. Historia Del Llanto Alan Pauls. Where was my beautiful and normal dawn chorus?

It was about human intimacy. She examined, once again, carefully, Emilia’s eyebrow.

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra

Years after their breakup, Julio meets with a famous novelist who is looking for someone to transcribe the handwritten pages of his latest work.

Isn’t it the truth? Nevertheless, in spite of its brevity, it runs the gamut of your average novel of saywords in alehandro intensity, soul and concentrated structure.