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Chromos [PDF / EPUB] Chromos Chromos Is One Of The True Masterpieces Of Post World War II Fiction Written In The s But Left Unpublished Until , It Anticipated The Fictional Inventiveness Of The Writers Who Were To Come Along Bart Chromos Is One Of The True Masterpieces Of Post World War II Fiction Written In The s But Left Unpublished Until , It Anticipated The Fictional Inventiveness Of The Writers Who Were To Come Along Barth, Coover, Pynchon, Sorrentino, And Gaddis Chromos Is The American Immigration Novel Par Excellence Its Opening Line Is The Moment One Learns English, Complications Set In Or, As The Novel Illustrates, The Moment One Comes To America, The Complications Set In The Cast Of Characters In This Book Are Immigrants From Spain Who Have One Leg In Spanish Culture And The Other In The Confusing, Warped, Unfriendly New World Of New York City, Attempting To Meld Two Worlds That Just Won T Fit Together Wildly Comic, Chromos Is Also Strangely Apocalyptic, Moving Towards Point Zero And Utter Darkness.

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  • Paperback
  • 348 pages
  • Chromos
  • Felipe Alfau
  • English
  • 20 May 2019
  • 1564782042

About the Author: Felipe Alfau

Felipe Alfau was an American Spanish novelist and poet Like his contemporaries Luigi Pirandello and Flann O Brien, Alfau is considered a forerunner of later postmodern writers such as Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchon, Donald Barthelme, and Gilbert Sorrentinotp webchive web .



10 thoughts on “Chromos

  1. says:

    Christ with castanets, says Alfau without emphasis Cheeses as I m wont to say myself. It s hard, for me, to know what exactly to say about Chromos. Brilliant Incredible All the usual predicate adjectives that seem to say so much while saying so little, other than exert with some vehemence that I was taken by the novel, tossed around for a couple weeks, then deposited on this side of the TBRs Accomplished In my case, tossed around for a couple weeks may be considered warning as ChromosChrist with castanets, says Alfau without emphasis Cheeses as I m wont to say myself. It s hard, for me, to know what exactly to say about Chromos. Brilliant Incredible All the usual predicate adjectives that seem to say so much while saying so little, other than exert with some vehemence that I was taken by the novel, tossed around for a couple weeks, then deposited on this side of the TBRs Accomplished In my case, tossed around for a couple weeks may be considered warning as Chromos is neither quickly or easily read well, unless you re a troublesome Scot who can plow through dense material with the ease of an eel the aforementioned Scot s buck passing review may be read, and should be read, here Whatever this novel is, it is not a sequel to Locos not exactly All the unruly characters from Locos reappear here although they now live in New Y...

  2. says:

    I read Locos A Comedy of Gestures over two and half years ago, so I have no idea how Alfau s two fiction books dovetail But Mike will So watch his space, watch his face I can assert that as far as my memory of Locos extends, which isn t very far, though I do recall reading portions on the fifth floor toilet at Napier U strange how memory works Chromos is the superior work Despite its anticipating the f...

  3. says:

    He was changeable and he was complicated and, in his manner of speaking, it would have been interesting to trace the wanderings of this complex variable over the subconscious plane and evaluate the integral of his real conclusions To me, he was an absurd combination of a slightly daffy Irish Moorish Don Quixote with sinister overtones of Beelzebub and the only Irishman I ever heard speak English with an Andalusian brogue With a character like this who needs Ulysses or Baron Munchausen Or eve He was changeable and he was complicated and, in his manner of speaking, it would have been interesting to trace the wanderings of this complex variable over the subconscious plane and evaluate the integral of his real conclusions To me, he was an absurd combination of a slightly daffy Irish Moorish Don Quixote with sinister overtones of Beelzebub and the only Irishman I ever heard speak English with an Andalusian brogue With a character like this who needs Ulysses or Baron Munchausen Or even Finnegan Chromos is a set of pictures in colour and colourful scenes...

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    And this is the stereochronic sense of life to change, to retrace and to advance, to sidestep oneself and join one s other past, present and future selves, and by undergoing this displacement along the axis of possibilities, to raise the curtain of man s next state and let consciousness flood our total identity which remains invariant under all transformations This is metanthropy In Spain there is no aristocracy but only nobility, and there is a great difference, oh, yes He remembered his And this is the stereochronic sense of life to change, to retrace and to advance, to sidestep oneself and join one s other past, present and future selves, and by undergoing this displacement along the axis of possibilities, to raise the curtain of man s next state and let consciousness flood our total identity which remains invariant under all transformations This is metanthropy In Spain there is no aristocracy but only nobility, and there is a great difference, oh, yes He remembered his delight when analyzing the general solutions of equations The practical quadratic was a sonnet with two possible endings the cubic was an ode to ingenuity and perhaps a monument to the controversial perfidy of an unscrupulous mathematician, its irreducible case a hint of irritating suggestiveness the quartic, a drama in which three unknown v...

  5. says:

    The moment one has to give stars complications set inWhat do you give a book that deserves no less than 5 stars and at the same time deserves nothan 3 The writing is great The storytelling through the first 250 pages is top notch Then the magic just kind of fizzled out for me.I read Locos a while ago and still vividly remember many of the characters, so it was a delight to read of their further adventures This time most have moved to New York and find themselves astranged from their The moment one has to give stars complications set inWhat do you give a book that deserves no less than 5 stars and at the same time deserves nothan 3 The writing is great The storytelling through the first 250 pages is top notch Then the magic just kind of fizzled out for me.I read Locos a while ago and still vi...

  6. says:

    The moment one learns English, complications set in Try as one may, one cannot elude this conclusion, one must inevitably come back to it This applies to all persons, including those born to the language and, at times, evenso to Latins, including Spaniards It manifests itself in an awareness of implications and intricacies to which one had never given a thought it afflicts one with that officiousness of philosophy which, having no business of its own, gets in everybody s way and, in tThe moment one learns English, complications set in Try as one may, one cannot elude this conclusion, one must inevitably come back to it This applies to all persons, including those born to the language and, at times, evenso t...

  7. says:

    Steven Moore then, editor at DA with Felipe Alfau and ms of Chromos, 1991 I know how much Photo Reviews can f with your feeds especially on those rinky apps but I love pics too and too I just wanna get me some back sides, I love this photo So, yeah, a ms BURIED in a drawer for decades Excavated by the inimitable team of Moore Dalkey But, thing is, I m sure there areandof these ms s BURIED in drawers just look in Theroux s for instance but too there are so many of Steven Moore then, editor at DA with ...

  8. says:

    Chromos, by Felipe Alfau, is a sort of inverted Arabian Nights Fictional characters insist on telling stories to the narrator, who doesn t want to hear them The stories bleed into one another, each one at least as compelling as the one before The characters are from an earlier novel by the same author, characters who had dreamed of becoming real, and now here they are, meeting h...

  9. says:

    I discovered Chromos in a bookshop, not one of those great hulking used bookstores where the books are thrown about like leftover refuse, no this bookshop was a time traveler, a holdover from a bygone era where books are respected and cherished As I was saying I discovered Chromos hiding away in the Books Translated from Spanish section It called out to me with its intriguing cover and the opening lines The moment one learns English, complications set in Try as one may, one cannot elude th I discovered Chromos in a bookshop, not one of those great hulking used bookstores where the books are thrown about like leftover refuse, no this bookshop was a time traveler, a holdover from a bygone era where books are respected and cherished As I was saying I discovered Chromos hiding away in the Books Translated from Spanish section It called out to me with its intriguing cover and the opening lines The moment one learns English, complications set in Try as one may, one cannot elude this conclusion, one must inevitably come back to it And so I took it home For 8.95, I took home a hardback book in pristine condition in spite of having been published in 1990, and upon arriving home, I soon discovered that it was a first edition on acid free paper Wow Further inspection revealed that it had been improperly shelved, for Felipe Alfau who emigrated from Spain during WWI to New York City, wrote Chromos in English in 1948 and never bothered to publish it until ...

  10. says:

    A fascinating and complex book written by a Spanish immigrant in New York in the 1940 s but not published until 1990 First of all it s a classic immigrant story of immigrants coming to America, learning American culture and examining and re learning their own culture in comparison to that of their new environment He also speculates on language and culture and how perspectives shift as the immigrants learn English As Spanish immigrants from Spain their first task is lea...

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