Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jorge Volpi (México, ). Es autor de las novelas La paz de los sepulcros, El temperamento melancólico, El jardín. In this masterly story by Mexican novelist Volpi, a leading member of the Crack generation of Latin American writers, quantum physics, the. Buy En busca de Klingsor by Jorge Volpi (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Tanto como que no pudiera comprender el autor la mente de una astuta mujer o no le quiere conceder el privilegio de ser tan inteligente. Volpi’s novels are distinct from magical realism and other trends of Latin American literature as k,ingsor focus on the actions of characters and research into academic topics, especially history and science, and do not always focus on Latin American characters and settings.

En busca de Klingsor by Jorge Volpi

Open Preview See a Problem? The buwca ending again may not be for people liking cookie Very interesting novel about scientists and their ethical and social responsibilities. Contributed by how If you are interested in the great physicists of the 20th century, Nazi Germany, detective fiction and sex, then this book is wonderful!

Una manera magistral de relacionar tres temas totalmente diferentes: He met with and shared experiences there with fellow writer Ignacio Padillacrediting him vilpi an indirect influence on the work. Views Read Edit View history. Well deserving of the accolades received.

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Apr 29, Alfonso Zendejas rated it really liked it. An Eternal Golden Braid” the main source of the mathematical ideas of Volpi at least for this book bisca, there are some slips, that I would consider as minor except for the narrator is a mathematician!


It is implicitly stated that any mathematician lacking of talent becomes a physicist or prefer physics-related research.

This is when we meet our narrator, Professor Gustav Links, which has the task of helping Bacon to discover the identity of Klingsor code name of Hitler’s scientific adviser from a wide range of German scientists who participated in the atomic project. The ambiguous ending again may not be for people liking cookie cutter endings with everything explained, but so what The search is something of a shaggy dog story, encompassing encounters with some of the key non-fictional players in twentieth century science: The thematic connections are sometimes obscure or strained, and not always convincingly worked through.

Volpi has stated that “The novels I like to read and the ones I try to write are those that consider fiction as a vehicle of knowledge. During this time, inhe was in Oaxacawhen a state government official there was assassinated, giving him the idea for a later novel called La paz de los sepulcros.

To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. Eager to be a man renowned in science, and compete against his other self, who was ahead for the simple reason of being born years before. To ask other readers questions about En busca de Klingsorplease sign up. La novela parte de un supuesto interesante: It’s undeniable that Jorge Volpi manages brillantly his fictional story in one of the most important episodes of contemporany era.

But with the axiom that everything is uncertain, including especially the human being, we doubt even our own narrator, Volpi keep us in constant change, without knowing if the decisions of Bacon are right or wrong, causes us to wonder if he will achieve his objective or get lost in the way. The style wavers from the trite to the popular-scientific to the bombastic and over-literary.


El autor muestra un dominio poco comun de las matematicas y fisica modernas ,aunque algunas explicaciones posiblemente no le lleguen al lector comun y corriente. Creo que las aristas de este tema son muchas. It worked to take the wind out of the sails of what had been a thoroughly compelling yarn and also led to some loose ends, not least with respect to Bacon, creating somewhat of a weak conclusion.

Dec 26, Anthony Ferner rated it liked it Shelves: And a thread of Aryan mythology runs through the whole thing, ostensibly tying together some of the themes of the book, and accounting for the mythologically-derived codename of the Nazi scientist, Klingsor. Yo creo que esa incertidumbre y esa complejidad es la complejidad del mundo.

En busca de Klingsor

El intercambio de ideas pues es el intercambio de ideas que hay entre amigos Es decir, que el juego es importante desde el inicio de la novela. Aug 04, Rebekkane rated it liked it. Trained as vvolpi lawyer, he gained notice in the s with his first publications and participation in the pronouncement of the ” Crack Manifesto ” with several other young writers to protest the state of Mexican literature and promote their own work.