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The adventures of Maqroll

four novellas

by Alvaro Mutis

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlvaro Mutis ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.
ContributionsGrossman, Edith, 1936-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ8180.23.U8 A24 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination369 p. ;
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1116256M
ISBN 100060170042
LC Control Number94042341
OCLC/WorldCa31433811

Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular quest for the 5/5(3). Title The Adventures of Maqroll: Four Novellas: Amirbar/the Tramp Steamer's Last Port of Call/Abdul Bashur, Dreamer of Ships/Triptych on Sea and Land. Binding Hardcover. Book Condition Good. Jacket Condition Very Good. Type Hardcover. Edition First Edition. Publisher Harpercollins ISBN Number /

Maqroll’s creator, the Colombian Álvaro Mutis, died last year at the age of 90 in Mexico City after a long career as a television executive, poet and, later, writer of the acclaimed Maqroll novellas, best known to American readers as collected in the NYRB Clasics edition The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. I can think of no better. Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular.

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A great book for the armchair traveller with a metaphysical bent. It's a collection of seven novellas detailing the adventures of one Maqroll, easy-going adventurer and hard luck guy, as he gets into one ill-fated enterprise after another/5.

Both writers created characters outside the mainstream who, nontheless, appeal to us as human beings. Both find beauty and excitement as clearly in rusty iron as in a pair of enticing eyes.

The Adventures of Maqroll is a 20th century quest that will be appreciated by anyone who admires the self-directed life/5(4). The reader finishes this book in an exalted state, wanting the tales of the eponymous Maqroll never to end Maqroll is an adventurer, a wanderer, going from one shady occupation to another.

Mutis is a natural storyteller—one is reminded of Machado de Assis, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, and perhaps Thomas Mann of Felix Krull.5/5(3). The Adventures of Maqroll is difficult to categorize. Its a collection of novellas that include adventure stories populated by men and women who live where and how they must; these are the people who work near shipyards and the banks of unexplored river tributaries, people who value candor and honesty but for whom strict adherence to the law is often inconvenient/5.

Four novellas by Colombian writer Alvaro Mutis continue the saga of the mythic hero introduced in the author's previous book, Maqroll, praised as "fascinating and original' (New York Times), "exquisite" (Los Angeles Times), and "spellbinding" (Boston Glove).Author: Álvaro Mutis.

About The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years.

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (orig. Spanish Empresas y Tribulaciones de Maqroll el Gaviero) is a compilation of novellas by Colombian author Álvaro Mutis. First published as a two-volume collection in Colombia inthe work was translated into English by Edith Grossman in   Book Review: The Adventures of Maqroll, by Álvaro Mutis ¿Qué pasa, Gaviero.

He can speak to sailors in ten different languages; to women, in fifteen. He has a lover in every port, and a rival in every other. He can rank every nation by its bartenders. He once had a. He has various adventures with women (one in each book). But the point is not so much what happens as the world view.

Maqroll is to some extent a modern Don Quixote, but equally travels round the world relying (often rightly, occasionally wrongly) on the good faith of strangers/5(24).

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll is difficult to categorize. It’s an outlaw adventure story populated by men and women who live where and how they must; these are the people who work near shipyards and the banks of unexplored river tributaries, people who value candor and honesty but for whom strict adherence to the law is often inconvenient.

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular quest for the absolute.

Álvaro Mutis's seven dazzling chronicles of the adventures and misadventures of Maqroll have won him numerous honors and a. His extravagant and hopeless undertakings, his brushes with the law and scrapes with death, and his enduring friendships and unlooked-for love affairs make him a Don Quixote for our day, driven from one place to another by a restless and irregular quest for the absolute.

Álvaro Mutis's seven dazzling chronicles of the adventures and misadventures of Maqroll have won him numerous honors and a /5(25). texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency The adventures and misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis. Publication date Topics Mutis, Alvaro -- Translations into English Publisher New York Review of BooksPages: "Alvaro Mutis's seven chronicles of the adventures and misadventures of Maqroll have won him numerous honors and a passionately devoted readership throughout the world.

Here for the first time in English all these stories appear in a single volume in Edith Grossman's prize-winning translation.". Colombian-born Mutis continues in baroque prose the saga of his seafaring hero Maqroll (Maqroll, ) with a narrative reminiscent of Conrad and John Buchan, but without the insights of the former or the excitement of the : Alvaro Mutis.

y Tribulaciones de Maqroll el Gaviero, published here in English as The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. Taken as a group the Maqroll stories belong, I think, to that class of literary books whose whole presence seems colored by the improbable, their genesis.

First met in the novel bearing his name, Maqroll, the nomadic, globe-hopping protagonist of these four inventive and hypnotic novellas, is a defiant wanderer living on the edge of society, a. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

The adventures and misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis, Francisco Goldman,New York Review of Books edition, in EnglishAuthor: Alvaro Mutis, Edith Grossman, Francisco Goldman.

The adventures of Maqroll: four novellas. [Álvaro Mutis; Edith Grossman] -- Four novellas featuring Maqroll, an international adventurer. One moment he is smuggling arms for liberation groups, the next digging for gold in the jungles of Peru, nearly getting himself killed by. The Adventures of Maqroll is a 20th century quest that will be appreciated by anyone who admires the self-directed life.

Brilliant, haunting Published by User, 21 years ago5/5(5).The Adventures And Misadventures Of Maqroll (New York Review Books Classics) - Paperback - (Febru ) quantity Add to cart SKU: Categories: European, Literature & Fiction, Paperback, Spanish & Portuguese, World Literature Tags:, Alvaro Mutis, English, NYRB Classics, Paperback.

The adventures and misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis, Francisco Goldman; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Translations into English, el Gaviero Maqroll (Fictitious character), Fiction, Mutis, Alvaro, Spanish Novel And Short Story, Fiction - General, Literary Criticism, European - Spanish & Portuguese, Literary, Fiction / General, Fiction / Literary, Fiction/Literature.