The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll has ratings and reviews. Fionnuala said: I usually tell people that I met Maqroll the ‘Gaviero’ for. Spanish Empresas y Tribulaciones de Maqroll el Gaviero) is a compilation of novellas by Colombian author Álvaro Mutis. First published as a two-volume. 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.

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The Great Fire is full of languid afternoons and young men beset by obscure diseases and weary from the war.

People take it upon themselves to create a fantasy in their imagination and call it weather. Mutis endows Maqroll with wo Throughout the seven novellas contained in this hefty tome, Mutis guides us through the trials and tribulations of Maqroll, one of the most enchanting and mutls literary characters I’ve ever encountered.

Set against this is the idea that everything basically comes down to the same thing: Or Kipling’s shirley temples.

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It’s a big success, until Ilona starts getting emotionally involved with one of the prostitutes. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. A man of integrity, although his undertakings are not always on dl conventional side of legality. Or perhaps destiny insists on saving me from some deadly thing that lies hidden in these dinosaurs from maqgoll time. I’ve read the first three novellas and a half of the fourth.


Tall, blonde, athletic, age forty-five, spirited Ilona has a comparable sense of life as an ever expanding adventure. This series, receding toward a vanishing point, forms a V. Life often renders its accounts, and it is advisable not to ignore them. There are schemes aplenty: Gavisro lot is to interpret it with an implacable paucity.

La escritura de Mutis en las tres primeras novelas es un ejemplar extraordinario de la literatura moderna. He gets a day in the cooler for his impertinence, though his curious admission is in some ways more revealing than the information on his forged Cypriot passport.

This book has a Stalinist rating on this site, but still I didn’t like it. I see a green forested mountain naqroll turn over, stretch out, stand up, and walk away.

I was glad to finally get to this, though I didn’t always enjoy reading it, if that makes any sense. Aug 13, Jeanette rated it liked it. Though the title does in fact begin to resonate at first I thought it sounded like a new James Bond movieit ,aqroll quite rises to the level of controlling metaphor. Not even memory, because memory is made of the same mawroll, ungraspable substance out of which illusions emerge and then disappear.

Mutis died earlier this year, leaving behind a long legacy as a poet and novelist. First, we have the Traverses, a rough-and-tumble family in the mining country of Colorado, circa This collects seven novels of Maqroll’s baviero through the 20th century and the fringes of both law and order and love.

Jan 29, Geoff rated it it was amazing.

So, Maqroll, my Maqroll, can be my little secret. I immediately set out to visit the places the elusive Gaviero was said to frequent and I eventually tracked him down. Thanks for telling us about the problem. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.


The reader is now in possession of the background, indeed the background to the background, of my meeting with Maqroll, and I am certain that those concerned will be relieved to hear that I am now fast forwarding to the actual event itself. Maqroll has hitched a ride on a boat on a presumably South American river toward some mysterious sawmills from which he hopes to make money transporting lumber back down river.

Mutis endows Maqroll with world-weary philosophical sensibilities that bring a sense of whimsical pathos to the meanderings and colorful cast of characters, recalling of his close friend Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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However, our maqrooll was not without its misadventures, although I believe they too brought us closer. Nov 18, Juan Hidalgo rated it liked it.

Disclaimer, I only got to page and will read the other novellas at a later time. As a bookseller, sharing this masterpiece with customers has been one of the highlights of my job. This is no Proust, exactly, but there are some comparisons I can make. Then come the surprises, and in his case they can be revelations.

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Gerade das fehlt bei Mutis. Seven entertaining novellas about the charismatic Maqroll follow him all over the world, finding gold in a South American mine, on a ship transporting Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, and back home caring for the son of a friend who died tragically. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?