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Ls traditions break down There are assassinations and executions hallucinogenic mushrooms bawdy criminals carnal liaisons and papal dramas artistic and religious revolutions love and war A blazingly original voice and a postmodern visionary Álvaro Enrigue tells the grand adventure of the dawn of the modern era breaking down traditions and upending expectations in this bold powerful punch of a novel Game set mat it s no coincidence that when speaking of someone s death in mexico we say he hung up his tennis shoes that he went out tennis shoes first we are who we are unfixable fucked we wear tennis shoes we fly from good to evil from happiness to responsibility from jealousy to sex souls batted back and forth across the court this is the serve the second of lvaro enrigue s works to be translated into english after his short story collection hypothermia sudden death muerte s bita is a remarkable matchless novel of historical fiction if one were given to approximating the closest genre in which to situate it winner of the prestigious herralde prize in 2013 placing him suarely among the good company of mar as bola o vila matas giralt torrente pitol pauls sada villoro nettel et al sudden death is not a book about the origins of tennis nor the counter reformation nor italian painter caravaggio or spanish poet uevedo nor the prolonged inebriated tennis match they play with a ball crafted from the hair of the recently beheaded anne boleyn enriue mexican author and bogot 39 honoree celebrating young latin american writers of great promise see also zambra neuman alarc n halfon nettel volpi v suez d az roncagliolo et al has been enjoying the sort of buzz that translated authors seldom garner save for likes of bola o knausg rd ferrante and perhaps krasznahorkai sudden death makes clear that the hype is indeed well warrantedwith the aforementioned tennis match between caravaggio and uevedo as its centerpiece sudden death expounds upon history conuest art religion and tennis with violence and sex aplenty a vignette style prose and complementary humor sudden death while defining easy classification stands alone as a work of great imagination impressive execution and uniue combination of fact and fiction history and histrionics a lively ribald cast of characters and cameos hern n cort s and galileo galilei most notably invigorate a novel that is already brimming with novelty and nuance sudden death like so much of the best literature from spanish speaking countries melds tradition with originality enrigue aka mr valeria luiselli looks backward as perhaps bola o did forward in 2666 to posit bloodshed greed and subjugation as the thread that is forever woven into our past present and presumable future with a deft touch sudden death doesn t bow under the weight of history as enrigue is far too skilled to succumb to the trappings of centuries long elapsed that he has wrought humor perspective and literary ingenuity from the past is itself an impressive feat sudden death surely an early contender for one of 2016 s finest works of fiction marks enrigue as yet another latin american author for whom inventiveness fertility and singularity seem ever so effortless as i write i don t know what this book is about it s not exactly about a tennis match nor is it a book about the slow and mysterious integration of america into what we call the western world an outrageous misapprehension since from the american perspective europe is the east maybe it s just a book about how to write this book maybe that s what all books are about a book with a lot of back and forth like a game of tennisit isn t a book about caravaggio or uevedo though caravaggio and uevedo are in the book as are cort s and cuauht moc and galileo and pius iv gigantic individuals facing off all fucking getting drunk gambling in the void novels demolish monuments because all novels even the most chaste are a tiny bit pornographicnor is it a book about the birth of tennis as a popular sport though it definitely has its roots in extensive research i conducted on the subject with a grant at the new york public library i embarked on the research after mulling over the discovery of a fascinating bit of information the first truly modern painter in history was also a great tennis player and a murderer our brothernor is it a book about the counter reformation but it takes place in a time that now goes by that name which is why it s a book that features twisted and bloodthirsty priests sex addict priests who fucked children for sport thieving priests who obscenely swelled their coffers with the tithing and alms of poor all over the world priests who were swinei don t know what this book is about i know that as i wrote it i was angry because the bad guys always win maybe all books are written simply because in every game the bad guys have the advantage and that is beyond bearing translated from the spanish by natasha wimmer bola o giralt torrente vargas llosa restrepo fres ni have yet being no scholar of history to make sense of the three characters that bear eerily similar names lvaro de campos alberto caro and ricardo de los reyes to fernando pessoa s most freuently employed heteronyms perhaps enrigue is merely offering a nod to one of portgual s most enigmatic and poetical sons

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Muerte súbita

Lls of the time Across the ocean in Mexico the last Aztec emperors play their own games as conuistador Hernán Cortés and his Mayan translator and lover La Malinche scheme and conuer fight and fuck not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the course of history And in a remote Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More’s Utopia and thinks that instead of a parody it’s a manualWorlds collide time coi I m happy to have had the opportunity to read this in advance and interview the author Generally it s a great beguiling book like a mystery novel its far flung parts come together over time via the life changing magic of an assertion of associative intelligence The author also states what s up at times too Felt after a while like sitting mid court watching a ball zip back and forth across time and space A po mo literary entertainment with sharp hermeneutical knives up its sleeves An opportunity for good readers to have some fun if they re up for a game Translated by Natasha Wimmer who most famously translated 2666 her skill is on display throughout in that the language conveys an individuated voice approach rhythm texture

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Sudden Death begins with a brutal tennis match with the bawdy Italian artist Caravaggio and the loutish Spanish poet uevedo battling it out in Rome before a crowd that includes Galileo Mary Magdalene and a generation of popes who would throw Europe into flames In England Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII execute Anne Boleyn and her wily executioner transforms her legendary locks into the most sought after tennis ba This is the best book I ve read in years An indictment history and hope Caravaggio in a tennis match with a Spanish poet A tennis ball made from Anne Boleyn s hair The savage diplomacy of Hern n Cort s A mitre of feathers for the Pope made by the recently conuered natives of the Americas These are all things that happened in this book but it s not what it s about This is a book about today It s a book about how our past and the choices we make today affect our now and future It s a story about the battle for Mexico It s a story about our current wars This could be one of the most important pieces of literature written in our time As I begin to fully grasp what Enrigue did with this book I m convinced that the novel is not in danger The novel is evolving and in Sudden Death we see the plumes of decay and history through a new light and what we thought was dead is very much alive


10 thoughts on “Muerte súbita

  1. says:

    Sudden Death by Alvaro EnrigueA book that’s hard to classify but I think it’s mostly a historical novel told in vignettes or less tied in with the history of early tennis Mostly the time frame is during the Renaissance lets say the 1400’s and 1500’s and the counter reformation of the mid 1500’s Tennis and tennis balls and tennis slippers are freuently mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays Human hair used to be used to stuff

  2. says:

    This is the best book I've read in years An indictment history and hope Caravaggio in a tennis match with a Spanish poet A tennis ball made f

  3. says:

    I have felt like a tennis ball while reading this unclassifiable novel My attention my head was bopping from Tenochtitlan

  4. says:

    I'm happy to have had the opportunity to read this in advance and interview the author Generally it's a great beguiling book like a mystery novel its far flung parts come together over time via the life changing ma

  5. says:

    Amazing writing Amazing And great translation by Natasha WimmerThis is powerful writing about art religion opposites transitions the Spanish conuest of Mexico love politics and conflict In only 260 pages Enrigue creates a multi dimensional web of time and place He peoples it with many famous people and works of a

  6. says:

    45 With its scenes of Caravaggio and Spanish poet uevedo playing a hungover tennis match using a ball stuffed with Anne Boleyn’s hair in lie

  7. says:

    I’m not exactly sure what I just read; but that’s okay because the author doesn’t know either As I write I don’t know what this book is aboutHah I told you Although in the first instance anyhow it’s about

  8. says:

    it's no coincidence that when speaking of someone's death in mexico we say he hung up his tennis shoes that he went out tennis shoes first we are who we are unfixable fucked we wear tennis shoes we fly from good to evil from happiness to responsibility from jealousy to sex souls batted back and forth across the c

  9. says:

    About 30 pages into this book I wasn't entirely sure what was happening but I decided to accept that feeling and buckle up for the ride And what a ride it was Sudden Death describes a fictional tennis match between the Italian painter Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco uevedo Interspersed between the games are snippets from historical texts emails with his editor and storylines featuring other prominent historical figures such as Her

  10. says:

    uite erudite and some lovely tidbits about various things that do interest me uite a lot tales of New World first encounters Caravagg

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