En busca de Klingsor has ratings and reviews. Juan-Pablo said: En busca de Klingsor es una novela ambiciosa y de amplia variedad temática. En. Sep 29, In this masterly story by Mexican novelist Volpi, a leading member of the Crack generation of Latin American writers, quantum physics, the. Jorge Volpi, the author of nine novels, including En busca de Klingsor, for which he won the Spanish Premio Biblioteca Breve Award and the French.
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En busca de Klingsor by Jorge Volpi
An Eternal Golden Braid”. La novela se puede leer en varios niveles. Esta es la primera novel de Volpi que leo, y estoy esperando para leer otros de sus trabajos. Creo que hay tan pocos escritores mexicanos que se atreven a salirse de los temas de confort A second Francis Bacon!
Bacon the second XP decided to fight against it and to move away of his destined mediocrity. 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.
En Busca de Klingsor
As if that was not enough, when it seemed that Francis had got rid of his burden, graduating with honors from Princeton University, has come to the folly of falling into the wrong place at the wrong time Germanywell actually a few years earlier would have been much worse, but the author was benevolent. A researcher in wartime had to commit itself with a regime, the Nazi or ally, though not interested in politics if he wanted to continue his quest for knowledge and leave track in history, he had to accept the ideology and to collaborate until the last consequences 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.
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.
I think there are only a few Mexican writers who dare to go outside the comfort issues I give it 5 stars, and just because I there are the only that I have. View all 4 comments. Aug 04, Rebekkane rated it liked it. Aug 19, Anamarija rated it really liked it. Podnaslov ove knjige mogao bi biti: Povijest je to atomske energije upravljene protiv nacizma.
Este es un libro que se lee de corrido, a pesar de tener unas y pico de paginas son de esos libros que te enganchan desde el principio y no puedes soltar, y muy a pesar de los “manifiestos” y obsesiones por la literatura nada complaciente con el lector, fuera de una estructura narrativa no lineal y diferentes voces narrativas –estructuras ya muy comunes en muchas obras– la novela de Volpi resulta ser muy amigable con el lector, en momentos hasta simplona.
La novela parte de un supuesto interesante: Fer de la Cruz Aug 29, Edgar rated it it was amazing. Nov 15, Antonio Rubio Reyes rated it liked it. Apr 29, Alexandra Carvallo rated it it was amazing. Una manera magistral de relacionar tres temas totalmente diferentes: Historias entrelazadas y datos curiosos muy interesantes. Dec 26, Anthony Ferner rated it liked it Shelves: The two main characters are a young American physicist working for the American military, Francis Bacon, and a German mathematician who assists Bacon in his search, Gustav Links.
The search is something of a shaggy dog story, encompassing encounters with some of the key non-fictional players in twentieth century science: So too are some of the key events of the second war, notably the Von Stauffenberg bomb plot to assassinate Hitler and its aftermath. 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.
En busca de Klingsor translated into English as In Search of Klingsor is very readable and has many interesting aspects. The idea of conveying the relationship between the main characters in terms of game theory is an intriguing one. The encounters with the real scientists are often vivid.
But taken as a whole, the novel is a baggy compendium, over-filled with disparate ideas, as if concocted by a kleptomaniac magpie. The thematic connections are sometimes obscure or strained, and not always convincingly worked through. The structure of the novel is complicated and clunky, switching repeatedly between themes, characters and historical periods.
The point of view seems to waver one character appears to have access to the private thoughts and actions of another, for no good reason. The characters — with the possible exception of the touchy, libidinous Bacon — do not really come alive. They particularly Links are primarily vehicles for ideas and for interesting but awkward exposition of events and scientific theories.
The style wavers from the trite to the popular-scientific to the bombastic and over-literary. I was not surprised to read that En busca de Klingsor was first published inwhen the author was only In Search of Klingsor is, in many ways, a remarkable book. It is full of science, philosophy, metaphysics and the great personalities of early twentieth century physics. It not only binds together the story arc with historical episodes and explanations of atomic science and game theory, it uses the principles of the latter as narrative devices.
For example, the entire tale is an illustration of game theory and uncertainty. Indeed, the story is rich in detail and for the most part cleverly and engagingly constructed, and the book is clearly based on extensive research.
There is, klinvsor, a weakness in the structure. The telling is divided into three parts. If Volpi had found a way to conclude the story after the second part I have little doubt this would be one of my reads of the year. It really was a masterpiece up until this point.
The third part, however, shifted focus to concentrate on Gustav Links, with the style and pace altering, and more problematically, it little advanced the story with regards to the search for Klingsor. 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.
Jul 04, Pierre rated it liked it. Very interesting novel about scientists and their ethical and social responsibilities. Not for everyone – if reading a short history of the development of quantum mechanics, intersped with the Nazi pursuit of the atomic bomb and a postwar investigation of German physicists and their culpabilities in the crimes of the 3rd Reich is not for you then give this novel a pass – but if the subject tickles your fancy this novel is excellent.
The ambiguous ending again may not be for people liking cookie Very interesting novel about scientists and their ethical and social responsibilities. The ambiguous ending again may not be for people liking cookie cutter endings with everything explained, but so what Well deserving of the accolades received. Apr 09, Victor rated it it was amazing.
Jan 27, Gilberto Garcia rated it it was amazing. Oct 14, Genaro rated it it was amazing. In queste peregrinazioni, mi sono imbattuto molto tempo fa in Jorge Volpi, di cui veniva proposto il romanzo In cerca di Klingsor.
Letta trama, lampadina che si accende, interesse che si moltiplica. Non esiste in ebook. Gustav Links narra su vida y es el elemento que df todas las piezas. In questo libro il messicano Jorge Volpi racconta a modo suo, in una caccia al fantomatico consigliere scientifico “Klingsor”, cosa pensavano i grandi fisici tra le due guerre, da Einstein a Bohr a Heisenberg.
Il protagonista – un matematico – che si sdoppia, le tre parti del libro che iniziano tutte quasi fossero un saggio scientifico The writer invites you to an unexpected journey with gold results. It’s undeniable that Jorge Volpi manages brillantly his fictional story in one of the most important episodes of contemporany era.
Its characters are Surrounding inside of informative stories and unexpected turns its own end was very shocking. This is my first book to read in this year, and I should say that I started with the right choice. Dec 13, Diego Alejandro rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. El libro es de lo mas interesante, cuenta la historia de los cientificos mas destacados del siglo XX, les da una nueva historia y me hace sentir completamente intrigado que en realidad no conocia a la gente que tanto admirada, el final me parecio un poco flojo, senti que el libro podia dar para mas contenido, pero el autor decidio terminarlo,es una pena relamente me quede con ganas de saber mas de el teniente Bacon y el profesor Links.
Interesante para los amantes de la fisica y las matematicas. 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. La teoria de conjuntos infinitos de Cantor no esta bien dicha.
Jun 14, Cocolete rated it liked it. 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. Nov 05, Daniel Salvo rated it liked it.
Jul 31, Toby rated it it was amazing.