Delirium is a novel by Colombian author Laura Restrepo. With this book, Restrepo won the . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. La novela por la que Laura Restrepo fue galardonada con el Premio Alfaguara de novela «Todos los secretos están guardados en un. , , English, Book edition: Delirium / Laura Restrepo; translated from the Delirio. English. Author. Restrepo, Laura, (author.) Other Authors. Wimmer.

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Are you an author? What caused it will be the tale that Laura Restrepo disturbingly tells. She employs a series of voices that intertwine and overlap as Aguilar delves deeper into the domestic and political mysteries that lie at the root of Agustina’s collapse.

This book is also interesting regarding gender roles. Overall I don’t regret buying this novel but the style of writing itself makes the story difficult to digest. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Delirium / Laura Restrepo; translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. – Version details – Trove

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. While the price is Agustina’s dementia, as she performs obsessive cleansing rituals in a “house full of lies”, her more corrupt and conformist elder brother, Joaco, “rides his madness without being thrown, like it’s one of his polo ponies. Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all 5 comments. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Get to Know Us. Books by Laura Restrepo.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Midas’ heroism does not last long, though, for he soon hatches a plan to save his reputation that inadvertently plunges Agustina into her debilitating dementia.

Separate different tags with a comma. Al principio, cuesta un poco cogerle el tiro a la narrativa pero, una vez que uno lo logra, la lectura se vuelve casi que adictiva.


Subjects Insanity Law — Fiction. Running parallel to the rest of the novel Midas’ rags to riches to rags storyline tells the tale of Midas, a high class Aerobics Center owner and money launderer for Pablo Escobar, and his equally well to do and similarly employed friends one of which happens to be Agustina’s brother Joaco.

Get to Know Us. Midas’ story soon takes a turn for worse when Spider’s thugs, while in the process of attempting to arouse Spider via the means of sadomasochisminadvertently delirjo a prostitute Sara Luz in Midas’ gym. En la obra, encontramos el tema de la ciudad y sus conflictos latentes a medida que avanza la lectura. Punto de Lectura; 3 edition April 1, Language: Even more integral to the success of Aguilar’s investigation, however, is Aunt Sofi, who, in conjunction with Drlirio narratives about her childhood and the narrative depicting Nicholas Portulinus’ own struggles with insanity, helps Aguilar to better understand Agustina’s past, which helps to better explain her present behavior.

I originally read this book to learn more about Colombia, and I would say that I have done, even if I learned more about the people than about the country.

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Views Read Edit View history. Aguilar, a grizzled former academic turned dogfood salesman, takes on the gumshoe role, searching the battered city for clues. Soon, however, it becomes clear due to the information that the other narratives grant that Agustina is already well on her way to recovery. Solo una duda me queda a mi de todas estas obras escritas con tanta “colombianada”: Restrpeo.version Restrepo es una gran escritora y “Delirio” un gran lauga. Leopard in the Sun Aug 31, Among other things, he serves as a middleman between the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the oligarchy, who act as willing money launderers for Escobar, since he returns their money to them greatly multiplied.


Translated from the Spanish. Ella solo escucha diferentes episodios de su vida, narrados por sus amigos y sus familiares, que aparecen poco a poco para hablar de ella, mientras permanece muda. However, once you get used to the rythm you can become rather engrossed in the intersecting tales. This historical period was a turbulent one for Colombia seeing as its government, economy and people, had fallen under the influence of the Medellin Cartel who used murder and intimidation to control law enforcement officials, politicians and citizens.

Even her grandfather takes a drastic turn for melodrama while remembering his past. Yet, set in a sexually repressive and unstable country spiralling into narco-corruption and terror, this haunting novel by accomplished Colombian author Laura Restrepo presents her unhinged heroine as a true mirror of a damaged and deranged society.

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La amortajada Spanish Edition. The baker, in this case, is both the reader, reconstructing Agustina’s fate from the distinct slices, and Restrepo. I’ve never read a book with this style of writing so I found it incredibly tiresome right from the beginning.

Delirium (Restrepo novel)

Natasha Wimmer’s accomplished American-English translation irons out some of the shifts in person and perspective, a shortcut that makes the novel easier to follow but underplays the ambiguity and uncertainty of some passages.

El olvido que seremos Spanish Edition. Apr 19, Esteban Parra rated it really restrrpo.version it.