[Epub] The Shape of the Ruins By Juan Gabriel Vásquez – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Shape of the Ruins A Sweeping Tale Of Conspiracy Theories, Assassinations, And Twisted Obsessions The Much Anticipated Masterpiece From Juan Gabriel Vasquez The Shape Of The Ruins Is A Masterly Story Of Conspiracy, Political Obsession, And Literary Investigation When A Man Is Arrested At A Museum For Attempting To Steal The Bullet Ridden Suit Of A Murdered Colombian Politician, Few Notice But Soon This Thwarted Theft Takes On Greater Meaning As It Becomes A Thread In A Widening Web Of Popular Fixations With Conspiracy Theories, Assassinations, And Historical Secrets And It Haunts Those Who Feel That Only They Know The Real Truth Behind These KillingsThis Novel Explores The Darkest Moments Of A Country S Past And Brings To Life The Ways In Which Past Violence Shapes Our Present Lives A Compulsive Read, Beautiful And Profound, Eerily Relevant To Our Times And Deeply Personal, The Shape Of The Ruins Is A Tour De Force Story By A Master At Uncovering The Incisive Wounds Of Our Memories


About the Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Estudi Derecho en su ciudad natal, en la Universidad del Rosario, y despu s de graduarse, parti a Francia, donde se instal en Par s 1996 99 All , en La Sorbona se doctor en Literatura Latinoamericana Luego se mud a un peque o pueblo de la regi n de Ardenas, en B lgica Despu s de un a o de vivir all , V squez se instal en Barcelona Actualmente vive cerca a su ciudad natal en Colombia.V squez es autor de cinco novelas oficiales , aunque escribi otras cuando ten a 23 y 25 a os de edad, que l prefiere eliminar Me gustar a que me dejaran olvidar esa parte de mi pasado Me tomo ese derecho , ha dicho.V squez, que colabora en diversas revistas y suplementos culturales, tambi n escribe ensayos y columnista del peri dico colombiano El Espectador, ha tenido xito de cr tica Sus relatos de V squez han aparecido en antolog as de Alemania, Francia, Espa a y Colombia, y sus novelas han sido traducidas en Inglaterra, Francia, Holanda, Italia y Polonia Adem s, l mismo ha traducido obras de John Hersey, Victor Hugo y E M Forster, entre otros Form parte del jurado de 81 escritores y cr ticos latinoamericanos y espa oles que en 2007 eligieron para la revista colombiana Semana los mejores 100 libros en lengua castellana de los ltimos 25 a os.



10 thoughts on “The Shape of the Ruins

  1. says:

    Delighted to see this now on the MBI 2019 long listthere are truths that don t happen in those places, truths that nobody writes down because they re invisible There are millions of things that happen in special places they are places that are not within the reach of histo


  2. says:

    I m sorry to spoil your theories, but someone had to tell you one day that Santa Claus was your parents.The Shape of Ruins translated wonderfully as ever by Anne McLean from Juan Gabriel V squez s La forma de las ruinas is based around two pivotal assassinations in 20th Century Co


  3. says:

    I can honestly say I ve never read a book quite like this It s a mix of historical biography, meta fiction, and literary mystery The author inserts himself or at least a fictional version of himself into the narrative and describes how he allegedly got sucked into researching investigating


  4. says:

    Man Booker International Prize Longlist 2019 V squez has written an impressive historical novel that explores the ramifications of two important assassinations in Columbian political history On October 15th in 1914, Rafael Uribe Uribe, the leader of the Liberal party, General and Senator of the Repu


  5. says:

    I discovered the existence of this book in a review by the Guardian I had no prior knowledge of the author or of Colombian history but the review was so well written and the book synopsis so intriguing I added it to my ever growing to read list The Shape of the Ruins focuses on two keys events in Colombian h


  6. says:

    Or are you going to tell me that known history is the only version of things No, please, don t be so naive What you call history is nothan the winning story, Vasquez Someone made that story and not others win, and that s why we believe it today Or rather we believe it because it got written down, because it wasn t lo


  7. says:

    4.5REVIEW IN ENGLISH NO SPOILERS I need to readcolombian authors, because my comfort zone is not the literature of my country Thanks to a book swap, this book came into my hands And it was a very good decision.Juan Gabriel V squez 1973 is a lawyer, columnist, writer and translator from Bogot who emigrated very young to Europe


  8. says:

    I read this book due to its inclusion on the 2019 Man Booker International Shortlist a list I have found distinctly underwhelming particularly when its seems a common view from those who follow translated fiction prizesclosely, that the shortlist this year was much the best pick of a weaker longlist.Paul has already written an extreme


  9. says:

    While this is not a short book it felt longer than it is The line between fiction and history becomes nebulous, though the author s note clearly marks this as a work of fiction set upon the backdrop of historical events in Colombia It is braided rope A twist of events and people that V squez unravels, spinning the reader round and round throug


  10. says:

    I do love how the books are growing shorter This is the biggest the only big book in 2019 s long list of International Booker now in short list and it didn t feel that long I think what makes it a quick read is that much of it is narrating facts and events Which kind of offer much less food for thought per minute The main theme is conspiracy theories A


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