La guaracha del Macho Camacho PDF ↠ del Macho eBook

La guaracha del Macho Camacho PDF ↠ del Macho eBook

La guaracha del Macho Camacho ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ La guaracha del Macho Camacho By Luis Rafael Sánchez ✍ – Over the course of a single afternoon Macho Camacho's hit song 'Life Is A Phenomenal Thing' blares out of every radio in San Juan and connects the lives of Senator Vicente Reinosa his poor mistress hi Over the course of a single del Macho eBook ´ afternoon Macho Camacho's hit song 'Life Is A Phenomenal Thing' blares out of every radio in San Juan and connects the lives of Senator Vicente Reinosa his poor mistress his neurotic aristocratic wife and his fascist son Full of puns fantastic wordplay advertising slogans La guaracha PDF or and pop culture references Macho Camacho's Beat is a grimly funny satire on the Americanization of Puerto Rico One of Puerto Rico's outstanding literary figures Luis Rafael Sanchez is renowned for his plays short stories essays and poems as well as his novels He currently teaches at the University of Puerto guaracha del Macho PDF ↠ Rico First published in the US by Random House most recent paperback by Avon .

10 thoughts on “La guaracha del Macho Camacho

  1. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    Duke Ellington’s maxim it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing is true of prose and this novel has swing in abundance The rhythm is the star of this fantastic novel For fans of prose that can shake its lexical bootay like a master groover this is the next book you read

  2. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    First the title for those not into sports Hector Macho Camaco was a championship boxer from Puerto Rico in the 1980’s and early 1990’s and ended up dead after being shot in his car outside a bar in San Juan in 2012 “Beat” refers not to boxing but to a hit song the boxer recorded that took over the airways on the one day in which this novel takes place in 1985 I looked and I do not know if this was really a hit song for Macho although he did appear in some low budget movies It’s all about class and a bit about race and the hopeless unbridgeable gulf that exists between a wealthy politician and his family and the politician’s mixed race mistress The wealthy family is basically a caricature the politician is in it for the money His wife is into spending it When he is not playing nasty tricks on prostitutes their son is in love with his Ferrari The mistress is just trying to get by and get money for her developmentally delayed kid The book has become kind of a classic in Caribbean literature It kept my attention despite dragging in places

  3. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    Probably really a 4 star read but the extra star is for the translation which is simply breathtaking For fans of word play and riffing similar to Elkin and Forest et al and very much worth spending time with

  4. Alasdair Pettinger Alasdair Pettinger says:

    A snapshot of San Juan Puerto Rico in the mid 1970s that covers barely than the few minutes it takes for a hit song to be played on the radio The guaracha 'Life is a Phenomenal Thing' punctuates the narrative that captures in turn the thoughts of a senator and his son stuck separately in a traffic jam his wife at her therapist's office and his mistress waiting for him in her apartment They are all trapped in one way or another the men outside the women insideI was drawn to this book after reading the description by Raphael Dalleo in Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere From the Plantation to the Postcolonial which draws attention to the way the expected literary language of the novel is almost completely eclipsed by a vernacular imbued with commercialised popular culture radio music television film In the face of such 'Americanization' the author seems to be saying prospects for a robust independent Puerto Rican identity are not goodAnd yet the writing takes an obvious pleasure in the rhythms of the characters' streams of consciousness their repetitions rhymes puns the magical power of proper names suggesting that Sánchez is offering a subtle analysis In translation however these pleasures must largely be imagined rather than experienced Gregory Rabassa does a heroic job but his task is I think an impossible one here

  5. Raphaelus Raphaelus says:

    Rhythmic ludic irreverent and Puerto Rican to the marrow One of my favorites

  6. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Nathan "N.R." Gaddis says:

    This is what you need to know

  7. Nicole Nicole says:

    I can't say I liked this book because the truth is I won't ever re read it if I have a choice It was a relief to finish it I can't even say I understood all of it it's that hard to follow I gave it 3 stars instead of 2 only because I acknowledge the critiue about the media and puertorican attitudes it developes is amazingly relevant; it is rich in popular culture references as well Also it is read best in its original spanish form which is very particular to the puertorican use of language and its meaning

  8. Rolando Rolando says:

    An excellent translation of an almost untranslatable book The words leap out of the page and seduce you much like the whore from the first page whom the reader gives a look a cautious look or the shadow of a look Ecstatic prose a 200 page poem of San Juan and music and rhythm and decay

  9. Mae Mae says:

    One of those books that change your life I read this book in Spanish at the time of its publishing It shocked me to the core but I only because I could not believe no one had written it before A creative musical writing style african spanish and taino mixed in one very puertorrican

  10. Laila Laila says:

    I wish I could read this it's too abstract too sing song I couldn't get through it in English I don't know how on earth I entertained the idea of reading it in Spanish

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