[KINDLE] El cantor de tango By Tomás Eloy Martínez

  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • El cantor de tango
  • Tomás Eloy Martínez
  • English
  • 07 August 2018
  • 9781582346014

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Summary À El cantor de tango 102 Y The Aleph and soon finds himself drawn into the tangle of legends surrounding the singer's life As the economic tension grows and the city hovers on the verge of riots Bruno begins to believe that Martel's increasingly rare performances are in fact far from random that they instead form a map of the darkest moments in the city's past. I remember nothing about this book I couldn t even remember it as I was reading it The words just evaporated from my head as I was looking at them It took me weeks to get through and by the end it was like I was a atoning for a sin

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Summary À El cantor de tango 102 A hypnotic novel in which an American student's uest to find the greatest living tango singer leads him deep into the labyrinth of Argentina's past It is 2001 and inflation is spiraling out of control in Argentina as Bruno Cadogan an American graduate student specializing in Borges arrives in Buenos Aires Cadogan is on the trail of Jul. Buenos Aires 2001Labyrinths Labyrinths are mentioned 37 times in this novel and 5 times in one paragraph towards the end Into this labyrinthine story walks Bruno Cadogan It is shortly before the fall of the Twin Towers in New York City that he arrives in Buenos Aires to work on a dissertation on Jorge Luis Borges essays on the origins of the tango Borges apparently asserted that the only true tangos were those composed prior to 1910 The focus of Bruno s visit is to meet and listen to Julio Martel a tango singer of extraordinary talent and reputedly even better than the legendary Carlos Gardel When Martel imitated Gardel he was Gardel she said When he strove to be himself he was better By s

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Summary À El cantor de tango 102 Io Martel an elusive tango singer rud to be even better than Carlos Gardel the greatest singer of the 1920s and '30s Martel has never recorded and his strange powerful performances at seemingly arbitrary sites around the city are always unannouncedCadogan finds lodging in a boarding house rud to be the setting of the famous Borges stor. The Tango Singer is a wonderfully resonant tour of Buenos Aires its labyrinthine streets and twin histories the political and the literary Our narrator is Bruno Cadogan a PhD student who travels to the city to research his thesis a study of Jorge Luis Borges essays on the origins of the tango and instead finds himself mesmerised by the recent legend of a tango singer the near mythical Julio Martel Rumoured to have an incomparably beautiful voice which has never been recorded he performs at random unannounced on obscure street corners and Bruno s mounting obsession with hearing Martel sing leads him on a disordered dreamlike journey around the city His narrative spins into the stories he hears from the Vania voice which has never been recorded he performs at random unannounced on obscure street corners and Bruno s mounting obsession with hearing Martel sing leads him on a disordered dreamlike journey around the city His narrative spins into the stories he hears from the