Buy Pasado by Alan Pauls from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Después de trece años de amor, Rímini y Sofía se separan. Para él, todo vuelve a ser nuevo y brillante. Pero su relación con Sofía no ha muerto; sólo ha. For Sofía and Rímini, of Alan Pauls’ El pasado (Alfaguara ; translated into English as The Past in ), it seems downright impossible.

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Like Proust’s epic, The Past is about memory. Ana Endara rated it liked it Dec 04, Mariel rated it liked it Aug 29, Acting as a literary Rorschach test for many of its reviewers one of whom disquietingly couched the work as a humble tribute to the superiority of womenEl pasado has generated a wide range of responses.

Now, with the finished project, it occurs to me that tears, hair and money share two basic properties: Why those three elements: Why tears, hair, and now money as guiding sub-universes?

Historia del pelo by Alan Pauls (3 star ratings)

Paperbackpages. It is a panoramic photo that ends in an iconic fashion: A twentysomething Buenos Aires couple, Rimini and Sofia, split up after 12 years together, sharing out friends, possessions and living arrangements.

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Abubacher rated it liked it Apr 12, There is also a contradiction between the one or two references to Argentinian history and the very international feel of the novel: But it is also the link that connects him to three characters with which his path crosses in this desolate fiction: Paulo Rocha rated it liked it Jul 19, Pablo rated it liked it Jun 03, Trivia About Historia del pelo.

Tears, hair and money?

The History of Money

The novel is sort of the story of that battle. Tears, hair, money; it is the story of a society or a social class through a particular element.

Rimini and Sofia both on occasion refer to each other as dead people, and there are lengthy sections discussing loss, mourning and the status of the survivor. The comedic situations that revolve around money are, without doubt, Argentinean.

We are all, Pauls seems to say, dead men and women, dead because of an attachment to a past now gone. The two of them were in focus, always, but all the rest […] seemed to fold in on itself, clouded pzuls and silenced behind an opaque shroud. Debts that go unacknowledged, undocumented loans, absurd investments, and clandestine operations: He marries and divorces, breaks down and recovers.

In search of Argentina’s lost times

The economy of the entire country goes mad with no hope of recovery, becoming a centrifuge of inflation and financial speculation. Lists with This Book. Marjorie Cohn rated it liked it Dec 05, Sofia, meanwhile, haunts him with recollections at pivotal moments in his life.


You are commenting using your WordPress. Throughout, dates are implied through world-historical events: A large proportion of the text digresses from this main narrative: Celso, a fantastic Paraguayan hairdresser, Monti, a childhood friend, and the War Veteran. Fill in your details alwn or click an icon to log in: The briefcase full of money which he was carrying disappears without a trace.

Just as these characters are haunted by their personal histories, the novel itself is haunted by a national past. Alan Pauls Buenos Aires, is an author, journalist, script writer and cinema critic. Jordi Ortiz rated it liked it Jan 03, Roberto rated it liked it Jan 01, Is this a pasxdo story? Monica Pena rated it liked it Jan 30, The Tuesday Video Clip: They marry, and have a child.