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Aires in the early 1970s He convinces himself that M must have died in this explosion and he begins to tell the story of their friendship through a series interconnected vignettes hoping in this way to reanimate his friend an. DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it So take my review with a grain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directlyNot really as tight as My Two Worlds but maybe emotionally gripping I love Heather Cleary s translation and all the little stories that the narrator recounts from his childhood friend especially the one about the eye and the railroad tracks I hope that sounds intriguing It s kind of hard to review our own books on here but I just want to say that I m extremely proud that we took a chance on Sergio and signed on three of his books way back when He s a fantastic writer and one whose reputation will surely grow as people encounter him and books become available

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Los Planetas

D relive the time they spent together wandering the streets of Buenos AiresSergio Chejfec’s The Planets is an affecting and innovative exploration of mourning remembrance and friendship by one of Argentina’s modern masters. A surprisingly moving story of mourning written in a meandering dense philosophical style that touches on political religious and social themes with lots of ideas about how humans interact with space around them both in terms of geographic space especially in how humans construct and are constructed by cities Captives of geography our past is shaped by the city and in terms of outer space Because the same mystery that moves the planets also impels people And it has to be noted that Heather Cleary s translation is remarkable the style of this book is daunting and can seem impenetrable but her rendering gives a beautiful rhythm within the long sentences and chunky paragraphsA great book I d recommend reading Chejfec s My Two Worlds before reading The Planets it is a tightly composed narrative that can get you inside Chejfec s amazing head a little easier

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When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside the narrator’s thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend M who was abducted from his home years ago during a spasm of political violence in Buenos. Both of Chejfec s books that have been translated into English The Planets and My Two Worlds have proven themselves somewhat difficult to get through Not because Chejfec is a difficult writer per se nor because I find them exhausting but there is resistance in his prose that I liken to someone inviting you in but keeping his foot against the door This seems a deliberate choice on Chejfec s part and it works his works demand that rare valuable thing from a reader strict concentration That concentration is paid off in full in Chejfec s brilliant moments which shine through often enough to leave one feeling a little at a loss as if the words on the page suddenly fleetingly became something substantial and true


10 thoughts on “Los Planetas

  1. says:

    Both of Chejfec's books that have been translated into English The Planets and My Two Worlds have proven themselves somewhat difficult to get through Not because Chejfec is a difficult writer per se nor because I find them exhausting but there

  2. says:

    A good book about friendship identity and political violence and terror Sometimes it drags too much and I would prefer a b

  3. says:

    Exuisite start to finish Seriously some of the finest writing on memory and loss I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading The Planets was my first Sergio Chejfec and most certainly will not be my last I’m blown away This one will stick with me for a very very long time

  4. says:

    Uneven ultimately — parts of it are lovely deeply felt and engaging and parts are not failing alternately for being too vague or too explicit Too many connections are explained which should have been left to intuit and too much time is spent talking about silence when some actual silence would have sufficed I'm left with the suspicion tha

  5. says:

    Sergio Chejfec writesNeither of us would have imagined that years later these events would be written down on paper If we

  6. says:

    DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years reading and editing and working on it So take my review with a grain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and

  7. says:

    A surprisingly moving story of mourning written in a meandering dense philosophical style that touches on political religious and soc

  8. says:

    Very definitely not a book to be rushed through It demands to be mulled over slowly Very digressive and meditative I found i

  9. says:

    I won’t pretend to completely understand everything that is going on in The Planets Despite that I can appreciate that with its publication by Open Letter Books Sergio Chejfec has presented English readers with a gentle novel on friendship grief and loss It is ostensibly a collection of memories told to us by the narr

  10. says:

    A very strange and surreal book I don't really know how to explain the plot so I'll let the publisher do it for me When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside the narrator’s thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend M who was abducted from his home years ago during a spasm of political violence i

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