Jardines de Kensington MOBI ↠ Jardines de eBook

Jardines de Kensington MOBI ↠ Jardines de eBook

Jardines de Kensington [Reading] ➮ Jardines de Kensington ➶ Rodrigo Fresán – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A lo largo de una noche Peter Hook célebre y recluso autor de las novelas juveniles protagonizadas por el viajero temporal Jim Yang relata la extraña vida de sir James Matthew Barrie el creador de P A lo largo de una noche Peter Hook célebre y recluso autor de las novelas juveniles protagonizadas por el viajero temporal Jim Yang relata la extraña vida de sir James Matthew Barrie el creador de Peter Pan y creyente en la idea de la infancia eterna como forma de fe y de arte Pero esto no es todo Con la evocación del Londres victoriano y la bizarra relación de Barrie con los hermanos Llewelyn Davies como teatral telón de fondo Jardines de Kensington explora Jardines de eBook ã también el misterio privado de Peter Hook lo ue recuerda y lo ue ha decidido olvidar; la saga lisérgica de sus padres pertenecientes a la cultura de los Swinging Sixties y la súbita y final recuperación de su pasado en los primeros años de un nuevo mundo marcado por el horror milenarista del Había una y otra y otra vezJardines de Kensington tercera novela de Rodrigo Fresán es un curioso tapiz victorianopop y un alucinado artefacto góticopsicodélico a la vez ue una original investigación sobre los fines y el final de la niñez; sobre la tan frágil como poderosa naturaleza de la memoria y del tiempo; sobre el estilo con el ue los vivos escriben a los muertos y los muertos reescriben a los vivos y sobre las imprevisibles maneras en ue los libros del pasado acaban formando el futuro de sus lectores y deformando el presente de sus escritores.

10 thoughts on “Jardines de Kensington

  1. Mike Puma Mike Puma says:

    Remember the magic of Peter Pan? Not the bullshit Disney version rather one written by JM Barrie or as in my case the Mary Martin black and white version we saw as kids no need for the knowing looks one to another enabling the intuitive uestions of gender confusion—I’m all over that already Among the many things I never knew about Barrie and his novel and play was the extent to which much of it arose from early childhood trauma and an almost bizarre childhood read this bookSome know some perhaps do not know that Barrie took his inspiration for the character of Peter Pan from the real life Llewelyn Davies children; for most if they know the names at all the Llewelyn Davieses might be known only through the unfortunate Johnny Depp movie Finding Neverland In fact they were a family of five boys and their parents Arthur and Sylvia A family which while enjoying the largesse Barrie graced them with came to harbor their own frustrations and concerns A family plagued by their own tragedies Tragedies which would haunt survivors as well as Barrie Read the bookIn Kensington Gardens Fresán relates the intertwined stories of Barrie and the Llewelyn Davieses through the slow deliberate voice of a famous children’s author Peter Hook A man plagued by his own tragic past An acclaimed author with his own children’s book hero An author with numerous parallels to the life of Barrie and the LDs An author with a sinister plan The Anti Barrie Who tells his story over the course of a single night to a hostage As Barrie was prisoner of his own inner child Peter Hook takes prisoner of another child Keiko Kai Read the book Michael Llewelyn Davies as Peter Pan JM Barrie with Michael Llewelyn DaviesI don’t want to mislead anyone This is not exactly a fun novel There are aspects that are fun phrases from Beatle lyrics scattered throughout the text Hook’s parents hated The Beatles cameos by Henry James Bob Dylan Arthur Conan Doyle Bernard Shaw HG Wells among numerous other celebrities the heavily coincidental natures of all the principal characters a tendency Hook has been told is Dickensian but the overarching sense of the ominous is enough to make the novel challenging easy to set asideIt may also be mentioned Fresán and Bolaño were good friends One of RB’s poems recounts Fresán’s kindness The Unknown University and the long conversations with Fresán are mentioned numerous times in Between Parentheses Essays Articles and Speeches 1998 2003 Perhaps this association leads me to value this one even I can live with thatEvery once in a while I buy rock magazines I like to read them I like to find that I don‘t recognize anyone except the people I knew during my childhood I like to see the wrinkled pictures of Bob “Forever Young” Dylan and Paul “When I’m Sixty Four” McCartney and Pete “My Generation” Townsend and Mick “Time Is on My Side” Jagger—pictures of old people or less surprised to be old and clinging to their electric guitars like canes^^^^^Parents as we know are the invention of their children It’s the children who turn them into parents and therefore become their creatorsChildren begin as footnotes to their parents and parents end up being footnotes to their children That’s life^^^^^To be a writer is to be someone who didn’t choose but was chosen by the no return vocation of the socially acceptable madman Someone who spends five nine twelve hours a day shut up in a room hearing voices that only he can understand and who consoles himself thinking that once there was a way that would take him back to Kensington Gardens and sleep little darling do not cry and I will sing a lullaby because boy you’ll be carrying that weight for a long timeEnough 4 5 stars rounded down because Fresán succeeded in creating the vile Read the book

  2. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    A whirligiggle of a novel featuring a potted Barrie bio intermixed with sixties countercultural worship and free flowing anaphoric digressions than L Sterne on LSD

  3. Eddie Watkins Eddie Watkins says:

    A thought provoking exploration of the search for a lost childhood andor desire to never grow up and all the creepy implications and upshots of this coupled with a simultaneous portrayal of why such urges are so seductive through this novel's intoxicating portrayal of childhood magic and lived fairy tales The structure itself is convoluted and stimulating with hosts of parallels delineated between the lives of the narrator Peter Hook the name a nested parallel who is a contemporary children's author and J M Barrie and also the parallels between their fictional creations And there is an admirable handling of the material as the emotional and even metaphysical darkness slowly accumulates in page after page until a very enjoyable almost horrific culminationThe most engaging parts are the parts that are essentially a biography of Barrie a concise and gripping narrative distilled from much research But most of the book's assets are ultimately swamped by pages of unnecessary because repetitive prose driving home the same admittedly worthy point over and over and over The author seems to've gotten carried away with his own voice and yes the book is a night long rant as delivered by Hook to a boy who is to play the main character in a movie version of his books As the boy is duct taped to a chair I might add Yes Hook is a sick manboy But as is the case with rants in general they can induce in the listener a numbing of and wandering of the mind I often found myself halfway down a page having no recollection of what I had just read but after retracing my eye's steps a few times I realized there was no need to do such a thing again because of the repetitivenessThis was unfortunate because I had really been looking forward to reading this book and I don't think a reread would rectify anything it would only add repetiteveness to repetitiveness

  4. Bhaskar Thakuria Bhaskar Thakuria says:

    I would have loved to give this book at least 4 stars especially for the density of the prose and the multifarious digressions into 60's counterculture with all its revered names most particularly 60's Hollywood and literary figures and also for the amount of research and labour that had gone into the writing process The problem is that I do not see the point In a narrative as labyrinthine and digressive as this populated with several figures from the late Victorian era of JMBarrie and his immortal creation Peter Pan and yes indeed there are a lot of references to the entire Darling family and Nana to the freewheeling psychedelic sixties it was really hard to keep track of the events as the world renowned children's writer Peter Hook unveils over the course of a single night his own life obsessed with Peter Pan and that of Barrie veering at the same time and at the most unexpected of twists between a London of the late Victorian era and the Kensington Gardens' Neverland of the 60's to the little Japanese actor Keiko Kai famed as playing Hook's time travelling character Jim Yang To make a judicious assessment of this narrative after a single read will be difficult for me as I came out of this confused than not Probably a second careful read of the text will be necessary on my part to appreciate the twisted and disturbing lives of Barrie and his contemporaries Come to think of it I read a book in a similar vein last year The Biographer's Tale by AS Byatt and it is one of my least favoured books by her Probably I never saw the point there too either

  5. jeremy jeremy says:

    with both distinctive voice and style it is no wonder he was close friends with the late and very talented roberto bolaño this book's imagery is fantastic and unfurls richly the enigmatic world of jm barrie and his beloved peter pan

  6. Mary Mary says:

    This was a really odd book it interested me but also bored me I enjoyed it but I also didn't like it Perhaps I liked both elements the novel and the biography but wasn't keen on the idea of meshing the two together

  7. Pickle Farmer Pickle Farmer says:

    This book is absolutely bonkers So ambitious I knew in the first five minutes of reading it that it was the perfect book for me I love books about childhood and books about writing and this book combinesBOTH It's been a long time since I read a book that felt this post modern in terms of feeling like a montagecollage of references very vintage I was able to understand most of them which made me feel very smart It also reminded me VERy much of Kurt Vonnegut my favorite writer in middle school also very vintageBasically this novel consists of two parallel narratives the first consists of the narrator's Peter Hook is a writer of children's books with JK Rowling esue levels of success; the second is JM Barrie's his birth and life and career and death before during and after Peter Pan Man was this historical section about Barrie interesting I don't know how much of it was true or not I'm glad I didn't google it in advance as that would have really spoiled a lot I loved reading the summaries of Peter Hook's series starring a boy time traveler on a bike reading extremely detailed synopses of books that don't exist is one of my favorite things to read in literature No wonder Bolaño and Fresán were apparently buds And I really liked the parallels between Barrie's Victorian age and Hook's childhood in Sixties London Man I enjoyed this book a lot It is so ambitious Man major props to Fresán for writing in such detail about freaking Victorian AND 60's London It's long but I took my time with it and didn't rush And I also have to say the author's note at the end is one of the jolliest I have ever read That bibliography Man he just seems like a great guy to have dinner with and talk about books This book felt extremely passionate and enthusiastic and despairing about life and literature and its emotions were contagious

  8. Brendan Boehning Brendan Boehning says:

    Few novels manage such effortless surreality Part biography of JM Barrie part bad acid trip 60s reverie Fresan somehow takes familiar tropes Peter Pan the underlying creepiness of children's stories the dark side of psychedelia and invests them with fresh intensity Kensington Gardens is a breezy read but it leaves a haunting impression

  9. J.Araci Almeida J.Araci Almeida says:

    To be honest I've read everything till the the end just because I started but I didn't enjoy the book that much There's lot of details that turns the book into a very confusing story A book that could be ok turned out to be uite boring and too heavy to read

  10. Eva Eva says:

    Very bizarre but shockingly good

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