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  • Title: The Cardboard House
  • Author: Martín Adán Katherine Silver
  • ISBN: 9781555971298
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Published in 1928 to great acclaim when its author was just twenty years old, The Cardboard House is sweeping and passionate The novel presents a series of flashes scenes, moods, dreams, and weather as the narrator wanders through Barranco then an exclusive seaside resort outside Lima In one stunning passage after another, he skips from reveries of first loves, SouPublished in 1928 to great acclaim when its author was just twenty years old, The Cardboard House is sweeping and passionate The novel presents a series of flashes scenes, moods, dreams, and weather as the narrator wanders through Barranco then an exclusive seaside resort outside Lima In one stunning passage after another, he skips from reveries of first loves, South Pole explorations, and ocean tides to precise and unashamed notations of class and of race from an Indian woman with her hard, shiny, damp head of hair a mud carving to a gringo gobbling synthetic milk, canned meat, hard liquor As the translator notes, The Cardboard House is as subversive now as when it was written Ad n s uncompromising poetic vision and the trueness and poetry of his voice constitute a heroic act against cultural colonialism.
    Martín Adán Katherine Silver
    Mart n Ad n, pseudonym of Rafael de la Fuente Benavides, was a Peruvian poet whose body of work is notable for its hermeticism and metaphysical depth.Mart n Adan s first book was the novel La casa de cart n The Cardboard House Published in 1928 when the author was only 20 years old, The Cardboard House was influenced by the Avant garde and is one of the best examples of Peruvian narrative of its time The novel was told through the paintings of a young man s experiences and reflections and was notable for evoking the district of Lima, Barranco The Cardboard House s innovative theme and structure can, in some ways, be considered precursorial to novels of the literary boom in Latin America.The remainder of Ad n s work was poetry It stands out for a profundity of philosophical reflection, that sinks into the mysteries of what is eternal and transcendent His poetry incorporates a series of images and hermetic, symbolic metaphors among them, notably, the rose Ad n s poetry mixes novel uses of language with traditional poetic forms like the sonnet Reality and identity are also common themes in his poetry.With his body of poetry, Ad n tried to achieve a creaci n total total creation through la poes a absoluta absolute poetry and affirm the divine power and omnipotence of the poet who creates realities.


    Mike Puma
    It must have something to do with the presence of the paragraph. That which makes it obvious that one isn’t reading poetry. The paragraph, distinguished from those lines of eneven lengths, which may or may not rhyme. The presence of paragraphs, that tell me, just maybe, I’ll be able to understand what I’m preparing to read. Wonderful, wonderful paragraphs.But, there are those damned prose poems. Those deceptive paragraphs which, may or may not, yield up meaning, or understanding, or anythi [...]

    Adán's words work like memory: not a long and spooling high-def replaying of people and events, but razor sharp fragments that can injure if mishandled.The sea is a soul we once had, that we cannot find, that we barely remembered as our own, a soul that is always different along every esplanade.This book is a proem, a masterful use of language that tells a story that isn't a story. It is un-put-down-able. It can be devoured in a sitting. But it has the heuristic timbre of a millennium old devot [...]

    Vit Babenco
    The Cardboard House is a gallery of exquisite vignettes that are as colourful and bright as the talented impressionist’s miniatures of the world, of himself, of human beings, of love…Beyond the fields: the sierra; before the fields: a creek lined with alder trees and women washing clothes and children, all the same color of indifferent dirt. It is two o’clock in the afternoon. The sun struggles to free its rays from the branches into which it has fallen captive. The sun — a rare, hard, g [...]

    Ben Winch
    For those curious about Clarice Lispector’s Agua Viva or Viscount Lascano Tegui’s On Elegance While Sleeping, get this instead; I wish I did. Instead, sheer luck ordained that I’d stumble across it at my new local library – a tiny clapboard place near the beach in a sleepy town that's hardly the Barranco but isn't too dissimilar – only a week or so after Mike Puma's review. What is it? A kind of prose-poem, or a series of them, or a prose-piece made of fragments that often ascend to po [...]

    the only prose work from martín adán, the cardboard house (la casa de cartón) was originally published in 1928 when the peruvian poet was twenty years young. set in the barranco district of lima, the cardboard house came to be an influential work preceding the latin american boom. nearly plotless, the story follows a young narrator around the city's resort area as he makes fragmentary observations about the intriguing sights and individuals he encounters along his way. with rich, descriptive, [...]

    M. Sarki
    A remarkable "first book" written by an eighteen year-old kid. I have trouble believing he did not have help either with the original publisher or translator of the time. The distinguished and mature sophistication exhibited was unbelievable for a kid that age and my bull-shit radar was smoking from being over-worked. Nonetheless, credit is due this beautiful work. Reading like a long prose poem the images were dreamlike and lyrical, however there was no character or event I ever connected with. [...]

    An ice cream vendor’s trumpet drew attention to a nocturnal howling of dogs, symphony of tin and moon, rip-roaring from the beginning, a rip that exposed black, canine palates bristling with taste buds as hard as calluses. If their singing could be musically annotated, it would have to be done on a temperature scale, on graph paper, with a dotted line, with odd numbers. Musical skeleton. Forty-two degrees Fahrenheit: a fatal fever. A whirlwind of light and dust rises to the sun from a nearby f [...]

    This is outstanding. Every sentence combines words in ways we never employ in daily life, but make imaginative sense here. Adan describes his world, in the Barranco suburb of Lima in the 1920s. Surreal, essential, wild, bitter, erotic, youthful--a wonderful book.

    Just because something reads like poetry doesn't necessarily make it a good ride. This translation felt sterile to me. The language was nice at times but at no time did it rock me or touch my soul like Neruda does at times. So it could of just been lost on me, but it didn't have any soul or grab me.

    Sebastian Uribe
    Un libro que a mi parecer es un largo poema en prosa. Pero que también es más que eso, y acuso humildemente a mi condición de lector aun inexperto el aun no comprenderlo del todo. Pero de lo poco que he podido apreciar de tu lectura destaco sus imagines poderosas, la prosa impecable y la evocación de un mundo intimo como pocas veces he leido en la literatura peruana.

    Juan Carlos Santillán
    No es prosa. No es poesía. Es un manual de cómo hacer origami con el Castellano. Bellísimo.

    No me ha gustado para nada.

    Read on the flight from Bogota to Lima to get ready to walk the streets of Barranco, a cool mishmash of reflections and poetic musings, reminded me a bit of Lispector, totally dug it.

    Jonathan Bogart
    My rating can only be provisional: this is not a book captured in one reading (or, I would guess, many), and certainly cannot be judged entirely on its English translation, even though it's an admirable translation. I came to it as a novel (it was billed as such in Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez's study of avant-garde Latin American novels of the 20s, which I read back in October) but it's really a collection of prose poems, impressionistic sketches and brief stream-of-consciousness monologues cente [...]

    This is one of the books I’ve found only because of recommendations while I was reading some South American authors, so thanks ! recommend it after I’ve read the wonderful Clarice Lispector, and since she’s now one of my all-time favorites, I can’t help but compare these two. Maybe comparing isn’t really the right word. This book, amazingly, came out in 1928, which is pretty outstanding if you think about its writing style and its insights, while Lispector was mostly known for her bo [...]

    4.5/5 - stunning.

    Lorelei Armstrong
    Get the feeling I'll be rereading this one forty or fifty times.

    RD Chiriboga Moncayo
    Striking beautiful language, an almost plot-less narrative and very few characters distinguish this groundbreaking novel of Spanish American Literature.


    Min Zhi

    Jonathan yates
    This was not a narrative story, it was just a bunch of pretty mental snapshots of moments. =

    Full Stop
    full-stop/2012/11/21/rReview by Hannah Alpert-AbramsYou should read The Cardboard House, if you haven’t already, because perhaps you have never read a Peruvian novel before. You know all about Machu Picchu, you’ve heard of the Shining Path, you would love to see Lake Titicaca, and you would like to learn a little bit about Peruvian literature. You may also want to read something extraordinary.First published in 1928, La casa de cartón was the debut novel of a young man (Rafael de la Fuente [...]

    Antes de empezar con la lectura, este libro tenía dos "problemas" por los que muchas veces no logro entregarme completamente a un libro: 1. Se trata, al fondo, del momento en el que un chico se convierte en hombre; y 2. Adán usa un lenguaje super florido y poético. Aparecido por primera vez en 1928, "La Casa de Cartón" es considerado una de las primeras obras modernistas de la literatura peruana. En vez de ser lleno de detalles superfluos que distraen el lector, el lenguaje de Adán, quien e [...]

    As somebody who doesn't like poetry, it was probably a mistake for me to read the only novel by a renowned poet.The Cardboard House is a tenuously-linked series of vignettes where the author recalls his life in Peru as a child. There is virtually no narrative structure to this novel, and the characters are very lightly drawn. Adan is far more interested in draping his characters in gorgeous and flowery descriptions than he is in giving them any real depth or having them do anything of note.The o [...]

    "Diogenes is a myth--the humanization of dogs.""A turkey buzzard, with its bent, sallow fortitude of a diabetic Norwegian, leaves for a station in the highlands of the Swiss sky, which has already turned on its ices, its snows, its hotels for the tourists the management of an oil company, fifteen years of equatorial, Venezuelan, xenophobic sunshine Bible readings, silent black beer, Swedish exercise, prodigiously not adjusting; the frugal, austere pleasures of a preseptentrional immigrant to thi [...]

    Alvaro Alcocer Sotil
    Muy bonito libro, describe con culto lenguaje las calles de Lima sobretodo Barranco y alrededores ambientados en los años de inicios del siglo XX. Cabe resaltar la genialidad del autor al escribir el libro con tal solo 18 años de edad, lo que da cuenta de su amplia cultura a esa edad. Cuenta de sus amores, de sus amistades, de sus paseos por Lima a través de pequeños relatos que se relacionan entre si. Me dio mucho interés después de ver su exposición en la Casa de la Literatura de Lima.

    Petr Herold
    Sic rychlá četba, ale dost artová. The Cardboard House je Adánova jediná kniha fikce, psal převážně básně, ale i tak je ta kniha spíš taková kolekce básniček skrytých pod větami. Zaujalo, ani nevím jak. Hnalo mě to číst, pěkně to ubíhalo a zanechalo ve mě zvláštní pocit, který nedokážu uchopit slovy.

    Gerry LaFemina
    The risk of any novel in prose poems (which I believe this is), is the lack of resolve in its plot, and it's a fate The Cardboard House suffers, unfortunately. Highly lyrical, often stunning, the prose in this book, even in translation, is a long drive along the scenic route with little traffic and so much to look at but without a destination.

    the bolano quote is better than the book but the book is great too there was a nice line about being in a sea of gravity that was cool disclaimer i'm wrong about everything

    Jacob Wren
    Martín Adán writes:I am not wholly convinced of my own humanity; I do not wish to be like others. I do not want to be happy with the permission of the police.

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