Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin / Aug 21, 2019

Mouthful of Birds A powerful eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star Unearthly and unexpected the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don t le

  • Title: Mouthful of Birds
  • Author: Samanta Schweblin
  • ISBN: Pájaros en la boca
  • ISBN
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don t let go Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection.Schweblin s stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star Unearthly and unexpected, the stories in Mouthful of Birds burrow their way into your psyche and don t let go Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection.Schweblin s stories have the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark take on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing, and the line between the real and the strange blur Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 240 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Riverhead Books first published 2009 More Details Original Title P jaros en la boca ISBN 0399184627 ISBN13 9780399184628 Other Editions 31 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Mouthful of Birds, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book The Millions Most Anticipated The Great First Half 2019 Book Preview January March 84 books 12 voters Anticipated 2019 Literary Fiction 142 books 163 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 04, 2019 Paromjit rated it really liked it Shelves literary fiction, netgalley, short stories These are a literary collection of short stories by Samanta Schweblin translated from the Spanish They are rather dark fare, infused with horror, stepping onto the territory of the strange, fantastical, the unexpected and even the supernatural with a strong sense of foreboding As might be expected by such a large number of stories, from the slight to some that have substance, they prove to be a mixed bag To my disappointment the style and approach of storytelling fails to vary So we hav These are a literary collection of short stories by Samanta Schweblin translated from the Spanish They are rather dark fare, infused with horror, stepping onto the territory of the strange, fantastical, the unexpected and even the supernatural with a strong sense of foreboding As might be expected by such a large number of stories, from the slight to some that have substance, they prove to be a mixed bag To my disappointment the style and approach of storytelling fails to vary So we have a merman, being stranded in a isolated location but not alone, of families, parents and children, brides in search of revenge, endeavours to confess to murder, putting off parenthood until a timely occasion and Make no mistake, these are stories to unsettle, to horrify, to disturb, the queer, the sinister and the visceral My personal favourites were The Digger, Headlights and Underground As is often the case with short stories, some stories will hit the mark whilst others are destined to leave no trace on the mind after reading However, the good stories make these stories from Schweblin worth reading Many thanks to Oneworld Publications for an ARC flag 87 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Feb 07, 2018 Franco Santos rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves libros en digital, antolog as cuentos Samanta Schweblin probablemente sea la escritora argentina del momento Antes de este, hab a le do Distancia de rescate, novela corta que me sirvi para descubrir qu clase de autora estaba leyendo Como aquel me gust mucho, no pod a postergar m s la lectura de sus cuentos, de los cuales hab a le do numerosas cr ticas favorables rondando por todos lados Ahora, con el libro ya acabado, puedo decir que Schweblin no solo es una escritora ambiciosa e imaginativa, sino que es un experta en el manej Samanta Schweblin probablemente sea la escritora argentina del momento Antes de este, hab a le do Distancia de rescate, novela corta que me sirvi para descubrir qu clase de autora estaba leyendo Como aquel me gust mucho, no pod a postergar m s la lectura de sus cuentos, de los cuales hab a le do numerosas cr ticas favorables rondando por todos lados Ahora, con el libro ya acabado, puedo decir que Schweblin no solo es una escritora ambiciosa e imaginativa, sino que es un experta en el manejo de la psicolog a humana Estos relatos, la gran mayor a breves, me dejaron perplejo Hac a mucho tiempo que no me topaba con una antolog a tan bien elaborada, mostrando en cada oraci n una calidad que casi no var a Es muy dif cil decir cu les de sus cuentos no me gustaron, puesto que todos tuvieron algo especial para darme, con una manipulaci n del absurdo y el humor que, como dir a Wallace, me erizaron el vello de partes del cuerpo que no tienen vello A pesar de que todos me encantaron, puedo hacer un injusto filtro y mencionar mis favoritos Perdiendo velocidad El m s corto de la antolog a pero no por eso menos valioso Con una utilizaci n notable de la fantas a y el realismo, su poca extensi n la considero clave para lograr el efecto apropiado Cabezas contra el asfalto Mi favorito Pocas veces me re tanto leyendo un cuento Adem s, considero que es el que est mejor escrito de este libro Extraordinario de principio a fin Solo l anlo para saber a qu me refiero Hacia la alegre civilizaci n Al principio no lo ven a entendiendo no sab a a qu iba y me resultaba un tanto aburrido No obstante, a partir de la segunda mitad Schweblin empez a darme respuestas y hacia el final ya lo estaba disfrutando al m ximo Su inicio lento vali much simo la pena La pesada valija de Benav des Absurdo a m s no poder Este, en mi opini n, trata un tema tan delicado como el l mite del arte, as como tambi n qu tan por encima este se encuentra de la moral, la tica y la ley Divertido y perturbador Mi hermano Walter Otro relato muy corto Este, al igual que otros, me gust mucho debido a que se centra en la incertidumbre, en la falta de respuestas, lo que lleva al lector a aceptar las cosas como son y disfrutar del sinsentido Como todos, tambi n tiene su punta de humor Pap Noel duerme en casa Dir a que es mi segundo favorito Deprimente, gracioso e innovador Este cuento es una joya desde su inicio hasta su conclusi n, con un uso muy maduro de los tiempos y una exposici n grandiosa de tragicomedia Brillante e inolvidable.Sin embargo, como ya dije, todos los relatos de P jaros en la boca son muy buenos Quiz el que menos me gust fue Matar a un perro , pero hasta ese tiene algo interesante que lo hace tambi n imperdible As que, si est n buscando una buena antolog a, sin lugar a dudas esta es la que andan necesitando Volver pronto a Schweblin Esto lo quiero volver a sentir flag 27 likesLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Bilal Y rated it it was amazing review of another edition Birbirinden harika on sekiz yk okudu umu d n yorum B yle iyi yk ler verin bana di er t rlerden vazge erim yeminle Sonradan ke fetti im bu t r n sadece T rkiye, Amerika, bilemedin Rusya yla s n rl kald n san yordum Ama imdi t r n di er k talara, di er co rafyalara uzanan kollar oldu unu biliyorum Buradaki Arjantin den Gen yazar Schweblin in temeli sa lamd r, Borges gibi duayen var Ama onun k kleri, beslendi i damarlar arka kapakta da bahsi yap ld zere lke s n rlar n a m Birbirinden harika on sekiz yk okudu umu d n yorum B yle iyi yk ler verin bana di er t rlerden vazge erim yeminle Sonradan ke fetti im bu t r n sadece T rkiye, Amerika, bilemedin Rusya yla s n rl kald n san yordum Ama imdi t r n di er k talara, di er co rafyalara uzanan kollar oldu unu biliyorum Buradaki Arjantin den Gen yazar Schweblin in temeli sa lamd r, Borges gibi duayen var Ama onun k kleri, beslendi i damarlar arka kapakta da bahsi yap ld zere lke s n rlar n a m Kafka, Poe ve Carver rnek verilmi ama liste geni letilebilir Hangi yk de kimden izler var, ismini zikretti im ahsiyetleri bilen birinin hemen farkedebilece i bir ey rne in Kaz c adl yk y ismi kapat p kim yazm diye soran olursa g z kapal Kafka derdimOn sekiz yk , on sekiz d nya ve on sekiz tarz Belli ki Schweblin de vatanda Borges gibi denemeci ve derlemeci Benavides in A r Valizi adl yk g n m z n iddet toplumuna a r ele tiri var Birey de yine s k nt l Sorunu sadece kendi i iyle de il, ruhsal durumunu etkileyen toplum kurallar , g ndelik hayat ile i i ile kurdu u ili ki buna i sizli i de ekleyebiliriz , sistem ve yap larla kurulan ya da kurulamayan ili kiler T m bu ili kiler yuma neticesinde bireye kalan depresyon, ruhsal bozukluklar canl ku yiyen bile var , uykusuzluk, sosyopati zellikle depresyon s k a i leniyor Tarz dedik, mesela Muhafaza Edilenler in depresyondaki kahraman asl nda biz okurlarla sa l kl bir ili ki kuruyor Bizimle mi veyahut yaz ile mi o da tart l r.Hep tespitlerde bulunuyoruz ama o kadar da net konu mamak laz m Malum yk Gedikleri ok fazla olan bir t r Her okur ba ka t rl yerle ebilir nk En son yk Topra n Alt nda da mesela kafas iyi olan ihtiyar n anlat klar n halen bir yere oturtmaya al yorum flag 22 likesLike see review Apr 16, 2018 Coos Burton rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves antologias, terror Agradezco a la editorial Penguin Random House por el ejemplar.Hace un tiempo estaba viendo una entrevista en la que Mariana Enr quez recomendaba autores de Argentina que se acercan o escriben terror, y entre esos se encontraba Samanta Schweblin Autom ticamente me gener curiosidad y busqu m s sobre la autora Con P jaros en la boca confirm lo que sospechaba su acercamiento al terror radica en lo inquietante, lo indecible y lo crudo en sus cuentos Son historias retorcidas y crueles, con fi Agradezco a la editorial Penguin Random House por el ejemplar.Hace un tiempo estaba viendo una entrevista en la que Mariana Enr quez recomendaba autores de Argentina que se acercan o escriben terror, y entre esos se encontraba Samanta Schweblin Autom ticamente me gener curiosidad y busqu m s sobre la autora Con P jaros en la boca confirm lo que sospechaba su acercamiento al terror radica en lo inquietante, lo indecible y lo crudo en sus cuentos Son historias retorcidas y crueles, con finales mayormente abiertos que te sugestionan y te dejan pensando mucho, todos me gustaron mucho.Les dejo mi video rese a flag 21 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jan 17, 2019 Simon rated it liked it 3.5 stars really flag 21 likesLike see review Oct 09, 2017 F bio Martins rated it it was amazing review of another edition Uma boa parte de n s conhecer Twilight zone a antol gica s rie da d cada de 60, criada por Rod Serling e que marcou in meras gera es da em diante Pequenas narrativas de curta dura o 20 minutos Que nos colocavam tendencialmente num qualquer Universo paralelo, em situa es habitualmente tensas, bizarras e inesperadas O que se retirava de cada epis dio estabelecia paralelo com o quotidiano normal de onde decorria uma mensagem messi nica, uma advert ncia do presente vindouro ou,na p Uma boa parte de n s conhecer Twilight zone a antol gica s rie da d cada de 60, criada por Rod Serling e que marcou in meras gera es da em diante Pequenas narrativas de curta dura o 20 minutos Que nos colocavam tendencialmente num qualquer Universo paralelo, em situa es habitualmente tensas, bizarras e inesperadas O que se retirava de cada epis dio estabelecia paralelo com o quotidiano normal de onde decorria uma mensagem messi nica, uma advert ncia do presente vindouro ou,na pior das hip teses,um chav o mais ou menos moralista Aos P ssaros na boca aplica se muito disto mesmo A inquietude, a estranheza e a tens o est o l A gest o quase cinematogr fica dos tempos narrativos indesment vel Que habilidade tem Samanta Schweblin para nos permitir parar no momento certo, integrar e depois avan ar Verdadeiramente impressionante.Mas aos p ssaros na boca n o se aplica uma boa parte do que se vive na Twilight zone n o se espere explica o ou corol rio a cada est ria Pode presumir se de algum simbolismo,mas a sensa o que tive que a autora escreve, essencialmente,de forma reactiva a inquieta es pessoais,que depois trabalha com mestria a mudan a f sica e familiar da maternidade,a licitude da alimenta o carn vora, a disfun o conjugal e a sua fragilidade, a vacuidade dos rituais inici ticosA maioria n o conhecer a faixa de abertura do primeiro lbum de Grinderman 2007 Get it on uma m sica quase perfeita Tensa, musculada e insinuante Parece criar se no limbo Na emin ncia de romper, explodir, revelar E, magnificamente,nunca o faz Mant m nos cativos nessa sensa o do que est para vir E no final,n o falta nada P ssaros na boca talvez seja mais assim.Uma complica o poderosa de 18 est rias escritas irrepreensivelmente, enigm ticas e fascinantes,que me fazem ficar avido do que a autora nos quiser mostrar flag 21 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Sep 10, 2018 Paul Fulcher rated it really liked it Shelves net galley, 2018 Samanta Schweblin s 2014 first novel Distancia de rescate, when translated into English as Fever Dream by the wonderful Megan McDowell, was one of my books of 2017, and my pick of the Man Booker International longlist Powerful, unsettling, gripping, a book that genuinely disturbed my dreams My review again by McDowell, Mouthful of Birds Stories was, per the copyright page originally published, in Spanish and in somewhat different form, as P Samanta Schweblin s 2014 first novel Distancia de rescate, when translated into English as Fever Dream by the wonderful Megan McDowell, was one of my books of 2017, and my pick of the Man Booker International longlist Powerful, unsettling, gripping, a book that genuinely disturbed my dreams My review again by McDowell, Mouthful of Birds Stories was, per the copyright page originally published, in Spanish and in somewhat different form, as P jaros en la boca by Random House Mondadori, 2010 , and hence an earlier work originally.The book consists of 20 short stories, averaging 12 pages each, although varying in length Fever Dream was successfully pitched in what the literary critic Tzvetan Todorov calls in his Fantastic A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre the fantastic He argues that an author can choose between a rational explanation for supernatural events what Todorov calls the uncanny and a supernatural explanation what he calls the marvellous and most would call fantasy Todorov focuses on the difficult to occupy middle ground The fantastic occupies the duration of this uncertainty Once we choose one answer or the other, we leave the fantastic for a neighbouring genre, the uncanny or the marvellous The fantastic is that hesitation experienced by a person who knows only the laws of nature, confronting an apparently supernatural event.The fantastic requires the fulfillment of three conditions First, the text must oblige the reader to consider the world of the characters as a world of living persons and to hesitate between a natural or supernatural explanation of the events described Second, this hesitation may also be experienced by a character thus the reader s role is so to speak entrusted to a character, and at the same time the hesitation is represented, it becomes one of the themes of the work in the case of naive reading, the actual reader identifies himself with the character Third, the reader must adopt a certain attitude with regard to the text he will reject allegorical as well as poetic interpretationsThe stories in Mouthful of Birds occupy similar territory, although the emphasis is a little less on supernatural elements, and on strange situations and behaviour.The opening story Headlights starts with Felicity standing at the side of the road, watching taillights recede into the distance In the flat darkness of the countryside, there is only disappointment, a wedding dress, and a bathroom she shouldn t have taken so long in.Just married, she stopped for a toilet break, only to find, when she had finished at her new husband had, without any warning, driven off without her And then she meets Nen , and finds that she is not the only one, indeed there are many women in this particular rest place in the same situation, some of whom have been waiting for years Look, says Nen , I ll make this short because there s really not much to it She steps on the cigarette, emphasizing the words They get tired of waiting and they leave you It seems waiting wears them out Felicity carefully follows the movement of a new cigarette toward the woman s mouth, the smoke that blends with the darkness, the lips that press the cigarette So the girls cry and wait for them Nen goes on , and they wait.But one day a car stops and the husband instead of the wife gets out for the toilet Felicity and Nen decide to take action, only to find that the horizon is suddenly filled with headlights Preserves begins A week passes, a month, and we gradually start accepting that Teresita will be here ahead of all our plans.The female narrator finds that her pregnancy is progressing faster than she and her husband had planned for he had nothing against our little Teresita what could he have against her It s just that there was so much to do before she came.Until, that is, they find a doctor who claims to be able to reverse the pregnancy, starting with a treatment that involves her husband coming home late and being inattentive, her mother in law taking back the various gifts she had given them to get ready for Teresita The title story is narrated by a man whose 13 year old daughter is living with her mother, after their divorce One day the mother sends the girl to live with him, unable to cope with the girl s new diet, which involves eating live birds At first he tries to rationalise it to himself I thought about how, considering there are people who eat people, eating live birds wasn t so bad Also, from a natural point of view it was healthier than drugs, and from a social one, it was easier to hide than a pregnancy at thirteen But I m pretty sure that until I reached for the car door handle I went on thinking, She eats birds, she eats birds, she eats birds, on and on.But as he has to take responsibility for her diet I left early for work and endured the hours searching the internet for infinite combinations of words like bird, raw, cure, adoption,Another story, with similarities to Headlights has businessman stranded in a remote location when he is unable to find the change for a train ticket, the stationmaster telling him that he also has no change, and signalling to the train going to the capital city that it needn t stop at the station It seems a relatively trivial incident until it becomes clear that the stationmaster never lets the train stop and he is not the only stranded passenger He has the notion that the dogs of the world are the result of men who have failed in their attempted journeys Men nourished and retained with nothing but steaming broth, men whose hair grows long and whose ears droop and whose tails lengthen, a feeling of terror and cold inciting them to stay silent, curled up under some trainstation bench, contemplating the failures of the newcomer who is just like them only still has hope, staunchly awaiting the opportunity of a voyage.Then one day he and his fellows manage to trick a train into stopping, only for things not to turn out as they planned Overall, not as powerful as Fever Dream, and while there were very few duds in the collection, there were few absolute standouts either, indeed the collection, for better or worse, did seem to be Schweblin reworking a consistent theme But still highly worthwhile and a 2019 Man Booker International contender A solid 4 stars.Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for the ARC flag 19 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 16, 2016 Guadalupe Campos rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves argentina, escritoras Sospecho que buena parte de mi problema con este viene de que me lo recomendaron demasiado Tal vez si hubiera venido con expectativas m s bajas, me hubiera resultado un libro interesante, y sus fallas me hubieran parecido menos estridentes Porque en general es un libro, digamos, correcto.Pero lleg como lleg , hiper recomendado.No hace mucho, cierto amigo baterista insist a en que un disco que mantiene el mismo tempo en todos los temas es aburrimiento garantizado Y algo de eso se me ven a a l Sospecho que buena parte de mi problema con este viene de que me lo recomendaron demasiado Tal vez si hubiera venido con expectativas m s bajas, me hubiera resultado un libro interesante, y sus fallas me hubieran parecido menos estridentes Porque en general es un libro, digamos, correcto.Pero lleg como lleg , hiper recomendado.No hace mucho, cierto amigo baterista insist a en que un disco que mantiene el mismo tempo en todos los temas es aburrimiento garantizado Y algo de eso se me ven a a la mente cuando ven a terminando el libro, vi que me faltaban cuatro cuentos, y en lugar del v rtigo de las lecturas que te marcan, sobrevino el fastidio de por favor, esto no se termina m s todos los relatos presentan peque as situaciones fragmentarias hechas para ser sugerentes Algunas son buenas ideas Algunas, incluso, son ideas excelentes Pero el tempo es el mismo Todos los personajes se toman las cosas igual, reaccionan igual, piensan en los mismos t rminos, y lo que es m s grave, cuando toman la palabra hablan exactamente igual Hay dos relatos que deber an ser muy diferentes en los que dos personajes que deber an ser muy distintos hablan de cavar pozos, y las frases son pr cticamente calcadas mismo l xico, misma cadencia, misma extensi n, mismo nfasis Aunque las descripciones deber an darlos como personajes muy distintos Y casi todos los relatos, salvo uno o dos, terminan igual, en final no conclusivo, no explicativo S lo faltan los puntos suspensivos flag 20 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 31, 2014 Teresa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves n argentina, g contos, 5e Primeiro vou pensar nas estrelas Ter o de ser cinco, mas nem sei bem porqu Porque um desafio minha imagina o Porque tudo irreal e com finais inexplicadosPorque me inquietou Com o temor do que me esperaria no finalPorque me fascinou Pelo ambiente on rico, pela ambiguidade das personagens, pelo ex tico das situa esPorque Um homem pequenino que precisa da mulher para chegar ao frigor fico Um homem que se transforma num menino por medo da sua m e Um homem que assassi Primeiro vou pensar nas estrelas Ter o de ser cinco, mas nem sei bem porqu Porque um desafio minha imagina o Porque tudo irreal e com finais inexplicadosPorque me inquietou Com o temor do que me esperaria no finalPorque me fascinou Pelo ambiente on rico, pela ambiguidade das personagens, pelo ex tico das situa esPorque Um homem pequenino que precisa da mulher para chegar ao frigor fico Um homem que se transforma num menino por medo da sua m e Um homem que assassina a mulher e cujo corpo interpretado por outros como uma obra de arte Um pintor, que exorcisa as suas puls es de esmagar cabe as no asfalto atrav s da arte Uma menina que come p ssaros vivos Um casal em lua de mel, cuja vida se transforma por uma leitura de destino na palma da m o Mulheres em desespero pelo abandono dos seus homens Uma esta o onde um comboio nunca p ra, aprisionando os passageiros que nele querem entrar e os que dele querem sair Um buraco que se escava at se tornar um po o e que desaparece engolindo quem o escavou Um ritual de inicia o no qual o candidato tem de matar um c o E mais uns quantosS o dezoito contos e ao primeiro porque dele nada entendi apeteceu me abandonar a leitura mas, descobri que os contos t m o dom de me impedirem de desistir de um livro sei que se um n o me agradou haver sempre outro que me compensar Talvez seja por isto que me tornei viciada neste g nero liter rio como se num nico livro estivessem v rios flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 12, 2018 jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves fiction, shortstories, translation mouthful of birds p jaros en la boca comprises twenty stories from samanta schweblin s 2009 collection which, in the original spanish, featured eighteen schweblin, author of last year s haunting and unforgettable novel, fever dream , is among the distinguished company celebrated on the 2017 bogot 39 list of promising young spanish language writers ten years later, its 2007 forebear is a veritable who s who of latin american authors born in argentina, but residing in germany, schweblin e mouthful of birds p jaros en la boca comprises twenty stories from samanta schweblin s 2009 collection which, in the original spanish, featured eighteen schweblin, author of last year s haunting and unforgettable novel, fever dream , is among the distinguished company celebrated on the 2017 bogot 39 list of promising young spanish language writers ten years later, its 2007 forebear is a veritable who s who of latin american authors born in argentina, but residing in germany, schweblin excels at crafting eerie milieus, unsettling tales, and foreboding narrativese stories contained within mouthful of birds explore dark impossibilities and other sinister imaginings the tension which worked so well in lending fever dream its ominous flavor is present throughout, albeit it truncated form nearly every one of schweblin s stories hums with dread or disbelief, but most of these tales could have benefited from a longer treatment, as the suspense builds, but never quite crescendos nonetheless, schweblin is a most gifted writer and her macabre tales flirt sinsterly with magical realism, effortlessly blending the visceral and the bizarree collection s finest outings are headlights, preserves, the title story, toward happy civilization, heads against concrete, the size of things, underground, and the heavy suitcase of benavides if you pound a person s head against concrete even if you re doing it only so they ll come to their senses you will very likely end up hurting them this is something my mother explained to me early on, the day i pounded fredo s head on the asphalt of the school playground. translated from the spanish by megan mcdowell zambra, enr quez, meruane, z iga, et al riverhead, again, with another gorgeous jacket flag 14 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2016 Jo o Carlos rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves l200pag, contos short stories, l2016 Samanta Schweblin n 1978 Samanta Schweblin n 1978 uma jovem escritora argentina que publicou P ssaros na Boca em 2009 reunindo dezoito contos Todos os contos de P ssaros na Boca transportam o leitor para mundos fant sticos e surreais, causando nos simultaneamente estranheza e atrac o, contendo incont veis elementos de mist rio in meras hist rias obscuras que muitas das vezes nos confundem, exigindo uma leitura atenta ou a releitura, com personagens invulgares e extravagantes, que a Samanta Schweblin n 1978 Samanta Schweblin n 1978 uma jovem escritora argentina que publicou P ssaros na Boca em 2009 reunindo dezoito contos Todos os contos de P ssaros na Boca transportam o leitor para mundos fant sticos e surreais, causando nos simultaneamente estranheza e atrac o, contendo incont veis elementos de mist rio in meras hist rias obscuras que muitas das vezes nos confundem, exigindo uma leitura atenta ou a releitura, com personagens invulgares e extravagantes, que atrav s da conversa o ou da apar ncia f sica nos inquietam cada vez mais P ssaros na Boca uma excelente antologia de contos com uma tem tica comum e amb gua, juntando elementos misteriosos e bizarros, que acabam quase sempre por produzir e ampliar os sentimentos de medo e temor, numa narrativa excepcional e fragmentada de Samanta Schweblin como num puzzle, o leitor obrigado a encaixar, agrupar e a preencher os espa os em branco em cada um dos contos.Destaco seis contos Mulheres Desesperadas , Na Estepe, Matar um C o , A Medida das Coisas , Conservas e O Pai Natal Dorme em Casa flag 14 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 20, 2012 Samuel Ch rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves biblioteca En una analog a con el boxeo, Cort zar dice que, mientras la novela debe ganar por decisi n, el cuento debe hacerlo por knockout Eso es justo lo que ocurre con cada relato de P jaros en la boca Uno cae fulminado, choca contra el suelo SU suelo y debe volver a la esquina para recuperar el aliento y ver qu m s tiene Shweblin para ofrecer.Con personajes sumamente err ticos, las historias aqu presentadas vienen de otro universo, otras costumbres, otra riqueza del valor narrativo Lejos de sus En una analog a con el boxeo, Cort zar dice que, mientras la novela debe ganar por decisi n, el cuento debe hacerlo por knockout Eso es justo lo que ocurre con cada relato de P jaros en la boca Uno cae fulminado, choca contra el suelo SU suelo y debe volver a la esquina para recuperar el aliento y ver qu m s tiene Shweblin para ofrecer.Con personajes sumamente err ticos, las historias aqu presentadas vienen de otro universo, otras costumbres, otra riqueza del valor narrativo Lejos de sus finales contundentes, los cuentos de Shweblin ahogan de incertidumbre a todo aqu l que se aferre a una superficie cada vez m s falsa No hay respuestas, tan s lo eventos inauditos, trucos mentales, venenos para la certeza Acaso apoyados en el sistema del lenguaje que tampoco alcanza a entender qu pasa, los cuentos replantean lo ordinario con pie firme sobre baldosas desconocidas que raspan la callosidad de lo cotidiano, irrumpen el ensue o de la rutina, generan pticas nuevas s lo porque s Sobre todo en el cuento de Cabezas contra el asfalto, una necesidad de estar enfadado con el mundo me tom del cuello y me hizo ver que la realidad es del todo un gran defecto.Samanta Shweblin maquilla entonces ese defecto a base de asombro, sencillez y desverg enza, en un mundo terrenal extra o para los propios personajes que no pertenecen, por ser tan lim trofes como el lector mismo.Pienso que los cuentos deben ser as profundos en un plano de nadie, pero no desentendidos de lo que el ser humano ha pedido siempre desde que abri por vez primera un libro flag 12 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 14, 2018 Merve Eflatun rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.5 5A zdaki Ku lar nsan n ndeki sorunlar n kendinden kaynakland n ve ma lubiyetinde pay sahibi olduklar n ke fetmeyeg rs n, her ey de i ir gibi harika a l c mleleri ve kapan lar bar nd r yor Schweblin in kurdu u tekinsizlik O Connor u ya da Jackson u and r yor olsa da, tekinsizli i i leyi bi imi daha samimi geldi bana aresiz Kad nlarDevrim R yas Her eyin l s Karde im Walter flag 12 likesLike see review View all 3 comments May 01, 2018 Rita rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves n argentina N o h um conto melhor do que outro, todos s o de uma qualidade extraordin ria Gostar mais de uns do que de outros apenas gosto pessoal.Os meus favoritos IrmanP ssaros na bocaCabe as no asfaltoMatar um c oA pesada mala de Benavides flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 18, 2018 Ludmilla rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favoriler M kem mel flag 11 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Ana rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 releases, netgalley, read in 2018, short stories A new favourite author Could that be a thing, having only read two of her books Last year, Fever Dream found its place in my Top 10 novels I d read, being just my kind of surreal, experimental fiction, and one I still think about even today.There are twenty short stories tightly packed in this collection, varying in length from a few pages, like Butterflies, to longer ones, such as The Heavy Suitcase of Benavides I know this might be a problem for other readers, but to me, a short story A new favourite author Could that be a thing, having only read two of her books Last year, Fever Dream found its place in my Top 10 novels I d read, being just my kind of surreal, experimental fiction, and one I still think about even today.There are twenty short stories tightly packed in this collection, varying in length from a few pages, like Butterflies, to longer ones, such as The Heavy Suitcase of Benavides I know this might be a problem for other readers, but to me, a short story is not about having fully developed characters or a well rounded plot, it s about the atmosphere and the narrative tension Fever Dream proved that the author can handle the short form remarkably We re thrown in media res, introduced to characters who are experiencing things that either make them question their reality Rage of Pestilence or desperately try to find a way to escape Headlights Toward Happy Civilization Her protagonists are either the agents of their surreal circumstances or passive bystanders The Size of Things Mouthful of Birds also contains two of my favourite stories I ve read in 2o18 Preserves and The Heavy Suitcase of Benavides The first one being of a personal preference in the way Schweblin handles the character s feelings regarding motherhood, symbolically reversing her pregnancy under her family s horrified gaze to portray her fears The second one I loved simply because it plays with the idea of artistic performance and disturbing moral ambiguity to an unsettling extent Samanta Schweblin doses the absurd and the morbid so brilliantly that some of the stories will most definitely provoke a visceral reaction, like the title story, Mouthful of Birds Horror slowly creeps into almost every ending, some of it you might see coming, as I did with Butterflies, other times it is of an unfathomable climax, one which doesn t release its reader from the tension it created throughout the story My Brother Walter Thanks to NetGalley Oneworld for the opportunity to read a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review Mouthful of Birds RELEASES FEBRUARY 07, 2019 Headlights 4 stars Preserves All the stars Absolutely loved it Butterflies 3 stars Mouthful of Birds 5 stars Santa Claus Sleeps at Our House 4 stars The Digger 2 stars Irman 3 stars The Test 3 stars Toward Happy Civilization All the stars Creepy AF Olingiris 3 stars My Brother Walter 4 stars Merman 2 stars Rage of Pestilence 4 stars Heads against Concrete 5 stars The Size of Things 4 stars Underground 3 stars Slowing Down 3 stars On the Steppe 5 stars Again, creepy AF A Great Effort 3 stars The Heavy Suitcase of Benavides 5 stars Loved it. flag 13 likesLike see review Oct 29, 2016 Tijana added it review of another edition Shelves fantasy Eto kako nasumi no itanje u knji ari zavara oveka najpre sam naletela na najbolju pri u I tako bilans ispade manje zadovoljavaju i u odnosu na o ekivanja nego da sam krenula redom dve tri pri e vrlo dobre do odli ne, jedna koja me je po teno iznervirala, ostalo, pre svega prva polovina knjige osrednje Pristojno napisano, ali osrednje, sa fantasti nim elementom koji je esto malo prvolopta ki i sa te kim bremenom starijih ne samo argentinskih pripoveda a flag 10 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Feb 01, 2019 Eric Anderson rated it really liked it Like many people, I was fascinated by the surreal atmosphere and ambiguous meaning of Argentinian writer Samanta Schweblin s novel Fever Dream when it first appeared in English a couple of years ago Now a collection of her short fiction has just been published and it s of a similar sinister vibe with odd twists of logic that often veer into near nightmares Here are stories of children that transform into butterflies, businessmen who are turned into farm hands, a dissatisfied wife who meets a Like many people, I was fascinated by the surreal atmosphere and ambiguous meaning of Argentinian writer Samanta Schweblin s novel Fever Dream when it first appeared in English a couple of years ago Now a collection of her short fiction has just been published and it s of a similar sinister vibe with odd twists of logic that often veer into near nightmares Here are stories of children that transform into butterflies, businessmen who are turned into farm hands, a dissatisfied wife who meets an amorous merman and a daughter whose new diet consists solely of consuming living birds This subject matter could easily feel whimsical if it were written by another author, but Schweblin maintains elements of psychological truth so this fiction continues to feel real even if it s filled with the fantastical Her stories often feel like puzzles where the meaning is tantalizingly close and I could solve it if I could just work out the intricately constructed design she s skilfully created But, of course, these stories offer no definitive answers just glimpses of the inexpressible fears, desires and carnage which simmer just under the surface of our everyday reality.Read my full review of Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin on LonesomeReader flag 9 likesLike see review Apr 06, 2017 Joni rated it really liked it review of another edition Excelente selecci n de cuentos de entre tres y diez p ginas hechos con oraciones cortas y vocabulario sencillo que no alardea altaner a ni peca de simpl n El resultado es una lectura muy fluida de ritmo cinematogr fico para que cada cuento enganche de punta a punta vali ndose del suspenso sin llegar a aterrorizar ni espantar con detalles macabros pero s sembrando con mucha maestr a el misterio que ocupa cada relato Cuesta elegir uno o dos como losjores En todo caso alguno no gusta tanto p Excelente selecci n de cuentos de entre tres y diez p ginas hechos con oraciones cortas y vocabulario sencillo que no alardea altaner a ni peca de simpl n El resultado es una lectura muy fluida de ritmo cinematogr fico para que cada cuento enganche de punta a punta vali ndose del suspenso sin llegar a aterrorizar ni espantar con detalles macabros pero s sembrando con mucha maestr a el misterio que ocupa cada relato Cuesta elegir uno o dos como losjores En todo caso alguno no gusta tanto pero tan escueto y bien escrito que el pr ximo devuelve la sensaci n general de satisfacci n absoluta Muy grata sorpresa me llevo con esta joven escritora flag 9 likesLike see review Mar 30, 2013 Fernando rated it really liked it review of another edition Estos relatos se balancean entre un cuento infantil y una fantas a perversa todo el tiempo por eso son tan envolventes y tan poderosos al final Lo releer hasta exprimirlo flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2017 Sofia rated it it was amazing review of another edition Pensa que prever a maneira como as coisas ir o terminar lhe evitaria tomar decis es erradas mas a vida e, em especial, a sua, adequa se repeti o mon tona de est pidos factos espont neos, como os que agora o fazem permanecer na cama, atentamente espera do chamamento do doutor Corrales P ssaros na Boca uma maravilhosa antologia de contos, dos quais destaco Mulheres desesperadas , Para a alegre civiliza o , A medida das coisas , A pesada mala de Benavides , Conservas , O meu irm o Pensa que prever a maneira como as coisas ir o terminar lhe evitaria tomar decis es erradas mas a vida e, em especial, a sua, adequa se repeti o mon tona de est pidos factos espont neos, como os que agora o fazem permanecer na cama, atentamente espera do chamamento do doutor Corrales P ssaros na Boca uma maravilhosa antologia de contos, dos quais destaco Mulheres desesperadas , Para a alegre civiliza o , A medida das coisas , A pesada mala de Benavides , Conservas , O meu irm o Walter e O Pai Natal dorme em casa.Com uma escrita sucinta e bem elaborada, os contos fazem lembrar Twilight zone , espera de Godot ou a s rie televisiva Black Mirror Impera o absurdo e n o h limites para a imagina o Recomendo, sem d vida flag 8 likesLike see review Jun 02, 2018 Juan Nalerio rated it liked it review of another edition Interesante selecci n de cuentos Fue mi primera lectura de Schweblin y me gust.No comparto que se pueda clasificar dentro de relatos de terror.Si bien hay presencia de elementos sobrenaturales en algunos de estos, no llegan a ser de terror Las atm sferas est n bien elaboradas y los finales son atractivos Como alguien dec a, un cuento tiene que ser un golpe a la mand bula del lector y esta selecci n cumple con dicho objetivo flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2018 Gabriela rated it really liked it review of another edition Mis preferidos Cabezas contra el asfalto y Mi hermano Walter flag 8 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 30, 2016 Jo o Reis rated it it was amazing review of another edition Excelente, n o tem um nico conto mau Surreal, inesperado, bem escrito flag 8 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Apr 23, 2017 Gala rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves argentina, libros 2017, libros de cuentos, rese ados, siglo xxi Pod s leer esta y otras rese as tambi n en mi blog este libro Schweblin nuclea quince cuentos en apenas ciento ochenta p ginas Todos ellos, con algunas inevitables diferencias, tratan sobre lo mismo, o por lo menos apuntan a generar un determinado estado an mico, si se quiere, en el lector una sensaci n de extra amiento constante ante las situaciones que se van narrando Este libro de relatos no se presenta como una mera recopilaci n de cuentos La e Pod s leer esta y otras rese as tambi n en mi blog este libro Schweblin nuclea quince cuentos en apenas ciento ochenta p ginas Todos ellos, con algunas inevitables diferencias, tratan sobre lo mismo, o por lo menos apuntan a generar un determinado estado an mico, si se quiere, en el lector una sensaci n de extra amiento constante ante las situaciones que se van narrando Este libro de relatos no se presenta como una mera recopilaci n de cuentos La elecci n de los mismos no fue hecha al azar todos ellos tienen un tema en com n, y tambi n son similares los mecanismos que utiliza la autora para causar en el lector ese sentimiento de extra eza que mencionaba en el p rrafo anterior Schweblin presenta personajes relativamente normales, si puede decirse, y los enfrenta con situaciones extra as Y digo relativamente porque siempre est ah ese factor de perturbaci n, enfermedad o simple desesperaci n que los caracteriza En estos relatos aparece constantemente la idea del l mite entre lo real y lo fant stico Esa delgada l nea que divide lo que pasa de lo que podr a pasar Sin embargo, no todos los relatos son iguales en ese sentido Hay algunos que claramente son m s dif ciles de asimilar, por las cuestiones que se narran, mientras que en otros lo que ocurre no es que no creamos lo que sucede, sino que nos parezca nada m s y nada menos que raro A eso apunta Schweblin, a causar esa sensaci n, y desde mi punto de vista lo consigue muy bien Particularmente, me gustaron m s los relatos en los que la extra eza se muestra de alguna forma impl cita El cuento que da t tulo al libro, P jaros en la boca es, por as decirlo, el m s expl cito de todos Narra la historia de un padre y una madre cuya hija come p jaros En ese sentido, lo raro est , digamos, demasiado visible Me refiero a que lo que es extra o o ins lito ya est mostrado Uno podr a pensar, no obstante, en qu es lo que hace que esa chica coma p jaros Pero en este relato no hubo, desde mi lectura, un intercambio muy profundo entre mi posici n y el relato en s Ocurre algo similar con El hombre sirena , en el que la protagonista se enamora de un hombre sirena, ni m s ni menos Lo que intento explicar con este breve an lisis es que los relatos en los que lo fant stico est m s presente, m s expl cito, son los que menos efecto me causaron Uno se mete en esos mundos, los entiende y los acepta Por supuesto que esto conlleva un grand simo valor, porque tiene que ver con lo que puede generar un autor a trav s de la palabra Pero sigo sosteniendo que los mejores relatos son los que presentan un mundo en el que uno se mete, y cuando sale, le quedan preguntas sin responder Preguntas que tienen que ver con el porqu de determinadas situaciones Por lo menos para m , esas preguntas me surgieron en los relatos en los que lo extra o se mantiene en una posici n m s distante, y no tan clara No digo que los cuentos que mencion antes no inviten a otras reflexiones, porque eso tiene que ver con la lectura de cada lector, sino que a m en lo personal, esos relatos no me lo permitieron Quiz s uno podr a pensar que justamente esta naturaleza fant stica es la que caracteriza a los relatos de la autora Sin embargo, el hecho de haber le do Siete casas vac as, otro libro de cuentos suyo, me da la posibilidad de decir que los relatos en los que la parte extra a de la historia se mantiene sin explicarse, o de alguna forma solapada, son los que m s logrados est n Son cuentos en los que la clave de la historia es que lo que ocurra no resulte terminantemente imposible Es, justamente, raro, pero lo bueno que tienen es que, de alg n modo, dejan una puerta, aunque peque a, abierta Para m , el m ximo exponente de este tipo de narraci n se ve en el excelente La medida de las cosas Su protagonista es un hombre adulto que empieza a trabajar en una jugueter a despu s de que su madre, con quien vive, lo eche de su casa En su estad a en el local empieza a mostrar algunas conductas ani adas Lo que m s valor de este tipo de relatos es que me invitaron a preguntarme sobre las motivaciones que los personajes tuvieron para actuar de determinada manera Otro texto que desde mi pensamiento funciona de forma similar es Conservas , o tambi n En la estepa , el ltimo del libro Estos dos cuentos me invitaban constantemente a preguntarme m s profundamente sobre lo narrado, cosa que no me sucedi con El hombre sirena y P jaros en la boca Conservas y En la estepa , por el contrario, me alentaban a indagar sobre las situaciones que se contaban, entender el porqu de las cosas Podemos decir, entonces, que los relatos de este libro est n llenos de huecos Pero no de huecos en el sentido de puntos flojos o cosas mal estructuradas, sino que son situaciones en que las explicaciones faltan y faltan porque los relatos est n, pienso yo que intencionadamente, hechos como para que sea tarea del lector dilucidar qu es lo que no se explica Por ejemplo, en En la estepa , la primera pregunta que a m me surgi fue qu era lo que quer an encontrar Pol y Ana, cosa que ya hab an encontrado y apropiado Arnol y Nabel, los otros dos personajes Otro cuento que tambi n me gust mucho fue Cabezas contra el asfalto Este quiz s es el menos extra o de todos, en el que menos factores raros se interponen, pero aun as me pareci que la autora logra desarrollar muy bien la personalidad del protagonista En P jaros en la boca, podr amos decir que la regla principal es incorporar situaciones que enrarezcan la ambientaci n general de las historias En este punto la autora hace un muy buen trabajo Cada uno de los relatos tiene algo por lo que destacarse, y a pesar de que algunos me gustaron m s que otros, generan mucho impacto, por la extra eza de los hechos que se narran Este es uno de los puntos m s dif ciles de conseguir en la literatura que algo que uno lea te produzca algo Y Schweblin lo logra de manera muy interesante flag 7 likesLike see review Jun 22, 2017 Guillermo Macbeth rated it liked it review of another edition Todo es impecable en este libro, pero hay algo con el terror g tico rioplatense que no funciona, al menos en versi n Schweblin Ese inframundo que nunca se muestra del todo, pero sostiene los cuentos, tiene algo de trivial, de cine clase B, pero en el mal sentido El encapsultamiento del horror en lo monstruoso me parece ingenuo, aun cuando se muestre la cercan a de lo monstruoso Es posible que la negatividad est mucho m s cerca, m s entrelazada con lo constitutivo del ser humano Ponerlo afue Todo es impecable en este libro, pero hay algo con el terror g tico rioplatense que no funciona, al menos en versi n Schweblin Ese inframundo que nunca se muestra del todo, pero sostiene los cuentos, tiene algo de trivial, de cine clase B, pero en el mal sentido El encapsultamiento del horror en lo monstruoso me parece ingenuo, aun cuando se muestre la cercan a de lo monstruoso Es posible que la negatividad est mucho m s cerca, m s entrelazada con lo constitutivo del ser humano Ponerlo afuera, hacerlo ajeno para sugerir despu s que no estamos a salvo me parece una maniobra precaria Pienso que hay m s lucidez en el terror que no recurre a este artefacto teenager ni en la sem ntica ni en la sintaxis Pienso en el horror que astilla el lenguaje en La d bil mental, Matate, y Precoz de Mariana Harwicz Pienso en la carne desgarrada, los huesos rotos, la sangre palpitante de la trilog a de Pablo Forcinito Pienso en lo macabro visto cara a cara en Australia de Santiago La Rosa Pienso en esos malvados rancios de Selva Almada Pienso en esas mujeres eclipsadas de Carina Radilov Chirov La epifan a est en el William Wilson de Poe, en la tradici n del Doppelgaenger en cine, que muestran la imposibilidad de la metonimia del mal que sustenta los cuentos de Schweblin Creo que en estos casos el mal es m s aut ntico que en los cuentos de P jaros en la boca Algo similar pienso que ocurre con Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego de Mariana Enr quez Puede ser que Cabezas contra el asfalto sea el mejor cuento de P jaros en la boca flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Elizabeth A rated it did not like it Shelves 2019, translated, stories, dnf I m an not a short story aficionado, so it s probably just me.It is my goal to try and read at least four short story collections this year, and maybe learn to appreciate the form, but this collection did not work for me.There are 20 stories, of which I read the first 7 Some are really short, and most of them turn on a single sentence Surreal, dark, with a sprinkle of magical realism The writing itself is okay, but the stories didn t leave an impression This is a translated collection, so ma I m an not a short story aficionado, so it s probably just me.It is my goal to try and read at least four short story collections this year, and maybe learn to appreciate the form, but this collection did not work for me.There are 20 stories, of which I read the first 7 Some are really short, and most of them turn on a single sentence Surreal, dark, with a sprinkle of magical realism The writing itself is okay, but the stories didn t leave an impression This is a translated collection, so maybe not the right entree for me All but one of the stories I did read I d rate 2 stars, the other getting 3 So onto the DNF pile it goes flag 6 likesLike see review May 20, 2018 Matias rated it really liked it review of another edition La valoraci n, en este caso es de 3.6 aproximadamente.En este libro, recurr a la valoraci n por cada cuento para llegar a la valoraci n total.Debo decir que todos son maravillosos cuentos Que, los que tienen poca calificaci n debe saberse que un 1 no me gust 2 algo no me termin de convencer3 me gust 4 realmente me gust 5 me encant es porque me hubiese gustado que no sea un final tan abierto, ya que no lograba entenderlo del todo y me gustar a saber cu l es la verdadera interpretaci n La valoraci n, en este caso es de 3.6 aproximadamente.En este libro, recurr a la valoraci n por cada cuento para llegar a la valoraci n total.Debo decir que todos son maravillosos cuentos Que, los que tienen poca calificaci n debe saberse que un 1 no me gust 2 algo no me termin de convencer3 me gust 4 realmente me gust 5 me encant es porque me hubiese gustado que no sea un final tan abierto, ya que no lograba entenderlo del todo y me gustar a saber cu l es la verdadera interpretaci n de la historia Irman_3 Conservas_3 Mariposas_5 P jaros en la boca_4 Pap Noel duerme en casa_3 Mujeres desesperadas_3,5 El cavador_2,5 Matar a un perro_4 Hacia la alegre civilizaci n_3,3 ltima vuelta_3,5 Agujeros negros_4 Mi hermano Walter_2,5 El hombre sirena_4 La furia de las pestes_2 Cabezas contra el asfalto_4,2 La medida de las cosas_5 Bajo tierra_4,7 La pesada valija de Benavides_3,8 Perdiendo velocidad_3,6 En la estepa_3,2 Olingiris_3 Un gran esfuerzo_4,2Valoraci n total_3,591 flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 01, 2018 Meli rated it it was ok review of another edition 2.5Nop Simplemente nop.Ten a alt simas expectativas con este libro, pero no congeniamos.Los relatos tienen muchas cosas que disfruto a morir de las antolog as, el enigma, el desconcierto, lo maravilloso, el horror y el morbo, la carga de significado, el dejarte pensando y con dolor de cabeza Incluso la frustraci n Sin embargo, algo en el estilo de la autora no cuaj en m , y no disfrut de esos elementos que me gustan tanto, no me llegaron Sent que a la mayor a de los relatos les faltaba un 2.5Nop Simplemente nop.Ten a alt simas expectativas con este libro, pero no congeniamos.Los relatos tienen muchas cosas que disfruto a morir de las antolog as, el enigma, el desconcierto, lo maravilloso, el horror y el morbo, la carga de significado, el dejarte pensando y con dolor de cabeza Incluso la frustraci n Sin embargo, algo en el estilo de la autora no cuaj en m , y no disfrut de esos elementos que me gustan tanto, no me llegaron Sent que a la mayor a de los relatos les faltaba una p gina, m nimo, y que estaban demasiado pensados para, miren qu redundante, pensar Como que la autora se esfuerza m s en no decir que en decir.Algunos s me resultaron muy buenos, pero a n as me dejaron con gusto a poco No s , excuse my huequedad pero me gustan m s los relatos en los que ten s que deducir, leer entre l neas y buscarle el significado a una parte, por lo general al remate, que esos a los que ten s que descifrarlos por completo.No me pienso rendir con esta autora, pero fue una primera impresi n bastante decepcionante flag 6 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2017 Alessia Scurati rated it it was amazing review of another edition Quanto mi piace Samanta Schweblin Tantissimo Non so se pi o meno di Mariana Enr quez, per Quindi non dir che la mia scrittrice argentina favorita al momento Ma tanto, siccome lei e Mariana sono amiche amiche amiche nonch fuori come due balconi a primavera, fidatevi, da analisi proprio penso che uno possa dire senza problemi che sono il duo di scrittrici argentine mie preferite al momento Insieme Tipo i due re di Sparta Le due regine del cuento lungo il R o della Plata Ovviamente, Quanto mi piace Samanta Schweblin Tantissimo Non so se pi o meno di Mariana Enr quez, per Quindi non dir che la mia scrittrice argentina favorita al momento Ma tanto, siccome lei e Mariana sono amiche amiche amiche nonch fuori come due balconi a primavera, fidatevi, da analisi proprio penso che uno possa dire senza problemi che sono il duo di scrittrici argentine mie preferite al momento Insieme Tipo i due re di Sparta Le due regine del cuento lungo il R o della Plata Ovviamente, questo attacco lo ripeter a parti invertite quando a inizio 2018 scriver di Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego di Mariana Enr quez, avvisati.Dovendo dare un voto a ognuno dei racconti direi Irman Mujeres Desperadas En la estepa P jaros en la boca Perdiendo velocidad Cabezas contra el asfalto Hacia la alegre civilizaci n El cavador La furia de las pestes Sue o de revoluci n Matar a un perro La medida de las cosas La verdad acerca del futuro La pesada valija de Benavides Conservas Mi hermano Walter Pap Noel duerme en casa Bajo tierra una lettura esaltante, esasperante, inquietante Alcune notti io leggo i racconti prima di andare a letto ho fatto dei pessimi sogni horror dopo aver chiuso il libro.Ma non sono racconti horror, questi Sono botte violente Di quelle che mi tocca prendere l Alka Seltzer E se io prendo Alla Seltzer per superare un libro, allora vuol dire che il libro bellissimo bellissimo.La Schweblin ha questa capacit ti catapulta subito in un ambiente ostile Ma il lettore non capisce bene perch ostile, ci arrivi poco a poco, ti ci avvicini un passo dopo l altro e alla fine si trova sempre davanti a un abisso tremendo, anche pi tremendo di quello che ci si aspettava.Infatti P jaros en la boca tutto uno scavar di pozzi i pozzi in un racconto sono sempre sintomo di grande orrore e pure Mariana Enr quez fan dei pozzi, tra l altro Ci sono anche cadaveri, atti di violenza improvvisi, lunghissime strade nel nulla dell interior argentino interrotte da diner dove sarebbe meglio non fermarsi.Ci sono tantissimi racconti che parlano della genitorialit e di famiglie disfunzionali quasi tutti Schweblin pi di una volta ha raccontato di avere avuto un rapporto talmente traumatico con la madre da aver deciso di non avere figli Magari nel frattempo ha cambiato idea.Questa raccolta un gioiellino Tra l altro con pochissimi apagones de intensidad Ti tiene sempre con lo stomaco chiuso, la maledetta straziante e illuminante, grazie a una scrittura che tutto un equilibrio di apparenti situazioni normali da cui scaturiscono effetti abnormi Se voi vi fermaste in autogrill deserto e vi rendeste conto che il cameriere che vi serve non sa come servirvi perch ha un cadavere in cucina O se vi trovaste in un posto sperduto alla stazione del treno e il treno non si fermasse mai durante mesi E se vostra madre cadesse in depressione perch pap le ha chiesto di troncare la sua relazione con Babbo Natale E se vostra figlia si nutrisse di canarini, vivi, non cucinati E se esistesse una discarica di mogli dove le mogli vengono scaricate dagli uomini a migliaia, e poi una notte uno scaricatore si fermasse incautamente l vicino a fumare una sigaretta E se per trovare lavoro come picchiatore vi chiedessero di ammazzare un cane randagio E se invece fosse una moglie ad abbandonare il marito legato a un Guard Rail come un cane E se vi dicessi che in questo libro succedono tutte queste cose e mille altre, non verrebbe pure a voi il mal di stomaco dopo aver pensato WOW flag 5 likesLike see review View all 5 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Samanta Schweblin was chosen as one of the 22 best writers in Spanish under the age of 35 by Granta She is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and been translated into 20 languages Fever Dream is her first novel and is longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Be Samanta Schweblin was chosen as one of the 22 best writers in Spanish under the age of 35 by Granta She is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and been translated into 20 languages Fever Dream is her first novel and is longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin


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    1. These are a literary collection of short stories by Samanta Schweblin translated from the Spanish They are rather dark fare, infused with horror, stepping onto the territory of the strange, fantastical, the unexpected and even the supernatural with a strong sense of foreboding As might be expected by such a large number of stories, from the slight to some that have substance, they prove to be a mixed bag To my disappointment the style and approach of storytelling fails to vary So we hav These a [...]


    2. Samanta Schweblin probablemente sea la escritora argentina del momento Antes de este, hab a le do Distancia de rescate, novela corta que me sirvi para descubrir qu clase de autora estaba leyendo Como aquel me gust mucho, no pod a postergar m s la lectura de sus cuentos, de los cuales hab a le do numerosas cr ticas favorables rondando por todos lados Ahora, con el libro ya acabado, puedo decir que Schweblin no solo es una escritora ambiciosa e imaginativa, sino que es un experta en el mane [...]


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    4. Agradezco a la editorial Penguin Random House por el ejemplar.Hace un tiempo estaba viendo una entrevista en la que Mariana Enr quez recomendaba autores de Argentina que se acercan o escriben terror, y entre esos se encontraba Samanta Schweblin Autom ticamente me gener curiosidad y busqu m s sobre la autora Con P jaros en la boca confirm lo que sospechaba su acercamiento al terror radica en lo inquietante, lo indecible y lo crudo en sus cuentos Son historias retorcidas y crueles, con fi < [...]



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    6. Samanta Schweblin s 2014 first novel Distancia de rescate, when translated into English as Fever Dream by the wonderful Megan McDowell, was one of my books of 2017, and my pick of the Man Booker International longlist Powerful, unsettling, gripping, a book that genuinely disturbed my dreams My review again by McDowell, Mouthful of Birds Stories was, per the copyright page originally published, in Spanish and in somewhat different form, as P Samanta Schweblin s 2014 first novel Distancia de resca [...]


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