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Los PlanetasN of grief his friend is ecognizable and feels eal in its very ambiguity Heather Cleary the translator has done a Darkness Light remarkable job of capturing what sheefers to as a certain productive dissonance in the textA highlight of The Planets which is foremost a novel of ideas is the narrator s explanation of how the static existence or non existence of M created by his disappearance and the mystery of his fate has changed the orbits the two young men once traveled in elation to each other Chejfec continuously eferences space gravity stars and the planets The ongoing metaphor that he s created is startling because it is so beautifulSergio Chejfec seems to have an attachment to the cosmos as demonstrated by his choice of titles My Two Worlds The Planets and the upcoming The Dark seem too pointed to be coincidental As of his books are translated into English perhaps the significance if one exists will come to light Which segues nicely into why I find Chejfec s writing interesting and exciting There s so much there to explore These aren t books to be uickly consumed and just as uickly forgotten The Planets will linger frustrate and engage demanding you eturn "to it to fully understood and appreciate its many layers for example I haven t even touched on "it to fully understood and appreciate its many layers for example I haven t even touched on political aspect of the wartime setting This is what I like best about Sergio Chejfec s novels like the great classics of literature they live and grow with the eader As such they are never finished A good book about friendship identity and political violence and terror Sometimes it drags too much and I would prefer a bit action and less introspection and a bit "Of Humor Too So Overall " humor too So overall s a uite boring book Excellent translation Sergio Chejfec writesNeither of us would have imagined that years later these events would be written down on paper If we had foreseen this we would have acted differently guiding our steps according to our idea of posterity fortunately we did not This foreseeing should be clarified however given that if M knew the easons why I would end up writing these pages he certainly would have done what was needed to avoid his abduction though in fact he did nothing at all to cause it They say that one could avoid innumerable problems mistakes and catastrophes if one knew how things were going to turn out but this is an impossible dream The most extreme example of this is that we are all certain of death and even expanding things a bit about the decline of civilization the destruction of the environment and the inevitable ostracism of the sun but are still unable to avoid the end What keeps us from losing hope in the fact of this inescapable truth A belief in the interim in the fact that in the meantime things happen that are worth experiencing Very definitely not a book to be ushed through It demands to be mulled over slowly Very digressive and meditative I found it to have much the same conceptual content as a lot of the poetry I ve been eading lately 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 esistance 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 works his works demand that Not Handsome Enough rare valuable thing aeader 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 Uneven ultimately parts of it are lovely deeply felt and engaging and parts are not failing alternately for being too vague or 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 eanimate his friend an. Exuisite start to finish Seriously some of the finest writing "On Memory And Loss I "memory and loss I ever had the pleasure of eading 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 DISCLAIMER I am the publisher of the book and thus spent approximately two years Busy Park reading and editing and working on it So take myeview with a grain of salt or the understanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it uite well Also I would Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directlyNoteally as tight as My Two Worlds but maybe emotionally gripping I love Heather Cleary s translation and all the little stories that the narrator GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany recounts from his childhood friend especially the one about the eye and theailroad tracks I hope that sounds intriguing It s kind of hard to eview 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
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reputation will surely grow people encounter him and books become available 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 eaders with a gentle novel on friendship grief and loss It is ostensibly a collection of memories told to us by the narrator about his childhood friend M M was abducted during Argentina s Dirty War He disappeared his fate unknown leaving his friends and family in a kind of limbo Sergio Chejfec has stated that the book is in part based on a Big Bad Detective Agency real life friend who did disappear in the 1970 s Some years later the narratoreads in the newspaper about an explosion outside of Buenos Aires He believes for no good The Placer reason and without evidence as far as I can see that M was killed in it What he has come to see as confirmation of M s death unleashes the flood of memories which make up The Planets Eventually leading him to some kind of closureMemories are not bound by the law of causality linear space or time And so we are forced to follow the disorganized train of the narrator s thoughts Interspersed between the memories of M are otherelated memories an encounter the narrator has with his and M s mutual friend meeting M s mother after the abduction stories told to him by M and M s father It becomes tricky keeping track This meandering stream of conscious style was also present in My Two Worlds but the geography of the park in which that narrator walked provided a structure Structure which I badly missed in The Planets at "Least In The Early "in the early Coming to terms with the lack of a lineal storytelling is a hurdle that has to be overcome in order to appreciate this novelLike The Catcher in the Rye The Planets is obliuely about grief Like Salinger Chejfec plays this information close to the chest He engulfs you in his narrator s subconscious leaving you to experience first hand the strange distance combined with an eery connection that exists between the person lost and the other left Holden Caulfield mentions his dead brother briefly in passing but his loneliness informs every line of the novel The narrator of The Planets has assembled a montage of memories yet his connection to M he eventually acknowledges is stretching and becoming tenuous To confuse matters his memories of M are mixed with fictional stories he s come to associate with the friendship Some of those stories are split into parts appearing at Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism random intervals through the course of the book It s often difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction but the experience of the narrator attempting to hold on to his grief and through the emotio. When heeads 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. Oo 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 that this book isn t uite about what Chejfec thinks it s about that the Sebaldian meditations on identity memory and the city are ultimately weightless and beside the point I like Chejfec s style and I look forward to The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, reading his future books but I wish that he would stop trying to write like Sebald and write like himself He s a surprisingly good storyteller this was something I never managed toealize in My Two Worlds and a better storyteller than philosopher The existential conclusions the book draws are disappointingly obvious and do not explain the book as if the book itself were a planet that could not see the star it was orbiting PS I won my copy of this book through a GoodReads giveaway so would like to thank Open Letter for that and for their general fabulousness A surprisingly moving story of mourning written in a meandering dense philosophical style that touches on political Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness 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 isemarkable the style of this book is daunting and can seem impenetrable but her endering gives a beautiful hythm within the long sentences and chunky paragraphsA great book I d Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America recommendeading Chejfec s My Two Worlds before eading The Planets "it is a tightly composed narrative that can you inside Chejfec s amazing head a little "is a tightly composed narrative that can get you inside s amazing head a little A very strange and surreal book I don t eally know how to explain the plot so I ll let the publisher do it for me When he Der Bilderwächter 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 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 toeanimate his friend and elive the time they spent together wandering the streets of Buenos AiresOk that sounds about ight But this book isn t so much about the politics in Buenos Aires This book is about memory friendship and loss The narrator goes over many different segmented memories of himself and his time with his friend M The book meanders around sharply focusing on certain instances for a while then tumbles ight into a new memory I was tugged about by the narrator s thoughts not by any eal chronology The unconventional structure was difficult at first but it sort of parallels how memories Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris really areThe Planets was definitely a slowead but I do believe that it was worth it Sometimes I would get so wrapped up in the strange stories told about M or told by M with no apparent connection to any Letters to Rollins reality that I wouldn t be able to stop thinking about them for theest of the day They seem hard to tie together as you Britain, Europe And The Third World reeading them but taking the time to concentrate while eading definitely becomes worth by the end The narrator comes clearly into focus time starts to align and we essentially see impact of M s disappearance I almost gave up on the book at the beginning but I m glad that I didn tIf you have the time to slowly ead and you don t mind a bit of philosophizing I think this book is worth a shot Especially if you have weird hang ups aboutinterest in memory Like I do Full evie. D elive the time they spent together wandering the streets of Buenos AiresSergio Chejfec’s The Planets is an affecting and innovative exploration of mourning Unverified: A Novel remembrance and friendship by one of Argentina’s modern masters.


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