The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll has ratings and reviews. Fionnuala said: I usually tell people that I met Maqroll the ‘Gaviero’ for. Spanish Empresas y Tribulaciones de Maqroll el Gaviero) is a compilation of novellas by Colombian author Álvaro Mutis. First published as a two-volume. Maqroll’s creator, the Colombian Álvaro Mutis, died last year at the age of 90 in Mexico City after a long career as a television executive, poet.

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I kept a close eye on his movements for a long period after that but without making any direct contact. Disclaimer, I only got to page and will read the other novellas at a later time.

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It is a privilege that has been theirs since the days of Orpheus the thaumaturge and the ingenious Ulysses…. No money exchanged, Maqroll simply kicks her out and goes down to pay a visit to the concierge. Interpreting perhaps, that’s something I could do. And all in all and on the whole: Moreover, casual references to past adventures and doomed schemes, some eventually recounted, some destined to remain untold, are dropped like loose debris from a speeding flatbed truck.

Aug 13, Jeanette rated it liked it. He gives her some money and kicks her out. Meyers still living, he would doubtless be able to pick this apart: His character Maqroll is a mixture of a wise man, a voyager, a vagabond, a cynical, a man of true but exotic lovers. Be the first to ask a question about The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. With Amirbar, another issue I had was that the descriptions of the journey up to the mine were very similiar to the descriptions of the journey up the mountain in “Un bel morir”.

Again, you really do need to have a stomach for windy descriptions to tolerate this seven hundred page epic, but it’s worth it so far Ilona and Maqroll have rousing success in Panama City a ton of loot and a ton of fun operating their new, creative business venture unique upscale house of prostitution.

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Maqroll the Gaviero ‘the lookout’ leads a life of tireless wandering, always seeking fortune, always failing to find it gabiero to unforeseeable obstacles and unfortunate occurrences, most of which nearly destroy him.


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The first novella was the best so far. I will never forget the solid, warm humanity of Maqroll, this unusual man whose nationality I never learned, as I never learned the correct pronunciation of his name, or whether it was Scottish, Turkish or Iranian.

The print is tiny and the pages are very long and dense. Or Kipling’s shirley temples. It’s often quite fun, actually. A man of warmth and loyal friendship.

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I only knew they exist. Hushour rated it it was amazing.

Impossible to understand why Alvaro Mutis’ novels are out of print. A great book for the armchair traveller with a metaphysical bent. Allerdings stirbt der Protagonist am Ende, wodurch die folgenden Romane einen Konstruktionsfehler bekommen.

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Im zweite Roman gavieor kommt mit dem Regen” betreibt der Protagonist in Panama mit einer altebn Freundin ein Bordell, was tragisch endet. Personally the problem lay in the fact that everything was collected in one volume.

So I must find my way back to the world of wheelie bins and reading the papers and watching the news, like grown-up people do. That word innocent stands out in regard to a man, however duped, is nonetheless so experienced, so thoughtful about life and so well read in history.

About three months ago, I finally worked up the courage to approach Maqroll directly. In the name of the vessels that sink their prows into the abyss and then surface and repeat the ordeal over and over again and at last, with a shifting cargo pounding their holds, sail wounded into the calm that follows the storm; in the name of the knot of terror and fatigue in the throat of the machinist whose only knowledge of the sea is its blind assault on the sorrowfully creaking sides; in the name of the song of the wind in the rigging of the derricks; in the name of the vast constellations marking the route that the compass repeats with meticulous insistence; in the name of the men on the third watch who murmur songs of forgetting and sorrow to keep back sleep; in the names of the curlews flying away from the coast in closed formation and calling to console their young as they wait on the cliffs; The first of these, ‘The Snow of the Admiral’ is easily the most potent, existing on another plane from the others entirely, and for this piece alone I give the book four stars.


Jan 20, Graziano rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have a strange, extraneous vision, nothing to do with the sea or the tropics: And that night, Maqroll is aroused from a deep sleep by the Indian woman and shortly thereafter enters her and feels himself sinking into a bland, unresisting wax, all the time a putrid stench clinging to his body. I find this book very difficult to review, or even possibly to fully understand, but the way in which I fail to understand it is the way in which I fail to understand life: But they are bruised, they are weak, they are stupid, they are easily tempted.

Throughout this book he gets involved in arm smuggling, gold mines, a brothel and sawmills, often barely escaping with his life. And yet again the way in which Maqroll recalls his own recurrent failures and how he, at least in his own mind, keeps giving destiny the slip.

Shalom, for now, Gaviero! At any rate, the two misgivings I just described surprisingly haven’t done much to diminish my enjoyment of Maqroll so far. Hunter Tolbert rated it liked it Feb 04, Roots writhe in the air. An indescribable, woefully forgotten type of storytelling.