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O Boxeador Polaco has ratings and 97 reviews. Erin said: This was recommended on a list of must read books and the review just raved about it and the. In his book, El ángel literario, a meeting held in Madrid with the writer Andrés Trapiello, serves as the backdrop for Eduardo Halfon to narrate the beginnings of . Get this from a library! El boxeador polaco. [Eduardo Halfon].

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No trivia or quizzes yet. It would have been much more interesting.

O Boxeador Polaco

Honestly though, the girlfriend’s weird hipster sex drawings was the thing This is a 1st person narrative with the author as protagonist. To consult titles available in other markets please click on the above links. I can’t say I was disappointed, because I had no expectations save the glowing recommendations on the back cover.

Trivia About The Polish Boxer. The writing was beautiful and could draw you in.

Shannon rated it did not like it Dec 04, I love the nuance of relationship, the shock of the detail in this small novel. Brandy rated it did not like it Dec 30, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Without remarking it first, the narrator gets more and more drawn into the Gypsy music and once the postcards suddenly come to a stop, he travels to Belgrade to find out what happened to Rakic, the pianist who was an outsider in the Jalfon and the Gypsy society as well.


This is a 1st person narrative with the author as protagonist. In he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story of The Polish Boxer, which is the first of his novels to be published in English, by Bellevue Literary Press in the U.

He studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University and moved obxeador to Guatemala in his early twenties, taking a job in that field.

Its strengths include invoking the traveler’s space of introspection and new connections, and taking friendship seriously. I found this book more interesting in its structure and approach to book writing than as a book itself. Quotes from O Boxeador Polaco. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads halfoh. I realize that hoxeador ‘is it I enjoyed the philosophical parts of eduardl book, regarding the ephemeral and transformative nature of literature and music.

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It seems to e the author’s life and the back cover actually mentions this. It’s a short and easy read, a riveting and bewildering, yet enjoyable story. Each chapter was related to the others but never finished the story. I admittedly don’t know much about classical music so I was sort of lost during portions of the book.

Was it freeing to finally write this book? I’m not much of a fan of the linked short story approach and nothing about this book changed my mind.


O Boxeador Polaco by Eduardo Halfon (3 star ratings)

The same goes even halfin the story of the Polish Boxer, since the main character in the book beside the boxeaxor is neither the Polish Boxer nor the grandfather, ha,fon is the enigmatic pianist.

However, I ended up having a hard time identifying with the main character and found his world weary hyper sophisticated aesthete pose a little wearying. Halfon crosses lots of geographical and psychological borders, setting his stories told by Eduardo Halfon in places like Guatemala, Serbia, and North Carolina. He doesn’t like his students because they don’t care about literature. I just keep writing. However, there were euardo moving passages, as when he writes about his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, or his trip to the mountains to find a talented Mayan student who has dropped out of the university.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: The Polish Boxer How did his grandfather survive the camps? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. College teachers — Fiction. Unfortunately the narration dry, monotonous, droning took away from any beauty in this book.