Toque de queda

Toque de queda Una ni a muda inteligente y audaz Un padre violinista que trabaja redactando epitafios Una vida de peque as felicidades amor y juegos Una madre desaparecida Un gobierno totalitario e invisible Una p

  • Title: Toque de queda
  • Author: Jesse Ball Carlos Gardini Luis Chitarroni
  • ISBN: 9789871739776
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Una ni a muda, inteligente y audaz Un padre violinista que trabaja redactando epitafios Una vida de peque as felicidades, amor y juegos Una madre desaparecida Un gobierno totalitario e invisible Una pareja de ancianos titiriteros Un misterioso teatro de marionetas, donde termina de cobrar forma la historia que el narrador de esta novela no quiere contar.Estos pocos eUna ni a muda, inteligente y audaz Un padre violinista que trabaja redactando epitafios Una vida de peque as felicidades, amor y juegos Una madre desaparecida Un gobierno totalitario e invisible Una pareja de ancianos titiriteros Un misterioso teatro de marionetas, donde termina de cobrar forma la historia que el narrador de esta novela no quiere contar.Estos pocos elementos le alcanzan a Jesse Ball una de las promesas de la literatura estadounidense actual para ofrecernos una novela profundamente conmovedora, escrita con la convicci n de un escritor cl sico y con la ambici n experimental de la juventud Ball tiene el don de causar la inquietud que provocan los relatos de Kafka, su maestro, la capacidad de asombrar de Murakami y la ternura que solo se encuentra en los personajes de las pel culas de Miyazaki.Toque de queda es una f bula luminosa sobre los puntos de contacto entre la memoria individual y la historia colectiva, sobre las estrategias para ser feliz en tiempos adversos y sobre la ficci n como el mejor y el m s ntimo de los refugios.

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    1. Jesse Ball Carlos Gardini Luis Chitarroni

      Jesse Ball 1978 Born in New York The author of fourteen books, most recently, the novel How To Set a Fire and Why His prizewinning works of absurdity have been published to acclaim in many parts of the world and translated into than a dozen languages The recipient of the Paris Review s Plimpton Prize, as well as fellowships from the NEA, the Heinz foundation, and others, he is on the faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    1000 thoughts on “Toque de queda”

    1. I'm being a bit tough on this book with only three stars, but I think that's a solid rating. Problem is I kept comparing this in my head to Herta Müller's masterpiece, The Land of Green Plums. Both books are minimalist, with short sections. Both books take place in police states, where paranoia is a way of life. And there's even in a similarity in the tone.But Müller's novel is work of poetic genius, while Ball's spare approach veers a bit more towards postmodernism. I cared deeply about Müll [...]

    2. La primera pregunta que me surge es: ¿cómo leer a un autor extranjero que impreca de cierta manera la historia de nosotros como argentinos?William es un escritor de epitafios que tiene como hija a Molly, una niña muda e inteligente. Viven en una sociedad gobernada por un sistema totalitario y expandido al punto de no saber diferenciarlo de otras cosas. Nunca sabemos como lectores, menos como personajes, quiénes son agentes del gobierno y quiénes no. Hay personas que mueren con disparos sin [...]

    3. Lindo librito, quizás no demasiado memorable. Es una distopía escrita de forma poética. La temática en sí se me hizo medio anticuada: gobierno totalitario, estado de sitio, nadie sabe quién es policía y quién no. Quizás sólo porque pienso en los clásicos que leí de adolescente, 1984, Un mundo feliz, etc y la verdad no sé si es un género que se sigue escribiendo y de qué forma, pero en fin, me queda la sensación de que quiere dar con la problemática del presente y no lo logra. Au [...]

    4. Minimalist, poetic, Kafkaesque, pretentious. A short novel, not really even a novella, but it its brevity it tells a large story. Jesse Ball gives you the outline, images, ideas, and tools from which you flesh out the story with your own experiences and reading, a pretty neat trick. Two elements of The Curfew made a strong impression on me: William's secondary occupation (which he took up after society became a police state and the curfew was imposed -- he had been a concert violinist before mus [...]

    5. I think I've been hesitant to include Jesse Ball near the top of the list of my favorite authors only because he's so young. Part of it is definitely the fact that, so far, we have only a limited library to choose from. But with The Curfew, his third novel, I can finally cave and claim Ball as a favorite. The Way Through Doors, novel #2, is one of the best books I've ever read, and with The Curfew as a follow up, Ball has proven himself to be a mind apart, crafting beautiful, bizarre, and though [...]

    6. To begin: When the publisher claims at the end of their synopsis that Jesse Ball’s “The Curfew is a mesmerizing feat of literary imagination,” you may think it an excitable exaggeration. It isn’t. Nor is Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s observation that “There seems to be no other novelist writing today who is capable of so thoroughly disarming one’s narrative expectations.” Writers and Readers alike: prepare to be equally intimidated and inspired.Those who have read Jesse Ball–and a [...]

    7. Dreamy, minimalist totalitarian state lit. Sometimes has the scent of Paul Auster around the edges but with a more self-concious attachment to formal experiment. It's told in fragments, which generally works for me, but I found some of the novel's individual shards and pieces greater than the sum of its parts.

    8. After reading his other two books, The Way Through Doors and Samedi the Deafness, a few years ago, I was ready to declare Jesse Ball my favorite living author and eagerly awaited his next book. The Curfew, is Ball's third novel and it does not disappoint. This story is set in a dystopian police state and follow a (forcefully) retired violinist turned epitaphorist, William, and his young mute daughter, Molly. William finds out that an old friend may have some information about the disappearance o [...]

    9. Personally I'm glad to see experimental, postmodernist fiction like this get some affection from reviewers, (view spoiler)[but it won't from me (hide spoiler)]. The protagonists, a 29-year old widowed father and his 8-year old mute daughter (or is she 9? on one page she's 8, a few pages later we're told she's 9), have the makings of characters you could get attached to, if the novel were longer, but it's extremely short. The dystopic setting is objectively horrifying, but again there's so little [...]

    10. Leí este libro hace un par de meses y decidí no calificarlo hasta terminar de procesar lo que me dejó su lectura.La historia de Toque de queda transcurre en la ciudad C. en una realidad distópica, podríamos decir. El gobierno es totalitario; los ministerios y la policía, invisibles. Nadie sabe con certeza quiénes están al mando.Dentro de este clima "kafkiano" están William y Molly. Él es un violinista retirado que se dedica a escribir epitafios porque, desde que existe el toque de qued [...]

    11. 5+ out of 5. This one is meant for a warm cup of something nice by a window on a crisp, clear autumn Sunday. I know I say that about a lot of things, but believe me on this one: there's just something in the prose, in the feeling of the story, that makes me think that that's a perfect way to read it. This is, on its surface, a simple story - totalitarian, a historical European feel, a father and daughter struggling in the face of unknowable entities larger than they but with Jesse Ball, nothing [...]

    12. This was a novella really - pages sparse and book very short.Which is why I finished it.I kept thinking - this has got to change. It's one of those books that is written in such as way as to make the reader think there is more than meets the eye - but it is smoke and mirrors. Granted, there are a few well spaced philosophical truths thrown throughout - and it is symbolic. But just not good enough or consistent enough to create any sort of train of thought or overall development.

    13. It's very hard to even know what I think about this book. I tore through it (it's more like a long short story) horrified as an American living in the Trump administration. I don't usually like pomo fiction, but recently read a great book by an author who recommended this one. It's scary, it's spare, it's sad, it's humane, it's chilling and that bone at the end! Right in the heart, so poetic and beautiful. I'm not sure how I feel about that long puppet show, though I loved the puppet master and [...]

    14. Un buen libro sobre las ataduras masivas que la vida en sociedad le impone al individuo en el mundo actual. La condición humana es gregaria. La manera de organizarnos, sin embargo, pareciera que es un problema insoluble. El Estado moderno puede ser más democrático o menos democrático, pero nunca deja de ser violento. Esta violencia, sin embargo, se vuelve sangrienta en los totalitarismos. Toque De Queda es un libro que puede leerse en varios niveles según mi parecer. Pienso que no se refier [...]

    15. Some books get described as “rich with detail.” “The Curfew” is not one of those — it’s the opposite. But that’s good. Jesse Ball has a gift for conveying the complexities of a scary new world in remarkably few words.The story takes place on a single day in an unnamed city in a not-very-pleasant-sounding future, a police state of unwritten rules, violent deaths and abrupt disappearances. The curfew referred to in the title is vague, but menacingly real: “The government’s offici [...]

    16. A ver. El argumento es más o menos este: en la ciudad C hay toque de queda y quien lo viola es asesinado. No hay mucha más explicación que esa, ni para lector ni para los habitantes de C. Hay un hombre cuya mujer desapareció hace un tiempo y ahora cría él sólo a su hija muda. Un día le dicen que alguien tiene información sobre el paradero de su mujer, pero tiene que violar el toque de queda para encontrarse con ese alguien. Esa noche deja a su hija a cuidado de unos vecinos y va a busca [...]

    17. Q: Good book?A: Good book!Q: Really good book?A: Really good book! And short!Q: Not too short?A: No! Just the right length! Like that episode of Twin Peaks in the black lodge where you learn who killed Laura Palmer. This book reminded me of David Lynch, btw. Q: David Lynch? Without images or music? I won't believe it.A: No, seriously. Here's a demonstrative passage: A young woman with a very short skirt and a thin blouse came out of a building in the distance. Because she was so beautiful, he sa [...]

    18. This thin novella is a sparse, minimalist and haunting read about a father living with his mute daughter in a totalitarian police state after wife/mom has gone missing. The main character is a former accomplished violinist who is now an "epitaphist." He helps people come up with "acceptable" phrases to put on the tombstones of loved ones, without raising the suspicions of authorities. And business is booming.Most people (Jeannie, Aaron: I am looking at you!) would probably blow through it in an [...]

    19. What happened? Not much and yet a lot. Did I enjoy the book? Not much. Did I put the book down even though I was not enjoying it? No.Do I know what happened? Not really. That said, I hardly cared about most of the characters enough to care about what ultimately happened. The exception being the daughter but one could assume she stayed with the puppeteer and go back to not caring all that much. With very few words, lots of white space and use of mystery, the author is able to describe a life of l [...]

    20. The Curfew is about the individual's, the family's and the larger community's, struggle to maintain control in a world that is ultimately out of our control. The Curfew is a novel written by a poet with spare, lyrical, insightful writing. There is no shortage of lines to savor and repeat in one's head or aloud.There is a wonderful recent interview with the author: themillions/2011/06/th I especially found illuminating:"Jesse Ball: We’re all put in to difficult circumstances in our life and we [...]

    21. As I loved Ball's The Way Through Doors I decided to read everything the guy has written. While The Way Through Doors was a Lynchian mind**** this book was a straight up gut punch. I was very quickly emotionally involved with the relationship between the father and his daughter Molly. Maybe it's because I'm a parent now and I couldn't imagine trying to raise my son without my wife but this book really hit hard. It's the tale of a man trying to raise his daughter in a dystopian future, where his [...]

    22. I sort of complained that Ball's prior novel, The Way Through Doors, was treacly, so I don't really have grounds to whine that this one is a stone cold bummer. It's an odd complaint especially given that I usually love distopias. I think, though, that my problem is rooted in the dissonance between the gravity of the Curfew's themes and plot, and the persistant cutesy-wootsiness of Ball's prose. Even with its subject matter of invisible violence, state hegemony, death, and rememberance, The Curfe [...]

    23. This book is like you were walking along on a grey day, picked up a rock and living underneath that rock was a whimsical alternative universe. Seussian ideas within the confines of human characters. Even with all the whimsey though, it is still essentially a universe living underneath a rock and all that entails. Epitath-ists, riddles and puppets nestled up against the Stasi, so to speak. It took a few pages to get into the alternative format of the book and I really enjoyed that some pages had [...]

    24. An odd little book. I read a description of this one in the newspaper and was intrigued. Reminded me of books they want you to read in college to alter the way you think.It's a book of frightening images set in a near future where "the system" has taken over--everyone is watched, people are controlled and killed when they rebel. A father is trying to care for his small daughter after his wife "disappears." Much of the book is told as a puppet show that the little girl writes. I thought the endin [...]

    25. Well was different. I didn't give up, but that was because it was short. I liked the writing style. The plot was very interesting and unusual (no spoiler here) and the characters were (all 2 of them) sort of believable. All I can say is that you won't forget it. Just try it. It's one of those books that you probably need to discuss with smarter people than I! I recommend with hopes that my smart friends read it and discuss.

    26. "The Curfew" is different, but not good. I like different, and I admire authors (any artists) that take chances. But in Curfew, the plot and characters are maudlin. Seriously, when your main characters are an ex-violin master, his mute daughter, and their kindly neighbor, the puppeteer well, it just came off as rather silly and unmoving to me.Also, the length, richness and depth of this book makes it a novella really, not a novel.yow, bill

    27. In many ways, I felt this novel was more interested in style than substance actually, much like poetry in a way. The author seemed to only give the basic outline of a plot/characters, and dared the reader to keep going. Oh, I’m all for novels that challenge me, plunge me into a world that forces me to keep up. But this is not the case here. The truncated opening style seemed so bare bones; a bit of a cheat, I think. Eventually, I couldn’t make it past pg. 30.

    28. I want to marry this guy."…There are times when something is asked of us, and we find we must do it. There is no calculation involved, no measure of the necessity of the thing itself, the action that must be performed. There is simply an acknowledgment that we will do the thing in question, and then the thing is done, often at considerable personal cost. "

    29. Jesse Ball is the real deal. This is a page-turner in the best sense: you can't imagine what new delights and what effects he will achieve next. It seems to me he is working a rare vein in fiction, setting out on his own, the way Vonnegut did, or Donald Barthelme, or in music Coltrane, or in film Godard.

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