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Respiración artificial

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  641 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Respiración artificial se trata no sólo del único libro memorable publicado durante el período de la dictadura militar (la edición original es de 1980), sino también de una espléndida ficción que se convierte en espejo de la historia, de una novela que, utilizando la estructura de la novela policíaca -para Piglia éste es uno de los géneros fundamentales de la literatura co ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Anagrama (first published 1980)
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Julie
Re-reading this in English... why doesn't Goodreads have it? Lame, goodreads. Lame. Anyway, this is one of my favorite books. It's like reading literary theory set in fiction. It sounds about 9999x times better in Spanish, but then again, for what book is that *not* true, other than Grossman's wonderful "DQ." This English translation does a good job highlighting Piglia's Faulknerian style, combined with this oddly tense Hemingway terse detective fiction style (which is where Piglia's Onetti homa ...more
Jacob Wren
Some of my favorite passages from Artificial Respiration:




Last night, for example, I stayed up until dawn discussing certain changes that could be made in the chess game with my Polish friend Tardewski. A game must be invented, he tells me, in which the functions of the pieces change after they stay in the same spot for a while; they should become stronger or weaker. Under the present rules the game does not develop, but always remains identical to itself. Only what changes is transformed, Tardew
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Adriana
Admito: apenas terminé de leerlo googleé si lo de Kakfa y Hitler era verdad.
Shadazz
Aug 06, 2010 Shadazz rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Si les gustó Rayuela
Shelves: argentina, 2010
En algunas partes de este libro pensé: Rayuela. Del lado de allá, las conversaciones de Oliveira y el club de la Serpiente, pero mucho más clavados en literatura. Emilio Renzi es un personaje que bien podría ser heredero de Holiveira.

Dos cosas, por un lado charlas que se prolongan por páginas y páginas, a las que se unen nuevos conversadores y que van cambiando de tema y a veces se desvían; por el otro teorías super interesantes sobre (eso que obsesiona a cierto autor argentino en sus ficciones)
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Simona
Respiración Artificial is not bad. For me it was quick and easy to read, but I don't think I would like it if I were a doctor, an engineer or a shop owner.
It's easy to see why it was chosen as one of the best argentine novels of the XX century: the voters were writers and this is a novel for writers, literary critics and Literature & Linguistics majors. Every other page there's a reference to a linguist, or a literary critic, or a philosopher, so the reader can feel zooper zmart if she/he go
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Radhaonly
Piglia's insight into the many political subtexts of Argentina's bloodiest dictatorship - including civilian life under humanitarian crisis and ensuing/extreme social duress - in conjunction with his extreme literary prowess make this book something like discovering south sea pearls within a bewitching ocean of oysters: once you decode his many layers of signs, there are beautiful, meaningful rewards...
Julia Boechat Machado
All my reviews are currently in Library Thing. I'm no longer updating my GR since it was bought by Amazon.
Justin Loke
like it even more after the reading it slowly the second time.
Cecilia
Respiración artificial (1980) es un libro en clave. Con otras muchas claves dentro.
La historia principal intenta representar el clima de la Argentina de los años 80 y lo logra, porque plantea la forma de un enigma. El protagonista y el lector deben atravesar un laberinto de confusiones y misterios, laberinto creado para ocultar del mundo real un submundo desconocido y cruel, pero tan verdadero como el visible.
Lamentablemente, no perdió actualidad. Pasaron treinta y cinco años y seguimos ciegos
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Cristóbal Andrés
Buen libro, extraño, fragmentario y algo circular (juanito dijo, decía pepito cuando hablaba a janito). Se hace difícil criticar este libro, que de novela policial tiene un poco, de epistolar otro poco, de recuerdos y olvidos, de cómo se construye una historia, el presente y el futuro de las naciones, regiones y personas mediante las historias de otros, tango Historia como historias, de cómo decir las cosas sin decirlas, de literatura, etc., etc., etc., Un libro que no recomendaría a buenas a pr ...more
Mark
Well this is interesting. A book full of literary anecdotes that we are encouraged to think is written in code. Sort of a novela policiaca, sort of a novela politica (if you read between the lines), sort of a borgesian mindgame. It reminds me a lot of bolanio, except that it was written in the early 80s. definitely worth seeking out.
Esteban Brena
Me gusta cuando las novelas latinoamericanas de los 80's para acá encajan con mis intereses teóricos (Bakhtin, Derrida, Foucault, etc...). Esta novela me recordó mucho a Soldados de Salamina, de Cercas, pero la de Piglia es una estructura más lograda según yo. Ambas novelas, hechas a partir de reconstrucciones, cartas y archivos, hacen incapie en la sequía creativa que pasan los narradores/escritores de estas novelas. Como si la archivación, la memoria, y la imaginación fueran cauces distintos ( ...more
Isotilia
Quem se aventurar a ler este livro deve se preparar para pesquisar um monte de referências à História Argentina que eu desconhecia completamente. Dá para entender porque a literatura argentina não faz nenhum sucesso no Brasil.Comparada à literatura brasileira, a Argentina chega a ser pedante. Um livro brasileiro dificilmente cita outros livros, só quando é extremamente necessário.Já a Argentina, parece que o escritor é considerado melhor quanto mais citações ele fizer. Isso,é lógico, quando a ci ...more
Holly
Containing part detective novel, part epistilary collection, part Argentinian literary discussion.

Interesting ideas throughout; maybe, however, it doesn't translate well from Spanish to English? It all felt disjointed to the point that by the end, I was asking myself..."What?" Add to that changes in perspective w/in a section/chapter (because "one must think against oneself and live in the third person") that reminded me of excersises in Engish Comp and it was too fractured, too rambling for me
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Älskade här är jag
Placerad i hyllan för litteratur börande omläsas i tider av större och mer kvalitativ mental närvaro, ety jag inte alls lyckas koppla grepp om romanen, dess ramverk/-berättelse, utan kollras bort av t.ex. mellankapitsliga formskiften och långa talåtergivande textmassor av idéhistorisk och filosofisk art. Dock förförande och njutbar i sitt traiterande av författarskap/-liv såsom Borges' och Kafkas!
Darby
I hate this book. I hate it to my very core. I didn't even FINISH this book (I got about thirty pages from the end and just could not handle it any longer) but I'm counting it because, dammit, I did not go through all of that to not let all of the Goodreads community know that I. hated. it. It gets two stars, however, because my amazing, beautiful, brilliant professor explains it in class in a way that makes me want to actually read it. But then I do and the hatred starts all over again.
Maybe I
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Alejandro Cohen
Argentinian Faulkner, didn't like at all.
Canis.rabidus
Son interesantes las preguntas sobre las que se desarrolla la novela: ¿cómo narrar los hechos reales? y ¿cuántas historias hay?, además de las reflexiones sobre la literatura argentina y la europea de principios del XX.
Por otra parte, el estilo narrativo se hace pesado.
pierlapo  quimby
Singolare esperimento letterario di autoanalisi in cui il paziente steso sul lettino è la letteratura sudamericana stessa.
Non pienamente riuscito perché dolorosamente privo della benché minima tensione narrativa.
Gabriel Unheimlich
Es una obra muy buena, en especial la segunda parte. No es una obra tradicional y no creo que sea para todos. Me alegro haberla leído no tan joven e inexperto con la lectura, de lo contrario habría entendido poco.
Ariel
No me gusta cuando los escritores dedican páginas a bardear a colegas, es la única rama del arte donde he visto hacerlo de manera tan suelta. De todas maneras, buena historia y teorías muy interesantes.
David
Las palabras preparan el camino, son precursoras de los actos venideros, la chispa de los incendios futuros. ¿O no estaba sentado ya encima del barril de pólvora que convirtió en hecho su deseo?
Aída Teresa
Guao, es de esa narrativa latinoamericana que está dando tanto de qué hablar, Aira. Centeno. VOlpi
Said Estrella
Pocas cosas (escritas) tan grandes como la charla de Renzi con Tardewski.
Adriano Koehler
A bit confused, but very interesting, excelent dialogues.
Rafa
La primera parte se pierde pero la segunda mejora lo leído.
Eduardo Rodríguez
2 y media en realidad
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Ricardo Piglia is one of the foremost contemporary Argentine writers, known equally for his fiction (several collections of short stories; the novels "Artificial Respiration", 1980; "The Absent City", 1992; "Money to Burn", 1997) and his criticism (1986 "Criticism and Fiction", 1999 "Brief Forms", 2005 "The Last Reader".
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