It is no accident that Federico Andahazi draws a parallel between his Renaissance hero, the anatomist Mateo Colombo, and the explorer Christopher Columbus. It is the conceit of his first novel, The Anatomist (beautifully translate...more
If everyone of these images make you think of a vagina, then this book is for you.
What a sexy. Twisted. Perverted. Mostly historical accurate book. There were several scenes in this book that will offend, titillate, and make you either laugh or want to throw up. I laughed, but I'm not a generally morally upright type of person.
Here is a bonus picture of Jesus on the arse of a dog:
Como en Las Piadosas, El Anatomista (que fue antes) es una novela con descripciones fascinantes, usos del lenguaje muy originales, imágenes nuevas y personajes (¡qué ...more
This novel explores the beginnings of Western medicine in acknowledging the existence of the only human organ devoted solely to pleasure. Of course, the full extent of the clit would not be mapped until much much later. But as far as historical-literary-medical-religious smut, this book is rather balanced. Tidy, even.
(view spoiler)[A monk who is also a barber (as surgeons in the 16th century were known; nearly all scholars back then were clergy of some sort) falls for a sto ...more
Mateo Colombo, consumido por uma paixão não correspondida, parte à procura, tal como o seu homónimo, da sua "América"...
Na sua viagem, em busca da poção do amor, encontra, na pessoa de Inês de Torremolinos, a "Alma" das mulheres - "o instrumento capaz de ...more
Gives you a feeling of being a bit violated too since the protagonist is male. And it's interesting how prostitution is both a source of feminine power and shame at the same time.
Written well enough. I somehow just got lost in the philos ...more
The Anatomist, Mateo Colombo, in his research at celebrates Venetian institution "finds" the clitoris. His "research" is documented in his treatise "De re anatomica" delivers him in front of the Catholic Church for heresy.
A must read at times witty, tragic and absolutely humorous.
La unión del placer, el cuerpo y la anato ...more
Tiene dosis de intriga misterio y muy muy hilarante por momentos. Lo novedoso es el tema y la forma en que el autor nos lo presenta.
Este libro ganó el concurso de novela de Clarín pero se negaron a premiarlo porque lo consideraron obsceno. La obscenidad es la imposibilidad de hablar de todos los temas, cuando nos quieren cambiar la cabeza.
El final es espectacular :D
Pero que sin duda alguna nos damos cuenta que la mujer antes y ahora siempre jugara un papel importante al hablarse de amor, sexo y pasión!
The story is based off the real-life character of Mateo Realdo (Renaldo in the book) Colombo, who is apparently not related to the famous Columbus, but did discover his ow ...more
Eletään siis inkvisition kulta-aikaa, ja tutkijan vähintäänkin kyseenalaiset ja moraalittomat menetelmät johtavat tuomareiden eli inkvisiittorien eteen. Samalla kun Matteus kuin ihmeen kaupalla ja veijariromaanien tapaan onnistuu luovimaan odottavan roviotuomion varj ...more
I don't know if the problem comes from the translation or not but the writing style was unconventional, to say the least. It felt not like a novel but more like a text book or a scientific journal, with little characterisation and plenty of jargon, so that sometimes I had to re-read a passage two or three times just to get the gist. I had been hoping for a novel - for mor ...more
Why i've given it three stars:
1. It gives you a glimpse of the 16th century.
2. If you are a feminist, you might want to go through it, because it gives you the real, deep-rooted patriarchy and mysogyny, and what alarms one is that these very seeds have not perished through the centuries but have survived, and hav ...more
Un mare minus al cartii este necesarul pentru descrierea sexualitatii intr-un mod atat de grosolan, copiat partial din literatura v ...more
It was at this ...more