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Los muchos miles de lectores de Luis Sepúlveda ya conocen su gran pasión: viajar, deambular por el mundo, observar a sus gentes y escuchar sus historias. Pero Sepúlveda tiene también otra pasión, podría decirse que en simbiosis con la anterior, que es la de contar él mismo, a su modo, esas historias oídas y otras que, gracias a su desbordante capacidad de fabulación, enriq...more
Paperback, Andanzas #252, 184 pages
Published November 2005 by TusQuets (first published 1995)
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Fahad
قطار باتاغونيا السريع

يمكنك أن تقرأ ثلاثة كتب لسبولفيدا بعدد صفحات يعادل كتاباً واحداً لكاتب آخر، إنه المؤلف التشيلي المناضل الذي جرب السجن والمنفى، والذي يحذف عشرات الصفحات من كتبه لأنها اعترضت طريق النص المندفع.

قرأت الكتب الثلاثة التي امتلكها له معاً، ثلاثة كتب في ثلاثة أيام، كانت لحظات ممتعة مع هذا الروائي البارع، في روايته القصيرة جداً التي ربما يصدق عليها أن تكون قصة (قطار باتاغونيا السريع)، نتتبع مارتن شيفيلدز الأمريكي الذي توغل في القارة الجنوبية ليقبض على بوتش كاسيدي، ولكنه يجد له درباً...more
Belen
May 03, 2013 Belen added it
Van tres libros de Sepúlveda seguidos Me gusta mucho, la verdad. Aunque empiezo a liarlos unos con otros porque hay cosas que se repiten como las referencias de Butch Cassidy y Sundance Kid o los barcos fantasma que a la imagen del holandes errante vagan por los canales de tierra de fuego y el estrecho de magallanes


Esto son una colección de anédcdotas "reales" algunas con mucho humor soterrado, otras menos humorísticas y más dramáticas. Empieza con él de niño con su abuelo que le atiborraba de r...more
David Rush
A somewhat rambling book by Sepulveda that starts in Spain, follows stories to Patagonian and back to Span. Full of wild characters and wild stories. Some charming, some scary. A short book but it packs a lot, and he has lived a pretty amazing life. A life filled with bravery, danger and audacity and still giving off a feeling of soft curiosity (I am not sure what that means, but somehow it seems right, at least to me).

We get to see the unconventional charm of the unconventional people he meets....more
Mariana
recien ahora me doy cuenta que este libro era de la biblioteca de Santi, que alegriaaaa.
bellisimo libro. seguramente con mucho de autobiografia de Sepulveda, describe ese viaje a ningun lado, ese viaje que es la vida, llena de situaciones y lugares que muchas veces no queremos estar y otras disfrutamos.
Curiosamente este año me he encontrado con varios libros que hablan de dictaduras, torturas y vejamenes que ocurrieron en mi querida america, este comienza relatando escenas duras de Chile.
Un lib...more
Abdullah

رواية قصيرة و لا يعيبها سوى القصر و هي أشبه بقطرات لن ترتوي سواء شربتها على عجلٍ أو على مهل . و إذا كنت ممن يملك الفطنة - القليل منها - ستتصفح النوفيلا و هي على الرف و تقرأها واقفاً في خمسة عشر دقيقة على الأغلب . مارتن شيفيلدز رجل تحري يذهب لاقتفاء أثر أخطر الخارجين عن القانون الذي يعادل رأسه 50 ألف دولار و سرعان ما يعثر عليه و يعقد صفقة تضمن للجميع رغد العيش و يحقق أسطورته الخاصة لمهارته الفائقة في التصويب .
Nellie Airoldi
Perché poi, diciamocelo, Patagonia Express non è poi molto di per sé: sono semplicemente degli appunti presi qua e là in una terra sperduta, poche pagine con tante storie diverse, brevi aneddoti che raccontano la vita di una parte del mondo sconosciuta a molti, una regione sterminata e ritenuta ancora, forse, una sorta di territorio mitico, nemico della modernità e della frenesia. Eppure Luis Sepúvelda riesce a smuovere con poche parole tutta la curiosità che si può provare verso un luogo comple...more
Paula
Luis Sepúlveda retrata neste livro "Patagónia Express", algumas das suas viagens e situações da sua vida. Partilha como leitor momentos e lugares pelos quais passou e cresceu como pessoa.
O livro divide-se em quatro partes: apontamentos de uma viagem a lado nenhum, apontamentos de uma viagem de ida, apontamentos de uma viagem de regresso e apontamentos de chegada.
Achei particularmente interessante a parte em que Luis Sepúlveda nos fala dos dois anos que passou numa prisão chilena. Referindo que t...more
Ilona Cieniuch-Lonardo
El sol se pone por el oeste, se hunde en el Pacífico, y sus últimos destellos proyectan la sombra del Patagonia Express sobre la blanca pampa mientras se aleja en sentido contrario, hacia el Atlántico, hacía donde empiezan los días.

¿A quién no le gusta viajar, deambular por el mundo, conocer a la gente de los lugares lontanos, escuchar sus historias, alegrías y tristezas? ¿A quién no le gusta leer los libros, crónicas y diarios de viajes, conocer las aventuras y desaventuras de los viajeros? ¿Y...more
Marco Caetano
Uma breve pesquisa na Internet revela o significado e a origem do nome Patagónia:

"A Patagónia, também conhecida pelo locais como Região de Magalhães, é uma região natural no extremo sul do continente americano que abarca a parte sul do Chile e da Argentina, incluindo os chamados Andes patagónios. O nome Patagónia surge indirectamente do navegador português Fernão de Magalhães, o qual, viajando ao serviço da Espanha, pelas costas desse território, na memorável viagem em que pela primeira vez foi...more
Natacha Martins
Para quem já conhece a escrita de Luis Sepúlveda, este livro é tudo aquilo que esperamos encontrar quando pegamos num livro dele para o ler. Estão lá, o bom humor, a genuinidade, as paisagens deslumbrantes da América do Sul, as personagens pitorescas mas reais e a tão apreciada habilidade do escritor sul americano para contar histórias. Histórias da sua vida e das vidas que se cruzam com a dele e o marcam de alguma forma.

Sendo assim, neste livro não pode faltar, nem faltam, referências à agitaçã...more
Cloudbuster
"In questa terra mentiamo per essere felici. Ma nessuno di noi confonde la bugia con l'inganno"

Riprendo in mano questo libricino in un caldo week-end di giugno in cui sono bloccato a casa dalle scadenze di fine anno scolastico dei miei familiari. Bastano poche righe per dimenticare la noia di questa giornata vuota e partire con Sepulveda sul traghetto che mi porta all'estremo sud del continente sudamericano sulle orme di Chatwin, di Butch Cassidy e Sundance Kid, dei mille miti legati a questa te...more
Nerita Oeiras
Encuentros con personajes algo anarquista y contra culturales, gente de verdad que vive la vida como viene, con toda la intensidad.
Laura
A friend lent me this book so at first I read it because I had to, but I finished it because I wanted to. This book paints a lovely, very accurate portrait of several different parts of South America, how the people are here, etc. It's written in 3 Parts, each one filled with anecdotes that occurred in a different part of the author's life (the basis for the book). Many of them were almost unbelievable, they were so comical, but the book as a whole was a great read. If you have any interest in t...more
Lorenzo Berardi
A very quick reading suggested to everyone who's fascinated by travel literature.

I still haven't put my eyes on the famous Bruce Chatwin's diaries from Patagonia, but the way in which Sepulveda writes about this Englishman is quite sympathetic.
Indeed you can't write anything about Patagonia without quoting Chatwin like a source of inspiration, but Sepulveda flies lower than his predecessor.

Nevertheless in these few pages the Chilean novelist gives us a touching and vivid portrait of several un...more
Patrizia Nobile
"vivere é un magnifico esercizio2
Loverbook79
Bel libro. Scritto in modo semplice; il modo di raccontare il viaggio e di fare incontri (che ti aprono la mente perche' si tratta di incontrare altri personaggi), mi e' piaciuto moltissimo!
Chana
While I personally feel that the author's grandfather gave him some questionable guidance as a child, my heart goes out to him for the things he and his countrymen suffered while imprisoned. This is not a traditional travel book in any way, but I felt privileged to share the journeys that he writes about. Somewhere before I had read about Aparicio the potential bride. My favorites were the flight of the influential corpse and the liar's contest.
Ferida Francalanci
Davvero un bellissimo libro che ti trasporta in mondo lontano; le sue storie scritte in modo semplice e sempre coinvolgente mi hanno fatto sorridere e altre volte commuovere. Consigliato!!!
Heather
My first entire book read in Spanish! I have been meaning to do that for years, but can never really get into it. It's a small book, a mix of memoir, history and travel. It's most interesting, for me, because of the cultural references. And when Sepúlveda finally lands in Patagonia, he writes true, comical tunes, in the same vein of good travel writing.
Mara
Un' altra bellissima descrizione della Patagonia. Ho letto il libro dopo quello di Chatwin - sono due visioni completamente diverse del narrare e del viaggiare. In questo libro Sepulveda ha un taglio da "reporter" più che da narratore. I resoconti di viaggio sono scritti benissimo, rendendo reale tutto quello che si legge
Rita Lucas
one of my favourites books. In this book, Sepúlveda reveals such a profound humanity, touch us with the stories of the people who fought in silence for their rights and for what they believed. they are the heroes who don't come in the the history books. only in Sepulveda's books, who had the privilege of knowing those people.
Leah Dixon
I liked parts of this book. Some chapters were much more engaging than others. It is a quick read, almost in the format of short stories, woven together into a memoir. It would be more interesting to people who know South America well. Overall worth it because of a few very memorable chapters.
Stefano
Patagonia or, in general, south of the world means adventure.
Short and absolutely catching, this travel book brings you to the limit of the world with a collection of real stories, legends and myths about this land where ordinary life is an always different adventure.
David
So far, this is an extraordinary book. It seems unimaginable that someone could write about their experience of being tortured for their political beliefs during the Pinochet regime in a way that is side-splittingly funny, but Sepulveda pulls it off.
Nato
From Pinochet's prisons to a rotting pile of bananas in Ecuador, Sepulveda takes the reader on a wild, contemplative, and often absurd ride through South America in all of its magic, beauty, corruption, and latin-ness. Great travel reading.
John
Fits under the "travel" genre in the sense that the episodes occur in various locations, though the author focuses more on the people there than the surroundings. Sepulveda came off as slightly obnoxious to me, but he's certainly a keen observer.
Andrea
Bah, terribilmente retorico e compiaciuto (brizzesco). E fissato con le marche. Basti dire che la mena per pagine sulla marca del tacquino che usa per prendere appunti.

Merda: un tacquino è un tacquino è un tacquino!
ana
I L-O-V-E Sepulveda! He is such an amazing storyteller and this is a great trip we take with him, his grandfather and Bruce Chatwin through South America, and the always mysterious Patagonia!
bdavis
This was a simple, yet interesting book. I enjoyed it, especially the first and the last few pages. I think this book was well written.
Francois
La vie, en quelques récits, de l'un des plus grands auteurs contemporains du Chili... lu au Chili d'ailleurs. Fort intéressant.
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