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El naranjo

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Los personajes de estos cuentos arriesgan la vida y sufren injusticias sin llegar a satisfacer sus ambiciones: un marinero portugues que lanza una botella al mar, un soldado espanol que vive entre indios y sirve de interprete a Cortes, un noble griego que pone sitio a Numancia, un hijo de Cortes implicado en una conspiracion en contra del rey, y un actor de Hollywood que v ...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by Santillana USA Pub Co Inc (first published January 1st 1993)
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میلاد کامیابیان

سفرِ تاریخیِ درختی که میوهاش خورشید است

میلاد کامیابیان

«چه میشد اگر آنچه رخ داده است رخ نمیداد؟ چه میشد اگر آنچه رخ نداده است رخ میداد؟» تمامِ مجموعهی درختِ پرتقال پاسخی (یک پاسخ) است به این دو پرسشِ همزاد، پرسشهایی که در انتهای داستانِ نخستِ کتاب، «دو کرانه»، از زبانِ مردهای میخوانیمشان. سخنِ ارسطو یادمان میآید: تاریخنگار به آنچه رخ داده میپردازد و شاعر به آنچه ممکن است رخ بدهد. هماو ناممکنِ محتمل را ترجیح میداد به ممکنِ نامحتمل. اما آیا فوئنتس هم در این اثر چنین ترجیحی داشته؟
در همان داستانِ «
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Parastoo Ashtian
Feb 04, 2016 Parastoo Ashtian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ايزد ستاره هايى را به او نماياند كه از روى زمين هرگز ديده نمى شدند؛ او پنج كره ى هم مركز را ديد كه اتحاد كائنات را حفظ مى كنند: كيوان، ستاره ى گرسنه، مشترى درخشان؛ مريخ قرمز و ترسناك؛ زهره؛ تير ياريگر و مددكار و ماهِ انعكاس ها. آسمان همه ى آنها را در آغوش گرفته است. خورشيد در مركزشان است، مثل پرتقالى بزرگ و شعله ور، و زير همه ى آنها، كره اى بسيار كوچك كه درونش امپراتورى اى است كه حتى از خود كره هم كوچكتر است، از آن بالاها جاى زخم هايش ديده نمى شود، جنگ ها و فتوحاتش با صدايى خاك آلود مى نالند و م ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
El naranjo=The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes
عنوان: درخت پرتقال؛ کارلوس فوئنتس؛ مترجم: علی اکبر فلاحی؛ تهران، ققنوس، 1392؛ در 231 ص؛ شابک: 9786002780911؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان اسپانیایی قرن 20 م
نوشیار خلیلی
هر چقدر سه داستان اول جذاب بودند و خوب، داستان آخر ضعیف بود.از پرتقال به عنوان نماد پیوند اقوام استفاده شده و انقدر ریشه دوونده توی داستانها و وجودی پررنگ داره که احتمالا توی زندگیم دیگه به سادگی به یک پرتقال نگاه نمیکنم.
Alireza
كتاب درخت پرتقال فوئنتس كتاب خوبي است . اين كتاب در واقع بايد شامل پنج داستان باشد و يكي از داستانها( اپولون و فاحشه ها) به دلايلي كه مغايرت با فرهنگ ما دارد چاپ نشده است. تمامي داستانها از زبان مردگان روايت ميشود.گاهي روند كتاب چنان كند است كه احساس خستگي به خواننده ميدهد مخصوصا در دو داستان اول ولي در دو داستان پاياني كندي داستان كمتر ميشود( شايد دليل اين كندي بد بودن ترجمه باشد). به نظر من داستان اخر(دو امريكا) بهترين داستان از چهار داستان موجود در كتاب است.

درخت پرتقال نوشته كارلوس فونتس ترجم
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Νίκος Βλαχάκης
"Στην πτήση της Ιberia με αντιμετωπίζουν ως αυτό που είμαι: ένα αξιοσέβαστο ερείπιο, ο Χριστόφορος Κολόμβος που επιστρέφει στην Ισπανία μετά από πεντακόσια χρόνια απουσίας. Είχα χάσει κάθε αίσθηση του χώρου και του χρόνου. Τώρα από τον ουρανό τις ανακτώ. Αχ, πώς απολαμβάνω βλέποντας από εδώ πάνω το ίχνος του πρώτου ταξιδιού μου, σε αντίθετη φορά…"

Δύσκολο βιβλίο, απαιτητικό, μα γεμάτο κρυμμένες ομορφιές.
مهرداد
Apr 23, 2015 مهرداد rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
درخت پرتقال این مجموعه داستان رو خیلی پسندیدم، سبک مدور روایت در داستان اول و شروع همه چیز از صفر گویای معکوس بودن روند داستان در مقایسه با چیزی است که تاریخ رسمی تعریف کرده است. به نظرم چندان خسته کننده نیست، فقط نیازمند آشنایی با تاریخ فتح و شکل گیری کشور مکزیک است تا در هم تنیدگی ارجاعات تاریخی و ابداعات فوئنتس برای خواننده ملموس تر شود
شاهکار اثر داستان دو نومانسیا است که فتح اسپانیا توسط سپاه روم را توصیف می کند، نمونه ای عالی است برای اینکه نویسندگان ما نیز تاریخ کشور را برای ایرانیان روایت
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Marie
May 08, 2014 Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have been very expectant about this author's work since I heard good comments on The Death of Artemio Cruz, but while I reserve judgement of his figure as an author until I read something else, I was not very convinced by what I have read on this book.

I do love his use of structures and temporal deconstructions but still I cannot get in the otherwise overtly sexual nature of his narrations, which often denigrate characters by reducing them to their genitals, and emphasizing the supposed dirtin
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Elsje
Nov 27, 2011 Elsje rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
Een serie verhalen over verovering: van Zuid-Amerika door de conquistadores, van Spanje door de Romeinen, van het paradijselijke eiland waarop Columbus gestrand is door Japanse projectontwikkelaars geconfisceerd wordt. Mooi!

Wat me trouwens wel verbaast is dat de bundel die origineel El naranjo (de sinaasappelboom) heet, in het Nederlands Apollo en de hoeren heet, voor mij het minst aansprekende verhaal uit de bundel over een man die met een aantal hoertjes de zee op gaat en daar tijdens de seks
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Kristin
I waivered between giving this book 3 and 4 stars. I thought the writing was excellent and unique. Very different from anything I have read lately. However, the subject matter of the stories is not for the faint of heart and some of it is downright disturbing and odd. :) Overall I really enjoyed this book, though.
pjr8888
Jan 28, 2010 pjr8888 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vivencio gregorio atutubo iii
Shelves: mexico-latin-am
Originally published in Spanish as El naranjo, o los circulos del tiempo
Romone
Mar 03, 2017 Romone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une nouvelle morbide et satyrique pleine d'humour et de détachement. En un sens ce livre m'a rappelé le film "Somewhere", un acteur détaché de la vie réelle, plongé dans sa vie passée, son narcissisme, son ennui et son désir de puissance.
Alina De teresa
Sentimientos encontrados, algunos de los relatos me parecieron muy buenos, lleno de conocimiento histórico y buen desempeño literario, y otros simplemente me parecieron aburridos y redundantes.
Ángel
Nov 21, 2016 Ángel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encontré este libro en el número reciente de la lista de Babelia; es el mejor que escribió Carlos Fuentes en los últimos 25 años de su vida. Es un compendio de novelas cortas cuya perpendicularidad atraviesa un eje común: el hispanismo. La cohesión temática que logra Fuentes resulta una propuesta muy original.


Noemi Ov
Jun 06, 2016 Noemi Ov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Aaaaaaaaah! ¡Nooooooo!

Al principio, en las primeras páginas, ya sabía lo que escribiría cuando terminara este libro. Pero cambió un poco.

Este libro se perfilaba para ser mi favorito del año pero creo que ahora ya no.
Los primeros relatos están increíblemente buenos. Te atrapa desde los primeros renglones y te transporta a esos momentos que son muy importantes para nuestra historia. Soy mexicana y a lo mejor suene ridícula, pero "vivir" en esos tiempos de la conquista; ¡Que frustración!
No sé qué
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Wai Yip Tung
Jul 17, 2016 Wai Yip Tung rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five short stories from Carlos Fuentes around and imagery of orange tree and the history of Americas. His creative story telling and imagination has bought about visionary and very gratifying experience.

The opening line has already captivated me.

All this I saw. The fall or the great Aztec city in the moan of the conch shells...


Fuentes told the story of the Hernan Corte's conquest of Mexico via the point of view of a doomed Spaniard interpreter Jerónimo de Aquiar, making it an intense struggle be
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Suanne Laqueur
Five novellas spanning a wide range of eras and characters. Each features an orange tree, symbol of Spain, brought by the Moors to Spain and by the conquistadors to Mexico.

The Two Shores explores the power of language and interpretors in the New World; from his grave, the narrator tells of his adventures in the service of Hernan Cortes.
The Sons of Cortes, is told in counterpoinrt by the two sons of Cortes, one legitimate, the other the son of Cortes’ Mayan mistress. The two Martins bring the man
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Misael
Aug 29, 2015 Misael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Realmente siento (y sentí) la sencillez y originalidad de este libro en el desarrollo de los cuentos; Carlos Fuentes no es de mi agrado particular, simplemente me gusta, pero su manera de escribir no es excelente ni increíble, aún así, hubo maneras de narrar las cosas, de decir hechos históricos como si en realidad él estuviera ahí, transmitiendo el odio y amor hacía la conquista y demás.

Para este libro no tengo una opinión clara, es bueno y sólido, los cuentos son muy diferentes el uno del otro
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Hburke727
Apr 02, 2012 Hburke727 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Especially in the last story, "The Two Americas", all the glorious intuition that the state of mankind is fallen somehow, not quite following a path of purity and simplicity of ambitions somehow, is distilled and conveyed like a shot of tequila. Fuentes' imagination as a weapon aimed at the complacent. A "nail sticking out" who through his work refuses to be hammered down. Read this for the sense that there are others who have seen and hoped for more than this.
Ivan Sagesse
Aug 03, 2015 Ivan Sagesse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen libro, en especial la historia sobre el asedio de la ciudad de Numancia y las guerras púnicas. También la historia de la conquista desde el punto de vista de un español "traidor" fué interesante. Otros puntos de vista...algunas frases epicas que ya olvidé, en fin... recomendable.
Pierre Fortier
Une vedette d'Hollywood meure sur un voilier entouré de 7 danseuses après une nuit orgiaques. Tous les ingrédients pour un roman sulfureux donnant plutôt un livre sans intérêt. Déception de cet écrivain mexicain.
Veronica
Jan 06, 2008 Veronica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book. Makes my chest hurt when I read it. Past, present future. Set in Mexico, about identity, outside influence, internal perception, human spirit and the collective identity of a country. I think.
It's themes are almost too big for my brain.
Joanna
I have held onto this book, waiting to be in the mood to read it, since 1996 at least. It is time for me to let it go. I did make a valiant attempt to force myself to read it and it is just not my thing.
David
Jun 07, 2015 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is some wonderfully rich and imaginative writing. I'm not as much for the straight historical imaginings, but those were still enjoyable to read. The absurd one was an absolute delight, the non-historical story being a second favorite. Regardless, all good stuff.
Jaka Kun
Dec 01, 2016 Jaka Kun rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Me pareció interesante el punto de vista que manejan los personajes al respecto de la conquista de México, de América y de Numancia, incluso de uno mismo, en un bote a la deriva en el mar de Acapulco.
Karen
Carlos Fuentes sounded kind of familiar, so I picked up this book from the library. Turns out it's a collection of short stories related to Cortés and the New World. Very interesting, and a clear central theme of the orange tree, which I appreciated.
Keri Smith
Maybe some of the beauty of the writing was lost in translation, but for a short book this took me an excruciatingly long time to get through. Had issues with a lot about it and was not intrigued by any of it.
Iván Jerónimo Martínez
Buenos cuentos, es el segundo libro que leo de Carlos Fuentes, y me parece muy bien utilizados los recursos de enlazar las historias y torcer el tiempo para lograr un buen libro.
Andrew
Jun 17, 2009 Andrew added it
The first section of this is a touching and humorous look at the downfall of the Mayan empire that I really enjoyed.
Karlo Mikhail
Exquisitely told stories playing with narrative form and Latin America's history of colonization and anti-colonial resistance. The best Carlos Fuentes book I read from him so far.
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Carlos Fuentes Macías was a Mexican writer and one of the best-known novelists and essayists of the 20th century in the Spanish-speaking world. Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.

Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama; his parents were Mexican. Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhoo
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