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Estrellas muertas

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  87 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Una fotografía trae al recuerdo un pasado largamente olvidado: hombres y mujeres a la deriva en un puerto gris; una revolución que nunca llegó; hoteles terminales; jarabe para la tos y hardcore punk. Entre todo aquello planea el esfuerzo de algunos de sus protagonistas por mantenerse vivos aferrándose a ideales que ya no existen. A formas de vidas que el presente ya ...more
Paperback, Primera edición, 188 pages
Published June 2010 by Alfaguara (first published 2010)
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Jim
Oct 05, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A couple sit in a café. He says, she says; mostly she says—she has a lot to say. His job is to listen. Occasionally he chips in his tuppenceworth—or whatever the Chilean equivalent would be (two pesos worth, I suppose)—but for the most part this is a monologue, more specifically an unburdening. Interestingly the man is the actual narrator of the novel—he tells us what she said to him (she said this, she said that)—which is an interesting approach but I’m not really sure what’s gained by it since ...more
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Sep 20, 2016 Totoptero Bastidas rated it really liked it
Un hombre escucha en un café a su casi ex-esposa que cuenta la historia de aquellos que escucharon a alguien que vio a Javiera o que escuchó al Donoso. En esta novela, Bisama juega con capas de narración que oscilan entre la nostalgia del rompimiento de una cotidianidad, la distancia de una nostalgia que regresa en forma de periódico, y las acciones que ocurrieron o dejaron de ocurrir en toda una década; mientras todos miraban al puerto. Una novela escrita cuidadosamente y llena de tristeza, ...more
Aaron (Typographical Era)
Reading Megan McDowell’s (Under this Terrible Sun) clean, crisp translation of Alvaro Bisama’s Premio Municipal de Literatura award winning novel Dead Stars is a bit like cutting into an onion. Like it or not, regardless of how deep the slice or how many layers you ultimately choose to peel back, you will experience a strong chemical reaction.

The story opens in the country of Chile on the threshold of an ending. Early one morning an unnamed woman and her husband sit together peacefully in a café
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Daniela Martinez
Sep 03, 2016 Daniela Martinez rated it really liked it
Lo más notable de Bisama hasta el momento. Uan pareja que se cae a pedazos mientras revisan toda una década: los 90 tas.
Will
Jun 26, 2014 Will rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"My memory of those years is just an infinity of songs playing one after another like a single indistinguishable murmur that has never left me. But I also feel like that murmur lasts for the time it takes for a second to die, or the time we're able to hold our breath before we have to exhale or start to suffocate, she said. That murmur is made of shouts."
Jacinta Escudos
Mar 12, 2013 Jacinta Escudos rated it liked it
Es lo primero que leo del autor. No sé si sea el mejor libro para comenzar a leer a Bisama, el cual me habían recomendado mucho cuando estuve en Chile, pero fue el que recién había publicado y el que pude conseguir en ese momento.
El formato es atractivo y se deja leer fácil, pero la historia no me impresionó.
The Hudson
Oct 17, 2015 The Hudson rated it liked it
Un libro de fácil lectura y atractivo. Sin embargo, la historia no me impresionó, como otras letras del mismo autor.
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Me dieron ganas de escuchar punk, eso.
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Álvaro Bisama Mayné is a Chilean writer and literary critic. He was named as one of the best young writers in Latin America by the Hay Festival Bogota.

He was born in Valparaíso, and studied at the Universidad de Playa Ancha de Ciencias de la Educación and the University of Chile. He teaches at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado.
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