Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jorge Volpi (México, ). Es autor de las novelas La paz de los sepulcros, El temperamento melancólico, El jardín. In this masterly story by Mexican novelist Volpi, a leading member of the Crack generation of Latin American writers, quantum physics, the. Buy En busca de Klingsor by Jorge Volpi (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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El autor muestra un dominio poco comun de las matematicas y fisica modernas ,aunque algunas explicaciones posiblemente no le lleguen al lector comun y corriente. Very interesting novel about scientists and their ethical and social responsibilities.

Es un encuentro del que no se tienen muchos datos. In A pesar del oscuro silenciothe main character is researching the tragic life of Jorge Cuestaa Mexican vanguard poet and essayist of the s and s.

Il protagonista – un matematico – che si sdoppia, le tre parti del libro che iniziano tutte quasi fossero un saggio scientifico The idea is that this last one is looking for a supposed scientific advisor of Hitler during World War II -maybe Links could be the person- and a lot of Math is spread along the book, e.

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Dn first two published works are a series of short stories called Pieza de forma de sonata at age 23 and novel A pesar del oscuro silencio His first notable work were the “novelas de crack” publishing in the s in which he rejected the e dominant “literature light” and focused less on the language and more on the actions of the characters.

Apr 29, Alexandra Carvallo rated it it was amazing. Even though these sketches change, it allows Volpi to “know” them and a few important features to help describe them briefly, like a first impression in real life.


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It really was a masterpiece up until this point. He stated much of his interest in science was sparked by watching Carl Sagan ‘s Cosmos on television.

Well deserving of the accolades received. The search is something of a shaggy dog story, encompassing encounters with some of the key non-fictional players in twentieth century science: Interesante para los amantes de la fisica y las matematicas. At age thirteen, he wanted to be a historian, specializing in the Middle Ages, attempting to write a book on the entire topic.

Jun 14, Cocolete rated it liked it. Retrieved December 1, It is implicitly stated that any mathematician lacking of talent becomes a physicist or prefer physics-related research.

Una historia intelectual de Editorial Era, y La guerra y las palabras.

He generally writes about identity as a mixture of character, temperament and will. Ser mexicano y al mismo tiempo universal”. The thematic connections are sometimes obscure or strained, and not always convincingly worked through. Las respuestas absolutas siempre son mentiras.

Premio Biblioteca Breve Una responsabilidad en muchos sentidos There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Una buxca magistral de relacionar tres temas totalmente diferentes: Refresh and try again.

En busca de Klingsor

And a thread of Aryan mythology runs through the whole thing, ostensibly tying together some of the themes of the book, and accounting for the mythologically-derived codename of the Nazi scientist, Klingsor. Fer de la Cruz The idea of conveying the relationship between the main characters in terms of game theory is an intriguing one. Nov 05, Daniel Salvo rated it liked it. As if that was not enough, when it seemed that Francis had got rid of his burden, graduating with honors from Princeton University, has come to the folly of falling into the wrong place at the wrong time An Eternal Golden Braid” the main source of the mathematical ideas of Volpi at least for this bookthere are some slips, that I would consider as minor except for the narrator is a mathematician!


The structure of the novel is complicated and clunky, switching repeatedly between themes, characters and historical periods. For Volpi, literature is to satisfy his curiosity and search for knowledge, including knowledge about himself, [4] preferring to use first-person narrators.

He also learned German as part of research into the book at this time. Its characters are Surrounding inside of informative stories and unexpected turns its own end was very shocking. Oct 14, Genaro rated it it was amazing.

To ask other readers questions about En busca de Klingsorplease sign up. The two main characters are a young American physicist working for the American military, Francis Bacon, and a German mathematician who assists Bacon in his search, Gustav Links.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jorge Volpi. The book also discussed the fall of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

It not only binds together the story arc with historical episodes and explanations of atomic science and game theory, it uses the principles of the latter as narrative devices.