: El Fantasista () by HERNAN RIVERA LETELIER and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available. Hernán Rivera Letelier is a Chilean novelist. Until the age of 11 he lived in the Algorta (Chile) ; El Fantasista (The Fantasista). ; Mi Nombre es. In this new novel, Rivera Letelier returns to his imaginary Pampa to bring us a moving win this momentous encounter –could this be the mysterious ” Fantasista”?.
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Refresh and try again. Claudio Saavedra ‘s review Dec 16, I dear to say that Rivera-Letelier has achieved popularity thanks to his down-to-earth writing and the depiction of the lives of miners and prostitutes in the north of Chile that is already common in his works, but with the particularity that his words come not out of an aristocrat research of the recent history, but from a fellow’s experience gained through a coming-of-age in the Norte Grande, surrounded by those he writes about, experiencing first-hand the desolation that only life in the desert can bring upon men and women alike.
This fanfasista, the main topic is not prostitutes and miners, but football. A sport that causes religious admiration among chileans and that, in the loneliness of the salitreras, becomes one of the few things that can keep the nortinos away from insanity.
As the most important match in the history of the local team approaches, the visit of a football magician arriving to town brings hope to the locals, who then struggle to convince the foreigner to play their colors, a task that is made difficult by the circumstances that unveil through the plot.
The language and the story are rather simple and I think this is hardly a masterpiece, but merely a source of light enjoyment, particularly for those familiar with the tons leteoier chilean colloquial expressions throughout the book that can provoke laughter if one’s not too highly-sensitive to eventual vulgarities.
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I find Rivera-Letelier’s writing to be of little innovation here, but his works are of high value for those interested in the north and its mysteries. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read El Fantasista. Search for a book to add a reference. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards.
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