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The Adventures of the Ingenious Alfanhuí (1951)

by Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio

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Alfanhui's master is a taxidermist who does bizarre things with trees by making them sprout feathers. When the locals burn down the taxidermist's house, young Alfanhui sets off to travel around Castille seeking knowledge rather than his fortune.
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  archivomorero | Nov 9, 2022 |
Advertised on the back as being as popular in the Spanish-speaking world as Harry Potter is in the English-speaking world, which is a really misleading comparison as most of these chapters are non-narrative prose poems. Reading "Kwaidan" and then seeing the movie adaptation helped me better appreciate weird meditative books like this because it's easier to imagine these little parcels of picture and language extracted into full set pieces and stories with their own internal drama. Reminds me of "The Street of Crocodiles." I liked it quite a bit. You can read it in a few hours! ( )
  uncleflannery | May 16, 2020 |
«Un libro maravilloso que hace realidad lo que no existe.» MIGUEL DELIBES «Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio inventó un niño y marchó con él por los caminos de su nuevoviejo país y escribió el libro más hermoso de su tiempo.» «Una historia llena de mentiras verdaderas.» Alfanhuí tiene los ojos amarillos como los alcavaranes. Es amigo de los lagartos, pero también del gallo de una veleta que le enseñó muchas cosas sobre los colores. Después estudió con un taxidermista que tenía una criada que un día se puso verde y se murió; conoció a unos ladrones de trigo y a un gigante en un bosque rojo, y, en Madrid, a un hombre que trabajaba en una fábrica de chocolate y bailaba sobre las mesas... Alfanhuí es el espectador itinerante de hombres extraños pero reales. Vive las aventuras sin inmutarse, adaptándolas a una cotidianeidad fantástica en la que nada parece estar fuera de lugar
  Haijavivi | Jun 5, 2019 |
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