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Enrigue, Alvaro 1969-

Works: 46 works in 185 publications in 7 languages and 3,639 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, wat
Classifications: PQ7298.15.N636, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alvaro Enrigue
Sudden death by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1599 Roman tennis match between the Italian painter Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Quevedo represents the way the world changed in their times, in a novel that goes from the execution of Anne Boleyn to Mexico after the conquest
Hypothermia by Alvaro Enrigue( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of linked stories, "micro-novels," and vignettes spanning two centuries and multiple continents
El viaje by Sergio Pitol( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterful storyteller and Cervantes Prize winner reflects on the power of literature and travel to change our lives
La muerte de un instalador by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in Spanish and Italian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an artist who, without knowing it, becomes the target of his supposed patron
Vidas perpendiculares by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeronimo est un enfant illégitime d'une famille bourgeoise de Guadalajara. Il doit expier la faute de Mercedes, sa mère, et travaille pour son beau-père en tenant la comptabilité de la boulangerie, car il est doué pour les mathématiques. Le récit en parallèle, en l'an 50 ap. J.-C., en Palestine, de la fille d'un marchand grec, douée pour les comptes, rappelle l'histoire de Jeronimo
Decencia by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Decency, two aspiring guerrilla fighters explode a bomb in the United States consulate in Guadalajara. During their difficult escape they come across the past that led them to that moment, and also the future that awaits them. An old man is kidnapped by a pair of revolutionaries in the seventies. The old man remembers the boy he was, and the little boy remembers the old man he will become. If something has distinguished Enrigues books it is the violence with which he redefines the boundaries of the novel with one aim: to subject time inexorably rigid and lineal- to the much more flexible logic of language. --Amazon
La Calle : photographs from Mexico by Alex Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb's richly layered and complex compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, "Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary, and art blur and disappear." Webb's ability to distill gesture, light, and cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of mystery, irony, and humor. Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.-Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and '90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls "Mexicanism--delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve." La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether--albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb's first trips to the country. Newly commissioned pieces from noted Mexican and Mexican American authors lend further insight into the roles the streets have played for generations: part arterial network, part historical palimpsest, and part absurdist theater of the everyday.--Publisher website
Valiente clase media : dinero, letras y cursilería by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden death : a novel by Alvaro Enrigue( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with a brutal tennis match that could decide the fate of the world. The bawdy Italian painter Caravaggio and the loutish Spanish poet Quevedo battle it out before a crowd that includes Galileo, Mary Magdalene, and a generation of popes who would throw Europe into the flames. In England, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII behead Anne Boleyn, and her crafty executioner transforms her legendary locks into the most sought-after tennis balls of the time. Across the ocean in Mexico, conquistador Hernán Cortés and his Mayan translator and lover, La Malinche, scheme and conquer, not knowing that their domestic comedy will change the world. And in a remote Mexican colony a bishop reads Thomas More's Utopia and thinks that instead of a parody, it's a manual
El apando by José Revueltas( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic of Mexican literature in the twentieth century, The Hole is a dazzlingly devastating novella. Set in a Mexican prison in the late 1960s, The Hole follows three inmates as they plot to sneak in drugs under the noses of their ape-like guards. The inmates desperately need to secure their next fix, and hatch a plan that involves convincing one of their mothers to bring the drugs into the prison, inside her person. But everything about their plan is doomed from the beginning, doomed to end in violence ... Unfolding in a single paragraph, The Hole is a verbal torrent, a prison inside a prison, and an ominous parable about how deformed and wretched institutions create even more deformed and wretched individuals"--
La alcoba dormida by Juan Villoro( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cementerio de sillas by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtudes capitales by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retorno a la ciudad del ligue by Alvaro Enrigue( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hay, en los cuentos de Enrigue, una dialéctica constante entre lo salvaje y lo doméstico. En este relato añoramos lo salvaje que llevamos dentro, que nos lleva al sexo, que a su vez es la salvación. Forma parte del libro de relatos 'Hipotermia'." (Publisher website)
Centro de las Artes Centenario : San Luis Potosí( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book graphically documents the architectural intervention of the former 19th century penitentiary building and now transformed in to the Art Center Centenario in the city of San Luis Potosí. The wining team lead by architect Alejandro Sánchez and integrated by a interdisciplinary collective presented their architectural project in an innovative way: a scale model created by wirrrika (huichol) artists in their traditional weaving technique and a project designed following 2 main concepts: the suitableness of the spaces and the restoration of the building. The new cultural space offers courses, workshops and graduate classes in stage arts, visual arts, literature, music, dance, new technologies, popular art and crafts. Includes a library, a book shop, a museum, an open air theater and other services
Vidas perpendiculares by Alvaro Enrigue( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decencia by Alvaro Enrigue( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hipotermia by Alvaro Enrigue( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El periodista de "La pluma de Dumbo", convencido de que algún día sería un gran escritor, escucha un comentario cáustico de su hijo sobre la gran novela que nunca llega; en "Inodoro", un electricista se queda dormido en la casa vacía donde está trabajando, y al despertar, una chica de voz seductora lo llama desde el lavabo; el joven basurero de "Ultraje", abandonado por su mujer, convierte por una noche el camión de la basura en un barco pirata. Además, entre estos y otros relatos cerrados hay tres micronovelas: la del escritor de libros de autoayuda que destruye su universo emocional y acaba como profesor en Boston, el infierno; la del ejecutivo del Banco Mundial que ya sólo puede percibir la realidad cuando viene mediatizada por la televisión o el correo electrónico, y la de un historiador de la vida privada que, muerto espiritualmente, resucita como cocinero. Una excelente e imaginativa novela integrada por relatos
Ahora me rindo y eso es todo by Alvaro Enrigue( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La novela arranca con la vindicación de la escritura y la construcción de un paisaje. Ese paisaje es fronterizo -entre México y Estados Unidos-, y en él irán apareciendo personajes, del pasado y del presente. Asoman misioneros, colonos y también los otros, los indios de las tribus ya civilizadas o aún salvajes. Asoma una mujer que huye por el desierto, y un militar que persigue por ese desierto a unos indios que han robado ganado. Y también el mito de Gerónimo, el apache rebelde, y un escritor que recorre esos parajes en busca de las huellas de la historia... Y esos y otros personajes que se van sumando acabarán confluyendo en esta narración total y mestiza, suma de western, relato histórico, épica, leyenda y metaliteratura. El resultado: una obra de enorme ambición y de una perfección rara, deslumbrante." -- Anagrama
El amigo del héroe by Alvaro Enrigue( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No es que haya elegido ser segundón, lo soy de manera natural. Además creo en la bondad del segundo lugar desde hace muchos años."Así comienza El amigo del héroe, publicado por primera vez en 1998 y remasterizado para esta edición. Este relato de Álvaro Enrigue desempolva la ingenuidad y la vanidad de la infancia: Ponchito, un niño como cualquier otro, jugó a ser el héroe.Un ejercicio literario memorable. Una vivencia aleccionadora. Enrigue se pone en los pies de su protagonista y revive los diálogos de dos niños de secundaria que en su incesante lucha contra el crimen se ven obligados a enfrentar las últimas y más inesperadas consecuencias
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Alternative Names
Álvaro Enrigue Écrivain mexicain

Álvaro Enrigue Mexican author

Álvaro Enrigue schrijver uit Mexico

Enrigue, Álvaro

Enrigue Soler, Álvaro, 1969-

Enrique, Alvaro 1969-

Энриге, Альваро

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