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Adán en Edén [BOOKS] ✮ Adán en Edén Author Carlos Fuentes – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Adán Gorozpe ha pasado de pobretón estudiante a poderoso mandamás gracias a un afortunado braguetazo Adán Góngora es ministro a cargo de la seguridad nacional y ha puesto en marcha una estrategia Adán Gorozpe ha pasado de pobretón estudiante a poderoso mandamás gracias a un afortunado braguetazo Adán Góngora es ministro a cargo de la seguridad nacional y ha puesto en marcha una estrategia espeluznante se alía con los criminales y encierra o manda matar a los menos aptos; encarcela inocentes y algún ue otro culpable exhibe a todos y así se gana a la opinión pública como garante de la justiciaUn día Góngora le propone a Gorozpe un pacto Éste sabe ue tiene ue deshacerse de Adán en MOBI :Ê Góngora o al menos neutralizarlo Pero ¿cómo proceder contra tal adversario ¿Cómo detener la corrupción ue arrastra al país hacia el caos Mientras tanto la gente se aferra a cualuier esperanza por vana ue parezca aunue sea la predicación de un niño con alas postizas ue sermonea a los transeúntesAdán en Edén combina el drama y la comedia la ficción y la crónica periodística el terror y el humor lo real y lo fantástico para trazar un mapa detallado del poder el narcotráfico y la violencia en la América del siglo XXI.


About the Author: Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macías was a Mexican writer and one of the best known novelists and essayists of the th century in the Spanish speaking world Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature and his works have been widely translated into English and other languagesFuentes was born in Panama City Panama; his parents were Mexican Due to his father being a diplomat during his childhoo.



10 thoughts on “Adán en Edén

  1. Fabian Fabian says:

    Unlike Alexander Trocchi's Young Adam in which there are zero Adams as not even the protagonist is named Adam in the book this one has a surplus of them and keeping two of them apart in Adam in Eden is perhaps the one main jolt in this vibrant novella and it occurs in the first half The Fuentes poetics soon begin to emergeHere is satire in the vein of Don De Lillo or J G Ballard There is a prophetic paranoia here that is exuisite This stuff needs to be widely read In Adam in Eden we find out that Fuentes is the male and Mexican counterpart to another ruthless titan Iris Murdoch


  2. Tony Tony says:

    Who doesn’t love a good fart joke?I ask this because if you don’t then this would be a good time to leave the reviewBut first the set up This is my first read of Carlos Fuentes so I didn’t know uite what to expect Modernism? Post Modernism? Magic Realism? Kafkaesue? Bolano ish? Mexican Murakami? It is the story of Adam Gorozpe a lawyer and respected businessman in Mexico I was picturing him as Demian Bichir or Javier Bardem He married into money a point his father in law likes to remind him of daily His wife Priscila slaps the maid just because she can and has taken to pouting Adam is very recognizable so he has to be careful when he goes to see his mistress ‘L’ This ‘perfect’ life goes along swimmingly until Adam’s staff show up at a meeting all wearing sunglasses And they won’t take them off Something is wrong in Adam’s Garden of Eden Where oh where is this novel going?And then this happens For whatever reason at a seated dinner of twelve people I reacted impulsively when Priscila always inappropriate took advantage of an angel’s passing—an awkward silence at the table—to disturb the peace with a wind of her ownThat release of intestinal exhaust was a single wind in three distinct movements Priscila first let out a thunderous fart as if to attract attention followed by the sound of a succession of bubbles ending with a—silent but deadly—gas that reached every nose and spoiled the red snapper that we had just been served Priscila’s odors were stronger than those of the capers onions tomatoes and fishI broke the awkward silence that followed the fart attack by repeating aloud a secular mantra“Shut up Priscila You don’t know what you’re talking about”That uickly Demian or Javier turned into Will Ferrell for me And so as my reading year comes to a close I post the above as a Holiday present to all of you who continued past the second line of this review and as a reminder to me not to take myself seriously Now with toddies in hand and in unison please Shut up Tony You don’t know what you’re talking about


  3. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    “In any case he went on mimicry is inevitable in literature and after all to choose one’s mentors well is a sign of talent” Adam in Eden is a social satire an attempt to make something postmodernistic While there are some brilliant passages but on the whole the novel is too fragmentary and too much of a caricatureThe Adam of the story is a successful lawyer“A surgeon cannot make a mistake if he operates for appendicitis on a man with a toothache his license is revoked A lawyer on the other hand can lie in the sense that he knows his arguments are based on a fallacy that is useful to win a case to deceive a fool or to confuse an enemy”And this is a civilized society he operates in“Now it is not the revolutionaries who are coming The ones who are coming are the criminals the drug traffickers the whores who accompany them the bodyguards and as usual the government officials with Swiss bank accounts of unknown origin”So far so good but to my great chagrin the ending is simply foolish


  4. Dale Dale says:

    Well this is the third or fourth Carlos Fuentes book I've attempted to read I don't know what it is with Fuentes but his stories and writing is somewhat frustrating to read at least for me This story is about a Mexican lawyer who appears to be a little paranoid about what his subordinates at work think of him how far he should go with his relationship with his mistress about his wife's perceived affair with a high ranking Mexican official and about living in his father in laws homeMy it's just me but I read about half of the book a little than what I've read on past Fuentes novels and then decided to stop and return the book to the libraryI've come to a conclusion that Fuentes does not write novels that are appealing to me and that are too difficult to read and understand I'll leave them to others who enjoy his work


  5. Kathleen (itpdx) Kathleen (itpdx) says:

    This is a wonderfully different novel I listened to an audio version read by Robert Fass which is a great way to experience this book which is written in first person Adam comes across at first as a macho Mexican He is in charge He has arranged his life the way he wants it But he is honest He is where he is partly because he has married the daughter of a nouveau riche man the king of bakeries But we find that Adam can be compassionate The story is set among many of the travails of modern MexicoAdam's world starts to come apart on many levels and he carefully examines the problems and his own responses to these challengesHis solution is surprising I think this would make a wonderful movie I am not sure how but the plot the characters the action and the humor seem that they could be made visual


  6. Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books says:

    Adam Gorozpe is a very put upon man Like the first Adam he stepped into a Garden of Eden by marrying his wife Priscila daughter of the wealthiest and most powerful man in Mexico City and a festival ueen in her own right In doing so he creates his own success and takes over his father in law’s place while still placating the man by living in his home Now his paradise is plagued with employees who refuse to remove their sunglasses in meetings and a vile man who also goes by the name Adam but whose sole purpose as Director of Security seems to be Gorozpe’s downfall Read the rest of this review at The Gil Guide to Books


  7. John John says:

    Beginning as an amorphous cloud and ending on a pretty solid note An interesting title that will be unsettling me for awhile How to create a new world in a Mexico swallowed by the side effects of neoliberalism corruption crime and violence how about a deus ex machina that isn't a cynical ploy that contains the best intentions?


  8. Michael Flick Michael Flick says:

    While reading “Adam in Eden” I wished I were reading “Adán en Edén” something is lost in translation here I suspect My Spanish would be up to it but I’m not sure I’d be up to reading this again even in the novelty of the original languageMy other nagging thought is that the works of distinguished writers and Carlos Fuentes falls suarely in that category fall on two sides of a divide their books that sell their name and their name that sells their books This book written and published at the end of his life falls suarely in the latter categoryHe said “It’s a novel reportage very journalistic” that tells “how the country is being undermined by drug traffickers and by various kinds of corruption” It’s also forced post modernism zany maybe a little too zany for its own good Mexico’s problems are laid out without anger or polemics and the solution overcome violence and corruption with an even powerful dose of the same is admitted to be no solution at all with the snake cast out of the garden a new snake is nurtured to take its placeStill it gives the reader a lot to think about in its zaninessAnd there’s a great extended fart joke 63 66 “For whatever reason at a seated dinner of twelve people I reacted impulsively when Priscila the narrator Adam’s wife took advantage of an angel’s passing an awkward silence at the table to disturb the peace with a wind of her own “That release of intestinal exhaust was a single wind in three distinct movements Priscila first let out a thunderous fart as if to attract attention followed by the sound of a succession of bubbles and ending with a silent but deadly gas that reached every nose and spoiled the red snapper that we had just been served Priscila’s odors were stronger than those of the capers onions tomatoes and fish “I broke the awkward silence that followed the fart attack by repeating aloud a secular mantra “‘Shut up Priscila You don’t know what you’re talking about’”It goes on from there for two pages ending with reference to uevedo from the Golden Age of Spanish literature and the truism that smell is a reminder of emotionThat in itself is perhaps worth the price of admissionAn important thought along the way escaping from the zany Reading differs profoundly from cinema 175 176 “We imagine literature and only see cinemawe give any image we like to literatureThe associative mysteries of readingA need to postpone endings? There is no ending There is reading The reader is the ending The reader recreates or invents the novel An interesting novel is one that escapes from the writer’s hands”That’s why we read


  9. Joe Cummings Joe Cummings says:

    irony is the way to lessen the burden of what we can’t deal with and what we can’t deal with is truth Although the game doesn’t end with this trope nor for that matter begin with it we use irony to entertain a lie in the guise of truth until it is exposed Because too many lies are passed off as truthAlthough Vlad 2010 is listed as the last book that was published during Carlos Fuentes lifetime it’s hard to consider it as the great Mexican writer’s last novel While it’s a charming tale for Halloween this vampire tale originally was a short story first published in Playboy magazine that was afterwards pumped up and released as a novella When considering the lifelong contribution that Carlos Fuentes made to Mexican letters and literature Adan en Edén published the year before in 2009 is a much better contender as the writer’s last novel Adam in Eden is the 2012 translation by E Shaskan Bumas and Alejandro Branger As the title suggests this is a story about Adam Gorozpe a successful businessman living an ideal life in an edenic land called Mexico But all is not well in Eden There’s also snake in Adam’s paradise and the novel deals with Adam’s efforts to contain and destroy the evil in his lifeFuentes uses irony and a loving humor throughout the short novel as he describes life in his beloved Mexico from the rich culinary traditions in a poor country to the street urchins who stand at the edge of busy roadways dressed as angels He knows Mexico has problems In particular he acknowledges that there are politicians who are corrupt power hungry and criminal than the criminals they are should control There’s also a super rich criminal class that by its very nature is destroying the Mexican middle classFuentes wisely doesn’t try to offer a real solution to the problems of modern day Mexico That isn’t to say he accepted what going with a shrug of the shoulder asi es la vida attitude Instead he closes the story with an updated 21 century lucha libre sort of finish The great Mexican writer wants a better world for his beloved homeland and he believes that change is possible As last novels go this was pretty good


  10. David David says:

    Me gusto mucho esto libro This is a novel about a man called Adan Gorospe who has it all He married into a rich family his father in law nicknamed the King of Sponge Cakes owns a bread monopolyhmmm Bimbo breads? has a rather plump wife of 21 years Priscila who favors Maserati's and young men who flirt with her she is nickname the ueen of Spring and the Princess of the Carnaval among other names and his brother in law Abelardo dabbles with literature and produces telenovelas Mexican soap operas Our rich hero Adan runs various businesses but also has a lover named Ele on the side uite the Eden for AdanEnter another Adan Adan Gongora who is the Minister of National Security He has his eyes on power but also on Adan's wife Gongora begins to threaten Adan and very uickly his life begins to unwind Eden crashes to the ground How he resolves this I won't give away but the story becomes crazier by the pageThis book written late in Fuentes' life 2009 he died in May 2012 show his remarkable reflection on present day Mexico even though is set slightly in the future His wit remains high and there are many funny scenes or puns that he plays upon You can see that the Mexico he loves is constantly changing and not for the better This proves he had still much to offer and sadly there will be only a few books left to publish


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