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Traveller of the Century Paperback – February 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press; First Edition edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906548668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906548667
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,658,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The literature of the twenty-first century will belong to Neuman and a few other blood brothers of his -- Roberto Bolano A beautiful, accomplished novel: as ambitious as it is generous, as moving as it is smart -- Juan Gabriel Vasquez The Guardian A work of true beauty and scintillating intelligence by a writer of prodigious talents . books as stimulating, erudite and humane as this do not come along very often -- Richard Gwyn Independent A big, utterly captivating murder mystery and love story, full of history and politics and the hottest sex in contemporary fiction Telegraph Very few novels in world literature can build up an atmosphere as deftly and convincingly as the Traveller of the Century has done. This is a wonderful novel of ideas. It is a story of love, loneliness and journeys, spiritual and intellectual. Andres Neuman's story will envelop you like a morning fog and when you have finished reading, when the fog dissolves, you might see the world differently. Every year hundreds of books are published but rarely comes a book that reminds us of why we loved reading in the first place, that innermost quest for words and dreams. Traveller of the Century is a literary gem. -- Elif Shafak

About the Author

Andres Neuman was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires and now lives in Granada, Spain. He was selected one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, and included in Hay's Bogota 39 list. He has published numerous novels, short stories, essays and poetry collections. Traveller of the Century won the 2009 Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize. Pushkin Press will publish his latest novel, Hablar Solos, in 2014.

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Attempting to pin down & define all that goes on in this book isn't easy, as I said in my interview it seems to encompass everything - Do you like Philosophy', History', Politics', Romance', Translation', Poetry', and yet this isn't some dry intellectual exercise, it seethes with passion whether this is the love affair of the two main protagonists, or the ideas pouring off the pages. In fact it would be harder to find a reader that would not find this a wonderful, fantastic and a totally absorbing read.
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By Frances Kanabe on April 28, 2014
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This book is one of the best novels I have read in a long time. Intelligent, well written and
full of ideas and images which capture the imagination.
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By Penny on July 28, 2013
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Takes quite a while to get into this book, but eventually it becomes a very fascinating story with a twist at the end
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