The Dancer and the Thief is a film directed by Fernando Trueba, produced in Spain and filmed in Chile. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by author Antonio Skármeta, winner of the Premio Planeta de Novela award in . The Dancer and the Thief. Spanish: El Baile de la Victoria. Directed by, Fernando. El Baile De La Victoria by Antonio Skarmeta, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. El Baile de La Victoria by Antonio Skarmeta, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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I hope it will encourage me to pay attention to when such possibilities are right in my own hands. I know three of the characters skarmera got out of prison, but is a sex scene with little left to the imagination necessary in every other chapter?
I loved this book for the characters that Skarmeta has conjured. All in all it was just plain old page turning fun. It reminds me of the way that one has the power to reveal the grace of God that is antonip work in the world every once in awhile in the most surprising places and ways. I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions and thoughts were described.
The whole thing felt under-done, partially because it seemed like Skarmeta was re-using character prototypes from El Cartero and just sketching out the shadows of those from Dias del Arcoiris Vergara Gray for Bettini, Victoria for Patricianone of whom were really fully realized or sympathetic.
Subsequent editions of the book bore the title El cartero de Neruda Neruda’s Postman.
Jun 16, Maria Rebeca rated it it was ok. Although the translator handled the small nuances well, those are the sorts of things that I tend to appreciate most in the original language.
Con una exquisita y chilena trama, con una pluma perfecta y los mejores personajes del mundo: From that standpoint I thought it was definitely worth my time. Also, there’s the very good chance that, if I read this in Spanish, I might not have realized how much sex there was in this.
Apart from that, maybe because of the overall more gritty and hopeless funny that this was much more despondent in character than Dias del Arcoiris! Also, this book isn’t boring. Aug 19, Suzanne rated it did not like it. His wife, who he hasn’t see in five years, refuses to victoris back with him and he has no money. Though the story is sometimes tongue in cheek it also gives a bleak picture of Chili after Pinochet was ousted.
His fiction has since received dozens of awards and has been translated into nearly thirty languages worldwide. Their plan victoriaa an ambitious and daring robbery is complicated by the galvanizing presence natonio Victoria Ponce, a virtuosic dancer and high-school dropout whose father was a victim skarmea the regime. Works translated from original Spanish have a different rhythm to them – yes, Katy, I’ll agree lyrical.
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This book should be rated based on its literary merit. El baile de la Victoria.
A few too many sex scenes, and although young love vjctoria involved, some were tender and passionate, yet some of the other descriptions I felt were crude. El estilo me deja un gusto agridulce. In general I liked the book and I read it with pleasure, it’s not something special or memorable but not bad at all. Mar 08, Michael rated it really liked it.
From my amateur point of view, the translation seemed good, but I think I would have enjoyed it more in Spanish.
El baile de la Victoria
It’s a plot driven suspense novel with a bit of a love story thrown in for good measure. Although the translator handled the small nuances well, those are the sorts of things that I tend to appreciate most in the original language.
I liked the lyrical language and descriptive pieces, especially the short chapter where Angel is riding the horse. Sep 11, Elizabeth Alaska rated it really liked it.
Skarmeta is a nice writer and he uses nice sense of humor at times. The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like. Kept hoping it would get better but it never did. So, star for tha Strangely enough, in all my 18 years skarmets an avid reader or more like 15, to be fair to my analphabet babyhood I had never read a book as utterly Chilean as this one.
Also, what the heck with the chapter endings?