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 really enjoyed this book. Though the story is sometimes tongue in cheek it also gives a bleak picture of Chili after Pinochet was ousted.
To see vvictoria your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In general I liked the book and I read it with pleasure, it’s not something special or memorable but not bad at all. The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like.
Refresh and try again. Like any good translation of a great work, this one provides an opportunity to enjoy a unique voice, and get great insight into a foreign setting Santiago, Chile. Strangely enough, in all my 18 years as 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.
Como aburrido, bastante lento y como q no pasa nada. When I first finished the book, I felt this way, but on reflecting on the conclusion, I fe Anonio liked the lyrical language and descriptive pieces, especially the short chapter where Angel is riding the horse. Read this because we visited Chile. His fiction has since received dozens of awards and has been translated into nearly thirty languages worldwide.
Antoonio Angel wants to him to return to his days as an expert th I really enjoyed this book. A pesar de esto, la obra tiene algunos detalles contundentes que hicieron que la calidad skameta este bajara hasta llegar a un 3. Open Preview See a Problem? The would-be dancer and the would-be thief, but also the accomplished maestro-thief, the warden who gave the would-be thief reason to murder him, the murderer whom the warden sneaks out of prison to stalk the would-be thief, the maestro-thief’s partner’s lover Off beat for American readers.
His wife, who he hasn’t see in five years, refuses to be back with him and he has no money. In this it delivers.
Return to Book Page. View all 6 comments. However if I had to recommend a book by him, this would have been “The postman” which is a really good book! More so, what the heck with THE ending? From to antonip served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany.
Tiene narraciones de relaciones sexuales bien pasadas de tono.
It’s probably clear by now that this left me underwhelmed, but I’m still holding out hope that I’ll like gictoria of the remaining Skarmeta books I’ve yet to read. I found the occasional dips into stream of consciousness interesting in that I don’t remember seeing that much in the other two books I’ve read, and they were okay and got the message and spirit of the moments across all right, but weren’t anything too special.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The main characters are an experienced and very talented thief and a young thief who wants to learn from him and work with him.
Works translated from original Spanish have a different rhythm to them – yes, Katy, I’ll agree lyrical. 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. I agree with Marv, it starts off well then becomes tedious. The ending was not fabulous, but neither did it just wrap things baaile in a nice ribbon and send you on your way.
However if I had to e a book by him, this would have been “Th The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like.
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Angel, a year-old just released from prison, has nothing, except for a grand robbery plan created by an expert thief in prison, and his adoration of Don Skarmeat. Seguro que la mejora Angel, a year-old just released from prison, has nothing, except for a grand robbery plan created by an expert thief in prison, and his adoration of Don Nico.
Como pueden salvarla simple con otro magistral plan que solo ellos pueden lograr. So, star for that.