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Halfon, Eduardo 1971-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 167 publications in 6 languages and 2,322 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Novels  Novellas  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ7499.3.H35, 863.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eduardo Halfon
The Polish boxer by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding a search for origins: a grandson tries to make sense of his Polish grandfather's past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbidden heritage; a Mayan poet is torn between his studies and filial obligations; a striking young Israeli woman seeks answers in Central America; a university professor yearns for knowledge that he can't find in books and discovers something unexpected at a Mark Twain conference. Drawn to what lies beyond the range of reason, they all reach for the beautiful and fleeting, whether through humor, music, poetry, or unspoken words. Across his encounters with each of them, the narrator--a Guatemalan literature professor and writer named Eduardo Halfon--pursues his most enigmatic subject: himself."--Back cover
Monastery by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Monastery, the nomadic narrator of Eduardo Halfon's critically-acclaimed The Polish Boxer returns to travel from Guatemalan cities, villages, coffee plantations, and border towns to a private jazz concert in New York's Harlem, a former German U-Boat base on the French Breton coast, and Israel, where he escapes from his sister's Orthodox Jewish wedding into an erotic adventure with the enigmatic Tamara. His passing encounters are unforgettable; his relationships, problematic. At once a world citizen and a writer who mistrusts the power of language, he is pursued by history's ghosts and unanswerable questions. He is a cartographer of identity on a compelling journey to an uncertain destination. As he draws and redraws his boundaries, he confronts us with the limitations of our own. Eduardo Halfon was named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogota and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious Jose; Maria de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. The Polish Boxer, his first book to appear in English, was a New York Times Editor's Choice selection and finalist for the International Latino Book Award. Halfon currently lives in Nebraska and frequently travels to Guatemala."--
Mourning by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mourning, Eduardo Halfon's eponymous narrator travels to Poland, Italy, the U.S., and the Guatemalan countryside in search of secrets he can barely name. He follows memory's strands back to his maternal roots in Jewish Poland and to the contradictory, forbidden stories of his father's Lebanese-Jewish immigrant family, specifically surrounding the long-ago childhood death by drowning of his uncle Salomón. But what, or who, really killed Salomón? As he goes deeper, he realizes that the truth lies buried in his own past, in the brutal Guatemala of the 1970s and his subsequent exile to the American South
Signor Hoffman by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer travels to Italy to honor the memory of his Polish grandfather, prisoner at Auschwitz; travels the coast of Guatemala, from a black sand beach in the Pacific to a white sandy beach in the Atlantic; he arrives in Harlem, after nostalgia for a jazz hall; and in Poland seeks the family legacy inherited by his grandfather. Because all our travels, as the narrator says, are really just one trip. Each of the stories that make up this book moves between two poles: from the cosmopolitan to the rural, from the mundane journey to the inner journey, from the identity we adopt to save ourselves to the disguise that we eventually personify: from Mr. Halfon to Signor Hoffman--
El angel literario by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polish boxer by Eduardo Halfon( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grandson tries to make sense of his Polish grandfather's past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbidden heritage; a Mayan poet is torn between his studies and filial obligations; a striking young Israeli woman seeks answers in Central America; a university professor yearns for knowledge that he can't find in books and discovers something unexpected at a Mark Twain conference. Drawn to what lies beyond the range of reason, they all reach for the beautiful and fleeting, whether through humor, music, poetry, or unspoken words
La pirueta by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es la historia insondable y prohibida de un pianista serbio. Pero también es la historia de una odisea balcánica, de la obsesión por un jazzista, de una persecución misteriosa y erótica
Mañana nunca lo hablamos by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elocuencias de un tartamudo by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der polnische Boxer : Roman in zehn Runden by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De cabo roto by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clases de chapín by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturno by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturne = Saturno by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblioteca bizarra by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biblioteca bizarra reúne seis crónicas literarias y personales sobre la relación de Eduardo Halfon con su entorno, con su país de nacimiento, con el lenguaje, con los libros. Una dialéctica entre el oficio de ser escritor y el oficio de vivir"--Jacket cover
Siete minutos de desasosiego by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oh gueto mi amor by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esto no es una pipa ; Saturno by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deuils by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clases de hebreo by Eduardo Halfon( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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El angel literario
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Esto no es una pipa ; Saturno
Alternative Names
Eduardo Halfon Écrivain guatémaltèque

Eduardo Halfon Guatemalan writer

Eduardo Halfon guatemaltekischer Schriftsteller

Eduardo Halfon schrijver uit Guatemala

エドゥアルド・ハルフォン

ハルフォン, エドゥアルド

Languages
Spanish (96)

English (25)

French (14)

German (11)

Italian (2)

Croatian (1)