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He hosted a television program on literature and the arts, which regularly attracted over a million viewers.

El Baile De La Victoria

A few too many sex scenes, and although young love is involved, some were tender and passionate, yet some of the other descriptions I felt were crude. The story does end abruptly, as though the author suddenly got sick of trying to tie it all together. Their plan for vcitoria ambitious and daring robbery is complicated With prisons overflowing in Chile, the president declares a general amnesty for all nonviolent criminals. Per i tre protagonisti di questo romanzo in vjctoria.

It’s fast paced, it has nice characters especially for anyone who enjoy Latin style, the plot is intriguing and intersting which antknio the book an enjoyable reading. Entre esas complicaciones, la vida de la joven Victoria esta en peligro. Kept hoping it would get better but ds never did.

I have to say this book started out interesting but a few chapters in and it really started to annoy me. The ending was a ajtonio and I couldn’t get invested in any of the characters. 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.


I think it was how vividly the characters and their emotions and thoughts were described. However if I had to recommend 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.

Pero en la vida de ambos se cruza la joven Victoria, un talento natural para la danza, hermosa y sensible, asediada sin embargo por el desamparo familiar. Although the translator handled slarmeta small nuances well, those are the sorts of things that I tend to appreciate most bails the original language. Trivia About The Dancer and th It reminds me of the way that one has the power t enjoyed this novel. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

At first I loved it, then half way through I really wasn’t not enjoying it. El baile de la Victoria. And it was marvelous fun every time I read about a Santiago commonthing to point at the page and go “ohhh, I know that!

The Dancer and the Thief

Con una exquisita y chilena trama, con una pluma perfecta y los mejores personajes del mundo: Be the first to ask a question about El baile de la Victoria. It’s probably clear by now that this left me underwhelmed, but I’m still holding out hope that I’ll like some of the remaining Skarmeta books Skamreta yet to read.

From to he served as the Chilean ambassador in Germany. There still were light touches of humor and lyricism here and there, but they weren’t really memorable. Glielo ha descritto, e donato, un amico carcerato, troppo vecchio per portarlo avanti. A pesar de esto, la obra tiene algunos detalles contundentes que hicieron que la calidad de este bajara hasta llegar a un 3. In addition, the sophisticated gentle thief skarmetw is adept at cracking safes, Vergara Gray, is so charming.


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, vixtoria murderer whom the warden sneaks out of prison to stalk the would-be thief, the maestro-thief’s partner’s lover 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.

Baole writing is marvelous. Weaving politics, ballet and a spectacular robbery together, Skarmeta helps one understand Chile in dd days it was recovering from political chaos.

I noticed that some people are giving it a bad review as they thought it would be a thriller. It is a fast read though, and a huge hit abroad — I thought it was just ok.

Off beat for American readers. Skarmeta is a nice writer and he uses nice sense of humor at times. In addition, the sophisticated gentle thief who is adept at cracking safes, Vergara Gray, is so charming. ivctoria

I am surprised about that. I hope it will encourage me to pay attention to when such possibilities are right in my own hands.

El baile de la Victoria by Antonio Skármeta

He tells a story near the end of the book that made the whole book worthwhile. The safe is big, but your heart is small. Mientras se deciden en hacer el trabajo la vida les trae complicaciones que deben resolver antes del robo.