El contrabajo

El contrabajo

Como la pasión y poderío olfativos del protagonista de El perfume, el instrumento que es a un tiempo orgullo y condena del músico de El contrabajo, posee la rara virtud de encarnar en una particularidad obsesiva las paradojas y dobles fondos de la vida, aunando el análisis social, la comedia bufa y lo costumbrista, en un arco muy tenso que sigue con un rotundo monólogo las vibraciones del concierto humano.

Esta obra trata, entre otras muchas cosas, de la existencia de un hombre en su pequeña habitación. La estancia insonorizada en cuyo ámbito transcurre íntegramente la acción es un microcosmos en el que aparece encapsulado un destino humano singular, que es a la vez el de un instrumento y el de su intérprete.

La inventiva de Süskind, su frío y lúcido sentido del humor corrosivo y su capacidad de poner al descubierto el envés alucinante de la existencia cotidiana obtienen en El contrabajo una pequeña y sorprendente obra maestra de concisión y síntesis.

Title:El contrabajo
Edition Language:Spanish
ISBN:9788432205514
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    El contrabajo Reviews

  • Melanie Fritz

    This is a dramatic monologue which introduced me to some great music. I read most of this while listening to Brahm's Symphony No.2 which is the first piece of music that the protagonist, a double bass...

  • Joana

    The German Patrick Süskind is well known for many of us due to his brilliant literary work Das Parfum (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) adapted to the cinema not long ago. What several people don't ...

  • Flohallo

    This play is basically a monologue of a contrabass player bad-mouthing his instrument. Fun and interesting for sure, especially for contrabassists, nothing more and nothing less....

  • astried

    Not for those looking for a plot.But it sure is amusing. Ok, this will sound a bit like schadenfreude, but you have to give me a bit more trust that when I said it was amusing to read about a guy fall...

  • Juan Arellano

    I've had this little book for years without reading it, today it seemed like a good moment to do it. Although it was a no boring reading, I didn't empathize with the narrator or main character, his pr...

  • Chris Shaffer

    If you are able to get a copy of this book to read, I recommend savoring it. It's not that it's Suskind best work, but it certainly plays a role in his development as a writer of "neurotic character" ...

  • Lucy Barnhouse

    This book is a delight! I picked it up because, having read Das Parfum, I knew Süskind's way with words was irresistible. What I wasn't expecting was such a funny, occasionally biting, genuinely warm...

  • Nacho Cuadrado

    Before reading the perfume I wanted to enter the narrative of suskind with another book of his authorship. Custom that I have developed at the time of starting a new author, which helps me not to alwa...

  • Eric

    Süskind sure has a way with words. He comically dances the character's thoughts fleetingly from ideas of grandeur to loneliness and despair. After initially asserting the importance of his beloved in...

  • Christopherseelie

    Quick, concise, charming one person play (a tragic monologue really) built around an erudite but unreliable bassist in love with a mezzo-soprano. You get an enjoyable dose of music history with the pe...