The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse

The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse By Iván Repila, The Boy Who Stole Attila s Horse It looks impossible to get out he says And also But we ll get out Two brothers Big and Small are trapped at the bottom of a well They have no food and little chance of rescue Only the tempting spec
  • Title: The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse
  • Author: Iván Repila
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  • The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse By Iván Repila, It looks impossible to get out, he says And also But we ll get out Two brothers, Big and Small, are trapped at the bottom of a well They have no food and little chance of rescue Only the tempting spectre of insanity offers a way out As Small s wits fail, Big formulates a desperate plan.With the authority of the darkest fables, and the horrifying inevitability of a It looks impossible to get out, he says And also But we ll get out Two brothers, Big and Small, are trapped at the bottom of a well They have no food and little chance of rescue Only the tempting spectre of insanity offers a way out As Small s wits fail, Big formulates a desperate plan.With the authority of the darkest fables, and the horrifying inevitability of all too real life, Repila s unique allegory explores the depths of human desperation and, ultimately, our almost unending capacity for hopeBN 10 1782272224ISBN 13 9781782272229
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    About "Iván Repila"

    1. Iván Repila

      Naci en Bilbao, en 1978 Escritor, editor y gestor cultural Co fundador de la editorial Masm dula Ediciones, especializada en poes a contempor nea Ha trabajado para diversos organismos e instituciones nacionales e internacionales en la producci n, coordinaci n y direcci n de congresos, encuentros y festivales de teatro, m sica y danza Autor de las novelas Una comedia canalla Libros del Silencio, 2012 y El ni o que rob el caballo de Atila Libros del Silencio, 2013 , publicada en Italia Sellerio Editore , Francia Deno l , Reino Unido y Estados Unidos Pushkin Press , Corea Mirae N , Ruman a Univers , Holanda De Bezige Bij y Jap n Tokyo Sogensha Varias productoras cinematogr ficas han adquirido recientemente los derechos para su adaptaci n al cine y el dramaturgo Hywel John ha adquirido los derechos de representaci n teatral para Estados Unidos.Leer menos

    512 thoughts on “The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse”

    1. Note This review is in English and in Dutch.Nederlandse lezers scroll omlaag voor de Nederlandse recensie Good things come in small packages, or in this case, thin books can tell impressive stories.That this book surprised me is an understatement the story stayed on my mind for several days, and during that time I reread the book a couple of times to get a better grasp of its message I m still undecided, but that s immediately one of the strongest points of this book it s open to multiple interp [...]


    2. A highly allegorical but at the same time viscerally disturbing novel by Iv n Repila, translated into English by Sophie Hughes and one that should have made the Man Booker International longlist.It tells the story of two boys, Big and Small, trapped in a well Repila balances beautifully the tension between black humour and shockingly brutal description, between allegory and realism, between narration of actual events and the brothers increasing, extreme hunger induced, hallucinations, and betwee [...]




    3. This book disturbed me far than I thought it would The plot in itself is not a happy one, two children, brothers named Big and Small, are down a well Why are they there Who did this What happened These are questions that the author gives hints at but isn t the meat of the fable The narrative is moved forward by their increasing desperation to survive and the pitiful acts they must commit Everything is exaggerated and described in minute detail, full of metaphors and literal descriptions of pain [...]



    4. 4 De jongen die het paard van Attila stal Ivan RepilaGevangen in een diepe put zitten twee broers vast de Kleine en de Grote hun echte namen, hun leeftijd, hun achtergrond, weten we niet en doen er niet toe Angst, honger en dorst, gekte, het aanvaarden van de dood en het verdriet in het overleven We wanen ons even in de zeven cirkels van de hel , mogelijk refererend naar het werk van Dante Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri als mogelijke inspiratiebron voor deze allegorische novelle Ik las bij [...]


    5. Hermosa prosa que se torna irreal y poco veros mil en boca de dos peque os ni os, a n en el descenso a la demencia y lo m s primitivo de la naturaleza que ambos experimentan Y se me quebr la ilusi n del precioso manejo del idioma con un pero sin embargo que chirri m s que unas u as pasando por un pizarr n La atm sfera claustrof bica est perfectamente lograda, la angustia y la compasi n por los personajes se hace patente en cada p gina, pero en ese pozo, salvo a ratos, no vi infantes, sino voces [...]



    6. Wow, I loved this It reminded me A LOT of Brothers by David Clerson I think it s safe to say if you liked one, you ll enjoy the other So many comparisons to be made and parallels to be drawn.


    7. La historia de dos hermanos en un pozo y supervivencia f sica y mental Es un novela corta pero muy dura Muchas cosas que imaginar Espectacular.


    8. La lectura de El ni o que rob el caballo de Atila, de Iv n Repila Bilbao 1978 arrolla todo a su paso, como lo hace una tromba de agua al lamer un cauce seco la piel curtida del lector Y lo hace con una sencillez solo aparente, porque lo que comienza como un trasunto de Buried, con dos hermanos en lugar de un adulto, cautivos en un pozo de tierra en medio de un bosque, en lugar de un ata d bajo tierra, va cogiendo consistencia, a medida que se van enhebrando las p ginas, porque esos ni os, El Gra [...]


    9. J ai bien aim ce court roman philosophique m me si mon avis reste mitig sur quelques points L histoire, en apparence plut t simple, est celle de deux fr res coinc s dans un puits avec tr s peu de ressources Ils sont confront s aux menaces ext rieures comme les loups, la chaleur, le froid mais aussi des menaces dites int rieures comme la faim, la folie, l envie de mourir, le conflit avec l autre, etc.Au fil des pages on comprend que les deux personnages servent en fait d all gorie pour la soci t [...]


    10. A short, allegorical novel which could be described as magical realist, or as a modern fable Clear, precise language and intense, vivid descriptions with very spare and compelling language On first reading one breezes through the book in a very short time , ideas of revolution, rebellion, independence, creativity, social inequality, oppression and freedom are clear, but the text begs to be reread, to explore and refine one s first impressions The significance of the epigraphs from Margaret Thatc [...]



    11. Perturbadora a m s no poder, y maravillosa Ha sido una de estas novelas que se te agarran a la tripa de principio a fin Muy recomendable.






    12. that was a great book,made me think made me decide ,oh god that me cry when all of members of family were asleep, oh such an impressive thing , thank you Ivan Repia and so many thankses to great Farsi translators


    13. 120 pages d une histoire incroyable, au style lyrique et r aliste, tonnamment beau dans un contexte aussi sombre et hostile Une lecture perturbante et d routante, dont l empreinte va pourtant s insinuer profond ment dans mes souvenirs.


    14. Now I am no mathematical genius, far from it, so when Laszlo Krasznahorkai used the Fibonacci sequence to number his chapters in SeiboThere Below I had no idea as to the allegorical reference to his work Now I ve come across a sequence of prime numbers numbers than can only be divided by themselves and 1 to number the chapters in Iv n Replica s The Boy Who Stole Attila s Horse NULL, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 etc up to our final chapter numbered 97 This reference could simply mean a sequence [...]


    15. Read in French So I like me some weird crap from time to time, and well, I got what I asked for with this Really short read too.The story Two brothers have fallen at the bottom of a well The eldest might be rough on his little brother but he s determined to get the little boy out of here The youngest one, quite fragile, slowly takes the path of madness as the days pass and no one comes to rescue them.This is not some classical narration More of a piece of morbid poetry in prose and an essay on m [...]


    16. Al principio parece tratarse de una historia muy simple, pero conforme vas leyendo, descubres una novela tan perturbadora que te quedas con el coraz n helado A m me pareci muy duro todo, y no estoy acostumbrada a una novela tan real y descriptiva Creo que se merece un mayor n mero de estrellas, pues considero que tiene mucho sentido todo lo que el autor nos quiere transmitir, aunque en un principio parezca una historia enloquecedora, delirante sin sentido En fin, me cuesta rese ar este libro.


    17. Una historia simple, un s lo escenario y apenas dos personajes son suficientes para entrar en un mundo claustrof bico y pertubador El libro tiene met foras espl ndidas, descripciones crudas, gotas de humor bastante negro y cientos de subtextos Creo que en una sola lectura es bastante complicado notar toda la riqueza del texto Definitivamente merece una relectura.


    18. Espero, realmente no volver a leer ning n libro parecido, la verdad es que no creo poder resistirlo de nuevo Fue terriblemente desgarrador, pero con impresionantes analog as y una cruda historia mas all de la ficci n y la realidad.




    19. Did or will this book haunt me, as so many reviewers have said It s only a 100 pages long in minuscule print and I waded through it slowly, very slowly and reluctantly Like I had fallen into a well and I couldn t get out I didn t enjoy the writing, I struggled to find the allegories worthwhile and I didn t particularly care about the secret message or the reason chapters and days are prime numbers All of this seemed either very contrived or made me feel I was missing out on really important stuf [...]


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