La novela perfecta

Descripción del editor:

A neighborhood in Brooklyn, and another in Mexico City, come face to face in the novel that gives this book its name. On Dean Street, between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, a lazy writer is about to create the perfect novel without the bother of writing it. His neighbor has just invented a strange piece of hardware that will “write” it for him. A small sensor – applied to the underside of the writer’s tongue – receives all the signals emitted by his brain (sights, sounds, sensations, scents) that together constitute the novel, and records them on a drive. This enables readers to actually “read” the novel exactly as it was imagined by the writer. There´s one catch: the writer’s mind tends to wander. Another idea for another novel captures his attention: New York City in the Thirties, diamonds, and a sweet, sweet Mexican actress who – like the writer – never seems able to finish what she starts. The resulting clash of narratives is hilarious, chaotic, and tragic by turns.


Chapter 5 – translated from the Spanish by Samantha Schnee, @ Words Without Borders


La escritura en el entorno cibernético, interpretación de La novela perfecta – Elizabeth Hernández Alvídrez.

Dismantling the Narrative Machine: Language, National Narratives, and
Postnational Flux in Carmen Boullosa’s La novela perfecta, Zoya Khan, LIT Literature Interpretation Theory, abril 2016.

The Dangers of Aesthetic Loss in Carmen Boullosa’s La novela perfecta, Chris Schulenburg, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Tomo XLVI, número 3, pp. 427-446, Washington University in St. Louis, Octubre 2012.


Tecnología y literatura en La novela perfecta de Carmen Boullosa, Laura R. Loustau

Novela como regalo – Cultura

La imaginacion a la vista de todos – La nave provincia


Afirma Boullosa que las novela genial debe ser imperfecta – El Financiero

Carmen Boullosa juega a la antinovela – El Universal Online

La novela perfecta refleja mis pasiones de adolescente: Boullosa – La Jornada

Engendra Boullosa a un flojo – Reforma

Entrevista a Carmen Boullosa presentando libro de Alfaguara – Primero Noticias (PDF)

“Sin palabras estamos perdidos” Entrevista a Carmen Boullosa – Provincia (PDF)

Lleva Carmen Boullosa “una bestia” en su imaginario – Notimex (PDF)

From Mexico City to Brooklyn: Carmen Boullosa – The Brooklyn Rail

La novela perfecta, de Carmen Boullosa – Letras Libres



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